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.

Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers

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The NYT writes “slimmed-down, simplified and sometimes sanitized editions” of best-selling nonfiction has become a hit with YA readers.

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Beyond the Moomin Valley: Celebrating The Many Sides of Tove Jansson

Dr. Tuula Karjalainen and Anke Michler-Janhunen at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Tove Jansson, author of the Moomins and other children’s books, would have turned 100 years old this year. Here’s what you don’t know about this famous Finn.

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Does British Humor Translate Across the Pond?

Angus Thong and Full Frontal Snogging

Do American readers really need a glossary to help define colloquial British words and phrases, particularly ones that signal humor?

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Entering a Children’s Picture Book, Literally and Digitally

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How can the digital age use the tried-and-true concept of a picture book to create something new and wonderful for children?

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L’école des loisirs Illustrators Decorate Paris Pediatric Hospital

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An innovative collaboration between a French children’s publisher l’école des loisirs and a children’s hospital results in something extraordinary.

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Celebrate the Week: Read a Banned Book!

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September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Here we offer a list of titles that have been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2013 and 2014.

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The Publisher Who Said “No” to Amazon

Randall White

Randall White, CEO of the Educational Development Corp, an Oklahoma-based book distributor, explains why he pulled all his company’s 2,000 titles from Amazon.com.

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What Ever Happened to the Metric System…And Madeline?

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We talk to John Bemelmans Marciano, author of What Ever Happened to the Metric System? and the man who revived his grandfather’s Madeline franchise for the 21st century.

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Harmony Ink Press: Reaching Out to LGBTQ+ Youth

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Harmony Ink Press’s Anne Regan discusses the publisher’s move into LGBTQ+ YA books, the reaction from readers, parents and teachers, and the publisher’s plans for the future.

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Author Malorie Blackman on Diversity in Children’s Books

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UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children’s books, noting that ‘books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others.’

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