- 2016 May 26
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.
Children's Book Ireland Award
Sarah Crossan wins Irish children’s book of the year.
- 2016 May 18
National Geo Personalized Books
National Geographic Kids and Put Me In the Story partner.
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.
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.
- 2016 May 17
'Snow White' Deals
Salla Simukka’s Snow White trilogy will be published by Random and is slated for film.
- 2016 May 03
'Death Cure' Production Paused
Dylan O'Brien's injuries have resulted in a production shutdown of "The Death Cure."
Rights to 'Pioneer Girl'
South Dakota Historical Society sells rights to Japanese translation of “Pioneer Girl:The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Inside the 'Rabbit Hole'
A look at the new interactive children's book exhibit space, The Rabbit Hole.
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.
- 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.
After Canceling 2016 National Institute, ALSC Regroups to Serve Members.
- 2016 Apr 21
Eisner Nominees Announced
See the nominations for the 2016 Eisner Awards.
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.
A look at 10 guardian angels appearing in children's books.
'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.
- 2016 Apr 19
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.
'Jungle Book' on Top
"The Jungle Book" movie tops the box office.
Potter Characters Will Appear
Harry Potter characters will appear in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Follet and Baker & Taylor Deal
Follet Corp. has bought Baker & Taylor.
- 2016 Apr 15
Take a Look, It's in a Book
Brightly Interviews LeVar Burton.
Magazine Success Story
Scholastic's magazines are a rare success story in the industry's current climate.
Children's Books at the London Book Fair
Mixed reactions to the dedicated children’s area at the London Book Fair.
- 2016 Apr 06
Gordan Korman on Screen
Gordon Korman's books are being adapted as films for Canadian television.
Green to Make English Football Movie
John Green is co-producing a film about AFC Wimbledon.
YA and Sexual Consent
An article discusses how YA books can help parents to talk about sex with their kids.
Still an Uphill Battle
An article discusses ongoing challenges to publishing diverse books.
And the Winner Is...
Turns out it's tricky to determine the most banned book in America.
Kids Authors: Repeal Law
Nearly 270 children's authors have called for repeal of North Carolina's legislation eliminating anti-discrimination laws.
- 2016 Mar 24
YA Films Falling Short
An article reports that Lionsgate is seeing some disappointing box office numbers for recent YA franchises.
- 2016 Mar 23
YA Books that Recall the Classics
A look at new YA books that are based on or are reminiscent of classic books.
Albatros to Purchase Egmont Properties
The Czech publisher Albatros has purchased much of Egmont's publishing portfolio.
'The Hate You Give' Film Adaptation
Amandla Stenberg will star in a film adaptation of Angela Thomas's "The Hate You Give."
- 2016 Mar 22
Movie Alert for 'Prydain' Fans
'Chronicles of Prydain' Movie Is in the Works at Disney.
'Le Petit' Screen
Netflix Picks Up 'The Little Prince' From Paramount.
Rowling's Problematic 'History of Magic'
An article discusses claims of cultural appropriation lodged against J.K. Rowling's "History of Magic in North America."
- 2016 Mar 09
New U.K. Children's Imprint
Author Mary Hoffman and her husband launch independent publishing house in U.K.
- 2016 Mar 08
Artists have staged and photographed actual Goosebumps series covers.
Hoffman House Launch
Mary Hoffman and Stephen Barber are launching The Greystones Press.
Harry Potter Chair For Auction
The chair J.K. Rowling sat in while writing the first two Harry Potter books is up for auction.
A Tribute to Judy Sarick
A piece written in memory of Judy Sarick.
'Vampirina' on TV
"Vampirina Ballerina" will premiere on Disney Junior.
- 2016 Mar 04
Happy World Book Day!
In the U.K., children’s authors share their World Book Day costumes.
Children's Institute 4 Lineup
30-Plus Authors Set to Appear at Children’s Institute Reception, in Orlando this June.
Middle Grade Door-Stoppers
Middle-Grade Novels Have Gotten 173% Longer over the Last 40 Years.
- 2016 Feb 25
Harry Potter Editor's New Post
Sarah Odedina named editor-at-large of Pushkin Children’s Books in the U.K.
New Librarian of Congress Nominee
President Obama Plans to Nominate Carla D. Hayden as Librarian of Congress.
Kidlit Diversity Conversations
How Two “Slavery with a Smile” Controversies Are Changing the Conversation About Diverse Children’s Books.
- 2016 Feb 24
Innovative Reading Nonprofit
Worldreader Named One of the Most Innovative Nonprofits of 2016.
Middle Grade Movie Adaptation
Ava DuVernay to Direct Disney’s 'A Wrinkle In Time.'
- 2016 Feb 18
Growing in Georgia
Georgia children’s book store Little Shop of Stories is planning to expand.
Judy Sarick Obituary
Remembering Toronto’s Children’s Book Store founder Judy Sarick.
Russian Children's Books
The Horror Story of Publishing Children’s Books in Russia.
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
A ranking of celebrity-written children's books.
Kid Lit Authors Talk
TED talks from children's authors.
The Work of Mary Blair
A look at artist Mary Blair.
The Challenges of Publishing in Russia
An article discusses the censorship of children's books in Russia.
- 2016 Feb 02
Race, Censorship, and Children's Books
Daniel José Older discusses recent controversy over slave depictions.
Author Wants More Kid's Reviews
S.F. Said is encouraging newspapers to offer more space for children's book reviews.
Kennedy Leaves Hachette
Fiona Kennedy is leaving her role at Orion Children's Books.
Amazon American Girl Specials
Amazon Studios will create live action American Girl series.
Rowling Twitter Spat
J.K. Rowling gets into a twitter argument with Natalie McGarry.
New Wizarding Schools
J.K. Rowling has revealed several Wizarding Schools found around the globe.
'Sandcastle Empire' Film
Leonardo DiCaprio will produce an adaptation of Kayla Olson's "The Sandcastle Empire."
- 2016 Jan 26
'Little House' Movie
A movie based on "The Little House On the Prairie" television series is in the works.
'Potter' Sales Booming
Harry Potter sales nearly doubled last year.
New Children's Book Award
The Klaus Flugge Prize for the Most Exciting Newcomer to Picture Book Illustration launches.
Publishing Industry is Mostly White
Diversity survey shows that the publishing industry is predominantly white and female.
- 2016 Jan 12
A Tribute to Charles Perrault
Google celebrates the 388th birthday of Charles Perrault with an illustration by Sophie Diao.
Reading to Kids
An interview about picture books and reading with Megan Dowd Lambert.
What a Collection!
A woman collects a new Harry Potter book every time she travels.
- 2016 Jan 11
Lessons from Fairytales
A discussion of what can be learned from fairytales.
- 2016 Jan 08
New Children's Book Contest
'Roll of Thunder' Publishing Contest Starts in 2016.
Addressing Slavery in Picture Books
Smiling Slaves in a Post–'A Fine Dessert' World.
Books for Underprivileged Kids
First Book mixes market forces and philanthropy to help poor children.
Diversity in Children's Books
The Guardian asks: Why do so many children's books treat diversity as a black and white issue?
- 2016 Jan 05
Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang is named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
- 2016 Jan 04
Harry Potter New Year's Resolutions
New Year's resolutions inspired by Harry Potter characters.
An Opera About 'Nothing'
Janne Teller's 'Nothing' is being adapted as an opera.
Publish a Children's Book in 2016
A writer argues why writing children's books is where it's at.
Walliams Big in Britain
David Walliams's books and stage dramatizations are all the rage in the U.K.
'Hat' Stage Adaptation
'I Want My Hat Back' hits London stages.
- 2015 Dec 17
This Year's Moments in Kid Lit
2015’s Biggest Moments in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
- 2015 Dec 10
Getting Kids of Color Reading
An article about getting kids from diverse backgrounds excited about reading.
Best YA Covers
Favorite YA covers for 2015.
Anticipating 'Cursed Child'
Reasons to look forward to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
Broadway Turn for 'Charlie'
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is heading to Broadway.
Odedina Leaves Oneworld
Sarah Odedina resigned from Oneworld.
BFG First Trailer
A first look at "The BFG" movie.
Hunger Games Prequels?
Lionsgate plans Hunger Games prequels.
On the New Education Law
An article about the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- 2015 Dec 03
Parents Talk Favorite Books
Mothers and fathers discuss their favorite children's books.
- 2015 Nov 19
The Next Hunger Games?
An article debates what could become the next big YA film franchise.