- 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So Long Outdated Virginity Tropes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.
Lindgren Story Coming to U.S. Screens
An animated English version of an Astrid Lindgren story, "Ronya, the Robber's Daughter" will be released on Amazon.
John Lewis on 'March'
John Lewis reacts to winning The Walter for "March: Book Three."
Poehler Rights to 'Moxie'
Amy Poehler and Brooke Posch’s Paper Kite production banner acquires rights to Jennifer Mathieu's "Moxie."
The Great Margaret Wise Brown
A review of Amy Gary's "In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown."
- 2017 Jan 12
Where's Waldo Now?
Man in Waldo costume taunts police.
Harry Potter Restaurant
Brooklyn wizards now have a place to hang their sorting hats.
British YA Book Picks
An article looks at some favorite British YA.
Remembering Jim Henson
Brad Meltzer in conversation with Jim Henson's daughter.
A Series of Unfortunate Events Review
An article praises the new adaptation.
New Bookstore for Raleigh
Read With Me, a new children's bookstore, is opening in downtown Raleigh.
New E. Lockhart Coming this Fall
E. Lockhart has a new novel, "Genuine Fraud" releasing this fall.
Remembering Nat Hentoff
An obituary for Nat Hentoff.
A Late-Blooming Author
A 99-year-old woman published her first children's book.
Russian Book Market Trends
A look at trends in Russian children's publishing.
Voracious Reader Makes Headlines
An article introduces 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana, who has already read more than 1,000 books.
'Unfortunate Events' Comes to Fruition
An article looks at the new Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
- 2017 Jan 05
Highly Anticipated Middle Grade
Seventeen middle grade books coming in 2017.
Highly anticipated YA
Fifteen highly anticipated YA books.
Young Adult Picks for 2017
Young adult authors pick the books to read in 2017.
Rock and Roll Picture Books
A look at picture books about music and musicians.
On 'Unfortunate Events'
A writer reflects on how reading A Series of Unfortunate Events impacted her as a child.
Translating Children's Books to Latin
An article about the challenges of translating children's books into Latin.
An interview with the creator of the Animorphs series.
In Memory of Tina Moore
An obituary for bookseller Tina Moore.
"A Wisp of Wisdom: Animal Tales from Cameroon" is raising money for a charity in Cameroon.
The Virtues of 'Watership Down'
An article in praise of "Watership Down."
Virginia Proposal Targets Books
A proposal in Virginia would require schools to send parents lists of teaching materials with "sexually explicit content."
In Memory of Richard Adams
An article on the death of "Watership Down" author Richard Adams.
'We Need Diverse Books' Going Strong
An article looks back on the birth and evolution of We Need Diverse Books.
'Just Like Me' Book Service
A book subscription service caters toward a diverse audience.
Painting Foretells Rowling Future
J.K. Rowling changed her Twitter cover image to a painting that she says sums up what she's working on.
'Captain Underpants' Coming Soon
An interview with Dav Pilkey on the upcoming film adaptation.
Picture Books Arriving 2017
A look at 17 picture books coming in 2017.
- 2016 Dec 22
On Cross-Generational Appeal
A writer discusses children's books for adults.
A 2017 Preview
A look at upcoming YA books.
Feminist Children's Books
A look at 12 children's books focused on female empowerment.
Reliving Picture Books from Childhood
An article discusses sharing favorite picture books with our children.
Philharmonic Plays 'Babe'
The New York Philharmonic put on a screening of "Babe."
A look at ten children's books featuring diverse content.
Two New Rowling Novels
J.K. Rowling has revealed that she is working on two new novels.
A Real Life Superhero
Inspired by "I Dissent," an 8-year-old dresses up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her school's superhero day.
Must-Reads of 2016
Young adult authors name their favorites from 2016.
Scholastic Predicts Top Trends
Scholastic Reading Club Editors look at upcoming trends for 2017.
- 2016 Dec 13
Best YA of 2016
Best YA book selections from 2016.
Jan Brett's 'Gingerbread Christmas
An interview with Jan Brett.
A selection of favorite picture books of 2016.
'Shipbreaker' in Development
Paul Haggis will write and direct a film adaptation of "Shipbreaker."
Harry Potter Holidays
A look back at the best holiday moments in the Harry Potter books.
A Look at Disability in YA
An article addresses representations of disability in YA books.
The Work of Tomi Ungerer
The books and life of Tomi Ungerer.
Rowling on Harry Potter Spider
J.K. Rowling agrees that new spider species looks like the Harry Potter Sorting Hat.
Reflections on The Baby-Sitters Club
A writer looks at the feminist threads in the Baby-Sitters Club series.
YA Authors on Trump
Young adult authors speak out about their reactions to the Trump presidency.
'Property Office' to Become Film
Sony has acquired rights to "The Lost Property Office."
- 2016 Dec 08
Big YA This Month
A look at YA books releasing this month.
Reluctant Reader Gifts
Book gifts for reluctant readers.