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.

Barbara Park: An Appreciation and Remembrance

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Publishing Perspectives’ Dennis Abrams remembers his friend Barbara Park, the late author of the 55 million copy bestselling Junie B. Jones series.

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Gertrude Stein: The Making of a Children’s Book

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Gertrude Stein’s children’s book, The World is Round, is 75 this year and is being rereleased by Harper Design in a reproduction of the book’s first edition from 1939.

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Brazilian Children’s Books on the Rise in Frankfurt

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Leading Brazilian children’s publishers are in the spotlight this year at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and demonstrate Brazil’s growing rights business with markets around the world.

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Scholastic Donates 1m Books to Charity Reach Out & Read

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Scholastic has donated 1 million books to Reach Out and Read, a literacy charity that works to provide books to at-risk children via doctors and nurses.

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Random House to Offer Dr. Seuss as Ebooks

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Random House Children’s Books is releasing Dr. Seuss’ bestselling oeuvre as ebooks for the first time.

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Want Kids to Succeed at School? Stock Your Home with Books

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Reading books at home are the most important indicator of academic performance at school, says a new study about the learning habits of UK children.

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Prizes: Maggot Moon Wins Carnegie, Black Dog Takes Kate Greenaway

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Sally Gardner has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Maggot Moon; Levi Pinfold won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustrations in his picture book, Black Dog.

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Difficulty of US High School Reading in Decline

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A study from Renaissance Learning shows that the complexity of texts students are assigned to read has declined nearly three grade levels over the past century.

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A Small Example of How Korea’s Efforts to Promote Its Literature Pays Off

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A publishing grant from South Korea’s Literature Translation Institute will help UK’s b small publishing promote the children’s book, Creative Hand Art.

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Best Books for Middle-Grade Readers? 5 Recommended Titles from BEA

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BookExpo America’s Middle Grade Buzz Books panels previewed five titles editors are most excited about publishing this fall. Expect them to get a big push in bookstores.

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