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.

Steve Cole on Writing About Young James Bond

Steve Cole

We talk to Steve Cole, author of Shoot to Kill, the first Young Bond novel in 6 years, about channeling the iconic hero, James Bond, as a young man.

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Random House Kids Acquires Now I’m Reading! Platform

Now I'm Reading

Random House Children’s Books has acquired Now I’m Reading! a step-by-step series that guides beginning readers through to independent reading.

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Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers

Thomas Jefferson

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

photo kiwi

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

Simon et Croque bisous

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!

Read Banned Books

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?

Marciano

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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