Picture Books

Brrrr..illiant 2017 Winter Picture Books

Kids learn about winter not just through the experience but also through picture books like these recent 2017 titles.<p><i><br>Winter Dance</i> by Marion Dane …

Christmas

Weekly Spotlight!

Weekly Spotlight!<p>Each <i>week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful.</i> …

Bookshelf: Picture Books for Animal-Loving Children

<b>Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals</b><p><b>By Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Petr Horacek.</b><p>Jellyfish, flamingoes, butterflies; pandas, zebras, vipers. This beautifully illustrated oversize compendium will be a treat for anyone who likes to look at and think about the staggering variety of animals on …

Books

Weekly Round-Up: Personal Challenges and Publishing

Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss …

Authors

Three Keys to Selling a Children's Picture Book Biography

I love picture book biographies. I love reading them and being inspired and thinking, “Wow, that’s an amazing story. How come I didn’t know that?” …

Books

If you like dogs and libraries, you'll love this new picture book

Published on: 08 November 2017<p>Dip into the comforting <i>Madeline Finn and the Library Dog</i>: all about a white woofer called Bonnie who wants to hear you …

These Kids Never, Never, Never Give Up

Most picture books could just as well be shelved under self-help. If so many books for children tend toward the didactic (well, maybe not the ones about beasts consuming tacos), that may be because you’re never too young to have problems. But if you’re lucky, you’ll have an adult who reads to you, …

Books

Bookshelf: Capturing the Magic of Wintertime

<b>Chirri & Chirra, The Snowy Day</b><p><b>Written and illustrated by Kaya Doi.</b><p>Turning the pages of the “Chirri & Chirra” books, imports from Japan, feels like falling into a tiny, exquisite dream. This latest one has a wintertime theme and a mochi-colored palette. The adorableness is off the charts as the …

Books

Gorgeous Picture Books That Reveal the Power of the Pencil

<b>SILENT DAYS, SILENT DREAMS</b><br>Written and illustrated by Allen Say.<br>63 pp. Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic. $21.99.<br>(Picture book; ages 7 and up)<p><b>LINES</b><br>Written and illustrated by Suzy Lee.<br>40 pp. Chronicle. $17.99.<br>(Picture book; ages 4 to 8)<p><b>MALALA’S MAGIC PENCIL</b><br>By Malala Yousafzai.<br>Illustrated by Kerascoet.<br>38 …

Books

Win Malala's beautiful picture book Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala has told her story in a picture book for the first time - and you could be lucky enough to win a copy.<p>It's five years since Malala Yousafzai …

Nobel Prize

New Kids' and YA Books: Weeks of October 31 and November 6, 2017

Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about lemmings who will believe anything, a madcap and highly visual middle grade mystery novel, and a …

Books

'Dangerous men tried to silence me': See Malala's beautiful new picture book

Published on: 02 November 2017 Author: Catriona Wightman<p>Malala Yousafzai has inspired people across the world - and now she's telling her story to …

Malala Yousafzai

SCIBA Helps Young Readers See Themselves on the Shelf

At the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s 2017 trade show, which took place October 27–28, members celebrated both increasing …

Southern California

Picture Book Trio Launches 'Think Big' Tour

HarperCollins’s Think Big tour, which took place last month, brought together three author-illustrators—Michael Hall, Marcie Colleen, and Tom …

San Mateo County

Picture Book Creators Summon the Halloween Spirit

Spooky tales, playful costumes, and copious amounts of candy make Halloween a favorite holiday for children and children’s book creators alike. We …

Halloween

5 Spooky Situations That Give Librarians Goosebumps!

Halloween is right around the corner so it’s time to let you into the crypt of library secrets! Not many things have librarians and library workers …

Halloween

Rights Report: Week of October 30, 2017

Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus and Giroux has acquired, at auction, in a two-book deal, <b>Hafsah Faizal</b>'s debut novel, <i>We Hunt the Flame</i>. Faizal has …

Books

Fusenews: Hello, Ms. Champeen! — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

We start with the Me Stuff, and then it’s all downhill from there, as they say.<p>First up, I’m slated to be in NYC this weekend! *enter noisemaker …

School Libraries

Rights Report: Week of October 23, 2017

Susan Bolotin and Mary Ellen O'Neill at Workman have acquired world rights to <i>How to Raise a Reader</i> by <b>Pamela Paul</b> (l.) and <b>Maria Russo</b> of the <i>New York</i> …

Books

Beloved Picture Book 'Corduroy' Is Getting a Sequel

Corduroy fans, get excited: The beloved children's book is finally getting a sequel, 50 years after it was published. As if that news wasn't …

Teddy Bears

Walliams' fifth picture book Boogie Bear coming next month

David Walliams has revealed his fifth picture book with illustrator Tony Ross will be called <i>Boogie Bear</i>.<p>Set to hit shelves on 16th November, the …

Books

New Kids' and YA Books: Week of October 23, 2017

Hitting shelves next week are a wintry picture book, a haunted middle grade novel, a YA novel that pits free will against fate, and more.<p><i>Winter Dance</i> …

Books

Malala Yousafzai's new book is out and it aims to teach children 'they can make a difference'

Children's picture book "Malala's Magic Pencil" published on 17 October.<p>Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has published a children's picture …

Malala Yousafzai

Rights Report: Week of October 16, 2017

Anne Heltzel at Amulet has acquired <i>Iron Cast</i> author <b>Destiny Soria</b>'s YA fantasy, <i>Beneath the Citadel</i>. In a city ruled by seers whose 50 infallible …

Books

8 Halloween Picture Books for You and Your Little Goblin

Finding the right level of spook in Halloween picture books for kids can be scary! Listed below in order of creepy factor from cute to chilling are …

Holidays

PW Online and On Air: Week of October 16, 2017

<b>Last Week’s Top Reviews</b><p>The most popular reviews on publishersweekly.com last week were...<p>Deer Life: A Fairy Tale<p>Roomies<p>The Strangeness of …

Comic-Con

Telling Her Story: 75 Picture Books About Mighty Girls & Women

A Mighty Girl's top picks of picture books about trailblazing girls and women throughout history.If you flip through a typical history book, you …

Books

Four Questions with Malala Yousafzai

Few real-life heroes have captured the imaginations of as many readers as Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner whose death-defying fight to …

Malala Yousafzai

Sharing the nearly wordless picture book 'La, La, La' at story time with illustrator Jaime Kim.

Last weekend Spellbound had a special guest at story time: Jaime Kim, illustrator of one of the hottest (and, as it happens, best) picture books of …

Books

How these kids' books can introduce a lifetime of fitness

When I became a parent last year, it seemed likely my marathon running days were behind me.<p>Running had made me a grittier person. It had given me the …

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