Browsing by topic: children’s books

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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Storyplayr: Kid’s Ebook Subscriptions for France

Storyplayr

French digital entrepreneurs have launched Storyplayr, a children’s e-book library for 3-8-year-olds.

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Expanding the International Rights Market for Children’s Books

Stephanie Barrouillet

A new breed of independent foreign rights professionals specialized in children’s book rights sales has emerged, and they are finding new homes abroad for kids’ literature.

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TigerCreate: Multimedia Kids’ Book Creation Tool Goes Global

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Germany’s TigerBooks Media is offering its free and easy-to-use tool for creating multimedia children’s books to users around the world.

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Exploring the African Continent in Children’s Books

Meshack Asare

Ghanian children’s book writer Meshack Asare discusses his mission to cover the rich regional diversities of Ghana and the continent as a whole.

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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

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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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