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Amazon's Kindle Ice Queen Is Back, Now With a Couple of Kids

AdWeek – 2012-02-10

After seeing Samsung's spirited swing at Apple users, Amazon's continuing anti-Apple pandering just feels weak. The new ad for the Kindle Fire pits a dorky, single iPad user against a Kindle-reading...

PLR shows focus on crime and kids

The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

Crime and thriller authors, almost all American, make up every one of the top 10 most borrowed...

Gantos, Raschka, Whaley Take Home Top Kids’ Prizes

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-27

Last Monday, the American Library Association announced its annual Youth Media Awards at its Midwinter conference, held this year in Dallas. The 2012 John Newbery Medal went to author Jack Gantos for...

Author Russell Hoban dies; wrote kids' 'Frances' books, post-apocalyptic 'Riddley Walker'

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-16

LONDON -- Russell Hoban, the prolific fantasy and children's author perhaps best known for "Riddley Walker," a post-apocalyptic novel that relied on a language he created, has died, his publisher...

Amazon buys Marshall Cavendish's US kids' books

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-12-07

(12-06) 15:08 PST SAN FRANCISCO, (AP) -- Inc. says it will buy 450 of educational and consumer book publisher Marshall Cavendish Corp.'s U.S. children's book titles. Seattle-based Amazon...

Give books, give kids new worlds

SacBee – 2011-12-05

Among our joyful holiday jobs is selecting books for our children. It's tough duty with too many choices. To make it easier, we're giving you capsule reviews of our favorites. Reproduced by...

Marx’s Kids Starved as Karl Wrote, Failed Home Economics: Books

BusinessWeek – 2011-10-10

The only exception I can take to “Love and Capital,” Mary Gabriel’s absorbing, affectionate and altogether exemplary biography of Karl and Jenny Marx and their children, is the title. Love the...

Casey to tackle kids' books for RH

The Bookseller – 2011-09-29

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 08:15 Ebury Press and Random House Children's Books have signed two separate three-book deals with crime writer Jane Casey....

Digital to drive Bookseller kids conference

The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:10 This year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference will focus on the range of digital opportunities now available to publishers for...

Two kids, two stories overlap wonderfully

SacBee – 2011-09-12

Four years ago a most remarkable book appeared among the new publications for children.

Penguin to offer personalised kids books with new app

The Bookseller – 2011-08-31

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 31/08/2011 - 08:05 Penguin is aiming to bring traditional family storytelling into the digital arena with a new picture book reader app, Me Books,...

Picture books take kids back to school

SacBee – 2011-08-29

Just in time for the back-to-school season, here's a new crop of picture books that put an entertaining focus on the classroom.

More kids read Facebook, e-mails than read books

ZDNet – 2011-08-24

Most children today would rather read Facebook and newspapers than traditional scripts and texts. But children aren’t reading less; and online media may be helping literacy.

Way With Words announces kids festival

The Bookseller – 2011-08-15

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 15/08/2011 - 15:17 The Way With Words festival is celebrating its 20th year by launching a new family arts and books event in south London this...

Decemberists' singer writes kids book for Canongate

The Bookseller – 2011-08-05

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 11:01 Canongate has bought a children’s book written by the lead singer of American indie rock band The Decemberists. Senior editor...

Ross mulls “TV Kids Book Club”

The Bookseller – 2011-08-05

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 14:23 Publishers have welcomed the news that Amanda Ross, Cactus TV md, may launch a television programme dedicated to children’s...

College kids hate textbooks. Can e-books really help?

GigaOM – 2011-07-28

It's no secret that most college students aren't crazy about textbooks. But will moving required reading materials to an e-book format really change all that? Recent market research indicates that it...

Foyles continues kids book giveaway

The Bookseller – 2011-07-25

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 25/07/2011 - 08:46 Foyles continues its free book giveaway today (25th July), offering five titles free to children and teen readers. The five...

Six shortlisted as Royal Society kids' book prize returns

The Bookseller – 2011-06-17

Written By: Rachel Bradley Publication Date: Fri, 17/06/2011 - 08:07 A guide to astronomy and a pop-up guide to how the world works are among the shortlisted titles for the first Royal Society...

Expletive-laced kids book parody is unlikely US hit

Reuters – 2011-06-14

* Author turns down $1 mln advance from big publisher (Note use of expletive in paragraphs 1, 4, 7)

Dick King Smith and Arlene Phillips on R&J kids line-up

The Bookseller – 2011-05-26

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 26/05/2011 - 14:00 Titles from Frank Cottrell Boyce, Dick King Smith and Arlene Phillips are among the choices in Richard and Judy's second...

Dick King Smith and Arlene Phillips on WHS kids line-up

The Bookseller – 2011-05-26

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 26/05/2011 - 11:17 Titles from Frank Cottrell Boyce, Dick King Smith and Arlene Phillips are among the choices in Richard and Judy's second...

Spoof kids' book to Canongate

The Bookseller – 2011-05-13

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 10:47 Canongate has bought a foul-mouthed gift book for exhausted parents, which has been the subject of intense hype in the United...

Kids sales fall for third year in a row

The Bookseller – 2011-05-09

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:28 Publishers’ sales of children’s books fell by almost 7% during 2010, from 190m in 2009 to 177m in 2010, marking a third...

IPad Apps Help Kids Master the Alphabet

PC World – 2011-04-23

For kids, learning the alphabet isn't exactly as easy as A-B-C. While you and I may have mastered the alphabet from books or television, children today are just...

President's sister puts their mother in a kids book

SacBee – 2011-04-18

NEW YORK – Above a rooftop in Jakarta or the Indus River in Pakistan, the moon looms large in the childhood memories of Maya Soetoro-Ng, but President Barack Obama's little sister hadn't realized...

Apple moves to prevent kids from racking up iTunes bills

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-17

Apple has changed how purchases inside iPhone and iPad games are authorized after customers complained that their kids were racking up hundreds of dollars worth of charges.

Sainsbury's launches own-brand kids' books

The Bookseller – 2011-03-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 09:00 Sainsbury's has launched a range of own brand pre-school children's books, publishing eight titles in collaboration with...

Morpurgo and Wilson support new Guardian kids site

The Bookseller – 2011-03-02

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 03/03/2011 - 07:22 Former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo and Tracy Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson have spoken out in support of the...

Atkinson takes top, kids books climb and the Beeb boosts sales

The Bookseller – 2011-03-01

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 16:09 Kate Atkinson has knocked Jamie Oliver off the top of the charts, thanks largely to a spot in W H Smith's "£2.99 if you buy the...

Kids dominant in most-borrowed list

The Bookseller – 2011-02-18

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:29 The case for the importance of libraries to children's reading is backed up by the latest library loan figures released by the...

RHCB sign development deals for kids titles

The Bookseller – 2011-02-14

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Kids Running the Store

Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-07

From time to time bookstore owners are forced to turn to their kids for help, especially during the holidays, when there never seem to be enough booksellers. But last fall a group of teens and tweens...

Richard and Judy launches kids books club

The Bookseller – 2011-01-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell A children's book written by Jo Nesbo is among the choices in Richard and Judy’s Children’s Book Club, which launched in W H Smith today [27th January]. The husband-and...

B&N Introduces Nook Kids for iPad

Publishers Weekly – 2011-01-05

Barnes & Noble has introduced a Nook kids for iPad application. The app makes B&N's digital catalog of children's content--which includes 100 new interactive kids' books--available on the e-reading...

Google debuts app creation program for kids

CNN – 2010-07-12

It's not uncommon these days for people to know how to build websites and create blogs. That's largely because sites like WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr have simplified the process, so you don't have...

Jewish Group Boycotts Canadian Kids' Book

Publishers Wekly – 2010-04-01

For the second time in four years, a Jewish group is calling for the removal of a title...

Aussie kids author Wrightson dies

ABC via Yahoo!7 News – 2010-03-24

Award-winning Australian children's book author Patricia Wrightson has died aged 88.

Feast for the eyes: A baker's dozen of new picture books for kids

Seattle Times – 2010-03-20

Kids' books: A roundup of new picture books includes Carl, the baby-sitting Rottweiler; Chester, the hilariously egotistical cat; Captain Small Pig, who heads out in rowboat with his friends; and...

Million-Copy Print Run for Grisham's First Kids' Book

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-17

Dutton has revealed the cover art and first printing for John Grisham's first book for young...

Dutton to Publish First John Grisham Series for Kids

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-25

Penguin Young Readers Group in the U.S. and Hodder & Stoughton in the U.K. announced today that...

If you're shopping, find the books that work for kids

Washington Post – 2009-12-17

I share this secret only with recluses like myself who lack the imagination to conceive of any gift better than a book. If you are buying for a child -- particularly if you are in a last-minute...

Disney buys kids website Kerpoof

Reuters – 2009-02-20

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Walt Disney Company said Thursday it has paid an undisclosed amount for Kerpoof Studios, a creator of online tools that kids can use to make artwork, write...

Kids create e-book for Obama

Detroit News – 2009-02-16

Thousands of kids detailed their hopes and expectations for President Barack Obama in letters and drawings as part of a worldwide project, with 150 chosen for a free e-book being released on...

Sarajevo gets its own "Good Night Moon" for kids

Reuters – 2009-02-05

Reuters - The Bosnian version of one of America's best-known children's bedtime books, "Goodnight Moon," was launched on Thursday to help sick children at a Sarajevo cancer clinic.

Stone Arch, DC Comics Ink Kids’ Book Pact

Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-07

Stone Arch Books has reached an agreement with DC Comics to produce a series of illustrated chapter books based on DC Comics heroes.

Feiwel, Boughton Rise at New Macmillan Kids' Group

Publishers Wekly – 2008-12-16

The job losses at Macmillan yesterday were as much about adjusting to the recession as they were about CEO John Sargent’s determination to centralize some of the company’s operations, a decision...

A guide to kids authors at the Texas Book Festival

Austin American-Statesman – 2008-10-25

Babar, Goosebumps, 39 Clues and a lot more! Fasten your car seats and pack up those Goldfish — it's going to be a busy weekend for kids and young adults at the Texas Book Festival.

Kids to participate in 'Charlotte's Web'

The Observer-Dispatch – 2008-10-25

The Colgate Student Music Theater Company will present an adapted version of “Charlotte’s Web” in a workshop at 2 p.m. today at the Palace Theater, 19 Utica St.

Kids should be just kids, author says

The News-Press – 2008-10-21

Young girls are growing up too fast and one national author and activist wants it stopped.

Whiz kids publishes fifth book

Niles Daily Star – 2008-10-10

DOWAGIAC - Reese Haller figures he's famous, even if writing five books and appearing as a motivational speaker before 15,000 people hasn't yet made him rich enough for a limousine.

Howell Book House Partners with ASPCA for Kids’ Series

Publishers Wekly – 2008-10-08

John Wiley imprint Howell Book House is partnering with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) on a new series focused on the connection children share with animals.

Sale of Publications International Kids Unit Off

Publishers Wekly – 2008-10-06

The $163 million purchase of Publications International Ltd.'s children's publishing division has been called off.

New books give kids vivacious vocabulary lessons

Centre Daily Times – 2008-09-29

"Publicity" is not one of the words Jamie Lee Curtis includes in her latest children's book, "Big Words for Little People."

Author of Book Series Sends Kids on a Web Treasure Hunt

New York Times – 2008-09-02

Scholastic is releasing “The 39 Clues,” a new series by Rick Riordan that is tied to a Web-based game and collectors’ cards.

Booktrust chooses best of kids books

The Bookseller – 2008-07-29

Jeanne Willis, Chris Riddell and Tim Warnes...

Dungy's Children's Book Tells Kids to Dream Big

First Coast News – 2008-07-09

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Colts coach Tony Dungy has written a children's book he hopes will inspire kids to follow their big dreams.

IDW Kids' Line Lures Screen Writers

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Worthwhile Books, the new children’s book imprint of comics publisher IDW, has announced its upcoming slate of books for fall and spring, including a number of children’s books by Emmy and Peabody...

No Sale for All for Kids Books & Music

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Chauni Haslet was unable to find a buyer for All for Kids Books & Music and will retire at the end of the month.

Publications International Sells Kids' Unit to Toy Company

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

RC2 Corp., which produces toys and other products primarily for the preschool market, has acquired the children's publishing group from Publications International for $163 million.

Giffords' husband writing 'Mousetronaut' for kids

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-21

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who collaborated with his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on her memoir, is writing a children's book about a mouse that goes to space. "On my first space...

Author 'chuffed' by kids' award

BBC – 2012-02-18

A book about a boy and his terminally ill mother, conceived by a writer who herself died from cancer, wins a prize decided solely by young readers.

Not Just for Kids: 'The Disenchantments'

Los Angeles Times – 2012-02-19

In Nina LaCour's young-adult novel, a post-high-school road trip teaches a guy and gal about love and letting go.The Disenchantments

Stephen Colbert will release a new book – but this one is for kids

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-22

TV host Stephen Colbert has written a children's book about a flag pole trying to find out who it really is.

Not Just for Kids: 'Partials' by Dan Wells

Los Angeles Times – 2012-02-26

The dystopian 'Partials' kicks off a young adult series by Dan Wells. It follows a teenage girl searching for a cure to a virus wiping out the human race.Partials

Printed books fall £2.8m as kids go back to school

The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

Printed book sales slumped 11% last week as children returned to school and adults to work...

Not Just for Kids: 'Embrace' by Jessica Shirvington

Los Angeles Times – 2012-03-04

In 'Embrace,' the opener in a young adult series by Jessica Shirvington, teenage Violet discovers she is an angel. There are similarities to Stephenie Meyers' 'Twilight Saga.'Embrace

Scholastic making e-reading app for kids

Hindustan Times – 2012-03-06

A leading publisher of children’s books is taking a big step into the electronic market. Scholastic Inc. is developing ...

Kids' publisher Scholastic develops e-reading app

CBC – 2012-03-06

leading U.S. publisher of children's books Scholastic Inc. is taking a big step into the electronic market by developing an app called Storia, which includes around 1,300 e-books and multimedia...

CWF's WILD magazine for kids receives prestigious 2012 Parents' Choice Recommended Award

CNW – 2012-03-09

OTTAWA, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Now in its sweet 16th year, the Canadian Wildlife Federation's WILD magazine, for youth ages 5 to 14, is the recipient of a prestigious

Not Just for Kids: 'Starters' by Lissa Price

Los Angeles Times – 2012-03-11

This is a strong start to a two-part sci-fi series in which teens rent out their bodies to wealthy older people, who control them via neurochip.Starters

Not Just for Kids: 'Chomp' by Carl Hiaasen

Los Angeles Times – 2012-03-18

In his latest middle-school novel, the author pokes fun at reality TV's outdoor adventure shows with a Florida-based tale that's as funny as it is informative.Chomp

The Young Library: Impishly rude "Forgive Me" will have kids laughing

SacBee – 2012-03-20

Gail Carson Levine's gleefully snarky poems in "Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It" go a long way in turning this high-minded literary form into a joy for youngsters – and their adults.

Not Just for Kids: 'The False Prince' by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Los Angeles Times – 2012-03-25

In the first book in the 'Ascendance Trilogy,' a medieval con man trains orphan boys to impersonate a missing prince.The False Prince

Not Just for Kids: 'I Hunt Killers' by Barry Lyga

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-01

The book ladles on the grisly details in the life of 17-year-old Jazz Dent, son of a serial killer.I Hunt Killers

Adam Mansbach writes 'Seriously, Just Go to Sleep' for the kids

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-11

Adam Mansbach's 'Go the F— to Sleep' was fun for adults. 'Seriously, Just Go to Sleep' lets the kids in on the joke. And now he has projects to keep him awake.A year ago, Adam Mansbach was an...

Kids' book parody gets a squeaky-clean version

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-12

Adam Mansbach's picture book 'Go the F--- To Sleep' is now available in a kid-friendly version called 'Seriously, Go To Sleep.'

PJ Library sends kids Jewish-themed books

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-12

As the Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated around the world, one organization is making sure that the United States' next generation of Jewish children doesn't lose track of its cultural...

It'd Be Great if the Kindles Sent to Ghana's Kids Didn't Break

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-27

When Worldreader, a nonprofit organization, sent 600 Kindles to Ghana, USAID found that the devices gave kids there more access to books, better reading scores, and access to international news. The...

Amazon: Bring us your kids’ and comedy shows, get $55,000

GigaOM – 2012-05-02

Amazon doesn't like middlemen. With Amazon Publishing, the company signs authors up directly to write books. Now the company is searching for more content creators. Amazon Studios is inviting...

Not Just for Kids: 'Insurgent' by Veronica Roth

Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-06

'Insurgent,' the second installment of Veronica Roth's 'Divergent' trilogy, follows lead characters Tris and Tobias as their bond is battle-tested when they rise up against their dystopian society's...

Not Just for Kids: Inside every prince, a bumbling idiot

Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-13

'The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom' by Christopher Healy tells the real story of fairy-tale princes. Prince Charming, for example, is a pampered wimp.The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Not Just for Kids: 'Gilt's' 16th century dangerous liaisons

Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-20

Katherine Longshore tells the fictionalized story of Henry VIII's fifth wife, Catherine Howard, from the perspective of a friend.Gilt

Not Just for Kids: In Alyson Noel's 'Fated,' teen embraces her shaman legacy

Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-27

A kickoff to a new, four-part paranormal romance series called Soul Seekers, 'Fated' by Alyson Noel is about a teen girl who finds she descends from a line of shamans. Fated

Kit Pearson's The Whole Truth nabs kids lit award

CBC – 2012-06-01

West Coast author Kit Pearson has won a 2012 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award for her novel The Whole Truth.

Not Just for Kids: In 'Tokyo Heist' teen sleuth tracks stolen art

Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-03

In Diana Renn's work, 'Tokyo Heist,' Violet lives with her artist dad for a summer in a mystery novel about the art world, mobsters and all things Japanese.Tokyo Heist

Book Reviews Are for Kids: Meet the Next Generation of Book Critics

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-06-15

Once a week I devote this column to Y.A. literature with a focus on the growing trend of grownups reading the category. Today there's a twist on that theme, but like reading Y.A., it's as...

Not Just for Kids: A lifeline for struggling teen readers

Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-17

The Urban Flip series about cheerleaders and jocks is written at a third-grade level but looks like teen books. And although the backdrop isn't new, the scenarios and dialogue are authentic.The...

Not Just for Kids: 'Between the Lines' by Jodi Picoult, daughter

Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-24

Fairy-tale tropes are taken for a spin in 'Between the Lines,' a collaboration between bestselling writer Jodi Picoult and her teen daughter, Samantha van Leer. Between the Lines

Not Just For Kids: Lauren Tarshis' 'I Survived' series tackles 9/11

Los Angeles Times – 2012-07-01

Resilience is at the heart of 'I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001,' the author's latest installment in her historical fiction series for young readers.There's no easy way to talk with...

Neil Gaiman signs a 5-book deal for the kids

Los Angeles Times – 2012-07-12

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman has signed a new 5-book deal with HarperCollins, it was announced Wednesday.

Not Just for Kids: Rinsai Rossetti's 'The Girl With Borrowed Wings'

Los Angeles Times – 2012-07-22

A perfectionist teenage girl oppressed by her father rescues a cat that turns out to be a shape-shifter.The Girl With Borrowed Wings

JK Rowling plans 40ft high Hogwarts inspired treehouse for kids

Hindustan Times – 2012-07-25

JK Rowling has decided to get 40ft high, two-storey Hogwarts-style tree houses built for her two youngest children in the back garden of her Edinburgh mansion.

Not Just for Kids: Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire launches full-court press for reading

Los Angeles Times – 2012-07-29

The basketball captain and father introduces a book series meant to encourage kids to pick up books and take control of their surroundings.NBA superstar Amar'e Stoudemire is so passionate about...

Rowling webcast will promote new Potter kids club – 2012-07-31

J.K. Rowling's next book is for adults, but she will be on hand this fall to help promote a new club for kids, the Harry Potter Reading Club.

Not Just for Kids: The siren song of Amanda Hocking's 'Wake'

Los Angeles Times – 2012-08-19

In the first of a series, the author bends and modernizes the sea nymph tale. Mean girls, a neophyte siren and first love are all at play. Wake

Toys R Us to launch US kids’ tablet

The Bookseller – 2012-09-11

Retailer Toys R Us is set to launch a tablet for children in the US, pre-uploaded with a number...

Adults Are Devouring Kids' Books for Good Reason

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-15

According to a new study from Bowker Market Research, adults make up the majority of people buying young adult fiction, and most of those grownups are buying the teen-targeted books for themselves....

Rowling to write more kids' books

BBC – 2012-10-07

Author JK Rowling has promised fans that her next published book will be for children.

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