Determinedly offbeat, the Polish children’s publisher Dwie Siostry—created by three, not two, associates—embodies both the spirit of its market’s potential and the struggle of its economy’s realities.
Skating Legend Kristi Yamaguchi on Helping Kids Dream Big
Kristi Yamaguchi’s kids books are inspired by her experiences as a young competitor finding her way in unfamiliar parts of the world.
What Makes a Children’s Book Great? We Have Some Answers
Publishing Perspectives’ inaugural children’s book conference offered up some fascinating answers to the question of what makes for a truly great kid’s book.
Scholastic Editor/Author David Levithan: No Rules of Engagement
‘Everything comes down to a kid reading and using their imagination to color in the words,’ says Levithan, ‘but the way we can engage them continues to change.’
SPONSORED POST: ‘Every Country, Every Culture Needs Its Own Children’s Literature’
At the Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Emirati YA novelist Noura Noman and German children’s book writer Kirsten Boie spoke about the world of Emirati children’s literature.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Day 2: Prehistoric Publishers?
Observations from the fair includes cockiness from the techies, who think the world is theirs to take, and a common sense of mission among everyone else.
TOC Bologna Report: The Business of Digital Content for Kids
Our review of O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair finds insight for an industry coming to terms with digital publishing.
Apply for the GBO Children’s Books Editors’ Trip to Germany
Participants will meet with German children’s book professionals and discuss trends in YA, picture books, children’s nonfiction and more.
SURVEY: What’s The Top Challenge to Children’s Publishing for 2012?
It is a wonderful time to be a children’s publisher.Still, there are challenges: increasing digital distractions, the poor economy, e-books — what’s the toughest?
Independent Children’s Publishing in France: Inspired, International, Ingenious
Dynamism and creativity have helped Helium Editions, Editions Sarbacane, l’école des loisirs, and MeMo forge distinct identities in a field dominated by conglomerates.