US books sales in 2020 were mixed, with AAP reporting trade book revenues up but declines in K-12 and higher education materials.
For the second time in its history, the Costa Awards has chosen a children’s book as its book of the year: The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge.
The Scholastic Reading Club and We Need Diverse Books are promoting a list of 75 titles for middle-grade readers featuring diverse characters and plots.
Nosy Crow has partnered with the British Museum to produce a children’s books that will make art and history more accessible.
Randy Petway of Publishing Technology previews his talk at the Frankfurt Book Fair about licensing children’s books and media properties.
The Guardian reports that the New Zealand government has banned Ted Dawe’s award-winning YA novel, Into the River, after protests from a Christian group.
Why are Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants books so consistently banned when they contain nothing objectionable? Because they teach children to challenge authority.
Malaysian children’s book illustrator Wen Dee Tan, who won the top prize at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, discusses the mission of her work.
The Smithsonian Institution and Penguin Young Readers are collaborating on a new series of narrative non-fiction books riffing on the Smithsonian experience
At the Bologna Book Fair, toy company Mattel announced new plans to publish books and digital stories for Barbie, Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam and others.