- 2016 May 26
Mortal Instruments for Older Mortals
Cassandra Clare announces Magnus Bane book series for adults.
Arthur Ransome Adaptation Makes Waves
Family of Swallows and Amazons Character Angry About Name Change in New BBC Film.
Finding The Next ‘Twilight’ Franchise
Why Digital Video Upstarts Are Scooping Up YA Novels.
- 2016 May 24
Out with bourgeois crocodiles!
How the Soviets rewrote children’s books.
Alexie's New Children's Book
Sherman Alexie on His New Kids’ Book and the Angst of Being a “Jr.”
Commence the Speech
John Green gives Mr. Rogers-inspired commencement speech.
Children's Book Ireland Award
Sarah Crossan wins Irish children’s book of the year.
Soviet Picture Books
A look at how Soviet picture books called for a rejection of fantasy elements.
Sherman Alexie On Thunder
An interview with Sherman Alexie.
John Green gives a shout out to Mr. Rogers at his commencement speech at his alma mater.
Crossan Wins for 'One'
Sarah Crossan wins the Irish children's book of the year for "One."
- 2016 May 23
Ten Picture Book Essentials
A writer rounds up a list of essential picture books.
Harry Potter Revelations
A list of big Harry Potter revelations.
A Chat with Rick Yancey
Rick Yancey talks about the 5th Wave trilogy and the future of humankind.
Portland Bans Climate Denying Texts
The Portland public schools board has voted to ban textbooks that deny the climate crisis.
- 2016 May 18
John Green Prepares for Grand Prix
John Green's sports passions.
New Dahl Books
Puffin to publish classic Roald Dahl books with collectible covers.
National Geo Personalized Books
National Geographic Kids and Put Me In the Story partner.
An 'All-of-a-Kind' Walking Tour
A writer takes a walking tour based on the All-of-A-Kind Family books.
Illustrator Asked to Change Images
Jan Lööf speaks out about his publisher asking him to change images depicting other cultures in his books, as they might be deemed non-inclusive.
Writing 'Roller Girl'
Victoria Jamieson talks about "Roller Girl."
Nancy Drew Pilot Up in the Air
The "Drew" pilot isn't going forward with CBS but is being shopped to other networks.
Reflecting on Inkpop
An article on the defunct Inkpop and the impact it made on readers and writers.
New Children's Laureate
P.J. Lynch is Ireland's new children's laureate.
J.K. Rowling at PEN
Highlights from J.K. Rowling's acceptance speech at the PEN gala.
Stop Age Labeling
Sergio Ruzzier believes age labeling on books can create barriers for readers.
- 2016 May 17
On Your Mark
Veronica Roth talks about "Carve the Mark."
Cannes Looks for YA
Buyers at Cannes Film Festival are looking out for new YA franchises.
'Snow White' Deals
Salla Simukka’s Snow White trilogy will be published by Random and is slated for film.
- 2016 May 05
Books for Four-Year-Olds
An article suggests books for four-year-old readers.
Teaching Inclusion at Home
An article looks at 11 books that teach inclusion.
The End of a Book Club
Heather Vogel Frederick's The Mother-Daughter Book Club series is ending.
A Leia Adventure
Cecil Castellucci discusses getting to write "Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure."
Alyson Noël on her novel "Unrivaled."
There Be Dragons!
A look at favorite dragons in literature.
A look at favorite teachers from children's books.
Ode to Shockheaded Peter
A writer reflects on reading the Shockheaded Peter stories.
A Reader's Quandary
A mother reflects on realizing that her daughter doesn't love the books she loved as a child.
'Fun and Games'
Inkshares will publish Dave Barrett's "It's All Fun and Games."
Morgan Matson writes about making big decisions can be empowering.
A Book Vandal Confesses
Caleb Krisp writes about his history of rewriting the endings of books.
Branford Boase Shortlist
A look at the Branford Boase awards shortlist.
A Peek at 'Inquisitor's Tale'
A cover reveal and excerpt from Adam Gidwitz's 'The Inquisitor's Tale.'
Student Free Speech
An article about free speech, social media, and schools.
In Praise of 'The Lorax'
A writer discusses what makes "The Lorax" so powerful.
Sherman Alexie Talks Picture Books
Sherman Alexie shares his favorite picture books.
Judy Blume on Tumblr
Judy Blume warms to social media.
Pseudonymous Bosch Steps Out
Pseudonymous Bosch writes about writing under a pseudonym.
On the 'Mark'
A look at Veronica Roth's new duology, "Carve the Mark."
- 2016 May 03
Harry Potter Around the World
J.K. Rowling reveals plans to take 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' abroad.
J.K. Rowling Apologizes
The author took to Twitter on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.
Illuminae Authors Team Up Again
Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman talk about their new Andromeda Cycle.
Vampires Eternally Undead
Stephenie Meyer Adapting YA Book Franchise 'Anna Dressed in Blood.'
Facts about "James and the Giant Peach."
Big YA Books
A look at hotly anticipated YA books.
YA Baby Names
A look at some potential baby names based on YA characters.
Bedtime VR Stories: Bad Idea?
An article is skeptical about Samsung's new app, Bedtime VR Stories.
'Death Cure' Production Paused
Dylan O'Brien's injuries have resulted in a production shutdown of "The Death Cure."
Let's Forgive Kipling
A writer argues that we should stop judging Rudyard Kipling's work by today's standards.
Rights to 'Pioneer Girl'
South Dakota Historical Society sells rights to Japanese translation of “Pioneer Girl:The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Cao Wenxuan's Children's Books
A look at the work of Cao Wenxuan.
Inside the 'Rabbit Hole'
A look at the new interactive children's book exhibit space, The Rabbit Hole.
A Father on 'The Rabbit'
A father writes humorously about "The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep."
The Bodleian library in Oxford acquires an annotated map of Middle-earth.
'Cursed Child' to Likely Go On the Road
J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is likely to also play abroad.
Rowling: Sorry About Remus
J.K. Rowling apologizes for killing off Remus Lupin.
The Andromeda Cycle
Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman are working on a new project, the Andromeda Cycle.
Meyer to Adapt 'Anna'
Stephenie Meyer is adapting Kendare Blake's "Anna Dressed in Blood" series.
- 2016 Apr 28
Teachers Who Inspired Favorite Authors
Authors and Illustrators Remember Their Mentors.
Rare Illustration Unsurfaces
Unseen Beatrix Potter illustration to go on display for first time.
YA Author's Challenges Continue
Battle over banning 'Looking for Alaska' continues in Kentucky.
- 2016 Apr 26
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Set
J.K. Rowling takes you onto the set of 'The Cursed Child' and reveals first look at the action.
'Monster Calls' Trailer
Get an advanced look at the chilling film based on Patrick Ness's novel.
YA Style Maven
Cassandra Clare Created a Fantasy Realm and Aims to Maintain Her Rule
After Canceling 2016 National Institute, ALSC Regroups to Serve Members.
- 2016 Apr 21
Eisner Nominees Announced
See the nominations for the 2016 Eisner Awards.
YA to TV Updates
'None of the Above' by I.W. Gregorio and 'Sea Change' by Aimee Friedman are in development at Lifetime.
Lib of Congress Appointment
John Cole, founding director of the Center for the Book, has been named historian at the Library of Congress.
Diversity Advocate Carter Dies
Publisher and Author Jackie Carter, Who Pushed for Racial Diversity in Children’s Books, Dies at 62.
Beatrix Potter Makeovers
A writer objects to the new cover art for Beatrix Potter books.
A look at 10 guardian angels appearing in children's books.
YA Novels by Asian Authors
A look at 11 YA novels written by Asian-American authors.
'Jungle Book' Surprises
Some surprising facts about "The Jungle Book."
Cecelia Ahern talks about writing "Flawed."
Jason Reynolds Talks to Kids
A preview of a talk by Jason Reynolds at the Delta Memorial Endowment Fund luncheon in Milwaukee.
'Jane Eyre' YA?
Lena Coakley on why she believes "Jane Eyre" is a YA novel.
Poetry and Common Core?
A writer and teacher considers the role of poetry within Common Core.
Klaus Flugge Longlist
The Klaus Flugge prize longlist for new illustrators is announced.
The 2016 Eisner Awards for comics has a record number of nominations for women.
'Wimpy Kid the Musical'
A review of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical."
YA at Lifetime
Aimee Friedman's "Sea Change" and "None of the Above" by I.W. Gregorio are in development for Lifetime.
Remembering Jackie Carter
A look at the life of publishing executive Jackie Carter.
Cole Named Congres Historian
John Y. Cole is named Library of Congress Historian.
- 2016 Apr 19
New Home for Peculiar Stories
'Miss Peregrine' author returns with an illustrated collection of fairytales.
Bookish Box Office Blockbuster
'The Jungle Book' topped the box office on its debut weekend, with $103.6 million.
Movie Alert for Harry Potter Fans
Harry Potter characters will turn up in the 'Fantastic Beasts' movie, star confirms.
NYC Schools Considers Amazon Contract
The massive online retailer is waiting to hear if it has won a contract to sell e-books to New York City’s schools.
Green Behind the Wheel
John Green will drive a pace car for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Betsy-Tacy Home Sells
The Mankato house where Betsy, Tacy and Tib lived has sold.
If Stuart Little Lived There Today
A tongue-in-cheek look at children's book characters and what their New York homes would be priced at today.