Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Children's Books Roundup with PW

Color Me Trendy
Publishers large and small are finding ways to create niche offerings as the adult coloring book craze continues to gain traction. more

Swedish Agency Signs Self-Pubbed Picture Book
'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep,' a self-published picture book by Swedish author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, has become a sudden international phenomenon by claiming to lull children to sleep in minutes. Stockholm-based Salomonsson Agency has signed the book, and agent Julia Angelin will be shopping the rights. more

'Caps for Sale' Celebrates an Anniversary,
Gains a Sequel

The classic picture book Caps for Sale, written and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina, was published 75 years ago. To celebrate this milestone, HarperCollins is publishing a sequel, More Caps for Sale by Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer, illustrated with art that Slobodkina created before her death in 2002. Read on for more about the collaboration that is extending the charm of the enduring tale of monkeyshines. more


From SF Signal:
Where Are All the People of Color in Sci-Fi/Fantasy? Click here
From Deadline Hollywood:
Simon Helberg of The Big Bang Theory to develop a Legacy of Kings adaptation.
Click here
From NBC News:
The Graceful Power of Novelist Jason Reynolds. Click here
From Flavorwire:
The Best Books We Were Assigned in High School. Click here
From the Guardian:
Are tablet computers harming our children's ability to read? Click here
From the New York Times:
Whose Side Are You On?: Maile Meloy on writing for children without having them. Click here
From the New Yorker:
Cover Story: Kadir Nelson's "Second Line." Click here
From BuzzFeed:
This Harry Potter Classroom Is Totally Magical. Click here

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