- 2017 Mar 20
Black Lives Matter In Books
A new crop of young adult novels, including Angie Thomas's 'The Hate U Give,' explores race and police brutality.
- 2017 Mar 16
An Adult Learns from YA
A writer reflects on the YA books that she has read as an adult, that she wishes she'd had as a teen.
The Story Behind 'Cat in the Hat'
An article looks at how "The Cat in the Hat" came to be.
Kate DiCamillo is a Rock Star
A recap of Kate DiCamillo's inaugural speech for the Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Lecture Series
Delevingne Announces Book Debut
Cara Delevingne has written a YA novel.
A writer who grew up in the 90's reflects on the many more LGBTQ YA books available to teens today.
New 'Little Rock Nine' Memoir
Melba Pattillo Beals will publish a middle grade memoir.
Off to School
A selection of photographs of girls from around the world heading to school.
Introducing 'Books N Bros'
An 11-year-old launches a book club aimed at his peers.
Children's Books and Trump
An article explores how children's educational books are handling Trump.
'The Outsiders' Turns 50
An article looks at the endurance of S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders."
Remembering Ken Robbins
An obituary for photographer and children's book author Ken Robbins.
China Restrictions on Foreign Books
China is cutting down on the number of foreign children's books being printed.
- 2017 Mar 14
Books to Help Kids Understand Trump
Learn about the dozens of titles on Donald Trump aimed at introducing his personality and his presidency to children.
- 2017 Mar 10
China Says No to Peppa Pig
Beijing is set to cut the number of foreign picture books published for children, aiming to curb the influence of foreign ideas on children.
- 2017 Mar 09
Five-Year-Old Advances to Scripps
Introducing the five-year-old girl who will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
A Book Remembers a Forgotten Poet
An article on the picture book "Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko" and the woman it celebrates.
Science and Math Meets Illustration
A new exhibition at the National Academy of Sciences explores math and science in children's book illustrations.
DiCamillo and Kim on New Picture Book
Kate DiCamillo and Jaime Kim discuss their new picture book collaboration.
On Reading Without Walls
Gene Luen Yang discusses the Reading Without Walls program.
Sex Ed Book Controversy
A sex education book is causing a stir in China.
Author's Home Destroyed
John R. Erickson, author of "Hank, the Cowdog," lost his home in a fire.
Longlists Lack Diversity
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists have no minority authors.
- 2017 Mar 07
YA for Women's Day
A list of Young Adult books to read on International Women's Day.
Melania Trump Reads Seuss
Melania Trump read "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to sick children.
Honoring Literary Big Sisters
A writer praises the legacy of bossy big sisters in children's books.
Reynolds Looks at Amazon as Opportunity
Peter Reynolds isn't concerned about the Amazon store moving close to Blue Bunny Books.
Children's Book Week Bookmarks
A reveal of the Children's Book Week bookmarks.
'Prisoner of Azkaban' Cover
At look at the new illustrated cover for "The Prisoner of Azkaban."
On the Subject of 'Rock Star Librarians'
An article in response to the story on "Rock Star Librarians."
The Power of School Librarians
An article discusses the influence of school librarians.
Lauren Oliver on How YA is Viewed
Lauren Oliver writes questions why Young Adult literature isn't taken more seriously.
The Long History of Phonics
A phonics text book dates back to 1667.
Remembering Nancy Willard
An obituary for author Nancy Willard.
Have Tissue Handy...
Amy Krouse Rosenthal has ovarian cancer; here she writes to her husband's prospective future wives.
- 2017 Mar 02
A preview of upcoming YA books.
Spring Children's and Middle Grade
A preview of upcoming children's and middle grade books.
Spring YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy
A look at upcoming YA sci-fi and fantasy books.
Intersex YA Literature
A look at a growing number of YA books that feature intersexuality.
Rescuring Books from the Trash
A man in Colombia collects discarded books and builds a library for the community.
Most Valuable Books
A look at prized children's book editions.
Eggers Book Gets Earlier Release
Dave Eggers' "Her Right Foot" is moving to an earlier release date.
New 'School for Good and Evil'
Soman Chainani is writing another School for Good and Evil trilogy.
Reading to Shelter Dogs
To celebrate Read Across America Day, kids in Missouri read to cats and dogs at the Humane Society.
The Significance of World Book Day
An article reports on how World Book Day provides chances for readers to buy their first books.
Dr. Seuss's Navy
A look back at Theodor Geisel's work as an ad man.
NFL Players Tackle Reading
Today, which is Dr. Seuss's birthday, football players will huddle in the classroom to inspire kids to read.
- 2017 Feb 28
'Where's Waldo?' at the Dentist
A U.K. dentist puts a Where's Waldo? scene on the ceiling for patients.
Colbert Book Gets Ripa's Son In Trouble
Stephen Colbert's "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" gets Kelly Ripa's son in trouble.
A Few French Children's Books
A look at French children's books and their edgy (by American standards) content.
Digital App Reaches Readers of Color
An article on the We Read Too app that aims to connect readers of color with diverse books.
A History of Queer Children's Literature
An article suggests that many children's books have provided a queer subtext for readers.
Teaching 'The Martian'
An edition of "The Martian" without the swear words is available to teach in the classroom.
In Memory of James Stevenson
An obituary for New Yorker cartoonist and children's author James Stevenson.
A Manhattan Underground Railroad
Jacqueline Woodson takes her family on a NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad tour.
Mem Fox's Customs Ordeal
A recap of Mem Fox's difficulties crossing through U.S. customs.
- 2017 Feb 09
YA Book Valentines
A list of YA suggestions.
A Timely Reading List
A "Nevertheless, She Persisted" reading list.
A list of 10 lesser-known fantasy novels.
Achievement Award for Briggs
Raymond Briggs receives a lifetime achievement award.
Meloy and Ellis Team Again
Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are teaming for another book.
Children's Books May Lead to Cake
A study suggests that children's books may influence children's bad eating habits.
Feminism in YA Fantasy
Rhoda Belleza and Lexa Hillyer talk about why feminism in YA fantasy is so important.
Little Fibs in 'Little House'
An article looks at a few instances of truth stretching in the Little House on the Prairie books.
Let's Talk About Sex
Young adult books that don't shy from talking about sex.
Remembering Norah McClintock
An obituary for Norah McClintock.
Magic School Bus Rides Again
Kate McKinnon will voice Fiona Frizzle in a new Magic School Bus series on Netflix.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's America
Maria Russo writes about reading and rereading the Little House books.
A look at Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist.
A Literary Sentence
Teenagers who vandalized using anti-Semitic and racist graffiti are assigned a reading list.
- 2017 Feb 02
If You Love a Book, Destroy It
A teacher writes about how kids express their love for books.
Brad Meltzer and Heroes
An article on Brad Meltzer.
A Review of 'Caraval'
A review of Stephanie Garber's "Caraval."
Beatrix Potter and Merchandising
An article about Beatrix Potter's innovative approaches to marketing and merchandising.
Books for African American History
A list of 100 best children's books for February.
Translating 'Little Prince'
An article about translating "The Little Prince" into Spanglish.
Seuss Political Cartoons
A look at the relevance of Dr. Seuss's political cartoons.
More Trans Characters
A parent makes a plea for more trans protagonists.
Book App News
Trends in book reading apps.
J.K. Rowling Twitter Responses
J.K. Rowling is responding to individuals reacting to her Trump comments.
More Trans Protagonists for Kids
The idea of a character being trans—particularly one written for children—is still seen as controversial in some circles.
- 2017 Jan 26
A look at 10 memorable meals served in children's books.
This is Golden
An illustrator creates a pretend "Alternative Facts" Little Golden Book cover.
So Long Outdated Virginity Tropes
A list of YA books that take a more modern approach to talking about virginity.
A George Saunders Picture Book
A look at the sometimes overlooked George Saunders picture book, "The Gappers of Frip."
Migos Raps 'Llama Llama'
A recording of the group Migos rapping "Llama Llama Red Pajama."
Jason Reynolds on Middle Grade
An interview with Jason Reynolds.
Trump Inspires Dystopian Reading
Dystopian classics like '1984' are flying off the shelves.
'Shrine Defenders' Picture Book
A children's book promotes Iranian "Shrine Defenders."
The Real Margaret Wise Brown
An article about Margaret Wise Brown, following the release of Amy Gary's "The Great Green Room."
Bookseller of the Year Award
We Need Diverse Books has established a Bookseller of the Year Award.
In Memory of Vicki Lansky
An article reflects on the life and books of author Vicki Lansky.
A Mark Twain Fairy Tale
Philip and Erin Stead have created an expanded version of an unfinished Mark Twain story.
- 2017 Jan 19
Authors Pick Favorite Picture Books
Some authors pick their favorite children's books.
Books for Harry Potter Lovers
A list of 15 authors for readers who love Harry Potter.
Brothers Grimm Illustrations
An article looks at multiple visual interpretations of Brothers Grimm stories.
Raleigh Bookstore Raising Funds
Read With Me, a new bookstore coming to Raleigh, is seeking donations.
Veronica Roth on 'Carve the Mark'
An interview with Veronica Roth.
Banned Books to Read
A list of banned book suggestions.
YA Literature from 1967
A look at some of the best young adult literature from the year 1967.