April 24, 2018

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Penguin Young Readers: Summer 2017 Preview

Recently, Penguin Young Readers Group hosted a group of librarians to give them an advance peek at what’s new for the summer of 2017.

Penguin and First Book Team Up in Red Mitten Campaign

‘A Poem for Peter,’ along with a pair of mittens, will be donated to a child in need for every copy of the book sold between now and December 31.

Grants, New Tools—and Fab Fashion | News Bites

Our roundup of news briefs includes grant and scholarship opportunities, an incredible fashion archive, and a new friend for Pooh.

Anna Dewdney, Creator of “Llama Llama” Series, Dies

The 50-year-old author and illustrator requested, instead of a funeral service, that people read to a child.

Teen Tales, History, and Puns Round Out Penguin’s 2016 Summer List | Preview Peek

The Penguin Young Readers Group summer 2016 review provided a sneak peek at the fun and thrills just around the corner.

New Leader at Penguin Young Readers

Penguin Random House has announced new leadership for its Penguin Young Readers division.

A Penguin Kind of Circus | Summer Preview

A circus-themed event at Penguin’s Preview in New York City underlined its featured book Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley—and other titles with animals of the possum-kind.

New York Times Offers In-School Access; ‘Goodnight Moon’ Goes Bilingual | News Bites

This month’s industry news features the release of a bilingual edition of Goodnight Moon, a youth-oriented health and literacy campaign called “Hop to Health,” and a school-wide subscription service from the New York Times.

Jay Asher’s Anti-Bullying Tour; Ursula Le Guin Honored; Read to a Child Hosts Digital Fundraising Campaign | News Bites

Get the latest SLJ industry news roundup here: learn about Jay Asher’s national anti-bullying tour; Ursula Le Guin will be honored by the National Book Foundation; and PBS has a tech initiative going on through November 30 that offers free tech how-tos and tablet giveaways.

Go West, New Librarian; Teens Making a Difference Giveaway; Pet Poetry Contest | SLJTeen News

Opportunities abound for new librarians, teen change-seekers, and pet loving poets. Check out our latest roundup of teen services news bites.

Penguin Spring Kids 2014 | Preview Peek

The Penguin Young Readers Group celebrated the holidays with good cheer, a host of spring titles to get excited about, and the launch of a new imprint, Kathy Dawson Books. Dawson, a publishing veteran of more than 20 years, was most recently vice president and editorial director for Dial Books.

Dark Horse ‘No Crystal Stair’ Takes Battle of the Kids’ Books Top Prize

Our fifth annual Battle of the Kids’ Books—an online elimination contest between 16 of 2012’s best children’s and teens’ fiction and nonfiction books—has crowned a winner: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson’s No Crystal Stair (Lerner/Carolrhoda). The final match was decided on April 1 by last year’s victor and the 2013 Big Kahuna, Frank Cottrell Boyce.