- 2015 Nov 19
The Next Hunger Games?
An article debates what could become the next big YA film franchise.
A Hunger Games Farewell
An article reflects on the Hunger Games franchise.
In Praise of Indie Bookstores
A parent praises independent bookstores.
The Benefits of Staff Diversity Training
Lee & Low staff reflect on attending a recent diversity workshop.
Astrid Lindgren Home
Astrid Lindgren's home is opening up for adult fans.
The Kids Behind 'Famous Five'
A look at the children who inspired the covers for Enid Blyton's Famous Five books.
'Merlin Saga' Adaptation
A movie adaptation of T.A. Barron's The Merlin Saga is in the works.
- 2015 Nov 18
YouTube to Book Phenomenon
How a handful of YouTube stars became bestselling authors.
- 2015 Nov 17
Children's Book-Inspired Recipes
Twelve recipes that are inspired by children's books.
Taylor Swift Book Donations
Taylor Swift donates 25,000 books to NYC schools through the 'Open a World of Possible' initiative.
Madeline Cartoon for France
A Madeline-themed cartoon pays tribute to France.
Hunger Games Behind the Scenes
A look at how the Hunger Games films came to fruition.
'Middle School' Movie
James Paterson's Middle School series will star Rob Riggle and Lauren Graham.
Casting for 'Wonderstruck'
Julianne Moore will star in the film adaptation of 'Wonderstruck.'
- 2015 Nov 10
The most romantic lines from YA books.
On What Kids Should Read
A writer reflects on how she believes that kids should read whatever they want.
Colbert to Rowling
Stephen Colbert calls out J.K. Rowling for revealing Harry Potter secrets that change everything.
Encyclopedia Brown Movie?
A look at the history of the Encyclopedia Brown books and the possibility of a movie.
YA Book Boom
Susan Joby and Susin Nielsen talk about YA today.
'Fantastic Beasts' Criticism
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is facing some criticism for lacking diversity.
'The Willoughbys' to Become Film
Bron Animation has acquired rights to Lois Lowry's 'The Willoughbys.'
Meyer Television Show in Development
Lionsgate is developing a series with Stephenie Meyer called 'The Rook.'
Silly Rabbit, YA Is for Kids!
An article addresses the adult crossover readership for young adult books.
- 2015 Nov 03
Lionsgate Theme Parks
The studio is planning theme parks based on their film properties.
The IBBY conference details new initiatives.
BBC 'Dark Materials'
The BBC is creating a series based on 'His Dark Materials.'
- 2015 Oct 27
An Homage to Ahlberg
Illustrators and writers created a collection of artwork in homage to Allan Ahlberg.
Pullman Comic Strip
Phillip Pullman is writing a comic strip for 'The Phoenix.'
A Plea to J.K. Rowling
An article asks that J.K. Rowling make 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' play available to all.
Harry Potter Play Details
Details about 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' are revealed.
Candlewick Makes Top Biz List
Candlewick is included in a list of top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts.
Film Rights for Self-Pubbed Book
Paramount and Jerry Bruckheimer buy film rights to S. Bergstrom's 'The Cruelty.'
Book Fair Bans Underpants
The latest in the Captain Underpants series is banned from a Michigan book fair.
Obama Puts Cap On School Testing
The Obama administration has called for limits on school testing.
- 2015 Oct 22
Once Upon a Time in Minneapolis
A Librarian Attends NerdCon.
NPR on Kids' Reading Preferences
Children Want Factual Stories, Versus Fantasy, More Often Than Adults.
- 2015 Oct 20
Taylor Swift Meets YA Romance
Pairing up YA romances with Taylor Swift songs.
Loot for YA Fans
Jewelry, clothes, and more objects relating to YA books.
'Goosebumps' Tops Charts
The Goosebumps movie was top at the top of box office charts opening weekend.
Diversity on the Cover
A look at 2014 YA covers showing diverse characters.
- 2015 Oct 15
What Would Dumbledore Do?
A tongue-in-cheek article about taking Albus Dumbledore's advice for one week.
Getting Personal With Demons
Illustrators create their Pullman-inspired demons.
- 2015 Oct 06
A Visit to the Kerlan Collection
A reporter takes a visit to the Kerlan Collection of children's classic books.
A 'Class' of Its Own
A Doctor Who spin-off from Patrick Ness is heading to BBC Three.
Rowling Debunks Myths on Twitter
J.K. Rowling responds to Harry Potter fans on Twitter concerning erroneous theories.
'Nancy Drew' TV Series Planned
A 'Nancy Drew' TV series is coming to CBS.
- 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.
Banned Books Week
A look at which books are really being banned.
- 2015 Sep 25
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.
- 2015 Sep 22
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.
Harry Potter fans are leaving notes in library and used copies of the books for future readers.
HMH Unveils New Platforms
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's new programs include a new Curious World website and app and a 'Gossie & Friends' TV show.
'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.
- 2015 Sep 18
The Best YA Movies
A look at some of the best adaptations of YA books.
Best Book Grandparents
Grandmas and grandpas in children's literature.
The New Pottermore
Pottermore has been redesigned and is set to relaunch.
- 2015 Aug 25
Teacher's Harry Potter Classroom
A teacher gives her classroom a Harry Potter makeover.
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
Boy Apologizes for Torn Book
A little boy slips a note in his library book after accidentally tearing a page.
Barber Gets Kids Reading
A barber in Iowa gives kids free haircuts in exchange for them reading to him.
Books for Haiti
A college French class creates custom books for a Haitian school.
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.
The Value of Reading Aloud to Kids
A study explores the benefits of reading to children.
- 2015 Aug 20
Book Banning in Italy
Book Ban for Preschool Libraries in Venice Ignites a Gay Rights Battle.
Librarians Making a Difference
Fifty Pounds of Books, Paper, and Toys Delivered to South African Preschoolers.
- 2015 Aug 06
A Forgotten 1912 Picture Book
A look at Peter Newell's 'The Rocket Book.'
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.
Reading Changes Brains
A study shows how reading to children leads to higher brain activity.
YA/Children's Books for Adults
A list of YA and children's books for adult readers.
Farrell Joins 'Beast' Cast
Colin Farrell has joined the cast of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
- 2015 Jul 30
New TV Series
The CW orders a dystopian series based on 'Little Women.'
- 2015 Jul 28
The State of Contemporary YA
Birth, bullying, and death: why YA books aren't afraid to tackle dark subjects.
- 2015 Jul 23
'Mockingjay' Trailer Reveal
A full-length trailer for 'Mockingjay' premieres.
- 2015 Jul 21
The Week in Dangerous Kids' Books
Melville House's blog rounds up the latest international news regarding children's book censorship.
New YA Adaptation in the Works
Movie based on 'Dumplin,' the YA novel by Julie Murphy, is in the works at Disney.
Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, wants to direct another.
- 2015 Jul 16
The Guardian's Children's Fiction Award
The committee released the 2015 children's fiction longlist.
Summer Reading Initiative
Free Book Vending Machines Bring Summer Reading To Kids In Need.
- 2015 Jul 07
An article about Minecraft gamers.
Malala's New Hashtag
Malala Yousafzai uses the hashtag #BooksNotBullets in honor of her 18th birthday.
New Plans for Egmont
Egmont has established two new global units.
- 2015 Jun 30
Texas Textbook Controversy
Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall in Texas.
Banned Books List Questioned
ALA Addresses its Challenged Book List After Questioning by FiveThirtyEight
New Textbooks Raise Controversy
Textbook controversy in Texas.
'Me and Earl' Director Discusses Film
An interview with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.'
- 2015 Jun 25
Kid Lit Rising
Why this is a golden age for children's literature.
Director for 'Looking for Alaska'
Rebecca Thomas will direct the film adaptation of 'Looking for Alaska.'
Awesomeness Launches Film Division
AwesomenessTV will acquire young adult projects for film division.
Another Harry Potter Book Night
Harry Potter Book Night will return in 2016.
- 2015 Jun 23
Kids' Reading Times
An infographic shows how long it takes to read popular books.
Tough Topics for Teens
Selfies, sex, and body image – the revolution in books for teenage girls.
- 2015 Jun 11
Shaking Up the Canon
A writer suggests that we shake up the children's literature canon with new selections.
On Graduating in America
A look at the reality behind graduation statistics.