A grandfather ponders the best books to keep children — and their adults — entertained

The 1980s and ‘90s were a golden age for children’s literature. The best of the bunch feel as fresh as ever. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-26 13:17:28 UTC ]
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100 Essential Books by Iranian Writers: Children’s and Young Adult Titles, by Niloufar Talebi

Essay To mark the upcoming 2020 Neustadt Lit Fest and the announcement of the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, here is an excerpt featuring the children’s and young adult books selection from 100 Essential Books by Iranian Writers,... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-09-30 13:21:42 UTC ]
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Joe Wicks moves to HarperCollins in adult and children's book deal

Fitness guru Joe Wicks is leaving Bluebird for HarperCollins, signing a multi-book deal for adult lifestyle and children's titles with the publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-03 00:41:19 UTC ]
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Adult Presses Take On Children’s Books

This fall, four indie presses distributed by Consortium Books & Distribution are expanding beyond their well-established adult niches by publishing books for young readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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May Sales Drop for Adult, Children's Books

Trade sales in May saw some wild swings, according to AAP’s monthly StatShot program. In the adult books segment there was a decline of 5.0%, compared to the same month last year. Meanwhile, sales in children’s/young adult fell 9.3%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quiz and win with the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Last month the finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults were announced. Now we want to test little bookworms on what they know about New Zealand books for kids and their authors. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2015-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Young cancer victim finalist in Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

The young writer of a real-life The Fault in Our Stars isn't alive to see her book make the finals of the country's top awards – but her parents could not be prouder. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2015-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s and Young Adult Drive Book Sales for 2014

The AAP reports book sales for 2014 rose 4.9% to $15.72 billion compared to 2013, driven by children’s and YA books, up 20.8% to $1.9 billion for the year. The post Children’s and Young Adult Drive Book Sales for 2014 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AUDIO: Should adults read children's books?

Jennie Bristow, associate fellow at the University of Kent, says grown-ups read children's books because they feel 'disenchanted with adult culture'. Continue reading at BBC News

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Children’s Books in China 2019: Thinkingdom Children’s Books

For Thinkingdom Children’s Books, the main goal in creating its first series of original children’s picture books goes beyond “helping every kid to become a book lover,” which has been the company’s motto since 2003. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Chinese Children’s Book Market Is Still on a Roll

The oft-quoted numbers remain as compelling as ever: 370 million people under the age of 18, an additional 17.5 million babies born annually, and at least 600 active publishers in the children’s book industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House

With the 12th anniversary of Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House just around the corner, founder and editor-in-chief Sally Yan has embarked on a personal project to reread and reexamine her company’s bestsellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: The Continuing Story of the Children’s Book Market in China

Eleven years ago, in 2007, China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG) participated in the Bologna Book Fair for the first time. Their booth in Hall 29 was small, shabby, and minimally decorated and very few visitors dropped by. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Thinkingdom Children’s Books

“Helping every kid to become a book lover” is the motto at Thinkingdom Children’s Books, which was established in 2002 to translate classic and award-winning children’s books. Less than one year later, it published two well-known authors: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Top 10 Children's Books in China - A Quick Market Analysis

The two biggest online book retailers in China are Dangdang and JD, which combined take up nearly two-thirds of the market. However, despite serving the same readership, their top 10 bestseller lists tend to differ greatly. Interestingly enough, for 2017, their charts share not even one title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2018: Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House

The contradictions embodied in the folk symbol of the witch captured the attention of Sally Yan, founder and editor-in-chief of 11-year-old publishing company Beijing Dandelion. “The witch is a popular figure in Western classics: sometimes as the protagonist; other times, in the periphery. The... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2017: An Overview of the Children’s Book Market in China

Though describing the massive Chinese children’s book market is as easy as A, B, C (amazing, booming, crowded), explaining the forces behind its growth may take more than 1, 2, 3—but that is still a very good way to start. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2017: Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House

Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House grew from three full-time staff (counting founder and editor-in-chief Sally Yan) in 2007 to eight within a year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Book Authors Feted at Shanghai Children's Book Fair

On the last day of the inaugural China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), held from November 7-9, the winners of the Golden Pinwheel Awards were announced. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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#Merky Books to publish first children's book Superheroes

Stormzy's imprint at PRH, #Merky Books, will publish its first children's book in September, celebrating 50 iconic British figures from underrepresented communities to inspire, encourage and empower children.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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