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    Scarletta to Become Mighty Media Press

    Scarletta Press, which moved in a new direction two years ago, publishing more children's books while dialing down on publishing adult titles, will, as of January 1, 2015, change its name to Mighty Media Press.

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    Bookseller Profile: Amy Oelkers of the Red Balloon

    Like so many young booksellers, Oelkers never considered bookselling as a viable career choice. But what started out as a temporary job until she could find a permanent position in her chosen field has turned out to be a dream come true.

  • Authors

    John Green Celebrates 10 Years of 'Looking for Alaska'

    It's often been said recently that author John Green is having a moment. But more accurately, he's been having quite a decade. Next month Dutton is marking the 10th-anniversary of his debut novel, 'Looking for Alaska.'

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    'One Hundred Famous Children's Books': A Grolier Club Exhibition

    This winter, The Grolier Club in New York City, the oldest bibliophile society in America, is presenting an exhibition called One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature.

  • Book News

    Workman Celebrates the Art of 'Oops!'

    "Make no mistake" is not a phrase in Barney Saltzberg's vocabulary. In 'Beautiful Oops!,' the author-artist encourages the opposite, prompting kids to turn an artistic slip-up into a work of art.

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    Kids' Tablet, Fable, to Launch in March

    In March, Isabella Products in Concord, Mass., will introduce the Fable, the first “child-friendly, juice-proof” tablet aimed at ages three through 10.

  • Authors

    Obituary: Norman Bridwell

    Norman Bridwell, creator of more than 150 titles starring the iconic Clifford the Big Red Dog, died on Martha's Vineyard on Friday, December 12. He was 86.

  • Industry News

    Bringing International YA Literature into English: A Panel Discussion

    On December 10, a panel of writers, editors, publishers and librarians gathered in the main branch of the New York Public Library to discuss the December issue of Words Without Borders, an online magazine dedicated to global YA literature from around the world.

  • Authors

    Gayle Forman to Hit the Road—With a Little Help from Her Friends

    Between January 27 and February 6, YA author Gayle Forman will crisscross the country promoting her new novel, 'I Was Here,' on a tour with a rather unorthodox bent.

  • Book News

    A Torch Song for 'Suspicion': YA Author Gets in Tune with Her Past

    Songwriter, recording artist, and novelist Alexandra Monir made a gratifying discovery while writing her latest romantic thriller, 'Suspicion,' which Delacorte is releasing this month.

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka, the former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, talks about his science-themed middle-grade series, Frank Einstein, as well as his love of science growing up and how his years as a teacher have affected his work as an author.
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