From Brazil, China, India, and the UAE, five children’s book publishers spoke the growing urgency to build young readership as competitive digital enticements grow more seductive.
Having run reports from 44 Kids Press Corps reporters aged 10 to 14 during the 2017-2018 school year, children’s publisher Scholastic has put out the call for applications from journalism-minded young people for the 2018-2019 school year.
In the run-up to this spring’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, a total 30 children’s publishing companies are nominated for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, an awards program turning six years old this year.
In a new series directed by Andy Coyle, illustrator Luke Pearson’s ‘Hilda’ series of graphic novels from Nobrow’s Flying Eye Books is to premiere on Netflix in September.
British, American, Lithuanian, Estonian, and Latvian writers are featured in this year’s timely lineup at London Book Fair, including David Baldacci and Jacqueline Wilson.
ALA announces Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly as the Newbery Medal winner, illustrator-author Matthew Cordell for his picture book Wolf in the Snow as the winner of the 2018 Randolph Caldecott Medal.
The next two-year post as Children’s Literature Laureate in Australia is taken up by Morris Gleitzman, as the American Literary Translators Association announces deadlines for its competitions’ entries.
The observations made by these diverse publishers during at the first Children’s Books Salon in New York speak to their common faith in the social power of books.
How is the political climate in the United States is affecting the sales of socially relevant books? One Canadian publisher says the ‘Trump bump’ is real.
In France, a new exhibition on Arab comics launches at the Angoulême Comics Festival. And in the States, Scholastic’s new nonfiction imprint will tackle history and social issues for children.