- 2013 May 17
Kids Summer Indie Next List Preview
Check out this summer's hot books.
Kids Summer Indie Next List Preview
Check out this summer's hot books.
- 2013 May 14
A 'Mighty' Story
An article about about Matthew Olshan's and Sophie Blackall's The Mighty Lalouche.
Did Luhrmann Get It Right?
A high school English teacher analyzes Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
A Super Sweet Musical
A behind-the-scenes look at the London stage production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
An Interview with Judy Blume
Judy Blume talks about Tiger Eyes.
No More Free Books
The New York Department of Education suspends free-book program due to unpredictable funding.
Jason Segel is eagerly anticipating the release of his middle-grade book, Nightmares!
Moomin in App World
Classic children's book characters have made their way into apps.
Children's Books in Translation
The state of children's books in translation.
- 2013 May 07
Cake Wrecks for Teachers
A round-up of funny cakes for Teacher Appreciation Week.
How About These YA Sub-Genres?
A tongue-in-cheek look at potential YA sub-genres.
Pushkin Launches New Children's Imprint
Pushkin Children's Books will specialize in translated works.
3 YA Sub-Genres That Should Exist
"Look, the two books that made me cry last year were Wonder by R.J. Palacio (technically middle grade, whatever) and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (technically overwritten, double whatever)."
Make No Mistake
Stephan Pastis visits his elementary school while promoting Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.
The Real Story of Peter Rabbit
A candid publishing history of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
An interview with Rick Yancey about The Fifth Wave.
Wilson Critiques Fan Mail
Jacqueline Wilson states that the fan letters she receives from children overseas are better written than the letters from British children.
Lost In Translation
Author David Almond is concerned that great children's books are overlooked because they aren't translated into English.
- 2013 Apr 30
Celebrities By 'Faction'
An article groups celebrities into Divergent factions.
A Second Grade Book Reviewer
The New York Times publishes a second grader's review of The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
'Graceling' Trilogy Heads to Film
Reliance Entertainment is developing Kristin Cashore's 'Graceling' trilogy.
Matilda Leads to Be Honored
The four lead actresses in Matilda will be honored at the Tony Awards.
Milne's World War Propaganda
An article discusses how A.A. Milne at one time wrote WWI propaganda.
Matilda Nabs Tony Nominations
Matilda the musical is nominated for a dozen Tony awards.
- 2013 Apr 23
Cass Dishes on The Elite
Kiera Cass talks about the sequel to The Selection.
Oliver on Requiem
On podcast, Lauren Oliver discusses Requiem, the third book in her Delirium trilogy.
Wisdom from Willems
An interview with Mo Willems.
Divergent Photo Leak
Photos of the Divergent movie set in Chicago are leaked.
YA Authors at L.A. Book Fest
Ransom Riggs, Melissa de la Cruz, Maureen Johnson, Katherine Marsh, and Lisa McMann discuss YA themes at L.A. Book Fest.
Handler and Klassen Take L.A. Book Stage
David Handler and Jon Klassen share The Dark at the L.A. Times Festival of Books.
'Matilda' First Week Earnings
Matilda the Musical earns $1.13 million in its first week.
The Rosy World of Classic Kid Lit
An article about representations of the world in classic children's books.
- 2013 Apr 18
Not (Yet) Coming to a Theater Near You
Ten children's books that have not yet been made into movies.
Gertrude the Great
Gertrude Chandler Warner, author of The Boxcar Children series, is one of four Gertrudes discussed in this article.
Return to Oz
A look at L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
What Makes a Children's Book Diverse?
An article on defining diversity in children's books.
Space Travel, Vintage Picture Book Style
Jeanne Bendick's 1953 The First Book of Space Travel sparked kids' curiosity about science.
Anne Sexton's Eggs of Things
A look at Anne Sexton's 1963 children's book, Eggs of Things.
Vizzini and Columbus Talk 'Secrets'
A Q&A with Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini, who collaborated on House of Secrets.
It's a Little Bit Funny
An interview with Stephan Pastis on writing humor for kids and Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.
Maine Children's Bookstore Going Strong
A profile of The Children's Book Cellar in Waterville, Maine.
April 18 Is 'Support Teen Lit. Day'
YALSA and Readergirlz promote "Rock the Drop" on Support Teen Lit. Day.
Veronica Roth reveals the title of the last book in the Divergent series.
Growing Up Digital
An article about a generation of youth who have never known a time without digital technology.
- 2013 Apr 16
Everybody Was 'Quidditching'
Quidditching = the newest online photo meme fad.
Gaiman Throws Art to the Wind
In NYC, Neil Gaiman launched a scavenger hunt to find a piece of his discarded table cloth art.
Doctor Buys Children's Bookstore
Dr. John Hutton splits his time between his medical career and running The Blue Manatee Bookstore for kids in Oakley, Cincinnati.
'New Adult' Fiction Catches Fire
An article about the growing popularity of the New Adult fiction category.
Catching Fire Trailer Debuts
The trailer for Catching Fire debuted during the MTV Movie Awards.
Young Writers Win 'The Key'
The winners of the first Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize are announced.
'Underpants' Tops Challenged List
The Captain Underpants series tops the ALA's challenged books list.
- 2013 Apr 09
25 Essential Children's Books
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of The Little Prince, a round-up of must-read children's books.
Jason Segel to Write YA Series
Actor Jason Segel is writing a YA series about "kids facing their biggest fears."
Filming of Divergent movie began on April 8.
Hey, Remember Witches?
Fox 2000 purchases film rights to a Sally Green trilogy about witches, suggesting that they may be making a YA comeback.
Birds, Bees, and Books
Children's books that address the topic of reproduction.
Children's Books in China
An article about the state of children's book publishing in China.
Do Your E-Reading!
College professors are testing CourseSmart, technology that enables them to track students' E-Textbook reading.
Where the ("Average") Boys Are
An article responding to a mother's suggestion that YA books for boys are all about either "wimps" or "geeks."
- 2013 Apr 04
Authors Jumping Ahead of Themselves
Advice for writers to not promote app before the book.
A Mark Twain Children's Book
Mark Twain's Advice to Little Girls published in the U.S. by Enchanted Lion.
Sylvia Plath's Little-Known Picture Book
Sylvia Plath wrote a picture book called The It-Doesn't Matter Suit.
Musician and...Children's Book Author?
Ten musicians who have written children's books.
Diamonds in the Rough
An online bookstore founder promotes nine children's books that may have been overlooked.
Lewis on Writing and Rainbows
An interview with J. Patrick Lewis.
Final Chapter for 'Horrible'
Terry Deary's Horrible Histories series draws to a close.
Saints: The First YA Heroines?
Tonya Hurley, author of The Blessed compares saints to the protagonists in YA literature today.
Libba Bray Revealed
Excerpts from an interview with YA author Libba Bray.
Pearl Goes Audio
Librarian and author Nancy Pearl records first children's audiobook.
Maureen Johnson: What I Read
Author Maureen Johnson writes about what she reads throughout the day.
A Peek at Catching Fire
A teaser trailer for the upcoming i>Catching Fire film.
Top Apps for Kids
A piece about the qualities of a successful kid's app.
- 2013 Apr 02
Of Pigs, Paparazzi, and Penpals
Jennifer E. Smith talks about her new novel, This Is What Happy Looks Like.
A Picture Book Wedding
A Chicago man proposes to his girlfriend by writing a picture book.
Eloise Reimagined in Brooklyn
Joana Avillez gives Eloise new digs in Brooklyn.
Gay YA Characters Today
A piece on a new wave of gay characters and LGBT issues appearing in YA.
A Big Reveal
A cover and title reveal for the second title in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series.
On a Roll
Highlights from the White House Easter Egg Roll include President Obama reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Where In the World?
The travel site Cheap Flights creates an infographic about the real-life settings of classic children's books.
Raised On Screens
A piece about the impact of Tablets and other devices on children's minds.
- 2013 Mar 21
Young Author's Career Gets a 'Kick'
An 11-year-old reaches Kickstarter goal for her picture book, The Clown that Lost His Funny.
Carrey Writes Children's Book
Actor Jim Carrey has written a children's book.
New Art for 'Oz'
A new edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz features original artwork by Michael Sieben.
Forman on Building Character
A Q&A with author Gayle Forman on crafting a YA character.
Stone on Courage Has No Color
Tanya Lee Stone discusses the motivations for her writing Courage Has No Color about the black paratroopers, the Triple Nickles.
Morpurgo's Favorite Books
Michael Morpurgo shares some of his favorite books from childhood.
Next On the Menu: Children's Books!
Giada de Laurentiis has singed with Grosset & Dunlap for a children's book series called "Recipe for Adventure."
Sony Pictures to likely team with Rob Letterman for Goosebumps series feature film.
Introducing the audiobook version of Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess, narrated by Daniel Sharman.
Professor Matthew Grenby discusses 18th and 19th-century children's literature and what it teaches us.
- 2013 Mar 19
'Sweet' Nail Decals
Sweet Valley High nail decals.
Children and Design
An article about the book Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000, which is a companion to the MoMA exhibition.
Angleberger Talks Origami and Books
An interview with Tom Angleberger.
Video Games in the Classroom
An article that raises questions about the role of video games in schools.
Rowling On Phone Hacking
J.K. Rowling wants crackdown on phone hacking.
Defending War-Themed Children's Books
A defense of Jeannette Winter's The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq.
It's No 'Secret'
Chris Columbus discusses co-writing his first children's book, House of Secrets.
'Cape' Reviving Fiction Line
Jonathan Cape Children's Books set to revive its fiction line.
Theo James, Shailene Woodley, and Kate Winslet among those cast in the upcoming Divergent film.