- 2016 Dec 01
A Look at Screen Time Fears
A child psychologist questions whether screen time for kids is dangerous.
- 2016 Nov 29
Still Drawing After All These Years
A look at the career of Ed Emberley.
Librarian Brings Library to Kids
A Bronx librarian visits a homeless shelter with a suitcase full of books.
New York Times Notables
The New York Times presents its Notable Children's Books of 2016.
A list of books for kids who liked "Moana" to read.
Book Reviews for Kids By Kids
An 11-year-old boy creates a book reviews website.
Rethinking Rowling's Net Worth
An article looks at J.K. Rowling's fortune, following the success of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Digital Natives Prefer Print
Studies show that readers who grew up with access to e-books prefer print.
Anne Frank Poem Auctioned
A poem handwritten by Anne Frank has sold at auction.
U.K. publishers are looking to standup comedians to write children's books.
Amazon Studios to Adapt Bug Diaries
Amazon Studios is creating a series based on The Bug Diaries by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss.
- 2016 Nov 22
Books for Trying Times
A list of 25 picture books that promote goodness.
Trans and Non-Binary Comics Characters
A list of comics featuring trans or non-binary characters.
Thankful for Books
Writers share the books they are most thankful for.
Seuss's Wall Art
A look at Dr. Seuss's wall sculptures.
Not Just for Kids
A writer argues that Harry Potter is not just for kids.
YA Books About Mental Illness
A look at 29 YA novels that address mental illness.
We've Been Saying 'Roald Dahl' Wrong
An article reveals that we've been mispronouncing Roald Dahl's name this whole time.
Fantasy Novels and Real Life
Matthew Cody discusses how reading fantasy novels helps navigate the real world.
A Chat with Beth Revis
Author Beth Revis talks about her work.
A Man of Many Hats
An interview with Jon Klassen.
Epic! in the Classroom
The CEO of Epic! discusses the app.
'Bone' to Be Adapted for Screen
Jeff Smith's Bone series is scheduled for film adaptation.
Penguin and First Book Pair
Penguin and First Book are collaborating for the Red Mitten Campaign.
'Warriors' Live Action Film
David Heyman will produce a live action film based on the Warriors series.
Addressing Screen Time Fears
A child psychologist suggests that fears about too much screen time might be overblown.
Canadian Children's Lit. Award
Melanie Florence and illustrator François Thisdale have won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.
- 2016 Nov 08
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Recommend
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff pick five must-read YA books.
Talking to Jacqueline Woodson
An interview with Jacqueline Woodson.
Books on Being Thankful
A look at 11 books that teach kids about gratitude.
Roald Dahl and Medicine
An article argues that Roald Dahl had a fascination with medicine.
A look at the shortlist for the Waterstones book of the year award.
A Talk with Duncan Tonatiuh
An interview with Duncan Tonatiuh.
In Memory of Jan Slepian
An article remembers the life and works of Jan Slepian.
Authors Rally to Fight Cuts
U.K. authors join the fight to stop governmental cuts to cultural services.
- 2016 Nov 03
The Agent Equation
An article suggests that agents can be tastemakers.
The Rise of Gay Characters in YA
An article discusses how YA books with gay characters are increasingly common.
A look at 10 anticipated YA titles releasing in November.
Nordic Children's Book Prize Awarded
Sölvasaga unglings (The Story of the Teen Sölvi) by Arnar Már Arngrímsson wins the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize.
'Wrinkle in Time' Production Begins
Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time" film production has started.
A Close Look at Winnie-the-Pooh
An article revisits the Winnie-the-Pooh stories.
An article on YA for adventure-seekers.
'Little Critter' Animated Series
The Little Critter book series is to be adapted into an animated series.
A 'Hamilton' Inspired Romance
Melissa de la Cruz is publishing a YA love story about Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.
'Series of Unfortunate Events' Series
There's a new Netflix adaption of the A Series of Unfortunate Events series.
Happy Ending After Birthday No-Shows
Jeff Kinney is among those to reach out to a boy who had no one come to his birthday party.
Remembering Natalie Babbitt
An article reflects on Natalie Babbitt and the gifts of "Tuck Everlasting."
Martin Sheen and J.K. Simmons will lead the voice cast of "The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island."
JK Rowling Manuscript at Auction
A handwritten copy of JK Rowling's "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" will be auctioned next month.
Sendak Estate Success
Maurice Sendak's estate has largely won a court battle with the Rosenbach Museum and Library.
- 2016 Nov 01
On Mother-Daughter Book Clubs
Author Susan Maupin Schmid discusses the merits of mother-daughter book clubs.
Mafi and Riggs Talk Shop
An interview with married authors Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs.
The Bunnicula Cartoon
A look at the cartoon adaptation of the Bunnicula series.
Kenny Loggins Pens Picture Book
An article about Kenny Loggins' "Footloose" picture book adaptation.
Nelson Wins Neustadt Prize
Marilyn Nelson has won the 2017 Neustadt Prize in Children’s Literature.
Kinney Talks Wimpy Kid
An interview with Jeff Kinney.
Ten Top YA Books for October
A look at 10 YA books that released in October.
R.L. Stine: Halloween Costume Trauma
R.L. Stine discusses a Halloween costume he recalls from childhood.
More Goosebumps Surprises
Some Goosebumps story ideas that never made the cut.
What You Don't Know Might Scare You
Thirteen surprising details about the Goosebumps series.
- 2016 Oct 20
Raising a Book Lover
An article about what to expect when raising a child who loves books.
YA For Halloween
A list of YA fiction for Halloween.
Famous Book Cover Models
A look back at book covers that featured now-famous people.
Yousafzai Writing Picture Book
Malala Yousafzai is writing a picture book.
S.E. Hinton Twitter Spat
S.E. Hinton responded to a question about whether characters in "The Outsiders" are gay.
- 2016 Oct 08
Karin Nyman on Her Mother
Karin Nyman writes about her mother, Astrid Lindgren.
- 2016 Oct 06
LEGO Book Covers
Children's book covers refashioned from LEGOs.
Books for Readers with Dyslexia
An article addresses how books for children with dyslexia might differ from other books.
YA Historical Fantasy
A list of YA historical fantasy novels.
Second 'Sweet Pea and Friends'
"Brave Little Fin" releases from Essex couple.
What Makes It Good?
Adam Gidwitz debates what qualities make a children's book "good."
Sweet's E.B. White Bio
A look at Melissa Sweet's E.B. White picture book bio.
Writing, Reading, and Ethnicity
How writing fiction helped Grace Lin to come to terms with her Asian-American identity.
#YA4Hillary Campaign Launches
YA authors discuss why they are voting for Hillary Clinton using #YA4Hillary.
Berenstain Bears Family Values
An article discusses how the Berenstain Bears franchise took a religious turn.
'Wind in the Willows' Murder
A British book dealer is killed for his rare edition of "The Wind in the Willows."
- 2016 Sep 27
Wilson on Her Childhood
Jacqueline Wilson opens up about her difficult childhood.
Lia Block on Writing, Monsters
An interview with Francesca Lia Block.
A National Book Fest. Recap
Children's highlights of the National Book Festival.
How Fantasy Helps Us
Cornelia Funke writes about how fantasy helps children develop emotionally, intellectually, and psychologically.
Weighing in On 'Run' Controversy
A writer responds to the aftermath of a controversial review.
A Look at 'Miss Peregrine'
Tim Burton discusses "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."
Live Action Peter Rabbit
Columbia Pictures has announced plans for a film adaptation of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit."
A Call for Morse Diverse Books
An article calls out for more diversity in children's books.
Classic Banned Books
A look at classic books that have been banned.
Homes of Fictional Characters
An article and map offer a guide to where favorite fictional characters lived.
Organizations team up for diverse books
Three organizations are teaming up to provide diverse YA books to low-income communities.
Trolls Attack Book
White supremacist trolls flooded Goodreads with negative reviews for Laura Silverman's novel after her anti-Trump tweets.
PEN America on Censorship and Diversity
A report from PEN America details how diverse books are more likely to be challenged or banned.
- 2016 Sep 22
First 'Fallen' Trailer
The first "Fallen" trailer debuts.
Marley Dias's New Venture
The 11-year-old creator of #1000BlackGirlBooks is creating a zine for Elle magazine.
The Hidden Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
A look at the origins and meanings of 9 nursery rhymes.
A Plea for Challenging Books
An article discusses the benefits of reading challenging books to kids.
Nickelodeon is starting production on a TV movie adaptation of Chris Grabenstein's "Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library."
Introducing Addy Walker
An article discusses the creation of the first black American Girl doll.
Less Spent on Books for Boys
A study shows that parents of preschool kids spend 25% less on books for boys than they do for girls.
Pullman Pushes for Author Safeguards
Philip Pullman is urging the UK government to adopt new protections for authors and their royalties.
- 2016 Sep 08
Inside 'A Torch Against the Night'
An in-depth reading of Sabaa Tahir's "A Torch Against the Night."
Robert Hoge Discusses His Memoir
An interview with the author of "Ugly."
Klaus Flugge Winner Announced
Nicholas John Frith wins the Klaus Flugge Prize for "Hector and the Hummingbird."