A great song by Bird and the Bee, and one I would like to sing today in honor of Japanese publisher Rei Uemura, remarking in the April 5th issue of PW of the offerings at the Bologna Children's Book Fair: "There are too many zombies, vampires, werewolves. I can't tell them apart anymore."
Diane Roback offers many more juicy quotes in her report on the Fair. I found Jen Haller's (of Penguin) observation particularly interesting: "people are bringing a lot of teen fiction to sell, but they're looking for middle-grade." As are we.