Children’s

Children’s book publishing is one of the most innovative areas in publishing, with growing opportunities for digital innovation and new business models.

The Bunker Diary’s Carnegie Medal: The Debate Continues

Kevin Brooks, author of "The Bunker Diary"

The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”

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New UK Competition to Find the “Next Big Thing” in Kids Books

National Literacy Trust

A new competition to find the ‘next big thing’ in children’s literature is being launched by the UK’s National Literary Trust and Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

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Florida School Pulls Doctorow’s “Hacker Culture” Novel From Reading Program

Little Brother

Cory Doctorow’s novel ‘Little Brother’ has been cut from a Florida schools summer reading program after the principal accused it of promoting ‘hacker culture.’

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Children’s Books Ireland Awards: “Hagwitch” Takes Book of the Year

CBI Books of the Year Awards

At its annual awards ceremony, Children’s Books Ireland honored, among numerous others, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick’s “Hagwitch” as Book of the Year.

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“Go the F*** to Sleep” Goes Jamaican

Go the R to Sleep

Adam Mansbach’s best-selling book, Go the F*** to Sleep, has become one of the few books in history to be translated into Jamaican Patois.

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Telling the Stories of World War I to a YA Audience

cover stories of ww one

An introduction to one of the most interesting books to come out about World War I, a book that is aimed at making the trauma accessible to a YA audience.

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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Shift Toward Digital

A new digital category was added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards this year.

With a digital category added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair acknowledged the increasing influence of digital publishing.

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A Land Where Dragons Are Too Dangerous

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In the UK, a top author was forced to cut a “fire-breathing dragon” from her book because of concerns the publisher could be “sued under health and safety regulations.”

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Scholastic News’ “8 Coolest Kids of 2013″

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The editors of Scholastic News featured the “8 Coolest Kids We Met in 2013,” a roundup of the most inspiring, courageous, and innovative kids featured in the magazines this year.

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Best World Children’s Book Award Winner Talks to PP

Anita Pouroulis

By Dennis Abrams South African writer Anita Pouroulis, a former primary school teacher from Johannesburg, won the Best World Children’s Book Award at the China […]

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