Contrasts and comparisons, challenges and opportunities: a group of English-language children’s book editors share their observations of the Germany market following their summer German Book Office tour.
Princeton University Library has digitized 47 Russian children’s books as part of its Cotsen Children’s Library of international literature for young readers.
It’s no surprise that book publishing giant Penguin Random House has plenty of success selling rights around the world. Here are their most recent highlights from the US and UK.
‘Each untold story represents a world that has been erased,’ says Christopher Myers on the announcement of his new imprint with Random House Children’s Books.
The Neustadt Prize’s biennial recognition of children’s and YA literature has, for the first time, chosen an all-female finalist roster. The winner will be announced in October.
‘Our kids are reading sillier books,’ says an educational leader in Malaysia, where a debate is ongoing about the quality of literature popular with young people.
‘Adults are more difficult to convince’ about poetry, says award-winning author Sarah Crossan. Her newly honored ‘One’ is a verse novel, for younger readers.
German Book Office Editors’ Trip participants will get a first-hand look at current trends, books, and ideas in the German children’s book industry, June 26-July 1.
What’s promised to be ‘a raft of programming’ encouraging engagement with books is brought together under the umbrella hashtag #LovetoRead by the BBC.
Interview with Michelle Young of Pan Macmillan who is credited with boosting the publisher’s rights and licensing business in children’s books.