Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Children's Books Roundup with PW

Teen Book Festivals:
A Win-Win for All

The jury is in, and the verdict is favorable for everyone involved: YA book festivals and literary conferences benefit authors, booksellers, and teen readers—and the parents, librarians, and teachers who are invested in nurturing their interest in reading. Booksellers told PW that the number of these events is growing along with author and reader attendance. more

New Book Maps Famous Literary Locations
In a book with plenty of crossover appeal for kids and grownups, classic works of literature get put on the map in Plotted, featuring full-color maps of famous literary locales, from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days to the warrens of Watership Down. more


From the New York Times:
Obama Administration Calls for Limits on School Testing. Click here
From the Guardian:
How do you write for teenagers? Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, and other authors weigh in. Click here
From the Boston Globe:
Candlewick Press makes the 2015 top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts list. Click here
From Deadline Hollywood:
Mary E. Pearson's Jenna Fox Chronicles Series Bought by Dolphin Films. Click here
From Deadline Hollywood:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Play Details Revealed. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Philip Pullman writes comic strip for The Phoenix in U.K. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Husband Surprises His Wife with an Incredibly Detailed Harry Potter Birthday Party. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
12 Amazing YA Books By Latino Authors. Click here
From NPR:
No Child Left Behind: What Worked, What Didn't. Click here
From MLive:
Gay-marriage mention gets Captain Underpants banned from school book fair in Michigan. Click here
From Variety:
Self-Published YA Novel The Cruelty Bought by Jerry Bruckheimer and Paramount. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Johnny Depp in talks to star in film of Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk. Click here
From Hypable:
Dear J.K. Rowling: Please Make 'The Cursed Child’ Available to All. Click here
From the Guardian:
Top illustrators pay homage to Allan Ahlberg in pictures. Click here
From Brain Pickings:
For Sylvia Plath's birthday, her little-known children's book, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
30 Gorgeous Tattoos Inspired by Books. Click here

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