Monday, May 22, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Elena Ferrante Brings Kids to TV: Children and parents gathered last week in Naples, Italy, for a casting call for the HBO adaptation of Ferrante’s novel 'My Brilliant Friend.'

How to Write Iranian America: Author Porochista Khakpour on growing up in America as an Iranian-American and working toward being a writer.

The Library of Books and Bombs: How a London borough turned a former insane asylum into a library that survived the German Blitz.

BBC Books Brings Poetry to 'Doctor Who': The first 'Doctor Who' poetry collection will be written by James Goss and illustrated by former executive producer Russell T. Davies.

Reviving an Out of Print Book: One author's book went out of print, but he has a plan to revive it—without his publisher's help.

Children's books in the media:

From Variety:
Universal buys rights to 'You May Want to Marry My Husband' column by late author Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
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From the Smithsonian:
The True Story Behind Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Her Mixed-Up Files.
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From Bookselling This Week:
Check out which books made the Summer 2017 Kids' Indie Next List.
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From the New York Times:
How Google Took Over the Classroom.
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From School Library Journal:
Hena Khan and Karuna Riazi on Writing for Salaam Reads.
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From the Millions:
Why the Link Between Edward Gorey and John Bellairs Remains Unbreakable.
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From the Guardian:
See the photo gallery for the just-announced shortlist for the U.K.'s Klaus Flugge prize for children's book illustration.
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From Entertainment Weekly:
The Day the Crayons Quit illustrator Oliver Jeffers announces a new picture book.
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From Animation:
New PBS Kids series Pinkalicious & Peterrific to premiere in 2018.
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From the Telegraph:
The 10 must-read young adult books.
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From the Horn Book:
The Family Who Reads Together, Cries Together.
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From the Los Angeles Times:
Once controversial, the picture book Heather Has Two Mommies is now collectible.
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