- 2016 Aug 12
The Enduring Power of 'Watership Down'
With news of a new "Watership Down" animated series, a writer discusses the book's merits.
- 2016 Aug 11
Teachers in Children's Literature
A look at favorite teachers appearing in children's books.
Vintage Children's Book Photos
A look at Ellen Cantor's photographs of her children's books.
Depictions of Female Adolescence
An article discusses depictions of "femaleness" in literature.
Gene Luen Yang's Superman
An article on Gene Luen Yang's "New Superman."
'Gilly Hopkins' on Screen
"The Great Gilly Hopkins" will release on October 7.
Getting Books to Black Male Students
An article discusses what can be done to get more books in the hands of black males in schools.
Woodson Talks About Her New Book
An interview with Jacqueline Woodson.
Trump Tower Climber's Book Reference
The Trump Tower climber has referenced Obert Skye's Leven Thumps series.
Scottish Children's Lit. Award Launched
The Significant Contribution to Scottish Children’s Literature Award will be awarded annually.
Ugandan School Pulls Book
Copies of Jacqueline Wilson's "Love Lessons" have been removed from a school in Uganda.
- 2016 Aug 09
Seuss at Midnight
"The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition" is now on display in Vancouver, BC.
Harry Potter Comes to Broadway?
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" may be headed to Broadway.
Grace Lin on 'Multicultural' Dilemma
An article by Grace Lin about being named a "multicultural" author and illustrator.
A Chat with Grunberg and Turmbloom
Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom talk about their graphic novel series, "Dream Jumper."
First Book Love
An article reflects on the the joy of loving an author in childhood.
Reading and Bribery
An article discusses whether to bribe reluctant readers.
A new children's magazine called "Scoop" is in the works.
Growing Up in Fiction
Anthony Horowitz writes about when children's book characters grow up.
Gene Luen Yang on Comics, Graphic Novels
An interview with Gene Luen Yang.
Cat in the Hat for President!
A new promotional campaign has The Cat in the Hat running for president as a "Kids' Candidate."
Final 'Divergent' Goes to TV
"Ascendant" will premier as a TV movie.
The Reviews Are In!
Some reviews of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
- 2016 Aug 02
'There Is a Tribe' Controversy
A discussion of the controversy brewing over Lane Smith's "There Is a Tribe of Kids."
Chelsea Clinton's 'Wrinkle' Mention
An article discusses Chelsea Clinton's mention of "A Wrinkle in Time" at the DNC.
A Call for More Snowy Days
A writer discusses makes a plea for more diverse books like "The Snowy Day."
Woodson on Greenville
Jacqueline Woodson writes about her memories of growing up in Greenville, S.C.
Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Works
Princeton's Cotsen library is digitizing classic Soviet children's books.
New Children's Book Blog
Slate introduces its blog, Nightlight.
A Ruth Gordon Tribute
Honoring librarian Ruth Gordon.
Ziegler to Release Memoir and YA
Maddie Ziegler will release a memoir and a YA series.
'Cursed Child' On Screen?
A writer discusses whether "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" would work as a film.
'Cursed Child' on Broadway?
The producers of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" are considering a run on Broadway.
Delayed 'Cursed Child' Shipments
Many who preordered copies of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" from Amazon are receiving them late.
A look at bookstore parties for the release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
- 2016 Jul 28
Casting for L'Engle Adaptation
Oprah Winfrey Joins Movie Adaptation of 'A Wrinkle in Time.'
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Franchise Rebooting with New Cast.
An Enduring Indie Author
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Was Self-Published.
Happy birthday, Beatrix Potter
The author’s legacy 150 years on.
- 2016 Jul 26
Gene Luen Yang on Comics' Value
Why comics belong in schools… and more ideas from graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang.
Cat in the Hat for President
The Dr. Seuss Character Cat in the Hat Tosses Red, White and Blue Stovepipe Cap in Presidential Ring.
The Fall of 'Divergent'
The final film will bow on television – here’s why it matters.
Responses to Harry Potter Play
Theater critics review 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': Here’s what they think.
'Cursed Child' Casts a Spell Onstage
Ben Brantley at the 'New York Times' calls Rowling's latest "the kind of play that you want to describe in detail."
- 2016 Jul 21
Jerry Pinkney Day
The Caldecott medalist is honored in his hometown.
Not For Kids
Roald Dahl's Twisted, Overlooked Stories for Adults.
Casting for YA Adaptation
Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson to Star in adaptation of Nicola Yoon's 'Everything, Everything.'
YA Franchise Switches to Small Screen
'Divergent' Finale to Skip Theaters, Launch as a TV Movie and Spinoff Series.
- 2016 Jul 14
Adaptations for Kids
A list of middle grade and YA adaptations of adult books.
Children's books that feature diverse figures throughout history.
Teaching About Privilege
A look at children's books that help kids to understand privilege.
'Hamilton' Cast Member to Write Forward
Phillipa Soo will write the forward to a picture book biography on Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.
Harry Potter-Themed Photoshoot
A family creates Harry Potter-themed baby photo shoot.
From 'Dory' to 'Hangnail'
Ellen DeGeneres will produce a movie adaptation of "Castle Hangnail."
A look at the the "Midnight Paintings" of Dr. Seuss.
Guardian Children's Fiction Longlist
A look at the longlist for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
Thorne to Star in 'Break My Heart'
Bella Thorne has been cast in the film adaptation of "Break My Heart 1,000 Times."
Return to Court and Throne
Sarah J. Maas is writing more books in her A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass series.
A librarian creates a reading list for #BlackLivesMatter.
Rick Riordan's tour dates for "Hammer of Thor."
Reading YA for Vocabulary
An article discusses how children's books can help build vocabulary.
- 2016 Jun 16
Here Comes Hilda
Luke Pearson's Hildafolk series of graphic novels.
Censorship and YA Readers
Should We Censor What Teens Read?
Diversity Across the Pond
U.K. booksellers call for more diverse kids’ books.
The End of an Era
The 'Guardian' drops its children’s books site.
The Boxcar Children Get a Movie
How the kids series with more than 100 titles made its heroes into immortal crime fighters.
- 2016 Jun 14
YA Series Launched on TV
'Pretty Little Liars' Author Sara Shepard Launches New Book Series with TV Cameo.
More Patrick Ness Movie Adaptations
Doug Liman in Talks to Direct Post-Apocalyptic YA Thriller 'Chaos Walking.'
Not So Sleepy Sleeper Hit
A Fantasy Series That Began on the Web and Became a Bestseller.
World War II Novels for Young Readers
Historical fiction is having a renaissance in young adult literature.
A list of quotes from Maurice Sendak.
'Thirteen Reasons' on Netflix
A 13-part adaptation of "13 Reasons Why" is coming to Netflix.
Marked Up Tickets to 'Cursed Child'
Seats at "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" are left empty after ticket scalpers can't sell.
No More Live Owls in 'Cursed Child'
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will no longer feature live owls.
Seeing 'Cursed Child'
A first-hand account of seeing "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
Rowling Assures 'Child' Tour
J.K. Rowling suggests that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will tour.
Girls at the Movies
An article discusses why there aren't more movies for and about girls.
Blume and Alexander on Reading
Interviews with Judy Blume and Kwame Alexander.
Pretty Little New Series
Sara Shepard is launching a new series, The Amateurs.
Quotes about Inclusion and Diversity
Quotations from children's books addressing diversity and equality.
'Chaos' on Screen
Doug Liman is in talks to direct "Chaos Walking."
Historical YA Fiction
A look at recent YA historical fiction titles.
From Web to Bestseller
An article about Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland novels.
- 2016 Jun 09
The U.K.’s inaugural Klaus Flugge prize.
An Unkindness of Books
Maggie Stiefvater on Finishing the Raven Cycle.
Prescient Books for Teens
Dystopian YA Tropes and the 2016 Presidential Election.
- 2016 Jun 07
The Politics of a Children's Classic
Gertrude Chandler Warner’s Boxcar Children and the Spirit of Capitalism.
'Cursed Child' Opens This Week
Why J.K. Rowling Endorsed 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' for the Stage.
Illustrator of American Childhood
A look at the work of Garth Williams.
Up for Debate
Should Awards Committee Conversations Remain Confidential?
- 2016 Jun 02
'Alice' at Auction
A first edition copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is up for auction.
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Winner
A photo diary of Meg Rosoff's whirlwind tour of Sweden, after accepting the prize.
Margaret Wise Brown's Collaboration
How 'Goodnight Moon' Author Revolutionized Kids' Books.
Lobel's Classic Gets a Fresh Perspective
'Frog and Toad': an amphibious celebration of same-sex love.
The Fault in Our Years
John Green Admits to Grads That Adulthood Is Terrible.
Diverse Book Picks
A list of diverse children's books for summer.
A Plea for Wildness
An author speaks about the importance of wildness in children's books.
An Author Vanishes
A look at the disappearance of Helen Bailey.
Chris D'Lacey shares some writing tips.
YA Summer Reads
Seventeen YA books for summer.