The Penguin Young Readers Group summer 2016 review provided a sneak peek at the fun and thrills just around the corner.
The season’s preview blossomed with fresh picks featuring old friends, every-day dilemmas, and fantasy worlds, as well as serious issues.
We asked librarians and classroom teachers to predict the 2016 winners—and they were more than happy to give their opinion!
The beloved creator of Ramona Quimby, Ralph S. Mouse, and Henry Huggins is lauded by fellow industry stars as she enters her eleventh decade.
The three-time Caldecott Honor recipient joins the ranks of Ludwig Bemelmans, Ezra Jack Keats, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery in having an exhibit of work at a New York City museum.
A North Carolina law seen as LGBT discrimination has prompted roughly 270 members of the kid lit community to show their support for all young readers.
Tim Federle pens the libretto. Andrew Keenen-Bogler takes on the role of Jesse. Both, no doubt, make Natalie Babbit proud as preparations for the opening night of the Broadway adaptation of her novel, “Tuck Everlasting,” ramp up.
Larry Romans, beloved as a staunch advocate for quality books for young people relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience, passed away on January 28, 2016 after a battle with cancer.
Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.
Rocco Staino reports on the top titles revealed at the recent Macmillan spring 2016 preview for librarians and educators.
The new 2016–2017 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is Gene Luen Yang. He will be the youngest ambassador ever, as well as the first to come from a graphic literature background.
Three of the 10 winners of the 2015 national award are school librarians. Those include a master grant writer, a champion of incarcerated youth, and a reading score wizard.
Eloise celebrates 60 years in print, and illustrator Hilary Knight set the record straight regarding that empty gin bottle in the six-year-old’s room.
At the recent fall conference for NYC School Librarians, educators learned about the new Read 365 initiative, and a thought-provoking conversation about diversity and the controversy around A Fine Dessert generated buzz.
Random House revealed some of the top titles on their 2016 Spring list, including a special anniversary edition of The Book Thief and several offerings by debut authors.
Marilyn Singer talks about her new work of reverso poetry, and editors present multi-layered history and historical fiction as well as hotly anticipated follow-ups from favorite authors at the recent Penguin Young Readers Spring 2016 Preview.
Rocco highlights some of the top titles presented at Little, Brown’s recent publishing preview for librarians.