- 2015 Mar 27
Are picture book apps replacing authors?
Polls are open for 2015 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Finalists
YA Film Adaptations
'Insurgent' And Why Young Adult Novels Make Box Office Hits
- 2015 Mar 26
YA Movie Adaptations that Didn't Soar
YA movie adaptations that were lackluster.
Don't Overthink It
An interview with Carson Ellis.
An article about internet sensations writing books--or at least, hiring ghostwriters.
YA Novels and Box Office Hits
YA movie adaptations and why they are successful at the box office.
- 2015 Mar 24
Film Rights Alert
MGM acquires rights to Michaela DePrince's memoir 'Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.'
- 2015 Mar 19
Adults talk about rereading their favorite books from childhood.
A list of 10 book charities for kids.
'My Heart and Other Black Holes' Film
Jasmine Warga's "My Heart and Other Black Holes" will be adapted to screen.
YA and the 'Sorting Ritual'
An article about the prevalence of "sorting rituals" in YA.
- 2015 Mar 17
Page to Screen
How the Young Adult Book Completely Changed the Meaning of a “Teen Movie.”
U.K. Book Prize Shortlists Announced
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal lists are out!
- 2015 Mar 12
Elite Children's Books
A tongue-in-cheek list of pretend children's books for the "one percent."
'Paper Towns' Movie Poster
The first poster for "Paper Towns" movie is revealed.
- 2015 Mar 10
Young Adult Films Will Never Die Out
...and here's why.
Books for young people that have feminist leanings.
Hogwarts Express Pulls In
The steam train from Harry Potter is now on display at Warner Bros. Studios.
A Look at Øyvind Torseter
Norwegian artist Øyvind Torseter speaks about his picture books.
'BFG' Film Moving Forward
Walden Media will co-finance and co-produce "The BFG."
YA Films are Here to Stay
An article talks about the ubiquity of YA and YA film adaptations.
Roy McKie Dies
Remembering Dr. Seuss collaborator, Roy McKie.
- 2015 Feb 24
Items to Find after Lost 'Suess'
A tongue-in-cheek list of items to discover now that the lost Suess book has been found.
Nebula Award Nominees
Nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards are announced.
On Trying to Do Too Much
An author and her agent discuss the nitty-gritty of finding a book's identity.
- 2015 Feb 20
Kids Books Are Never Just For Kids
Many adults re-read books that had a big impact in childhood. So why are children’s books not considered worthy of major awards?
- 2015 Feb 05
Read the Classics
A teen writer urges fellow readers to give the classics a chance.
- 2015 Feb 03
If They Love to Watch This, Then...
Reading picks based on kids' favorite types of TV shows.
Bridges Opens Up About 'The Giver'
Jeff Bridges admits that he has some regrets about "The Giver" film adaptation.
A Happy Birthday to Ursula Nordstrom
Remembering the contributions of the Harper & Row children's editor.
- 2015 Jan 29
Diversity in UK Publishing
More than 50 representatives of the British book industry met to discuss a new diversity charter for children’s publishing.
- 2015 Jan 27
Canadian Book Award Controversy
Critics of a "vulgar" book for young adults want the Governor General's award rescinded.
From YA to Film Fest Success
The Story Behind Sundance Smash 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.'
- 2015 Jan 22
First Lady and Dr. Seuss
First Lady Michelle Obama Promotes Eating Right, Fitness at Seuss Book Reading.
- 2015 Jan 15
'Hunger Games' Tinder Profiles
Tinder profiles for "Hunger Games" characters.
John Green = Today's John Hughes?
An article compares John Hughes to John Green.
Taylor Swift Songs = YA Novels
Comparing Taylor Swift songs to YA novels.
Seuss on the Road
A video about the traveling "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" exhibition.
Shailene Woodley and Theo James discuss "Insurgent."
Harry Potter Fans Nix Slavery
An article about the Harry Potter Alliance and the citizen-fueled fight for fair trade chocolate.
- 2015 Jan 14
2014 Middle Grade & YA By Black Authors
How Many Black-Authored Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels Were Published in the U.S. in 2014?
- 2015 Jan 08
New Findings from Kid's Reading Study
Scholastic Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own.
- 2015 Jan 06
Reading Tops Parents' 2015 Resolutions
Reading is the most popular New Year's resolutions parents have for their kids.
Six Education Stories to Watch in 2015
Standardized testing and Common Core top the list.
Surprising Book Facts
How many books are finished, and what does reading early yield for kids?
- 2014 Dec 23
A Reader's Scrapbook Speaks Volumes
A reader writes about how YA heroines have influenced her.
Arthur Grown Up
A tongue-in-cheek look at where the cast of the cartoon "Arthur" is today.
J.K. Rowling writes Draco Malfoy's back story.
YA Market Reigns in 2014
A piece on the YA book market in 2014.
IKEA Illustrator in the Kitchen
IKEA hires children's illustrator-in-residence to excite kids about mealtime.
A Look at Harlin Quist
A feature about children's book publisher Harlin Quist.
Ayn Rand Reviews Kid's Movies
Ayn Rand reviews children's movies in a tongue-in-cheek feature.
- 2014 Dec 04
A Columnist Airs Grievances
Daphne Lee expresses frustrations with the Malaysian children's publishing scene.
Boynton's Platinum 'Chickens'
Sandra Boynton's album "Philadelphia Chickens" goes platinum.
Pippi Longstocking Debate
Edits to scenes in "Pippi Longstocking" television series cause controversy.
- 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.