Monday, November 23, 2015

Children's Books Roundup with PW

Neal Shusterman Wins 2015 NBA for Young People's Literature
Neal Shusterman has won the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for his novel Challenger Deep. The author said in his acceptance speech that the novel was inspired by his son's struggles with mental illness. more

Don Weisberg Named President of Macmillan; Jen Loja to Succeed Him as Head of PYRG
Don Weisberg is stepping down as president of Penguin Young Readers Group to become president of Macmillan Publishers U.S. He will be succeeded at Penguin by Jen Loja, who has been senior v-p and associate publisher of the young readers group. more

Zonderkidz's Berenstain Bears Line Sells Five Million Copies
The Living Lights brand from Zonderkidz, now drawn by Stan and Jan Berenstain's son Mike. recently passed the five-million unit sales mark. more

In Brief: November 19, 2015
This week: a bookstore urges kids to read past their bedtimes; an author is declared a patron saint; a YA author's fans come in all sizes; an author visits from the Emerald Isle; a children's book "Trivia Bowl" heats up; and an author and illustrator show that minding your manners can be fun. more


From the Washington Post:
Kwame Alexander aims to win readers who are at the age that he hated books. Click here
From Deadline Hollywood:
Lord of the Rings Co-Writer Philippa Boyens to Write Movie Based on T.A. Barron's Merlin Saga. Click here
From the Guardian:
The 2015 Costa Children's Book Award shortlist is announced in the U.K. Click here
From Brightly:
"They do the hard work for you": why independent bookstores are a parent's best friend. Click here
From Priceonomics:
The Statistical Dominance of Dr. Seuss. Click here
From the Guardian:
David Almond: Orpheus helped me write A Song for Ella Grey. Click here
From Hypable:
Farewell to The Hunger Games, the best young adult book-to-film adaptation we've ever seen. Click here
From Bustle:
10 Books from Your Childhood That Have Life Lessons for Your College Years Click here
From the Guardian:
Rick Riordan cheers the end of book covers that "whitewash" his black hero. Click here
From the Telegraph:
The four children who inspired Enid Blyton's Famous Five book covers are revealed. Click here
From Jezebel:
Astrid Lindgren's Home to Be Opened to Pippi Fans – No Children Allowed. Click here
From the South China Morning Post:
Jon Klassen on how to write for kids. Click here
From Lee and Low:
Is Staff Diversity Training Worth It? Click here
From the Huffington Post:
A Chat with Goodbye Stranger Author Rebecca Stead. Click here
From Bustle:
What's the Next Hunger Gamesz Going to Be? Predicting the Franchises That'll Take Up the Throne. Click here
From Elite Daily:
The 5 Stages You Go Through When Your Favorite Book Becomes a Movie. Click here

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