- 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.
On 'Appropriate' Content
Elana K. Arnold discusses the idea of "appropriate" books for girls.
Don't Overthink It
An interview with Carson Ellis.
The Trouble with Pic Book Apps
An article about the disconnect between apps and authors.
An article about internet sensations writing books--or at least, hiring ghostwriters.
'Sunshine Girl' to Print
Paige McKenzie's "The Haunting of Sunshine Girl" releases.
YA Novels and Box Office Hits
YA movie adaptations and why they are successful at the box office.
Voting for Indies Choice Opens
Finalists are announced for the 2015 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud awards
Still Reclusive After all These Years
Sam McBratney still prefers anonymity, despite the success of his Guess How Much I Love You series.
- 2015 Mar 24
Screening Margo Spiegelman
John Green and Halston Sage discuss the 'Paper Towns' adaptation.
YA on Screen
'Insurgent' Opens to $101M Globally.
Film Rights Alert
MGM acquires rights to Michaela DePrince's memoir 'Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.'
Inaugural Bookseller YA Prize
Goes to Louise O’Neill’s debut 'Only Ever Yours'
- 2015 Mar 23
YA Books Grownups Should Read
Children’s literature expert Daniel Hahn recommends eight novels that adults also should read.
- 2015 Mar 20
From Gryffindor to Dauntless
'Insurgent' and our obsession with young adult sorting rituals.
- 2015 Mar 19
Adults talk about rereading their favorite books from childhood.
Beatrix Potter Tweets
Tweets based on images from Beatrix Potter books.
Mark Kelly: Books and Space
On astronaut-turned-children's author Mark Kelly.
YA and Politics
YA books that have political elements.
DiCamillo Talks Rejection, Writing
Kate DiCamillo talks about receiving 473 rejection letters, among other topics.
'Hold Me Closer' is Released
An article about David Levithan's "Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story."
A list of 10 book charities for kids.
Author and Puppeteer Extrordinaire
An article about author Kevin Sherry.
'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.
Lauren Oliver on Writing
Lauren Oliver discusses writing and the YA category.
'Paper Towns' Trailer
The first trailer for "Paper Towns" is released.
'Insurgent' and Male Audiences
An article about how "Insurgent" may be attempting to reach a larger male demographic.
Campaigning for Translation
U.K. translator Daniel Hahn discusses the importance of publishing translated children's books.
- 2015 Mar 17
Film Rights Alert
Lionsgate is in negotiations to acquire YA novel 'Blackbird' by Anna Carey.
Veronica Roth Interview
The Insurgent author talks Veronica Roth talks about the movie and her new book project.
Written In Captivity
Freed ISIS Hostages Publish a Children's Book in France.
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 13
The Fairest of Them All
Marissa Meyer on Queen Levana, Glamour, and More.
John Green Movie Updates
'Paper Towns' Gets Pushed Back, But 'Looking For Alaska' Is Off to a Good Start.
...and Other Children’s Books for the One Percent.
YA That Saves
How Finding A Fat YA Heroine Changed My Life
- 2015 Mar 12
Elite Children's Books
A tongue-in-cheek list of pretend children's books for the "one percent."
On Seeking 'Fat' YA Heroines
An article about YA characters and the lack of diverse body types.
Meyer Talks Fairy Tales
An interview with Marissa Meyer.
On YA, Feminism, and Andrew Smith
A writer responds to Andrew Smith's "Vice" interview.
'Paper Towns' Movie Poster
The first poster for "Paper Towns" movie is revealed.
Cover Reveal for 'Paper Towns' Tie-In
The cover for the movie tie-in edition of "Paper Towns" is revealed.
- 2015 Mar 10
Young Adult Films Will Never Die Out
...and here's why.
When Boys Can’t Like ‘Girl Books.’
The assumption that his book, with its male protagonist, would be for everyone” – while hers wasn’t – “made me crazy.”
Wizard Under Wraps
How JK Rowling kept her Harry Potter secrets from the world.
Eric Carle pays tribute to surrealism in his latest picture book, due out in October.
Lessons from children's books.
Pulling Pullman Quotes
Ten quotes from Philip Pullman.
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.
In Praise of R.L. Stine
A blogger seriously loves R.L. Stine.
Harlequin and Seventeen Team
Harlequin and Seventeen will publish a series.
On Ellen Raskin
An article about author and illustrator Ellen Raskin.
International YA Releases
A list of international YA books releasing this week.
Roald Dahl Writes to a Fan
A grumpy letter from Roald Dahl to a fan who asks his advice on his writing.
A Look at Øyvind Torseter
Norwegian artist Øyvind Torseter speaks about his picture books.
Remembering a Lost Children's Book
A writer recalls a children's book from her childhood.
'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.
Margery Facklam Dies
Margery Facklam, author of natural science books, has died.
Roy McKie Dies
Remembering Dr. Seuss collaborator, Roy McKie.
Catching Up with Andrew Smith
A look at Andrew Smith's cache of YA.
Shannon Hale discusses how her books are often stereotyped as being only for girls.
Harry Potter Secrets
"J K Rowling: A Bibliography 1997 -2013" by Philip W Errington shares how Harry Potter reveals were kept under wraps.
Market Turns Toward Foreign Publishers
An article suggests that the global market is seeking more content from Asia and Europe.
New Venture for Otter-Barry
Janetta Otter-Barry is leaving Frances Lincoln to start Otter-Barry Books.
New Carle Book on Surrealism
Eric Carle's upcoming "The Nonsense Show" is about surrealism.
- 2015 Mar 09
How to Win Over Reluctant Readers
Wimpy Kid and the odd charms of misfit lit.
Beyond Princesses & Pink
The Best Feminist Books For Younger Readers.
World Book Day
Children's authors get grilled by their own creations.
Writers Tapped for New John Green Film
The writing duo that adapted John Green's 'The Fault in Our Stars' will also adapt 'Looking for Alaska.'
Mrs. Frisby to Return to Big Screen
MGM options 'Mrs. Frisby and the Rats Of NIMH' for live-action/CGI remake.
J.K. Rowling Writing Something New
The Harry Potter author hinted at a new book in the works on Twitter
What Kids Want in Books
Here, from the 'Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report: Fifth Edition,' is information on what kids want in books, findings taken from a nationally representative survey of parents and students taken last fall.
- 2015 Feb 26
William Wondriska's "Puff" is being reissued.
Neil Gaiman Tweets
Funny tweets from Neil Gaiman.
Photos of Children Transformed
An artist creates art based on photos of kids.
Catching Up with M.T. Anderson
An interview with M.T. Anderson.
Female Sci-Fi Authors
A look at female science fiction authors.
'Crayons' Cover Reveal
The cover for "The Day the Crayons Came Home" is revealed.
A Maurice Sendak museum may open in his home town.
Jimmy Kimmel's Book Club
Jimmy Kimmel's Book Club returns.
How We Talk About YA
An article about how we categorize and discuss YA literature.
'Circus Mirandus' Heads to Screen
Cassie Beasley's "Circus Mirandus" has been optioned for film.
'What Kids Are Reading'
U.K. "What Kids Are Reading" report shows dystopia, comedies, and John Green top list.
- 2015 Feb 24
Celebrating Black History
Twenty-six children's books about black figures throughout history.
Items to Find after Lost 'Suess'
A tongue-in-cheek list of items to discover now that the lost Suess book has been found.
'Bea Catcher Chronicles' Adapted
ABC Family is adapting Oliva Samm's "The Bea Catcher Chronicles" for television.
Nebula Award Nominees
Nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards are announced.
The Finnish National Opera presents a Moomin ballet.
Celebrating Bank Street
A celebration for Bank Street Book Store's new location.
Cover reveals for upcoming YA books.
YA Movie Adaptations
A roundup of upcoming YA movie adaptations.
On Trying to Do Too Much
An author and her agent discuss the nitty-gritty of finding a book's identity.
Teen authors discuss the pros and cons of publishing so early in their careers.