- 2016 Jul 28
Casting for L'Engle Adaptation
Oprah Winfrey Joins Movie Adaptation of 'A Wrinkle in Time.'
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Franchise Rebooting with New Cast.
An Enduring Indie Author
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Was Self-Published.
Happy birthday, Beatrix Potter
The author’s legacy 150 years on.
- 2016 Jul 26
Gene Luen Yang on Comics' Value
Why comics belong in schools… and more ideas from graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang.
Cat in the Hat for President
The Dr. Seuss Character Cat in the Hat Tosses Red, White and Blue Stovepipe Cap in Presidential Ring.
The Fall of 'Divergent'
The final film will bow on television – here’s why it matters.
Responses to Harry Potter Play
Theater critics review 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': Here’s what they think.
'Cursed Child' Casts a Spell Onstage
Ben Brantley at the 'New York Times' calls Rowling's latest "the kind of play that you want to describe in detail."
- 2016 Jul 21
Jerry Pinkney Day
The Caldecott medalist is honored in his hometown.
Not For Kids
Roald Dahl's Twisted, Overlooked Stories for Adults.
Casting for YA Adaptation
Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson to Star in adaptation of Nicola Yoon's 'Everything, Everything.'
YA Franchise Switches to Small Screen
'Divergent' Finale to Skip Theaters, Launch as a TV Movie and Spinoff Series.
- 2016 Jul 14
Adaptations for Kids
A list of middle grade and YA adaptations of adult books.
Children's books that feature diverse figures throughout history.
Teaching About Privilege
A look at children's books that help kids to understand privilege.
'Hamilton' Cast Member to Write Forward
Phillipa Soo will write the forward to a picture book biography on Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.
Harry Potter-Themed Photoshoot
A family creates Harry Potter-themed baby photo shoot.
From 'Dory' to 'Hangnail'
Ellen DeGeneres will produce a movie adaptation of "Castle Hangnail."
A look at the the "Midnight Paintings" of Dr. Seuss.
Guardian Children's Fiction Longlist
A look at the longlist for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
Thorne to Star in 'Break My Heart'
Bella Thorne has been cast in the film adaptation of "Break My Heart 1,000 Times."
Return to Court and Throne
Sarah J. Maas is writing more books in her A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass series.
A librarian creates a reading list for #BlackLivesMatter.
Rick Riordan's tour dates for "Hammer of Thor."
Reading YA for Vocabulary
An article discusses how children's books can help build vocabulary.
- 2016 Jun 16
Here Comes Hilda
Luke Pearson's Hildafolk series of graphic novels.
Censorship and YA Readers
Should We Censor What Teens Read?
Diversity Across the Pond
U.K. booksellers call for more diverse kids’ books.
The End of an Era
The 'Guardian' drops its children’s books site.
The Boxcar Children Get a Movie
How the kids series with more than 100 titles made its heroes into immortal crime fighters.
- 2016 Jun 14
YA Series Launched on TV
'Pretty Little Liars' Author Sara Shepard Launches New Book Series with TV Cameo.
More Patrick Ness Movie Adaptations
Doug Liman in Talks to Direct Post-Apocalyptic YA Thriller 'Chaos Walking.'
Not So Sleepy Sleeper Hit
A Fantasy Series That Began on the Web and Became a Bestseller.
World War II Novels for Young Readers
Historical fiction is having a renaissance in young adult literature.
A list of quotes from Maurice Sendak.
'Thirteen Reasons' on Netflix
A 13-part adaptation of "13 Reasons Why" is coming to Netflix.
Marked Up Tickets to 'Cursed Child'
Seats at "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" are left empty after ticket scalpers can't sell.
No More Live Owls in 'Cursed Child'
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will no longer feature live owls.
Seeing 'Cursed Child'
A first-hand account of seeing "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
Rowling Assures 'Child' Tour
J.K. Rowling suggests that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will tour.
Girls at the Movies
An article discusses why there aren't more movies for and about girls.
Blume and Alexander on Reading
Interviews with Judy Blume and Kwame Alexander.
Pretty Little New Series
Sara Shepard is launching a new series, The Amateurs.
Quotes about Inclusion and Diversity
Quotations from children's books addressing diversity and equality.
'Chaos' on Screen
Doug Liman is in talks to direct "Chaos Walking."
Historical YA Fiction
A look at recent YA historical fiction titles.
From Web to Bestseller
An article about Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland novels.
- 2016 Jun 09
The U.K.’s inaugural Klaus Flugge prize.
An Unkindness of Books
Maggie Stiefvater on Finishing the Raven Cycle.
Prescient Books for Teens
Dystopian YA Tropes and the 2016 Presidential Election.
- 2016 Jun 07
The Politics of a Children's Classic
Gertrude Chandler Warner’s Boxcar Children and the Spirit of Capitalism.
'Cursed Child' Opens This Week
Why J.K. Rowling Endorsed 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' for the Stage.
Illustrator of American Childhood
A look at the work of Garth Williams.
Up for Debate
Should Awards Committee Conversations Remain Confidential?
- 2016 Jun 02
'Alice' at Auction
A first edition copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is up for auction.
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Winner
A photo diary of Meg Rosoff's whirlwind tour of Sweden, after accepting the prize.
Margaret Wise Brown's Collaboration
How 'Goodnight Moon' Author Revolutionized Kids' Books.
Lobel's Classic Gets a Fresh Perspective
'Frog and Toad': an amphibious celebration of same-sex love.
The Fault in Our Years
John Green Admits to Grads That Adulthood Is Terrible.
Diverse Book Picks
A list of diverse children's books for summer.
A Plea for Wildness
An author speaks about the importance of wildness in children's books.
An Author Vanishes
A look at the disappearance of Helen Bailey.
Chris D'Lacey shares some writing tips.
YA Summer Reads
Seventeen YA books for summer.
On Simple Observations
Chris Gall writes about how observing the world can fuel kid's imaginations.
Best Fictional Shops
A list of 10 fictional shops in children's books.
A mother reflects on the lessons about reading she has imparted to her daughters.
Teenagers and Print Books
An article discusses why teenagers prefer print.
A Teacher in Praise of YA
A teacher has embraced YA for her students.
A Roald Dahl Dictionary
"The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary" is soon to publish.
Print Books in School
An article discusses the future of print books in classrooms.
Wilson Pledges: More Lovely Dads
Jacqueline Wilson has pledged to write more great dads to her books.
'Boxcar Children' Series
Shout Factory and Legacy Classics to develop the Boxcar Children series.
'Spontanesous' Heads to Screen
Aaron Starmer's "Spontaneous" is to be adapted for film.
Ha Noi Children's Book Fest
Ha Noi has its first ever children's book festival.
New Yorker Staff Reading to Kids
Staff members of The New Yorker share what they plan to read to their kids this summer.
Rosoff Tours Sweden
A Meg Rosoff photo essay.
Rosoff Criticizes U.K. Government
Meg Rosoff critiques the U.K. government during Astrid Lindgren Memorial award acceptance speech.
The Influence of Margaret Wise Brown
An article about how Margaret Wise Brown changed children's books.
A Writer on 'Frog and Toad'
An article ponders Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series and same-sex love.
'Cursed Child' Will Make You Cry
J.K. Rowling has confirmed that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will make us all cry.
'Cursed Child' Cast
Photos of the main cast from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
John Green to Grads
John Green delivers commencement speech to Kenyon College grads.
Potter More and More
A writer reflects on J.K. Rowling's seeming resistance to leaving the Harry Potter world behind.
- 2016 May 28
YA Summer Reads
A list of new YA titles to read over the summer.
Harriet the Spy House
The brownstone that inspired "Harriet the Spy" is on the market.
Ethan Hawke Book Inspiration
Ethan Hawke talks about how River Phoenix partially inspired his book, "Rules For a Knight."
Eric Carle on His Life and Work
An interview with Eric Carle.
Julianna Margulies Remembers Her Dad
Julianna Margulies speaks about her late father, Paul Margulies, who wrote "Three Magic Balloons."
New Laura Ingalls Wilder Book
The South Dakota State Historical Society is publishing "Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder."
A teen writes about book endings.
School Pulls 'This One Summer'
A Minnesota school removes Jillian and Jillian Tamaki's "This One Summer."
Simon Cowell Children's Book?
Simon Cowell suggests he may be writing a children's book.
Lessons from Pooh
Jim Broadbent on how Winnie-the-Pooh helped make him an actor.
'Little Prince' Netflix Release Date
Netflix will release "The Little Prince" film on August 5.
Cassandra Clare 'Bane' Series
Cassandra Clare will write an adult trilogy based around Magnus Bane.
Upset Over Character Name Change
The family of Titty Altounyan, inspiration for Arthur Ransome's character Titty in "Swallows and Amazons," is speaking out against BBC name change.
YA Meets Digital Video World
Digital video studios are buying up rights to YA properties.
- 2016 May 26
Mortal Instruments for Older Mortals
Cassandra Clare announces Magnus Bane book series for adults.