19 Spring Children’s Books
PW’s comprehensive listing of the season’s children’s and YA books
starts with an interview of our cover artist, Zachariah OHora.
21 Hand-Selling Diverse Books
How children’s booksellers are trying to make diversity the new
24 Tracking Kids’ Reading Habits
A recent survey confirms that children still prefer reading print
26 Sherman Alexie
We talk with the short story writer, novelist, and poet about his
exuberant new picture book, Thunder Boy Jr. (Little, Brown, May).
28–174 Spring Titles
2 A New Chapter for Book-of-the-Month Club
The venerable club has been recast as a monthly hardcover subscription service.
3 Indie Upstart Finds Success with Calendar
Florida-based Waterhouse Press was founded in 2014 and has only
three authors to date, but it’s already cracked the bestseller lists
with Calendar Girl, a new 12-book series by Audrey Carlan.
3 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books rose 6% in the week ended January 17,
compared to the similar week last year.
5 Education, Government Drive Indian Market
The recent New Delhi World Book Fair highlighted the challenges
and opportunities in India’s massive book market.
8 International Bestsellers
In our weekly look at what’s selling overseas, we survey the lists in
France, Italy, and Sweden.
Cover illustration by Zachariah OHora
2016 Michael L. Printz Honor
School Library Journal
• Kirkus Best Teen Books
• School Library Journal Best Book
• YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
2016 Coretta Scott King
• ALA Notable Children’s Books
• Kirkus Best Children’s Books
to Lerner’s Printz and
Coretta Scott King
Out of Darkness
Ashley Hope Pérez
The Book Itch
Freedom, Truth &
illus. by R. Gregory Christie
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
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