Smith was in attendance at the June 18 CILIP event, held at the British Library in London, and he gave a moving speech: “Too often you believe that growing up in a small town is unrelatable… it’s in the quiet moments that we see the stories that we share.”
In May, Toronto author and TV beauty expert Chantel Guertin wrapped up her Pippa Greene YA series with the fourth instalment, Golden Hour.
Zareen Jaffery, the keynote speaker at the Toronto publishing conference Book Summit, on her role as acquiring editor for Simon & Schuster’s Muslim children’s book imprint, Salaam Reads.
The best children’s non-fiction, series, and international titles due from Canadian publishers this fall.
More preteens, more problems: Life’s never easy for fictitious middle-graders, but the characters in these new novels are endlessly resourceful.
She persisted: This fall’s YA books feature young women with a cause, on a mission, or (in one case) plagued with leprosy.
Authors new to kidlit go to some intense and moody places.
Explore history, geography, art, nature, family, community, and more in this season’s illustrated books.
Prolific kidlit artist Qin Leng joins the ranks of author-illustrators with her picture book, I Am Small (Kids Can, Oct.).
Suzanne Del Rizzo’s story of a Syrian boy living in a refugee camp has been recognized by the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.