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Walter Dean Myers named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Chicago Tribune – 2012-01-05

Prolific author declares "Reading Is Not Optional"Acclaimed young adult and children's book author Walter Dean Myers will be the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, the Library of...

The Young Library: New ways to think about time

SacBee – 2011-11-07

How often do we say, "Just a sec"? Is that what we mean literally? Probably not. To show how fast – and slow – time moves, award-winning author-artist Steve Jenkins goes literal in his clever...

The Young Library: Dr. Seuss returns with a book of 'lost' stories

SacBee – 2011-10-24

Dr. Seuss is back. Thanks to some sleuthing by Seuss scholar (and dentist) Dr. Charles Cohen, we have seven fresh stories full of Seuss' signature rhythm and rhyme. Although first published in 1950...

Fisher first Wales' Young People's Poet Laureate

The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 08:00 Fantasy children’s author Catherine Fisher will be officially named Wales’ first Young People’s Poet Laureate later today...

Penguin to publish Neil Young memoir

The Bookseller – 2011-09-20

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 20/09/2011 - 14:40 Neil Young has become the latest rock legend to sell his autobiography, with Viking buying UK rights to the former Buffalo...

Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games trilogy author, is innovative because her dark, bloodthirsty books upend our notions of what young adult fiction should be.

Slate – 2011-07-26

How her dark, bloodthirsty books upended our notions of what young adult fiction should be—and converted waves of skeptical adults in the process.[more ...]

The Young Library: Shapes of the fun to come

SacBee – 2011-06-27

Summer's long, hot afternoons can turn into wild imaginary trips with Margaret Peot's picture book "Inkblots."

Writing young-adult fiction: Better than going to the prom.

Slate – 2011-06-23

Young-adult books are being sold to an audience that can't vote, yet they're being written by people commonly referred to on the Internet as "the olds." We should know. We're two of them. Both of us...

Largest news aggregators among sites that attract more women, young adults

Poynter. – 2011-05-10

In a new study published today, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reported that eight of the country’s 25 largest news sites attract more women than men. Female readers...

Morpurgo, Young and Scarrow to join first HWA festival

The Bookseller – 2011-05-04

Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 08:50 Michael Morpurgo, Robyn Young and Simon Scarrow are to take part in the inaugural Festival of Historical Writing, launched by the Historical Writers'...

A Young (and Very Ambitious) Group of Publishers

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-04

The current crop of Russian publishers is collectively on the young side, many of them born shortly before the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Then, teething problems were many and the...

Apple App Store subscription plan gouges publishers, eats their young

Betanews – 2011-02-15

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Somebody call the cops -- eh, antitrust authorities. Apple's subscription plan is here, and it's as bad for many, if not most, publishers as rumored. The first of several key...

Young writer finds an outlet in College Park

Yahoo – 2010-07-29

Seven Washington Post reporters fanned out to coffeehouses across the region Wednesday to find stories that tell us something important about life at this time, in this place. The result was seven...

McKinsey Survey: Some Hope for Newspapers in Greater News Consumption by Young

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-01

A new survey of news consumption in Britain should comfort newspaper publishers everywhere, according to McKinsey & Co. Adults under the age of 35 have significantly increased their consumption of...

Besser to Head Putnam Books for Young Readers

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-16

Penguin Young Readers Group announced today that, effective April 12, Jennifer Besser will join...

Hilary Duff to write young adult book series

AP – 2010-03-09

AP - Welcome the latest celebrity children's author, Hilary Duff.

Publish and be damned: Young writer's ego dramatically punctured

Independent – 2010-02-19

She is the daughter of a famous German professor and at 17, her best-selling debut novel about sex, drugs and teenage self-discovery is already in its third edition, only weeks after being...

Kim Young promoted at Mills & Boon

The Book Seller – 2010-02-08

Kim Young has been appointed editorial...

Putnam Books for Young Readers' Paulsen Gets Own Imprint

Publishers Wekly – 2009-12-17

Putnam Books for Young Readers president and publisher Nancy Paulsen is launching an eponymous imprint, Nancy Paulsen Books, with the first titles landing in 2011. Paulsen, who has led the division...

Margaret B. Young, Writer of Children’s Books on Blacks, Dies at 88

New York Times – 2009-12-19

Mrs. Young, the widow of the civil rights leader Whitney Young Jr., wrote several books for children on the African-American experience.

Steinbrenner Is Forever Young in a New Children’s Book

New York Times – 2009-03-19

An illustrated book called “One Last Time: Goodbye to Yankee Stadium,” gives a softened and idealized version of George Steinbrenner.

Young Holmes to Macmillan

The Book Seller – 2009-03-17

Macmillan is hoping to emulate the success of...

Abu Dhabi encourages young readers with book vouchers, gifts

Middle East Online – 2009-03-16

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair new initiatives take school and university students into account.

Haller Moves to Penguin Young Readers

Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-11

Jennifer Haller, v-p and associate publisher of the children’s book group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is moving to Penguin Young Readers Group as v-p and associate publisher, effective March 26.

11-Year-Old Writer Woos Whitney Young

NBC 5 Chicago – 2009-02-04

Adora Svitak has written hundreds of short stories and poems, keeps an online blog, and has published two books. And she's just 11 years old.

Critics Say Newbery-Winning Books Are Too Challenging for Young Readers

Washington Post – 2008-12-16

The Newbery Medal has been the gold standard in children's literature for more than eight decades. On the January day when the annual winner is announced, bookstores nationwide sell out, libraries...

Young writer catches Arab world’s imagination

Arab News – 2008-11-28

Literature was her hobby; reading a lot made her passionate about being a writer one day. With support of the family, Nisreen Ghandourah, wrote her first novel in 2006.

Do Young Journos Have a Future? And Will It Be Dumb?

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-10

The second offering in our new New 'New Journalism' feature: Managing one's own expectations about career development is tricky right now, but the news industry's challenges are never so acute as...

Four new novels about young women facing some of life's most difficult challenges.

Washington Post – 2008-08-03

Headlines give us the general outline of the complicated choices women face today and of a range of abuses that have become increasingly routine. But a new batch of summer novels adds texture and...

Young adult novels about life on the fringes.

Washington Post – 2008-07-27

Rescued from a London slum, 17-year-old Ivy begins posing as an artist's model for her savior, a minor painter and neighbor to a Pre-Raphaelite master. Sound like a fairy tale?

John Sutherland on William P Young's 'self-published bestseller', The Shack

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-07-17

John Sutherland: William P Young's 'self-published bestseller', The Shack, has been the 'buzz book' in the US with sales verging on 2m

For Young Readers

Washington Post – 2008-07-13

Some read-alouds invite a cozy cuddle, others call for giggles and romps.

Young Library: 'Heart' is a superb look at African Americans

SacBee – 2012-01-24

Kadir Nelson's new picture book "Heart and Soul" is a brilliant, layered look at African American history. Its text and art are stunning.

The Young Library: Tender story of mother's love

SacBee – 2012-02-21

In preparing to teach U.S. history, Glenda Armand read a biography of Frederick Douglass, the 19th century writer who worked to end slavery.

Young Library: 'The Fault in Our Stars' soars and warms

SacBee – 2012-02-07

Author John Green takes the improbable subject of teenagers coping with cancer and molds it into a surprisingly funny, brilliant novel that leaves readers in tears. It's perfect in every way.

MCB acquires three from Young Sherlock author

The Bookseller – 2012-03-05

Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired three titles from its Young Sherlock Holmes author...

MCB scoops three from Young Sherlock author

The Bookseller – 2012-03-05

Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired three titles from its Young Sherlock Holmes author...

Young LIbrary: A piglet wants to be the Easter Bunny in "Piggy Bunny"

SacBee – 2012-03-06

The power of pretending hops all over Rachel Vail's whimsical picture book "Piggy Bunny." It bubbles over in little Liam's surprising desire to be the Easter Bunny despite relentless ridicule from...

Uganda: Why Reading to the Young Pays

allAfrica – 2012-03-15

[Observer] 'Shuuuse, girl, boo, lauuughh', Seth's soft bubbly voice repeats after his father's.

Neil Young to speak at book convention

Yahoo! News – 2012-03-19

Neil Young has a special gig in New York City this June — at the annual publishing convention, BookExpo America.

WAN-IFRA News: World Young Reader Prizes opens for entries

Editors Weblog – 2012-03-26

Newspapers have until 4 May to submit an entry to the World Young Reader Prizes, the annual awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) that recognize success in...

World Young Reader Prizes Opens For Entries

Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-26

Newspapers have until 4 May to submit an entry to the World Young Reader Prizes, the annual awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) that recognize success in...

Studios gorge on young-adult fiction amid success of 'Hunger Games'

Los Angeles Times – 2012-03-27

The literary genre is white-hot in Hollywood, with filmmakers bidding on unpublished books and paying as much as $1 million for the rights to relatively modest sellers.The back-to-back blockbuster...

Figment lets young writers share and critique work

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-11

Figment is a website that gives teenagers and young adults a forum for posting their work and giving advice to others.

Will Young memoir to Little, Brown

The Bookseller – 2012-04-13

Little, Brown Book Group has acquired the autobiography of singer and actor Will Young and will...

Guardian and Hot Keys launch young writers prize

The Bookseller – 2012-04-17

Hot Keys Books has partnered with the Guardian to launch a new young person’s writing prize...

What Do Young Journalists Have to Worry About?

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-22

Being a young person is difficult. There's no money out there, at all. This isn't limited to journalism, though things are fairly dire. The heady days of publishing before the recession is...

Young library: Environmental lessons in tales of young critters

SacBee – 2012-05-01

Young animal lovers will return again and again to these two picture books about children protecting pufflings – baby puffins – and seal pups. Both stories are based on true events.

Vogue to ban too-young, too-thin models

CBC – 2012-05-04

Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in.

Granta looks for Best of Young British Novelists

The Bookseller – 2012-05-23

Granta Magazine has opened submissions for the fourth edition of the Best of Young British...

The Young Library: Horrific real life of young man in Cambodia

SacBee – 2012-05-29

During this past decade young adult readers have gone wild for dystopian fiction like "The Hunger Games." Now Patricia McCormick gives them a chance to read a tale of real horror.

Young poetry contest winner to emcee benefit at Crocker Museum

SacBee – 2012-06-19

Like a majority of Americans, Corbin Gomez was not always fond of poetry. Corbin Gomez, 17, won first place in the California state finals of the Poetry Out Loud competition. Gomez will emcee a...

Should young adult books have age ratings?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-07-09

Author G.P. Taylor says 'children's literature has gone too far' and advocates a ratings system like that for movies or video games.

Gaiman penning 5 more books for young adults and children

Hindustan Times – 2012-07-14

Neil Gaiman has five new stories in the works, two of which are picture books and the other three being novels writtern with young adults in mind.

Why the emphasis on young, promising journalists who plagiarize or fabricate?

Poynter. – 2012-08-21

Usually after an article of mine is published, I go back and reread it several times over the next 48 hours. This is mostly a masochistic exercise. I cringe over inelegant sentences and other things...

Olympic medalist Alex Morgan to write young adult series

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-22

Alex Morgan, soccer star on the US Olympic team will write a soccer series targeted at middle school girls. 

Young-adult books by Fiona Paul, Eric Greitens and others this fall

Los Angeles Times – 2012-08-26

YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers.YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers.

Young to succeed at Orion as Roche retires

The Bookseller – 2012-09-10

Hachette Book Group chairman and c.e.o. David Young will return to the UK to head up Orion next...

Screen Gems options film rights to young-adult book "Black City"

Yahoo! News – 2012-10-10

LOS ANGELES ( - Screen Gems has closed a deal to develop a feature film based on the young-adult fantasy series, "Black City," written by Elizabeth Richards, the company said in a...

60% of Young Americans Use Libraries, 83% Read a Book This Year

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-02

According to a study released recently by the Pew Research Center, 60% of Americans aged 16-29 still use their public library, and 83% read a book in the past year.

National Book Award finalists for young people’s literature

The Washington Post – 2012-11-07

Bombs, bonobos and a bird-legged witch figure prominently in this year’s finalists for the National Book Award for young people’s literature, which will be announced on Nov. 14. Absent-minded...

Reality Returns to Young Adult Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-19

Doris Janhsen, publishing director of Germany's Verlag Friedrich Oetinger, predicts that we'll see fewer vampires and zombies in forthcoming YA and teen books.

Orchard acquires young assassin YA series

The Bookseller – 2012-11-23

Orchard Books has acquired a YA trilogy by US author Allen Zadoff it is billing as "Jason...

Young writers picked for Guardian/Hot Key comp

The Bookseller – 2012-12-04

Ten young writers have been shortlisted for the Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize, with...

E-books could encourage reluctant young readers

CBC – 2013-01-15

E-books may encourage reluctant readers, who are usually boys, to read more, according to a study from children's publisher Scholastic Inc.

The Weinstein Company takes its first young adult franchise: Vampire Academy

Yahoo! News – 2013-02-12

NEW YORK ( - The Weinstein Company has picked up domestic distribution rights to "Blood Sisters," the first film adaption from the popular young adult novels, "Vampire Academy." "Mean...

YouGov study confirms young abandoning newspapers

Media Week – 2013-03-13

Young adults are the least likely to read newspapers, and almost a third (29%) claim not to have read one at all in the last 12 months, according to the findings of a YouGov study published today.

NLT Young Readers Programme to expand

The Bookseller – 2013-03-26

The National Literacy Trust’s Young Readers Programme will expand this year after increased...

Lizzie Skurnick Books will retrieve out-of-print young adult books

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-04-08

Lizzie Skurnick Books, named after the author who will oversee the titles, will re-release old favorites among young adult titles first published between the 1920s and 1980s.

Lee Halpin was too young to die for a story – even one that needed telling

Guardian – 2013-04-09

Last week, the 26-year-old journalist was found dead in Newcastle while making a film about homelessness. His friend Alex Lockwood, a journalism lecturer, speaks of his admiration and sense of lossI...

Selasi, Fagan, Wyld among Granta Best of Young British Novelists

The Bookseller – 2013-04-16

Debut novelist Taiye Selasi, whose tale of a fractured family Ghana Must Go was published by...

Faber makes ‘powerful’ young adult acquisition

The Bookseller – 2013-04-25

Faber has made a further YA acquisition, with publisher Leah Thaxton buying UK and Commonwealth...

Young Adult imprint? Go on, try one - everybody's doing it

Los Angeles Times – 2013-05-02

Publisher Algonquin on Wednesday announced Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint to be launched this fall. In so doing, it is climbing on to a very crowded bandwagon.Publisher Algonquin on Wednesday...

Is the unabridged 'Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl' too much of a good thing?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-05-09

The unabridged version of 'Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl' includes passages in which Frank writes about her own anatomy – leading to a call for the book's removal from a 7th-grade classroom.

Young Adult Fiction: Too Sexy or Just Steamy Enough?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-14

Largely thanks to the Fifty Shades phenomenon, YA publishers are serving up more sex and are trying to strike a balance between what's appropriate and what teens want.

Young takes rights role at MCB

The Bookseller – 2013-06-18

  Michele Young is to join Macmillan Children's Books as International Rights Director...

Attention young bookworms: Be a critic with the Read and Write summer book program

Chicago Tribune – 2012-07-02

Be a critic with the Read and Write summer book programIt's summertime, and school's out. It's time to kick off your shoes, settle into a relaxing place and read the day away. Then, be a critic. Tell...

Young US readers 'like print', finds Pew

The Bookseller – 2013-06-26

Younger readers in the US are more likely to have read a printed book in the last year than older...

Young book-buyers 'put off Amazon'

The Bookseller – 2013-06-28

Young people have been put off buying from Amazon after recent revelation's about the company...

Young Hollywood Is Already Laying Big Plans for 2014 FIFA World Cup

AdWeek – 2013-07-15

Brazil has been a complicated marketplace for brands in recent weeks, but it's not stopping companies from getting ready for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. For instance, Young Hollywood and Momentum...

Summer celebration provides young readers food for thought

SacBee – 2013-07-25

As children rifled through barrels of books, swung balloon swords and smiled through the sparkle of rainbow-colored face paint, the Sacramento Public Library moved closer to its goal of 30,000...

David Baldacci to write fantasy novel for young adults – 2013-08-12

The best-selling thriller writer has a deal with Scholastic for a novel called "The Finisher"

Equinox Summit Learning 2030 Participants Include Distinguished Education Innovators and Passionate Young Leaders

CNW – 2013-08-19

WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - A "street-fighting" mathematician and an 18-year-old who took on global education systems in a provoking book are amongst those who will assemble for Equinox ...

How Two Young Journalists are Highlighting Longform Journalism Written by Women

Editor & Publisher – 2013-08-21

Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz want to help change the under-representation of women in longform journalism. The two young journalists have created an online and print magazine called The...

Book World: Young readers can see new horizons with ‘Locomotive’ by Brian Floca

The Washington Post – 2013-09-04

LOCOMOTIVE By Brian Floca Richard Jackson/Atheneum. $17.99. Ages 7-10. Start your steam-powered journey through the pages of this handsome book by slipping off the jacket. Underneath, wrapping...

Shane Salerno, 'Salinger' Director, Discusses Private Author's Fascination With With Young Girls (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-05

The life of famously private author J.D. Salinger is being blown wide open with the release of a new documentary called "Salinger" and an accompanying book of the same name. In an interview with...

Telluride: Joyce Maynard slams ‘Salinger' documentary, says author was a ‘victimizer' of young women

Yahoo! News – 2013-09-05

By Chris Willman LOS ANGELES ( - The world premiere of "Salinger" at the Telluride Film Festival on Monday was a tale of two girlfriends. A pair of the late author's former "muses" were...

UKTV shrugs off its reliance on Dave and repeats and tries to lure the young

Guardian – 2013-09-08

Chief executive puts focus on fresh talent like magician Dynamo and commissioning new series such as Red DwarfThis week MediaGuardian 25, our survey of Britain's most important media companies,...

Jesmyn Ward's 'Men We Reaped' is a tale of young men lost too soon

Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-07

In her memoir, 'Men We Reaped,' Jesmyn Ward writes about her upbringing in a poor Mississippi family and the violent, early deaths of five young men who were close to her.Jesmyn Ward's...

Demi Lovato Book Deal: Young Singer To Release Memoir About Time In Rehab

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-10

NEW YORK — Demi Lovato's next stage will be on the page. The singer-actress has agreed to a multi-book deal with Feiwel (FYE'-well) and Friends. The publisher, an imprint of Macmillan,... Recognized as No. 3 on the 2013 PROFIT HOT 50 Ranking and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

CNW – 2013-09-11

Canada's ecommerce company picks up two awards and launches new mobile product - TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - PROFIT Magazine has ranked No. 3, Canada's leading da...

Sarah Hanson-Young sues magazine over lingerie picture

Guardian – 2013-09-11

Greens senator says Zoo magazine made her look immature when it superimposed her head on to body of lingerie-clad modelAustralian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says Zoo magazine made her look...

National Book Awards Longlist 2013: Young People's Literature Nominees

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-16

NEW YORK — Kate DiCamillo and David Levithan were among the 10 authors who made the first-ever long-list of finalists for the National Book Awards, part of a new nominating process that prize...

National Book Award ‘longlist’ in young adult literature

The Washington Post – 2013-09-16

For several years, the National Book Foundation has been trying to increase the impact and awareness of its annual awards. Today we’re seeing the first example of its previously announced plans to...

National Book Award releases long-list for Young People's Literature

Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-16

The National Book Awards launched its first long-list with the 10 books in the running for the 2013 award for Young People's Literature on Monday.The National Book Awards launched its first long-list...

9 Young Celebs Who've Already Written Memoirs

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-17

Demi Lovato recently inked a multi-book deal that will include a memoir. While it might seem premature to pen an autobiography at age 21, she's not the only under-30 celeb to have done so. Miley...

Ten young people's novels on National Book Award longlist

Yahoo! News – 2013-09-19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Growing up gay, the impact on technology on education and futuristic Brazil are a few of the topics covered in the 10 novels that have been chosen for the 2013 Young People's...

Troy Young Is Reinventing Hearst Digital With a Wrecking Ball

Advertising Age – 2013-09-24

Unlike his buttoned-up peers in the executive suite at Hearst, Troy Young doesn't keep an office, nor does he wear designer suits to work. Rumors have even spread that he insisted on a contract...

Redmayne and Young join LBF board

The Bookseller – 2013-09-30

Charlie Redmayne and David Young have both joined The London Book Fair Advisory Board, one of the...

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