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.

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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As Kids’ On-Screen Reading Overtakes Print, Outcome is Worrisome

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The UK’s National Literacy Trust reveals that children’s on-screen reading has overtaken reading in print. But screen-only readers appear to struggle more and enjoy it less.

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South Asia Book Awards for Children’s and YA Literature

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The Rumor by Anushka Ravinshankar and Kids of Kabul by Deborah Ellis have won the 2013 South Asia Book Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

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Book Marketing Q&A with Scholastic’s Social Media Director, Morgan Baden

Morgan Baden, Social Media and Internal Communications Director at Scholastic

Morgan Baden directs social media strategy at Scholastic and engages teen readers online. Here’s a sneak preview of what she’ll speak about at PP’s Reaching Readers conference in NYC.

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What are the Most Important Values for Children to Learn from Books?

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Children’s book writers should prioritize freedom, power, self worth, humor, kindness, love and hope, said authors at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.

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Attending the LBF? Don’t Forget About the Children!

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The Children and YA Zone at the London Book Fair is featuring 100 exhibitors, an Innovation Theater, a strong education track, and more than a hundred panels.

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