- 2014 Nov 12
Grimm Gets Gory Again in New Translation
"It is time for parents and publishers to stop dumbing down the tales for children," says the editor of a new uncut edition, out from Princeton University Press.
- 2014 Nov 11
Children's Books and Death
A list of six children's books that deal outwardly with death.
Amazon's Best Children's Books
Amazon picks best children's books for 2014.
What's Next for YA?
An article contemplating future trends in YA.
An article about gender roles and "The Hunger Games."
'Room on the Broom' to Stage
Tall Stories theater company adapts Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s "Room On the Broom" for stage.
'The Walled City' Heads to Screen
Ivanhoe Pictures acquires Ryan Graudin's "The Walled City."
New Emberley Collection
A new Ed Emberley monograph releases from Ammo in December.
- 2014 Oct 23
On the interwoven "Seven" series of YA books.
Gevinson's 'Rookie's Yearbook Three'
An article about Tavi Gevinson and "Rookie's Yearbook Three."
Lessons from 'The Giving Tree'
An article on the sometimes uncomfortable content in "The Giving Tree."
- 2014 Oct 21
Alexander Viorst: All Grown Up
An article about Alexander Viorst and the picture book character he inspired.
- 2014 Oct 17
What's Next in YA?
An article about next possible trends in YA books.
- 2014 Oct 16
'Baby-Sitters Club' Rankings
Members of the Baby-Sitters Club are ranked.
'Goosebumps' For Adults
What if "Goosebumps" was written for adults?
'Mortal Instruments' Heads to TV
'The Mortal Instruments' will be adapted for TV.
Revamping Fairy Tales
An article about recent fairy tale adaptations.
'Catherine, Called Birdy' to Film?
If Lena Dunham gets her way, she will turn Karen Cushman's "Catherine, Called Birdy" into a film.
- 2014 Oct 07
Polarizing Children's Books
A list of books that readers seem to often love or hate.
- 2014 Sep 18
Elizabeth Banks Reads 'Mockingjay'
Elizabeth Banks demonstrates the 6 stages of reading "Mockingjay."
Jazz Jennings on Her Picture Book
Jazz Jennings discusses her picture book, "I Am Jazz."
Kids' Books Meet Contemporary Novels
Classic children's book and contemporary novel mashups.
Before Drones Were Cool
The children's book "Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy," published 40 years ago, envisioned a world with drones.
Picture Book Bios of Black Women
Eighteen picture books about black women who made history.
Lessons From 'Lord of the Flies'
What "Lord of the Flies" teaches us about boys.
The Minimalist Oz
A look at "Classics Reimagined: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli.
Kids Do Read the Book First
A study shows that kids are reading the books that the movies are based on.
'The Pushcart War' Still Resonates
A reflection on Jean Merrill's "The Pushcart War."
The Harry Potter Effect
A look at the impact of Harry Potter on the world.
- 2014 Aug 28
Classic Children's Books for Adults
Books for kids that adults also love.
Introducing: Lois Lane
Lois Lane will star in Gwenda Bond's "Lois Lane: Fallout."
Booth On 'Kinda Like Brothers'
Coe Booth talks about her latest book, "Kinda Like Brothers."
'Amelia Bedelia' Hoax
"Amelia Bedelia" hoax sparks discussion about the credibility of Wikipedia.
The 'Slut' Question
A discussion of the use of the word "slut" in Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes."
Roald Dahl Book Upset
Super market chain removes Roald Dahl book from shelves.
- 2014 Aug 21
Tips for surviving in a dystopian teen novel.
YA Road Trip Books
Josephine Angelini compiles a list of YA road trip books.
Lit. Fic. Writers Turn to YA
An article about literary fiction authors writing YA.
'Anne' of Prince Edward Island
A writer visits Prince Edward Island, the setting for "Anne of Green Gables."
Revisting 'The Giver'
A columnist rereads "The Giver" as an adult.
'Pinkalicious' Heads to TV
"Pinkalicious" will become an animated TV series.
Malala Talks Books
Malala Yousafzai talks about the books she loves.
On the New Roald Dahl Cover Controversy
An essay about the new controversial "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" cover.
Book Banning Request Denied
A Wisconsin mother's request to have "The Kite Runner" and "Chinese Handcuffs" removed from school is denied.
- 2014 Aug 14
Harry Potter Covers
Presenting 35 Harry Potter book covers.
Katniss as Role Model
On Katniss as positive role model.
'Baby-Sitters Club' 2014
Modern versions of "The Baby-Sitters Club."
Gun Rights Book Causes a Buzz
"My Parents Open Carry" book garners media attention.
Penguin U.K. Defends Cover Choice
Penguin U.K. defends their choice of cover for the new "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" edition.
Roald Dahl Cover Upsets
A new cover for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is causing a stir.
- 2014 Jul 31
Thoughts on a Long-Lived Series
Mary Pope Osborne and the enduring Magic Tree House series.
Hidden Harry Potter Lesson?
A study suggests that kids who read Harry Potter have greater empathy for stigmatized groups.
New Challenges to John Green
John Green's novels are facing an upsurge of censorship.
'All the Bright Places' to Become Film
Jennifer Niven's "All the Bright Places" is optioned for film.
'Crayons' Heads to Screen
Universal acquires film rights to "The Day the Crayons Quit."
- 2014 Jul 24
A Look at Next 'Wimpy Kid'
A sneak peak at the next Wimpy Kid book, "The Long Haul."
The Enduring 'Harriett'
An article about "Harriett the Spy" and the book's surveillance theme.
- 2014 Jul 10
Where Are They Now?
Speculation on what happened to favorite children's book characters after they grew up.
The Best of 'Alice'
A selection of "Alice In Wonderland" illustrations.
NYC As Seen Through Children's Books
A look at NYC sights and locales through children's literature.
Novel Addresses Disabilities
Cammie McGovern discusses her novel "Say What You Will."
UK YA Rising
An article about the increasing number of YA books being published in the UK.
'Cameron Post' Removal Sparks Protest
Cape Henlopen School District's decision to remove "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" from reading list draws criticism.
- 2014 Jun 24
Classic Lit. That's Really YA
In wake of debate over adults reading YA, a look at classic books that are YA at the core.
The 'Real' Mary Poppins Stands Up
The manuscript in which PL Travers writes about his eccentric aunt--the inspiration for Mary Poppins--will be published.
- 2014 Jun 12
On the Lawn
Maira Kalman on her collaboration with Daniel Handler, 'Girls Standing On Lawns.'
- 2014 Jun 05
Pairing Classics With YA
Suggested pairings of YA books with classic literature.
A list of diverse summer reading picks for kids.
- 2014 May 08
Vintage and Progressive
A look at the book 'Blast Off' by Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
- 2014 Apr 22
Where the Easter Eggs Are
Barack Obama read 'Where the Wild Things Are' at the Easter Egg Roll.
- 2014 Mar 27
'Eleanor & Park' Challenge
In the aftermath of a challenge to 'Eleanor & Park,' a Minnesota school revises policies.
- 2014 Mar 20
Classic International Children's Books
Eighteen children's book classics from around the world.
- 2014 Feb 26
French Publishers Bare It All in Protest
Some French publishers and booksellers are taking it all off to show their support for a censored children's book that aims to destigmatize nudity.
- 2014 Feb 20
Are You Reading Too Much YA?
Signs you are reading too many YA books.
- 2014 Jan 09
Baby-Sitter's Club Outfits
A ranking of the best Baby-Sitter's Club cover outfits.
- 2014 Jan 03
An Ode to Loafing
As winter rolls in, one critic recalls The Wind in the Willows.
- 2013 Dec 19
YA and Race
A feature about YA books that address race.
- 2013 Dec 10
YA Musts for Adults
An article lists 10 young adult novels that adults should read.
Stars of Science
A selection of best science picture books from 2013.
Latino Children's Literature Stand-Outs
A discussion about children's books by Latino authors that may have slipped through the cracks.
Best of 2013
A selection of best books of the year picks.
Adults Reading Middle-Grade Books?
An article suggests that adult readers are turning to middle-grade books.
Color a Senator!
Senator Ted Cruz is the subject of a coloring book.
- 2013 Dec 06
Harry Potter's New Look
New, fully-illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling's novels will see artist Jim Kay reimagining the entire Potter universe.
- 2013 Nov 21
Eri Carle's Friends
A piece on Eric Carle's Friends.
- 2013 Nov 12
Better Than the Movie
Fifteen children's books that are better than their film adaptations.
What's An Editor 'To-Do?'
Editor Jordan Hamessley London shares hers list of professional to-do items.
Viral Video Heads to Print
What Does the Fox Say? viral video will become picture book written by Ylvis and published by Simon & Schuster.
- 2013 Oct 31
Scary Children's Books
Nine scary children's books.
- 2013 Oct 24
19 Things to Know AboutDivergent
An interview with Veronica Roth.
More YA Fiction in Schools?
An article questions whether YA fiction should be taught more in schools.
What Makes Successful YA Fiction?
An article explores the ingredients that contribute to successful YA books.
Eleanor & Park Challenged
Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park is being challenged in Anoka-Hennepin school district.
Peter Facinelli on YA novel
Actor Peter Facinelli discusses the book he is coauthoring with Barry Lyga and Rob DeFranco
- 2013 Oct 10
A ranking of Goosebumps series covers by creepy factor.
100 Children's Book Must-Reads
A list of 100 children's books to read by age 14.
Jon Stewart Endorses Teen's Book
Jon Stewart endorses The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida.
- 2013 Sep 26
Harper acquires rights to 'Oz' Spinoff
HarperCollins will publish a digital novella, No Place Like Oz, followed by Dorothy Must Die, by Danielle Paige.
- 2013 Sep 24
Classic Books on Bullying
A look at classic books that address bullying.
'Hank Zipzer' Series Heads to TV
Henry Winkler's 'Hank Zipzer' series (written with Lin Oliver) is being developed into a 13-part TV series.