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Opening Minds Through Eyes: Oz’s Milk Shadow Books

Walking to Japan

Australian upstart publisher Milk Shadow Books has tapped a well of multicultural comics talent down under to produce a string of bestselling fringe titles.

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Nostalgia Drives Polish Children’s Book Sales Boom

Mapy is another bestseller for the house, one that showcases the company's talent in illustration.

A revival in classic illustrated books is helping Poland’s children’s book market boom, says Katarzyna Domańska of publisher Dwie Siostry.

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

Levi Pinfold black dog

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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Argentine Isol Takes Home World’s Largest Children’s Lit Prize

Isol, in addition to being an illustrator and cartoonist, is a well-known musician in her native Argentina.

The Argentine illustrator known as Isol has won the world’s largest award for children’s literature, the 5m-kroner (roughly $766,000) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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Storybird: Publishing as a 2 Million-strong “Breakdancing Circle”

The Storybird welcome page

By offering writers ready made art as inspiration, Storybird has attracted 2 million users and is turning traditional children’s and YA publishing workflow on its head.

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The “Beautiful and Interesting” Intersection of Dogs and Tattoos

Couture Dogs of New York

Photographer Paul Nathan’s two new books document two of New York’s most visually fascinating, yet opposing, subcultures: high-fashion dogs and tattooed Williamsburgers.

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John Rocco: “Committed to Telling Stories”

John Rocco

Successful children’s book author and illustrator John Rocco shares his views on the industry, and on how books can help kids and parents connect.

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BolognaRagazzi Winners Hail from Europe, Mexico, Lebanon


The 2012 winners of the BolognaRagazzi Awards given to the best designed books for children were announced, celebrating and acknowledging global creativity.

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Who’s Publishing the Most Innovative Digital Kid’s Books?

e-Toiles Editions' 'Dans Mon Reve'

The the first annual Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award was given to Dans Mon Reve (In My Dreams) by e-Toiles Editions. Tell us: who is going to win next year?

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A is for Awesome: Paul Thurlby on Making the Alphabet New


Do we need another alphabet book? When it’s as beautiful, witty and imaginative as this one, yes we do.

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