April 26 2016Scholastic To Publish J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find ThemScholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, announced today that it will publish the screenplay of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the United States and Canada on November 19, 2016. Returning to her wizarding world, the all-new adventure film, which will release November 18, 2016, marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.
April 25 2016Irish Company Focuses on Diversity for New Personalized Children's Books Thanks to development of new software and POD technologies, companies such as Put Me in the Story and Lost My Name are transforming the children’s personalized book market. But Writing for Tiny, a new personalized book venture based in Ireland, has added something its competitors don’t offer—a flexible, almost unlimited ability to offer diversity.
April 20 2016To Float or Not To Float | Collection ManagementMost libraries that adopt floating collections expect circulation to rise because collections will be better distributed to meet patron demand. Yet how many have analyzed whether collections perform better after implementing floating than they did before materials were relocated?
April 11 2016Millennials Are Out-Reading Older GenerationsKids today with their selfies and their Snapchats and their love of literature.
Millennials, like each generation that was young before them, tend to attract all kinds of ire from their elders for being superficial, self-obsessed, anti-intellectuals. But a study out today from the Pew Research Center offers some vindication for the younger set. Millennials are reading more books than the over-30 crowd, Pew found in a survey of more than 6,000 Americans.
April 01 2016Sleepless Kids? A Trio of Picture Books Comes to the Rescue The timeless tradition of lulling a child to sleep with a soothing story doesn’t always have the desired results, a truth lampooned in Adam Mansbach’s faux bedtime tale, Go the F**ck to Sleep. This tongue-in-cheek picture book clearly speaks to bleary-eyed parents of wakeful wee ones: sales have topped two million copies worldwide since the book’s 2011 release by Akashic Books. But more straight-laced advice is in the offing.
March 28 20168 Librarians Who Lend Much More than Just BooksLibraries would be nothing without the librarians who run them. Most of us know them as the people who check out our books or help us navigate the Dewey Decimal System, but not all librarians are limited to working with the printed word. Whether they’re lending out ties or larger-than-life puppets, these are the heroic men and women behind some of the world’s most unique library collections.
March 10 2016Wimpy Kid #11 to Hit Shelves This November In a teaser image released by Abrams today, it looks like things may be looking down for Greg Heffley – or so we’ll see. PW's sources suggest that the image could be a hint at the title. The next installment in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling illustrated middle grade series will go on sale in the U.S. and in 20 countries around the world on November 1, 2016.