- 2014 Nov 25
On Being White and In Children's Books
Roger Sutton discusses being white guy in the children's book field.
Woodson Speaks About Her Win
A close look at Jacqueline Woodson.
- 2014 Nov 11
Pooh Illustration Up For Auction
E.H. Shepard's "Poohsticks" illustration is expected to sell big at auction.
'Peregrine' Cast Picks
Ella Purnell and Asa Butterfield to star in "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children."
New 'Mockingjay' Clip
Latest "Mockingjay Clip" debuts.
- 2014 Oct 21
Predicting the YA trends for 2015.
An Editor Scopes Out YA Pub. Scene
Australian editor Susannah Chambers' reflections on American YA publishing.
YA and Beyond
The growing appeal of children's and YA literature for adults.
New Literacy Tools from Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is teaming with Toy Talk for research project concerning conversational technology in preschool classrooms.
Meg Wolitzer weighs in on debate over adults reading YA.
- 2014 Oct 17
'Loukoumi' Makes TV Debut
''Make a Difference With Loukoumi," based on Nick Katsoris's books, makes its television premiere.
The Birth of YA
An article that traces the roots of YA literature.
- 2014 Oct 16
'Gone Girl' Actress Picture Book Ties
"Gone Girl" actress Amy Dunne's parents wrote children's books starring "Amazing Amy."
Culturally Diverse Children's Books
A list of 50 culturally diverse picture books.
'SNL' YA Parody
Saturday Night Live parodies YA movie adaptations by combining them all into one movie.
Potter 'A Lot More'
Warner Bros. plans to expand the Harry Potter series further, with spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
- 2014 Oct 11
Pleasurable Reading Yields Results
Institute of Education study shows that reading for enjoyment boosts vocabulary.
- 2014 Oct 07
Adults on YA Lit.
A roundtable discussion about the popularity of YA literature.
- 2014 Sep 18
Radcliffe On Space Travel, Etc.
An interview with Daniel Radcliffe.
Roald Dahl Confections
Roald Dahl Cakes.
Scary Stories Are Good For Kids
Actor Ben Miller believes that scary stories help kids grapple with real life anxieties.
- 2014 Aug 28
Horrifying Moments in Children's Lit.
Disturbing and memorable moments in children's literature.
Best Seller List Descriptions
Recognizing YA books by "New York Times" bestsellers lists.
Twitter Author Bios
Recognizing children's book authors by their Twitter bios.
Lowry, Bridges, Colbert Talk Dystopia
Lois Lowry and Jeff Bridges appear on The Colbert Report to discuss "The Giver."
- 2014 Aug 21
Best Movies Based on Kids' Books
Five movies based on works of children's literature.
Ralph Lauren For Literacy
Ralph Lauren launches a children's literacy program.
'Handmaid's Tale' Remains on List
"The Handmaid's Tale" is restored to a Pennsylvania school's reading list after being suspended.
- 2014 Aug 14
Levar Burton's 'Tweeting Rainbow'
Levar Burton spoofs "Reading Rainbow" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
YA Picks for Film
Ten classic YA novels ripe for film adaptation.
A roundup of 10 prime first lines in children's books.
Striking YA Covers
A roundup of "gorgeous" YA covers.
Color-Coded Toy Photos
A photographer takes photos of boy and girls surrounded by their gender color-coded toys.
Swoon Reads turns to crowdsourcing to select titles to publish.
- 2014 Aug 01
Lost Dr. Seuss Stories to be Republished
A smooth-talking Grinch and a new adventure for the helpful elephant Horton feature in four largely forgotten Dr. Seuss stories that will be collected for the first time this autumn.
- 2014 Jul 31
What to Read...
How to pick your next YA book.
Creepy Books for Kids
A list of dark children's books.
Careers for Kids' Characters
Imagined careers for children's book characters.
A look at the process of adapting the Goosebumps series to screen.
'Tango' to Remain on Singapore Shelves
"And Tango Makes Three" will be allowed to stay in Singapore libraries.
- 2014 Jul 24
If Harry Potter Your BFF?
Sixteen signs that your Harry Potter book collection is your best friend.
New 'If I Stay' Trailer
"If I Stay" trailer ramps up the romance.
Rise of 'The Phoenix'
A look at "The Phoenix" comics
Finland has minted commemorative coins for Tove Jansson.
- 2014 Jun 24
Ten Children's Books With Shock Value
In light of "The Bunker Diary" Carnegie win, a look at some other children's books with disturbing material.
'The Giver' Trailer Error
"The Giver" director Phillip Noyce admits that color in first trailer was mistake.
Cameron Monaghan on 'The Giver'
Actor Cameron Monaghan talks about his role as Asher in "The Giver" movie.
'I'll Give You the Sun' Heads to Screen
Warner Bros. options Jandy Nelson's "I'll Give You the Sun."
FIOS Crosses $100M Mark
'The Fault In Our Stars' has earned $100 million domestically.
John Green on Colbert
John Green talks to Stephen Colbert.
- 2014 Jun 12
The Real Teen Hearthrobs: Dads
A writer admits that she thinks the dads in YA films are the real hotties.
Netflix Gets on the Magic School Bus
Netflix orders a new series based on the Magic School Bus series.
'Madeline' Exhibit Opens
'Madeline In New York: the Art of Ludwig Bemelmans' opens at the New York Historical Society.
Adults and YA Fiction
A writer weighs in on recent controversy surrounding an article about why adults shouldn't read YA.
Diversity in Publishing
Continuing the discussion about diversity in publishing.
- 2014 Jun 05
Harry Potter Spells For Real Life
Ideas for some Harry Potter spells that would really come in handy.
TFIOS Media Bingo
A tongue-in-cheek article about media coverage of 'The Fault In Our Stars.'
Reading Rainbow Song Redux
A new adaptation of the Reading Rainbow theme song.
Dinner With Woodley and Larson
A writer talks over dinner with Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson.
The Rise of 'Book Girls'
An article about the growing masses of, largely female, mega YA fans.
YA Cancer Novels Before TFIOS
A writer discusses her early obsession with many YA novels about teens dying of cancer and other diseases.
- 2014 May 13
A Harry Potter Studio Tour
What happens when an adult goes on the Harry Potter studio tour.
Harry Potter Gringotts Ride
Images of the Harry Potter Gringotts ride at Universal Orlando.
Teen Reading Rates Declining?
A Common Sense Media study suggests that the number of teens reading for fun is declining.
- 2014 May 08
Gay Characters in UK
Cassandra Clare on how UK audiences are more accepting of gay and bisexual characters than are US audiences.
- 2014 Apr 22
Race and the Industry
An article about diversity in the publishing industry.
Moonbot Acquires 'Olivia Kidney'
Moonbot studios will adapt the Olivia Kidney trilogy by Ellen Potter.
Finding a Long-Lost 'Friend'
Eric Carle has identified the little girl from his childhood who helped inspire his book 'Friends.'
- 2014 Apr 03
Children's Book Quotes
A list of 10 familiar children's book quotes.
A Few Good Celebrities...
Celebrities that we wouldn't mind seeing write children's books.
'Real Girl's Kitchen' Heads to TV
Haylie Duff's 'Real Girl's Kitchen' blog and cookbook will be adapted to a Cooking Channel show.
An article about adapting YA books into movies.
- 2014 Mar 27
Lies Children's Books Told Me
A list of 52 (harmless) 'lies' from children's books.
A Visit to the American Girl Cafe
Two diners recount eating at the American Girl Cafe.
The Trouble With Modern Medicine
Modern medicine has cured many of the ailments featured in classic children's books.
Winnie-the-Pooh Is Bad For You
A study suggests that books with realistic over anthropomorphized animals are more beneficial for kids' development.
- 2014 Mar 22
David Levithan's Career
An in-depth look at David Levithan's career.
- 2014 Mar 20
YA Dysfunctional Relationships
A look at the dysfunctional relationships at the center of much YA and Teen TV.
Innovative Reading Aloud
A blog post offering ideas for enhancing reading with kids.
'Outliers' Trilogy Heads to Screen
Lionsgate acquires film rights to Kimberly McCreight's 'The Outliers.'
YA Movie Flops
A look at YA movie franchises that fell flat.
The Perils of Adaptation
A discussion of the challenges in adapting 'Divergent' for screen.
'Fault In Our Stars' Just Like the Book?
Speculation on how closely the film adaptation of John Green's novel will follow the book.
- 2014 Mar 18
Coppola to Direct 'Little Mermaid'
Sofia Coppola will direct live action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid.'
First reviews for 'Divergent' trickle in.
'Maze Runner' Trailer
The first of 'The Maze Runner' trailers is released.
LGBTQ YA Crossover Appeal?
A discussion of LGBTQ themed YA novels and whether they are gaining a broad readership.
No Reviews for Gender-Specific Books
The 'Independent' to no longer review books marketed specifically to boys or girls.
Ending Gender-Specific Books For Kids
Multiple U.K. authors are supporting campaign to stop children's books from being labeled by gender.
- 2014 Mar 12
The End of a Spelling Bee
A two-week spelling bee draws to a close.
Bill Gates and Common Core
An infographic traces money funding Common Core to Bill Gates.
Gender-Specific Books 'Easier to Sell'
A leading children’s publisher has said he will not bow to pressure to stop labeling books for either girls or boys – because it is a “fact of life” that people search for gifts according to gender.
- 2014 Mar 11
Interview With Sally Green
An interview with Sally Green, author of 'Half Bad.'
Sarah Harrison Smith Interview
An interview with the Children's Book Editor for the New York Times.
- 2014 Feb 20
YA Books That Should Be Movies
Fifteen YA books that ought to be adapted to film.
Picture Books as Color Wheels
Classic picture books imagined as color wheels.
One Hat Two Hat Red Hat Blue Hat
Dr. Seuss's hat collection is on tour.
Self publisher Lulu expands Lulu Jr. with a program for kids to write and illustrate their own books.
Checking In on Toy Fair 2014
Toy trends on display at Toy Fair 2014.
- 2014 Feb 04
Seven-year-old Calls Out Lego
A seven-year-old girl is upset with Lego for promoting gender stereotypes.