- 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.
Arthur Ransome Adaptation Makes Waves
Family of Swallows and Amazons Character Angry About Name Change in New BBC Film.
Finding The Next ‘Twilight’ Franchise
Why Digital Video Upstarts Are Scooping Up YA Novels.
- 2016 May 24
Out with bourgeois crocodiles!
How the Soviets rewrote children’s books.
Alexie's New Children's Book
Sherman Alexie on His New Kids’ Book and the Angst of Being a “Jr.”
Commence the Speech
John Green gives Mr. Rogers-inspired commencement speech.
Children's Book Ireland Award
Sarah Crossan wins Irish children’s book of the year.
Soviet Picture Books
A look at how Soviet picture books called for a rejection of fantasy elements.
Sherman Alexie On Thunder
An interview with Sherman Alexie.
John Green gives a shout out to Mr. Rogers at his commencement speech at his alma mater.
Crossan Wins for 'One'
Sarah Crossan wins the Irish children's book of the year for "One."
- 2016 May 23
Ten Picture Book Essentials
A writer rounds up a list of essential picture books.
Harry Potter Revelations
A list of big Harry Potter revelations.
A Chat with Rick Yancey
Rick Yancey talks about the 5th Wave trilogy and the future of humankind.
Portland Bans Climate Denying Texts
The Portland public schools board has voted to ban textbooks that deny the climate crisis.
- 2016 May 18
John Green Prepares for Grand Prix
John Green's sports passions.
New Dahl Books
Puffin to publish classic Roald Dahl books with collectible covers.
National Geo Personalized Books
National Geographic Kids and Put Me In the Story partner.
An 'All-of-a-Kind' Walking Tour
A writer takes a walking tour based on the All-of-A-Kind Family books.
Illustrator Asked to Change Images
Jan Lööf speaks out about his publisher asking him to change images depicting other cultures in his books, as they might be deemed non-inclusive.
Writing 'Roller Girl'
Victoria Jamieson talks about "Roller Girl."
Nancy Drew Pilot Up in the Air
The "Drew" pilot isn't going forward with CBS but is being shopped to other networks.
Reflecting on Inkpop
An article on the defunct Inkpop and the impact it made on readers and writers.
New Children's Laureate
P.J. Lynch is Ireland's new children's laureate.
J.K. Rowling at PEN
Highlights from J.K. Rowling's acceptance speech at the PEN gala.
Stop Age Labeling
Sergio Ruzzier believes age labeling on books can create barriers for readers.
- 2016 May 17
On Your Mark
Veronica Roth talks about "Carve the Mark."