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    Children’s Booksellers Get ‘Fantastic’ Start to the 2016 Holiday Selling Season

    In an informal survey of more than two dozen bookstores around the country, booksellers told PW about which books have been selling well for them so far this holiday season.,

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    Penguin and CBC Launch Award Honoring Anna Dewdney

    To commemorate the rich picture-book legacy of Anna Dewdney, Penguin Young Readers, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader have partnered to establish a prize in honor of the late author and illustrator.

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    Q & A with Jim Murphy

    Author of more than 30 works of nonfiction, Jim Murphy shines a light on a chapter of his own young life in his latest book, 'Revenge of the Green Banana,' due from Clarion on January 3.

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    In Brief: December 8, 2016

    This week, Chris Van Allsburg and Peter H. Reynolds exchange Christmas gifts; Joel ben Izzy tips his hat to fans; Caren Stelson enjoys a musical book signing; and Matthew J. Kirby goes to Paris.

  • Book News

    New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of December 12, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a chicken who really wants to participate in story time, a middle grade novel about a kid who really wants to stand out, and a YA conspiracy theory thriller about mysterious arctic orphans.

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    Global Kids Connect Surveys China, Latin America and Brexit

    Organized by PW and the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Global Kids Connect conference examined a booming Chinese kids' book marketplace, a renewed rights market in Spain and Latin America, and currency exchange issues after Brexit.

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    Cover Reveal: M.T. Anderson Lands an Alien Novel in 2017

    Few writers have the ability to pivot between vastly different genres as nimbly as National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson. His next novel, the cover of which is revealed here for the first time, is about aspiring artist Adam, who lives on a slightly-in-the-future Earth, which has been taken over by aliens.

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    Spotlight on Nancy Rose’s Secretive Squirrels

    Ever wonder what squirrels do when they’re not scurrying through yards and scampering up trees? Nancy Rose offered some creative insight in 'The Secret Life of Squirrels,' and now captures them courting in 'The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story.'

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    Introducing the Expanded Children’s Book Week 2017

    Every Child a Reader, the charitable arm of the Children’s Book Council, has announced its plan to enhance Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, launched in 1919.

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    Rights Report: Week of December 5, 2016

    New deals for Erin Bowman, Joy McCullough, Atia Abawi, R.L. Stine, Marc Brown, and more.

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