It’s Your World, Chelsea Clinton’s new book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, such as poverty, food insecurity, and gender equality, hit stores this week to great reviews and media coverage. Chelsea spoke on the TODAY Show and Entertainment Tonightabout her inspiration for the book, which has been featured in US Weekly, PEOPLE, Girls’ Life, amNew York, The Chicago Tribune, Bustle, The Atlanta Journal ConstitutionSheKnows, Time for Kids and more.  Booklist calls it a “terrific resource for junior activists, who may well be inspired by stories of people their own age who saw problems and tried to fix them.”  Upcoming coverage includes appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Chew,and CBS This Morning, and features in Justine magazine, Scholastic Instructor, Kiwi magazine,Good Housekeeping, and more. Philomel acquired the book after Executive Editor Jill Santopolo reached out to Chelsea after seeing her speak about noncommunicable diseases and her father Bill Clinton’s heart surgery during an appearance on The Daily Show in September 2013. Chelsea said the book 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth inspired her as a child to get involved, and she hopes her book will do the same, and help kids get informed and get going on the issues they care most about. Chelsea launched a 20-city tour this week in front of a packed audience at Barnes & Noble Union Square. She will visit schools and bookstores throughout her tour. Visit for more information about her upcoming events.
Mark your calendar with crayons: next Tuesday, August 18, a true children’s book publishing event will unfold when Philomel Books publishes The Day The Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, the highly-anticipated companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster picture book hit, The Day The Crayons Quit, featuring some of the most beloved characters the modern-day children’s book world: The Crayons! Earlier this week, Penguin Young Readers announced a philanthropic partnership with the Crayon Collection, an organization that gets gently used crayons into the hands of children in need. The partnership was detailed in a Publishers Weekly piece in and will be featured in the September issue of Redbook. Advance national media for The Day The Crayons Came Home included three starred reviews and Entertainment Weekly has deemed the book “highly anticipated (yes, even for adults).”  Look for upcoming coverage in The New York Times Book Review, BookPage,Instructor, and Parents Magazine, which will name it to their ‘Best Books of the Year’ list. Author Drew Daywalt will embark on a 15-city tour in September, including stops at the Decatur Book Festival and the Brooklyn Book Festival. A major motion picture adaptation ofThe Day The Crayons Quit is currently in development with Universal Pictures and Madhouse Entertainment.  
A new book by Chelsea Clinton, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going, for young readers ages 10 to 14, is scheduled for publication in the U.S. by Philomel on September 15.Ms. Clinton breaks down some of the world’s biggest challenges and shares inspiring stories of young people who are already making an impact in their own communities and around the globe.  Filled with visuals including charts, graphs and photographs, her book will address some of the world’s most challenging issues including Poverty, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Access to Education, Gender Equality, Epidemics, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change, and Endangered Species. “In It’s Your World, I try to explain what I think are some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, particularly for young people,” said Chelsea Clinton. “I also explore some of the solutions to those challenges and share stories of inspiring kids and teenagers doing amazing work to help people and our planet have brighter and healthier futures. My hope is that the book will inspire readers to realize that they can start making a difference now, in their own way, for their family, their community, and our world.” “We hope this book will encourage young people to look at the world around them differently and give them a better understanding of the challenges facing our future,” said Don Weisberg, President, Penguin Young Readers. “We are thrilled to partner with Chelsea Clinton on this important publication.” International editions of It’s Your World will be published simultaneously in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada through Penguin Random House, with foreign language editions to follow.
This week brought the release of Oliver Jeffers’ Once Upon An Alphabet, the Philomel picture book of over 100 pages that gives stories to each letter in the alphabet. The Wall Street Journal raved, “The stories are wonderfully varied, sometimes philosophical and often end surprisingly; the drawings are just as quirky and unpredictable.” Other praise came from outlets including BookPageThe Huffington PostSt. Louis Post-Dispatch,, along with starred reviews from School Library Journal andKirkus Reviews. The day before its release, Jeffers was interviewed by Robert Siegel for NPR’sAll Things Considered; a review from the Washington Post and a BBC interview with Jeffers are still to come. On October 14, Jeffers celebrated the publication with a launch party at Books of Wonder in New York. The national advertising campaign will target parents this holiday gift giving season, with spots on Bravo, TLC, HCTV, ABC Family, Nickelodeon, and the Food Network. Alphabet comes on the heels of Penguin’s fall campaign for the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Day The Crayons Quit, and the announcement of its sequel, The Day The Crayons Came Home, both illustrated by Jeffers.
Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ (Illustrator) The Day The Crayons Quit (Philomel) is a California Book Awards Finalist in the Juvenile Category.Since 1931, the California Book Awards have strived to annually recognize the state’s best writers and illuminate the wealth and diversity of California-based literature.This year’s award winners will be announced on June 9 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.View the full list of finalists here.