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'The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs' Turns 25 - Posted November 14, 2014
This year marks the 25th anniversary of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Viking Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, first published this book back in October 1989. Author Jon Scieszka and illustrator Lane Smith's... [GalleyCat]

Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer Sign On as Indies First Spokespeople - Posted September 26, 2014
The American Booksellers Association has recruited Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and his rockstar wife Amanda Palmer (both pictured, ... [GalleyCat]

Ooligan Press & Kate DiCamillo Get Booked - Posted January 6, 2014
Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your ... [GalleyCat]

Politics and Prose to Host National Ambassador of Young People's Literature - Posted January 2, 2014
Yeah, that's a real title -conveyed upon one lucky somebody by the Library of Congress every year two years. This year that lucky somebody is Kate DiCamillo, Newberry Award winning author of "Because of Winn-Dixie." The Ambassador's role is to "raise nat... [FishbowlDC]

Kate DiCamillo Crowned National Ambassador for Young People's Literature - Posted January 2, 2014
Flora & Ulysses author Kate DiCamillo has been named the fourth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She will serve in this role for the next two years. As ... [GalleyCat]

Authors Volunteer to Serve as Guest Booksellers at Independent Bookstores - Posted November 14, 2013
Have you ever imagined getting recommendations from a National Book Award-winning author while shopping at a bookstore? On November 30th (aka "Small Business Saturday"), bibliophiles may meet some of their favorite writers serving as guest bo... [GalleyCat]

Readers & Writers Celebrate Judy Blume's Birthday - Posted February 12, 2013
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has collected birthday wishes for the legendary author, Judy Blume. The Giver author Lois Lowry, former National Ambassador of Young P... [GalleyCat]

15 Books That Make Us Feel Nostalgic - Posted September 10, 2012
What books do you remember most fondly from childhood? Over at the nostalgia section of Reddit, readers have been sharing the books that make them feel most nostalgic. To help our readers rediscover these childhood classics, we've linked to ... [GalleyCat]

Chris Van Allsburg on Picture Book Writing - Posted October 28, 2011
More than 25 years ago, children's author Chris Van Allsburg published The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, a collection of 14 mysterious illustrations. For The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Van Allsburg teamed up with thirteen fellow writers to create short stories inspire... [GalleyCat]

Children's Book Creators Celebrate National Doodle Day - Posted April 29, 2011
Publishers Albert Whitman & Company, Chronicle Books, Gibbs Smith Publishers, and Running Press, have joined together to celebrate this year's National Doodle Day. In preparation for the May 12th event, several authors and illustrators of children's books have donated doodles for its annual eBay auction. Here's more from ... [GalleyCat]

Stephenie Meyer Wins Author of the Year Award - Posted May 13, 2009
In a gala ceremony in New York City last night, the Children's Choice Book Awards gave the Author of the Year prize to Stephenie Meyer for her novel, "Breaking Dawn." The winners were chosen in six categories, broken down by age groups--220,000 online votes were cast by children around the coun... [GalleyCat]

Sam Potts Makes Funny With Jon Scieszka - Posted June 1, 2007
Websites, in all their usefulness for viewing the internet, have forgotten to be funny. Even sites that are supposed to be fun, funnily, are not funny. But Sam Potts and his astute team of website-makers, have done something that puts all those internet posers to shame. They've put ... [UnBeige]