Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Children's Books Roundup with PW

Honoring Picture Book Champions at the 2015 Carle Awards
The Eric Carle Honors – the annual awards ceremony and art auction – turned 10 this year. The occasion was also an opportunity for guests and presenters to reflect on the life of Barbara (Bobbie) Carle, who founded the museum with her husband, Eric. The evening, which honored four individuals who help encourage a love of picture books, was dedicated to her memory.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
Signs with Candlewick
Juan Felipe Herrera, the current (and first-ever Latino) U.S. Poet Laureate, has signed a four-book deal with Candlewick Press. The deal includes a picture book, board books, and a middle-grade book that charts Herrera’s writing process and the act of walking. more

'Goosebumps' Children of the 1990s can rejoice: popular series Goosebumps is finally headed to the silver screen. The movie from Columbia Pictures, starring Jack Black, Odeya Rush, and Halston Sage, releases on October 16. PW has more details on the road to the big screen for the phenomenally successful horror series. more

From the Washington Post:
Jacqueline Woodson: "It's Banned Books Week again. Can we stop yelling at each other about it?" Click here
From the Huffington Post:
This Is Why You Should Celebrate Banned Books Week. Click here
From Pottermore:
J.K. Rowling reveals that the play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will be staged in two parts. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Six Things You Didn't Know About The Giving Tree Author Shel Silverstein. Click here
From the Wrap:
Why Hollywood Isn't Buying YA Movie Fatigue. Click here
From NPR:
The Golden Compass turns 20. Click here
From Bustle:
What Your Favorite Harry Potter Book Says About You. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, Pledges to Donate $1 Million to Planned Parenthood with His Wife. Click here
From the Guardian:
Lauren Myracle to overprotective parents: stop banning books. Click here
From Time:
Baby-sitters Club author Ann M. Martin will reboot Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle for a new generation. Click here
From the Guardian:
Soman Chainani: "I felt like fairy tales had been hijacked so thoroughly by Disney." Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
The Scorpio Races Adaptation Finds Its Director. Click here
From the Guardian:
The top 10 villains in YA fiction. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
49 Awesomely Clever Halloween Costumes for Book Lovers. Click here

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