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November 21, 2014
Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ Wins the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
BROWN GIRL DREAMING is the New York Times bestselling memoir of Woodson’s childhood. Woodson shares the poignant, the gritty, and the sweet memories of her youth—as well as revealing the first sparks that ignited her writing career—in lyrical poems about growing up as an African American as the Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum. Read More
November 20, 2014
Jacqueline Woodson Wins the National Book Award
Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming has won this year's National Book Award in the Young People's Literature category. Read More
November 19, 2014
Erin Stein to Join Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Erin Stein will be joining Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as publisher starting December 1, 2014. Read More
November 19, 2014
‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ Turns 25!
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, collaborators Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith share the story behind the book's publication. Read More
November 18, 2014
Neil Gaiman Talks About the Value of Libraries
Neil Gaiman recently sat for an interview to share his thoughts about libraries and the value these institutions bring to human society. Gaiman considers the presence of libraries to be incredibly important for him. Read More
November 17, 2014
Katherine Paterson Names ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’ as a Source of Inspiration
Writers are told to read constantly so that they can work on their craft. Katherine Paterson has named Alan Paton's book Cry, the Beloved Country as a source of inspiration for her. Read More
November 17, 2014
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: ‘The Long Haul’ Races to the Top of Bestseller Lists
#1 in the U.S.A., Canada, The U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. Three-week Long Haul U.S. tour treats tens of thousands of fans to an unprecedented road trip experience; tour continues in the U.K. and France in December. Read More
November 14, 2014
Sotheby’s to Auction Off a ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Illustration
Sotheby's plans to auction off a Winnie the Pooh illustration. Experts estimate that this original E.H. Shepard ink drawing will sell for more than £100,000 GBP (approximately $157,118.50 USD). Read More
November 14, 2014
The ‘Divergent’ Series: ‘Insurgent’ to Be Released in 3D
Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, today announced that it will release The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second installment of its Divergent franchise, in both 3D and 2D. The film will be released worldwide on March 20, 2015 through Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label. Read More
November 13, 2014
Scholastic to Publish Bestselling and Award-Winning Author/Artist Brian Selznick’s ‘The Marvels’ in September 2015
With 440 pages of original drawings and 200 pages of text, The Marvels will be published in hardcover simultaneously in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand September 15, 2015. Read More
November 13, 2014
All Hail Picture Book Month!
In honor of Picture Book Month, the CBC is delighted to share some of our favorite resources for finding books to delight young readers. Read More
November 13, 2014
KidLit.TV is Now Live!
Announcing the launch of KidLit TV, a site that delivers your daily kid lit news through videos and articles. Read More
November 13, 2014
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November 13, 2014
Lionsgate & Imagine Nation Form Partnership to Launch ‘The Hunger Games’ On Stage
Continuing the expansion of its global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise into new businesses, Lionsgate , a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Dutch media company Imagine Nation and U.S. based Triangular Entertainment to bring The Hunger Games to the stage using innovative and immersive staging techniques, the companies announced today. The Hunger Games theatrical experience will launch in summer 2016 in a brand new purpose-built theater next to Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Read More
November 12, 2014
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group to Launch the #Cyborgmonday Campaign For ‘Fairest’
The Macmillan Children's Publishing Group plans to launch the #cyborgmonday campaign to push the promotion of Fairest. The start date has been scheduled for December 1st to entice consumers looking for Cyber Monday deals. On that day, the newly re-designed website for this book series will be re-launched. Read More
November 11, 2014
Mashable Creates a Two Minute Video Summary About the ‘Harry Potter’ Series
How long would it take you watch all the movies in the Harry Potter film franchise? Mashable summarized the story from the Harry Potter series in a two-minute video. Read More
November 11, 2014
The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database Expands to Include Criteria, Past Recipients for Over 600 National & International Children’s Book Awards
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) – providing reliable one-search access to information, awards, & reviews about Pre K-12 media of all types – today announced the acquisition of the Children’s Book Council (CBC)’s Awards & Prizes Database Read More
November 10, 2014
Amazon Editorial Team Unveils Its Choices For The Best Children’s Books of 2014
The Amazon editorial team has unveiled its picks for Best Books of 2014. A few children's titles made it to the main top 100 list including We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, and The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Read More
November 10, 2014
DOGObooks Launches Book Clubs with National Geographic Kids
DOGObooks, the interactive website where children discover and discuss all things Kid Lit, has collaborated with National Geographic Kids Books to launch its first book club. Read More
November 10, 2014
Happy Birthday, Neil Gaiman!
Today is the brilliant and genre-defying Neil Gaiman's birthday. Read More
November 7, 2014
‘Peter Rabbit’ Encourages Kids to Eat Healthy and Be Active through New Special Edition Book and Education Campaign
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, National AfterSchool Association, Nickelodeon and Penguin Young Readers Join Forces to Launch Peter Rabbit Hop to Health Campaign. Read More
November 6, 2014
CBC Diversity: What? Me Worry? Like many editors I have a predilection for order, efficiency, and systems. That’s the polite way of putting it. Significant others and family members have at times used descriptors such as anal retentive or obsessive. Point taken. Whatever your word... Read More
November 6, 2014
Michael Bond to Appear in a Cameo For the Paddington Movie
Michael Bond, the English author behind the Paddington Bear book series, will make a cameo in the forthcoming film adaptation. Bond will be featured in a night-time scene. Read More
November 6, 2014
Netflix Plans to Develop An Adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events
Netflix has picked up the rights to develop a TV show adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Daniel Handler, the writer behind the Lemony Snicket pen name, has been brought on as an executive producer. Read More
November 5, 2014
Exclusive CBC Member Special: $250 discount on The Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on December 12
An exclusive executive-level event that will include 360 degrees of Nielsen consumer research on books, gaming, home entertainment, mobile and more Read More
November 5, 2014
‘Publishers Weekly’ Unveils The Best Children’s Books of 2014
Publishers Weekly has unveiled its three lists (Picture Book, Middle-Grade, and YA) of the best children's books of 2014. Read More
November 5, 2014
Jeff Kinney Talks About His Creative Process
Jeff Kinney, a two-time Children's Choice Book Awards winner, has used a long and elaborate process to create each of the books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Read More
November 4, 2014
Industry Q&A with editor Grace Kendall Please tell us about the most recent diverse book you published. While I was at Scholastic, I had the great pleasure of editing Edwidge Danticat’s first picture book, Eight Days: A Story of Haiti. It explored a young Haitian boy’s exp... Read More
November 4, 2014
Nominate a Literary Landmark For Children’s Book Week 2015
Only 33 states in the country have literary landmarks. Rocco Staino, chair of the ALA-CBC Committee of the Children's Book Council, is working with United for Libraries & the Children's Book Council to establish at least seven more literary landmarks for Children’s Book Week 2015. Read More
November 3, 2014
Scholastic Announces First-of-Their-Kind Literacy Events to Help Schools Support Family and Community Engagement
Scholastic Literacy Events help schools and communities engage families and students in grades Pre K-5 by providing them with access to books and educational materials. Read More
October 31, 2014
Katie Alender Shares Her Secrets For Writing Scary Stories
Katie Alender, author of the young adult novel Famous Lost Words: Hollywood Can Be Murder, shared a few secrets for how to write a scary story. For Alender, daydreaming plays a big role in her creativity process. Read More
October 31, 2014
Pottermore Offers New Content By J.K. Rowling With Revealing Details About The ‘Great Villain’ Dolores Umbridge
In Pottermore essay, J.K. Rowling describes Umbridge as "one of the characters for whom I feel the purest dislike." Read More
October 30, 2014
‘New Yorker’ Cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh to Create a Wordless Picture Book
Liam Francis Walsh, a cartoonist who has been published in The New Yorker and The Guardian, has plans for a wordless picture book entitled Fish. Read More
October 29, 2014
First Book and HarperCollins Children’s Books Introduce First-Ever Bilingual Edition of Goodnight Moon
First Book's "Stories for All Project" Addresses the Lack of Diversity in Children's Books, Bringing Classics and Diverse Books to Kids in Need. Read More
October 29, 2014
Alex London to Write a Middle Grade Series Inspired By ‘Redwall’
Alex London, an author who has written for a range of different age groups, has plans for a new middle grade series called Wild Ones. Philomel, an imprint at the Penguin Young Readers Group, will publish the first book of this action-adventure fantasy story in September 2015. Read More
October 29, 2014
Jason Segel Talks About Collaboration
How does a collaboration between two writers work? In an interview with The Boston Globe, Jason Segel talks about the creation process between himself and Kirsten Miller. Read More
October 28, 2014
Fans and Families Everywhere Get Set for a Spooktacular Halloween with Goosebumps™
Best-selling author R.L. Stine to ‘scare up’ frightful fun in a Scholastic social media takeover! Interactive new website, book, social media pages and more from Scholastic's classic property to deliver thrills and chills all month long! Read More
October 28, 2014
Katherine Paterson’s Nonfiction Debut
The acclaimed author and former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature has published her first work of nonfiction, Stories of My Life. Read More
October 27, 2014
Writing Tricks From Successful Young Adult Authors
What does it take to become a successful young adult novelist? The Atlantic has compiled a list of "8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors." Read More
October 27, 2014
Pottermore to Release New J.K. Rowling Writing About Dolores Umbridge On Halloween
In a special Halloween treat for Harry Potter fans, J.K. Rowling’s website Pottermore will post new writing on October 31th about Dolores Umbridge. Read More
October 24, 2014
Call for More Inclusive Stories in the Science-Fiction & Fantasy Genre
Within publishing, members of the science-fiction and fantasy community are increasingly aware of the need for more diverse and inclusive stories. Read More
October 24, 2014
HarperCollins Publishers Acquires Two-Book Deal By Award-Winning Author Patrick Ness
The Rest of Us Just Live Here to publish in Fall 2015. Read More
October 23, 2014
Daniel Handler Introduces a New Indies First Initiative Called Upstream
Daniel Handler (the writer behind the pen name Lemony Snicket) has introduced a new initiative from the Indies First movement called Upstream. The idea is to have writers connect with their local independent bookstores. From there, the retailers would order shipments of participating authors' books for signing. Handler wrote a letter and posted it online in the hopes of persuading authors to participate. Read More
October 23, 2014
Bestselling ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Series Has Over 150 Million Copies in Print Worldwide
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, on sale 11.4.14, is revving up to be the biggest book of the year. Read More
October 22, 2014
CBC Diversity: Embracing Diversity Without Qualifiers — An Observation Last week, I came across an interesting article via one of my personal favorite pop culture websites Pajiba.com (their Walking Dead and Game of Thrones coverage makes this self-affirmed geek very happy – what can I say?) - an article that initially e... Read More
October 22, 2014
Cecelia Ahern to Publish Her Debut Young Adult Fiction Books
Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, will publish two books by Cecelia Ahern. Flawed will come out in summer 2016 and the sequel Perfect will follow in summer 2017. Read More
October 22, 2014
Little Five Star Partners with ‘Pets in the Classroom’ Program
Timed with the release of a new title by Conrad J. Storad, Little Five Star has announced a cross-promotional partnership with The Pet Care Trust's 'Pets in the Classroom' program. Read More
October 21, 2014
CBC Diversity: ‘PW’ Panel Warns Industry, Lack of Diversity Threatens Publishing 'PW' Panel Warns Industry, Lack of Diversity Threatens Publishing: At a panel about the lack of diversity in the book publishing industry, hosted by PW, a number of publishing professionals warned that the overwhelmingly white makeup of the industry ... Read More
October 21, 2014
Taylor Swift Joins Scholastic to Talk to Kids About the Power of Reading
Register now to view the “READING OPENS A WORLD OF POSSIBLE” exclusive video with Taylor Swift on October 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET. Read More
October 21, 2014
A “Kaleidoscope of Books for the Classroom”
Last week, at the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA)'s In Search of Wonder: Common Core & More Conference in Ohio, specialists in literature for young people shared their recommendations of the best fiction and nonfiction titles—both new and classicfor the classroom.  Read More
October 21, 2014
Announcing YALSA’s 2014 Teens’ Top Ten
YALSA has announced the 2014 Teens' Top Ten, marking the end of Teen Read Week. Read More
October 21, 2014
Pearson Foundation Selects Groundbreaking Nonprofit to Receive Digital Platform and $1.3M
First Book today announced a significant new commitment from the Pearson Foundation that will transform the organization’s ability to provide critical reading opportunities to young people across the United States and around the world. Read More
October 20, 2014
CBC Diversity: “Here I Am!” Contributed to CBC Diversity by Brian Pinkney When I was ten years old, my mom and dad made me my very own art studio. Actually, the “studio” was a walk-in closet that my parents converted so that I could have a place to call my own. It was the pe... Read More
October 20, 2014
Meg Wolitzer Defends Adults Who Read Y.A.
Meg Wolitzer has written fiction books for both adults and teenagers. She recently published an essay in The New York Times to defend adults who read young adult fiction, arguing that the attraction of this genre for adults often comes from "the desire for a particular feeling." Read More
October 20, 2014
Scholastic Turns 94
Scholastic is celebrating its 94th anniversary. On October 20, 1920, M.R. Robinson created and released a four-page magazine called The Western Pennsylvania Scholastic for classrooms. Six years later, the company would publish its first book. Read More
October 17, 2014
We Need Diverse Books to Launch the Walter Dean Myers Award
The We Need Diverse Books group has received permission from Walter Dean Myers' literary estate to name a new award and grant program after the late author. Throughout his career, Myers has always advocated and talked about the need for more multicultural books. Read More
October 16, 2014
Lena Dunham Will Produce a Film Adaptation of ‘Catherine, Called Birdy’
Lena Dunham, an actress and filmmaker, plans to create an adaptation of Karen Cushman's novel, Catherine, Called Birdy. Dunham will be one of the producers. Read More
October 16, 2014
Millennials Surpass Older Generations in Reading Frequency
A study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that millennials are reading more books than those over 30. This survey involved the participation of more than 6,000 Americans. Read More
October 16, 2014
YALSA’s 2015 Summer Reading/Learning Program Grants
Now through the end of the year, libraries are invited to apply for grants to bolster their summer reading and learning initiatives. Read More
October 15, 2014
2014 National Book Award For Young People’s Literature Finalists Announced
The National Book Foundation has unveiled its longlists. Five titles were selected as finalists in the "Young People's Literature" category. The books come from a wide range of genres. Read More
October 15, 2014
Macmillan to Publish Lane Smith’s Debut Middle Grade Novel
Lane Smith has become well-known for creating picture books. Next year, he will make his debut as a middle grade writer with Return to Augie Hobble. Read More
October 14, 2014
Diversity 101: Asians as the Model Minority Contributed to CBC Diversity by Janet Wong When we look at the spectrum of racial stereotypes, Asians seem to have it good: We’re supposedly smart, hard-working, and obedient. We never complain. Families stick together. We don’t rock the boat (esp... Read More
October 14, 2014
Jon Klassen Decorates a Bookstore Window
How would Jon Klassen decorate a bookstore window? Apparently, he would fill it up with dirt. Read More
October 14, 2014
Looking For Alaska Special 10th Anniversary Edition in 2015
Exclusive content to include intro from John Green and deleted scenes from original manuscript. Read More
October 13, 2014
Constantin Film to Develop ‘The Mortal Instruments’ as a Drama TV Show
Constantin Film may develop The Mortal Instruments books as a drama TV show. The production company holds the movie rights to Cassandra Clare's series. Last year, the City of Bones feature film adaptation was released on August 21, 2013. Read More
October 11, 2014
Tis’ the Season — For Great Fall Picture Books!
50 new picture books to be on the lookout for this season! Read More
October 10, 2014
Susan Cain, Acclaimed, New York Times Bestselling Author of Quiet, to Publish New Edition for Children
QUIET POWER: The Secret Strengths of Introverts scheduled for publication in May 2015. Read More
October 9, 2014
Candlewick Press Books on Permanent Display at NYPL Shop
Candlewick Press titles are now on display and available for sale at The New York Public Library Shop. Read More
October 9, 2014
Bibliophiles Around the World Return to Slow Reading
Bibliophiles around the world have been participating in a slow reading movement. For many, the primary reason to engage in this activity is to re-claim a love of reading and an ability to absorb information thoroughly. Read More
October 8, 2014
Chris Van Allsburg Hopes to Inspire Kids to Be Great Pet Owners
What is Chris Van Allsburg's mission with his new picture book? To inspire children to do their absolute best when taking on the challenge of pet ownership. Read More
October 8, 2014
Newbery-Winning Author Kate DiCamillo’s 7th Novel Coming Spring 2016
Candlewick Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new novel from two-time Newbery Medal winner, Kate DiCamillo. World rights to the as yet untitled novel were acquired by President and Publisher Karen Lotz, to be edited by Andrea Tompa, from Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties in a major deal. Read More
October 8, 2014
Applications Open for Thurber House Residency in Children’s Literature
Applications are now open for the Thurber House Residency in Children's Literature in Columbus, Ohio. Read More
October 7, 2014
Meg Cabot to Create New ‘Princess Diaries’ Spinoff
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot has a new spin-off project on the horizon. Cabot's new middle grade series is entitled From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess. The story follows Mia Thermopolis' long lost half-sister; a 12-year-old Genovian girl named Olivia Grace. Read More
October 7, 2014
ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way” Grant Submissions Open
The ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant was formed in honor of Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree author Kate DiCamillo, and the themes represented in her books.  The award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work already being done. Read More
October 7, 2014
Call for Firecracker Awards Submissions
Submissions are now open for the Firecracker Awards for Independently and Self-Published Literature. Read More
October 6, 2014
Jon Scieszka Talks About Why He Started Guys Read
Jon Scieszka sat for an interview with the mommy blogger behind "Playing By The Book." In both the United Kingdom and the United States, young boys have consistently not tested well on reading exams compared to young girls. Read More
October 6, 2014
Jodi Picoult & Her Daughter to Collaborate On a New YA Novel
Jodi Picoult will once again collaborate with her daughter, Samantha van Leer, on a young adult novel. The new project is a sequel to the mother-daughter writing duo's 2012 book entitled Between the Lines. Off the Page continues the story of 16-year-old girl named Delilah. Read More
October 5, 2014
PW’s 2014 Salary Survey Reveals Lack of Diversity in Publishing Workforce, Gender Discrepancy in Compensation
A recent survey conducted by Publishers Weekly of over 630 publishing staffers reveals the significant lack of racial diversity in the publishing workplace, and a disturbing pay gap between male and female employees. Read More
October 4, 2014
Egmont Publishing to Sell Its US Activities
Egmont Publishing group has decided to sell their publishing activities in the USA as part of an overall strategic focus on market leading positions. Read More
October 3, 2014
Young Readers Finalists Announced For The 2014 Kirkus Prize
Six titles have been named finalists in the young readers category for the 2014 Kirkus Prize. The books represent a variety of formats and genres. The winner will be revealed on October 23, 2014. Read More
October 3, 2014
Penguin Young Readers Acquires Sequel to #1 New York Times Bestselling Picture Book, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’
Penguin acquires sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit, the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Read More
October 2, 2014
Inclusive Minds to Host Diversity Event: ‘A Place at the Table’
Inclusive Minds, a collective devoted to diversity in children's books, will host a speed-dating style event for authors, illustrators and members of the industry to discuss ways of implementing diversity initiatives. The event, 'A Place at the Table,' will be held in January 2015.  Read More
October 2, 2014
September’s Issue of Diversity in the News is Here!
Each month, CBC Diversity — which advocates for an inclusive and representative children’s book industry — rounds-up relevant news in children’s books and diversity. Read More
October 2, 2014
Jay Asher to Travel the Country For The ’50 States Against Bullying’ Tour
Jay Asher, the author behind Thirteen Reasons Why, will hit the road for Penguin Young Readers Group’s 50 States Against Bullying tour. He will headline events all over the country. The objective of this project is to shine the spotlight on compassion and to help people recognize the consequences of verbal and active animosity. Read More
October 2, 2014
Universal Pictures Acquires Film Rights For ‘Let It Snow’
Universal Pictures acquired the film rights to this young adult fiction collection. The movie studio has not yet hired a director, a screenwriter, or actors. UTA oversaw the negotiations for this deal. Read More
October 1, 2014
Movie Adaptations Do Inspire Children to Read Books
Do children pick up books that inspire movies? Yes! Read More
October 1, 2014
Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott to Publish Children’s Book with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced that it will publish Naughty Mabel, the first-ever book by Tony and Emmy Award–winning actor Nathan Lane and his partner Devlin Elliott. It will be illustrated by acclaimed illustrator and animator Dan Krall. Read More
September 30, 2014
Evangelical Christian Woman Writes ‘Family-Friendly Harry Potter’ Fan Fiction
An Evangelical Christian woman named Grace Ann has been writing what she considers to be a "family-friendly" version Harry Potter on FanFiction.net. So far, she has posted one chapter of the story "Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles" under the alias "proudhousewife." Read More
September 30, 2014
A California School District Committee Bans ‘The Fault in Our Stars’
A California-based school district has banned The Fault in Our Stars. A committee made this decision after a challenge was raised with concerns that the book features death, vulgar language, and teen sex. Read More
September 29, 2014
Kate DiCamillo Visits Students in Sioux Falls
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Kate DiCamillo made a special visit to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the Festival of Books, where she spoke with fourth grade students about her career as a children's book writer.  Read More
September 29, 2014
Gregory Maguire Talks About The Importance of Fairy Tales
Gregory Maguire has written a new fantasy young adult novel entitled Egg and Spoon. In an interview with School Library Journal, Maguire talks about why he enjoys writing stories that feature magic, and the importance of fairy tales in our modern age. Read More
September 29, 2014
Call for Papers and Programs for YALSA’s 2015 Symposium
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is currently seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium, "Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities."  Read More
September 26, 2014
Delacorte Press Announces the Publication of a New Book in the #1 New York Times Bestselling Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
Prequel novel to The Maze Runner to be published in 2016. The Maze Runner movie reaches #1 at the box office on opening weekend. Book two in the Maze Runner series, The Scorch Trials, to release as major motion picture on 9/18/2015. Read More
September 25, 2014
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Announces 2014 Carle Honors Honorees
Ninth annual awards celebrate the creative vision and long-term dedication of leaders in the world of picture books. Read More
September 24, 2014
Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Co-Write a Middle Grade Novel
Derek Jeter, the short stop for the New York Yankees, co-wrote a middle grade novel with Paul Mantell, a children's books author, called The Contract. Simon & Schuster's Jeter Publishing and Paula Wiseman Books imprints will release the book on September 23, 2014. Read More
September 24, 2014
Happy Birthday to Jim Henson!
Today we celebrate Jim Henson (1936-1990), brilliant creator of the Muppets, and the performer behind such beloved characters as Kermit the Frog, Ernie, and Rowlf. Read More
September 23, 2014
Enter the 2014 Galactic Academy of Science Book Club Contest!
Tumblehome Learning, an emerging publisher of children’s science books based in Boston, Massachusetts, announced today a contest to promote the creation of science book and activity clubs for kids ages 7-14.  Winners of the contest will be announced January 10, 2015, and will receive more than $1500 in cash and gift certificates to spend on books. Read More
September 23, 2014
Elizabeth Eulberg Writes 3 Short Stories & 1 Sequel Novel For ‘The Lonely Hearts Club’
Elizabeth Eulberg has written a sequel for her hit young adult novel, The Lonely Hearts Club. Scholastic will publish We Can Work it Out on January 27, 2015. Read More
September 23, 2014
National Coalition Against Censorship Announces Winners of Cameron Post Essay Contest
Free Speech Groups Launched Contest For Delaware High School Students In Response to Book Censorship. Read More
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