- 2015 Oct 06
What in the Wonderland!
Little-known facts about 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.'
A Visit to the Kerlan Collection
A reporter takes a visit to the Kerlan Collection of children's classic books.
'Goosebumps' At Comic Con
A look at 'Goosebumps' events at Comic Con.
Phllip Pullman On Drawing
Pullman discusses how drawing has changed his life.
A 'Class' of Its Own
A Doctor Who spin-off from Patrick Ness is heading to BBC Three.
A Chat With Gene Luen Yang
An article on graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang.
Rowling Debunks Myths on Twitter
J.K. Rowling responds to Harry Potter fans on Twitter concerning erroneous theories.
YA Authors Race
Maggie Stiefvater and John Green are racing cars to raise money for Driver's Edge.
'Nancy Drew' TV Series Planned
A 'Nancy Drew' TV series is coming to CBS.
'Twilight' Gender Swap
Stephenie Meyer switches the genders of the main characters in 'Twilight' for the book's tenth anniversary.
- 2015 Oct 02
Amazon Retools Plan for NYC Schools
Amazon Ebook Deal With NYC Schools Not Dead Yet.
Hunger Games Movie Preview
A look inside Mockingjay Part 2.
Can children's books help build a better world?
Banned Books Week
A look at which books are really being banned.
- 2015 Sep 25
Some Kids’ Books Are Worth the Wait
‘They Do Take Time,’ Says author-illustrator Kevin Henkes.
How Much for Invisbility?
Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak Gets an Origin Story and May Soon Exist in Real Life.
Hachette U.K. Absorbs Quercus Children's
Quercus Children’s Books integrates into Hachette in the U.K.
Barefoot Trims Operations
Barefoot Books cuts its U.K. operations, reducing its number of titles.
Two-Part Potter Play
J.K. Rowling has revealed that the play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will be staged in two parts.
- 2015 Sep 24
The Psychology of Voldemort
J.K. Rowling’s investigation of her villain’s mind echoes the intrigue of a true-crime serial-killer profile.
- 2015 Sep 22
New Zealand Book Banning
The Author of New Zealand’s First Banned Book in 22 Years Speaks Out.
YA Adaptation Rocks Box Office
'Maze Runner' Sequel Races to No. 1 at the Box Office.
Super Sized Peach
McDonald’s in the U.K. will distribute 14 million books featuring extracts from Roald Dahl stories.
J.K. Rowling Releases New Backstory on the Potter Family Along With The Redesigned Pottermore.
Stephen Savage Goes to Camp
Stephen Savage writes about visiting Scotch Hill Farm on a Sendak scholarship.
A cover reveal for Kate DiCamillo's 'Raymie Nightingale.'
Harry Potter fans are leaving notes in library and used copies of the books for future readers.
Favorite Banned Books
Authors are discussing their favorite banned books on Teenreads.
A writer reasons that the Hufflepuff Hogwarts house and its members deserve more credit.
An opera based on Tintin has been released in Brussels.
HMH Unveils New Platforms
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's new programs include a new Curious World website and app and a 'Gossie & Friends' TV show.
'Tuck' on Broadway
'Tuck Everlasting' is heading to Broadway.
An elementary school newsletter shows that boys and girls are being taught different curricula.
New Zealand Author's Banned Book
Ted Dawe discusses his book 'The River,' which has been banned in New Zealand.
'Scorch Trials at the Box Office
'The Scorch Trials' has the top slot at the box office.
McDonald's to Distribute Roald Dahl
McDonald's in the U.K. will begin distributing Roald Dahl extracts with meals.
J.K. Rowling New Reveals
J.K. Rowling has released new information about the Potter family.
- 2015 Sep 18
The Best YA Movies
A look at some of the best adaptations of YA books.
New YA to Read this Fall
A look at 17 new YA novels.
To Rearead or Not to Rearead
A tongue-in-cheek look at the existential agony of deciding whether or not to reread the Harry Potter series.
Best Book Grandparents
Grandmas and grandpas in children's literature.
A look at YA books set within different world cultures.
The New Pottermore
Pottermore has been redesigned and is set to relaunch.
- 2015 Sep 17
For the Love of Seuss
A writer praises Dr. Seuss.
- 2015 Aug 26
Mariah Carey to Publish Children's Book
This fall, the singer will make her children's book debut with 'All I Want for Christmas Is You,' a picture book inspired by Carey's hit song.
- 2015 Aug 25
Teacher's Harry Potter Classroom
A teacher gives her classroom a Harry Potter makeover.
Best Required High School Reading
A list of some favorite books from the high school years.
Kadir Nelson's Cover
Kadir Nelson discusses his cover art for the August 24 issue of The New Yorker.
Chatting with Jason Reynolds
An interview with Jason Reynolds.
You Don't Need Kids to Write For Them
Maile Meloy discusses writing for kids without personally having children.
A 'Legacy of Kings' Adaptation In Works
Simon Helberg will adapt 'A Legacy of Kings.'
This is Your Brain on a Tablet
An article questions whether tablets are harming children's reading development.
Looking for Diversity in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
An author discusses his frustration with the lack of diversity in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.
- 2015 Aug 24
YA for Grownups
Eleven YA books with adult appeal.
'65 Storey Treehouse' Hits Milestone
Andy Griffiths' 'The 65 Storey Treehouse' is the fastest selling Australian book in 10 years.
A Picture Book About Burning Man
Peter Armenia is self-publishing a picture book about Burning Man.
Upcoming Fall Picture Books
A look at 26 newly releasing picture books.
An Interview with John Green
John Green discusses teenagers and writing.
Why Books Are Still Alive and Well
A teenage writer reflects on why physical books persist.
Boy Apologizes for Torn Book
A little boy slips a note in his library book after accidentally tearing a page.
A Home Town Interview with Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen discusses writing and her life in Chapel Hill.
A Look at Illness in YA
An article explores the frequency of illness appearing in YA novels.
Revisiting Madeleine L'Engle
A writer reflects on Madeleine L'Engle's works.
A Conversation with R.L. Stine
An interview with R.L. Stine.
More on the Rabbit Book
Parents weigh in on whether 'The Rabbit Who Wanted to Fall Asleep' really does the trick.
Barber Gets Kids Reading
A barber in Iowa gives kids free haircuts in exchange for them reading to him.
Podcast 'The Yarn' is Launched
A new podcast is based on Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm's 'Sunny Side Up.'
'Sleep-Inducing' Rabbit Book Causes Stir
The self-published book 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' is a top-seller, but negative reviews abound.
Judy Blume Takes the Stage in L.A.
Judy Blume discusses writing and life in L.A.
Books for Haiti
A college French class creates custom books for a Haitian school.
Pullman Defends the Arts in Schools
Philip Pullman speaks out about the importance of the arts in schools.
Books and Toys En Route to South Africa
Kids at a Daycare center in Virginia raise funds to buy books and supplies for preschoolers in South Africa.
Children's Books Banned in Venice
The mayor of Venice sparks controversy over his attempts to ban books from preschool libraries.
Classical References in Children's Books
An article about the many references to the classical world in many children's books.
The Value of Reading Aloud to Kids
A study explores the benefits of reading to children.
- 2015 Aug 20
Author Defends the Humanities
Philip Pullman attacks ‘barbarian’ downgrading of U.K. arts education.
Book Banning in Italy
Book Ban for Preschool Libraries in Venice Ignites a Gay Rights Battle.
It's All Greek (and Latin) to Kids
From Harry Potter to Hunger Games: the classical jokes hiding in your favorite children’s books.
Librarians Making a Difference
Fifty Pounds of Books, Paper, and Toys Delivered to South African Preschoolers.
- 2015 Aug 18
Bedtime Stories for Young Brains
Two studies show the clear benefits of reading aloud to children.
- 2015 Aug 17
A book that reportedly uses psychological techniques to send children to sleep quickly is topping Amazon's charts in the U.K.
- 2015 Aug 12
Angelina Jolie Pitt to Exec Produce Animated Film ‘The Breadwinner,’ based on Deborah Ellis’s YA novel.
How Do You Say ‘Wimpy Kid' in Latin?
Vatican official translates bestselling children’s book.
'Curious' Book Banning
'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' pulled from children's reading list.
Clinton's Book Tour
Chelsea Clinton will embark on a 20-city tour for her first book, 'It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going.'
Back in Black
Jack Black to narrate R.L. Stine & Marc Brown’s picture book, 'Little Shop of Monsters.'
- 2015 Aug 11
Young Adult Accolades
That Time A YA Book Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction
Celebrating Joan Aiken
The author's life and works in pictures.
Helicopter Parent Warning
Parents, stop hovering! It’s not your job to remove every obstacle from your kids’ paths.
Harper Lee + Truman Capote's Friendship
The pair's friendship is the subject of a forthcoming middle grade novel.
- 2015 Aug 10
Children's Illustrator Losing Fans
Some of Mary Engelbreit's fans are not so happy with anti-racist artwork she’s posted on her Facebook as a tribute to Michael Brown, who was killed nearly a year ago.
- 2015 Aug 06
Catching Up With Fictional Teens
A look back at some favorite YA fiction characters.
An American Girl
A writer reflects on how the American Girl series of books taught her about history.
A Forgotten 1912 Picture Book
A look at Peter Newell's 'The Rocket Book.'
An article about the surge in history books for kids.
Not for Kids?
A look at children's books that aren't necessarily for kids.
Children's Book-Inspired Decor
A look at home decor designed after children's books.
Library Helps Readers Find Self-Help
Sacramento Public Library comes up with a way to give readers more privacy as they search for books on self-help topics.
Bell on 'El Deafo'
Cece Bell uses pictures to show how she came to create 'El Deafo.'
Reading Changes Brains
A study shows how reading to children leads to higher brain activity.