- 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.
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.