Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Children's Book News from PW

'The Little Prince'
A classic of French children's literature is soon to make its silver screen debut. The computer and stop-motion animation adaptation of The Little Prince opens in U.S. theaters on March 18, after its French release last summer. The American version features a star-studded cast, including James Franco, Rachel McAdams, and Jeff Bridges; read on for more details on the film. more

Lonely Planet Kids Imprint Expands
In 2011, travel publisher Lonely Planet began publishing books for children with its Not for Parents series, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. The success of that series led the company to establish a children's imprint – Lonely Planet Kids – in 2014. We speak with publisher Tim Cook about the imprint's new direction. more

From the New York Times:
Harper Lee, Author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Dies at 89 Click here
From the Los Angeles Times:
See the five YA finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Click here
From Slate:
The Shadowhunters vs. the Dark-Hunters:
A lawsuit between two bestselling authors. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
American Girl's Third Black Doll Is from the Civil Rights Era. Click here
From Hypable:
Things are really bad between John Green and the Looking for Alaska studio. Click here
From Brightly:
Why We Need Diverse Authors in Children's Literature. Click here
From Publishing Perspectives:
Worldreader Named One of the Most Innovative Nonprofits of 2016. Click here
From the Los Angeles Times:
How To Kill a Mockingbird changed the life of YA author Margaret Stohl. Click here
From Deadline:
Ava DuVernay to Direct Disney's A Wrinkle in Time. Click here
From Salon:
"Your manuscript is not a good fit": How "we need diverse books" can move beyond wishful thinking. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
The X-Files Origins series will follow Mulder and Scully as teenagers. Click here
From Inverse:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Asks, "Can We Teach A.I. to Read Alice in Wonderland?" Click here
From Bustle:
What A Series of Unfortunate Events Taught Me About Justice. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Photos Show What It Looks Like to Dress for School Around the World. Click here

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