New and exciting in the world of children’s literature:
- Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief turns 20 tomorrow (October 1, 2016). Congratulations, MWT and Gen! And, with the re-release of The Queen’s Thief books 1-4 with new covers slated for February 28, 2017, could books 5 and 6 be far behind? *starry-eyed emoji* (Janet)
- This article is about an artist who was working on a graphic novel about mental depression (I believe it is a wordless picturebook) when she committed suicide and left the book unfinished. The artist’s family turned to Shaun Tan and asked him to help them complete the work. Thank you Glaiza for bringing it to my attention. (N)
- This fantastic rebuttal by Sammie to an article by someone who thinks YA lit ‘prevents people from becoming truly literate.” (N)
- Fox is optioning Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl series for a (maybe animated) movie. (N)
- The Uncomfortable Truth About Children’s Books
- Voya was involved in a whole lot of drama. Honestly. Watching it all play out was like watching a train crashing. Repeatedly.
- Rue (Amandla Stenberg) is going to star as the protagonist in Fox’s adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s dystopian trilogy.