- 2016 Feb 04
The Most-Lied-About Book
A BBC survey identified the book that the most readers have lied about reading, and the result will surprise you.
- 2016 Feb 02
Mapping a 'Wrinkle in Time'
An illustrator's map of "A Wrinkle in Time."
Racism in Classic Children's Books
An article discusses racism appearing throughout works of classic children's literature.
Race, Censorship, and Children's Books
Daniel José Older discusses recent controversy over slave depictions.
Author Wants More Kid's Reviews
S.F. Said is encouraging newspapers to offer more space for children's book reviews.
Hardinge's Costa Win
An article addresses the significance of Frances Hardinge's Costa Book of the Year Award win.
Kennedy Leaves Hachette
Fiona Kennedy is leaving her role at Orion Children's Books.
A Talk with Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer discusses writing, her characters, and what's next.
Meyer First Graphic Novel
Marissa Meyer is trying her hand at graphic novels.
Mafi New Book Preview
Tahereh Mafi offers a look at "Furthermore."
Amazon American Girl Specials
Amazon Studios will create live action American Girl series.
Rowling Twitter Spat
J.K. Rowling gets into a twitter argument with Natalie McGarry.
New Wizarding Schools
J.K. Rowling has revealed several Wizarding Schools found around the globe.
'Sandcastle Empire' Film
Leonardo DiCaprio will produce an adaptation of Kayla Olson's "The Sandcastle Empire."
A New Beatrix Potter Title
Penguin Random House will publish "The Tale of Kitty and Boots."
Barnes & Noble Tries Personalized Books
Barnes & Noble is partnering with Sourcebooks to sell personalized children's books.
- 2016 Jan 26
Hungarian Harry Potter
Hungarian editions of Harry Potter books.
'Little House' Movie
A movie based on "The Little House On the Prairie" television series is in the works.
Amy Poehler, Judy Blume, and Kate DiCamillo are writing new forwards for Beverly Cleary books.
Collecting Books for a Cause
An 11-year-old has launched a campaign to collect books in which black girls are the main characters.
'Potter' Sales Booming
Harry Potter sales nearly doubled last year.
New Children's Book Award
The Klaus Flugge Prize for the Most Exciting Newcomer to Picture Book Illustration launches.
A Sendak Museum?
A look at efforts to create a Maurice Sendak museum.
Rowling PEN Award
J.K.will be presented with the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award.
Scholastic 'Washington' Statement
Scholastic offers a statement about the decision to withdraw "A Birthday Cake for George Washington."
The NCAC Responds to 'Washington'
The National Coalition Against Censorship's response to the "A Birthday Cake for George Washington" controversy.
Slavery in Picture Books Debate
"A Birthday Cake for George Washington" controversy continues.
'Lie Tree' Wins Costa Prize
Frances Hardinge's "The Lie Tree" wins Costa book of the year for 2015.
Publishing Industry is Mostly White
Diversity survey shows that the publishing industry is predominantly white and female.
- 2016 Jan 20
How to Raise Kids Who Like Books
Check out a list of five ways to raise children who love reading.
- 2016 Jan 12
Rowling Defaced a Statue
After finishing the last Harry Potter book, Rowling signed a hotel room statue.
Where the Girls Are (n't)
A writer argues discusses gender in children's books.
An 'Alice' Prequel
A preview of Marissa Meyer's "Heartless."
A Tribute to Charles Perrault
Google celebrates the 388th birthday of Charles Perrault with an illustration by Sophie Diao.
Reading to Kids
An interview about picture books and reading with Megan Dowd Lambert.
A Utah Community of Authors
A look at Rick Walton and his surrounding community of children's book authors.
What a Collection!
A woman collects a new Harry Potter book every time she travels.
- 2016 Jan 11
Lessons from Fairytales
A discussion of what can be learned from fairytales.
- 2016 Jan 08
New Children's Book Contest
'Roll of Thunder' Publishing Contest Starts in 2016.
Addressing Slavery in Picture Books
Smiling Slaves in a Post–'A Fine Dessert' World.
Books for Underprivileged Kids
First Book mixes market forces and philanthropy to help poor children.
Diversity in Children's Books
The Guardian asks: Why do so many children's books treat diversity as a black and white issue?
- 2016 Jan 05
Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang is named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
- 2016 Jan 04
Harry Potter New Year's Resolutions
New Year's resolutions inspired by Harry Potter characters.
Authors discuss their reading resolutions for the new year.
Upcoming YA for 2016
A look at 15 highly anticipated YA for the new year.
Highly Anticipated 2016 Books
The books kids are most excited to read in 2016.
An Opera About 'Nothing'
Janne Teller's 'Nothing' is being adapted as an opera.
Nothing's Off the Table
Non Pratt believes that no subjects are too taboo for YA.
Chatting with Jake Marcionette
An interview with author Jake Marcionette.
Publish a Children's Book in 2016
A writer argues why writing children's books is where it's at.
Personalized Bedtime Books
'Lost My Name' offers interactive and customized reading for kids.
Welcoming the National Ambassador
An interview with Gene Luen Yang.
McCloskey's Daughter Recalls Father
Robert McCloskey's daughter reminisces about her father.
Rhianna Pratchett on Her Father
Rhianna Pratchett remembers her father, Sir Terry Pratchett.
Walliams Big in Britain
David Walliams's books and stage dramatizations are all the rage in the U.K.
'Hat' Stage Adaptation
'I Want My Hat Back' hits London stages.
Federle to Co-Write Libretto
Tim Federle will co-write the libretto for 'Tuck Everlasting' musical.
Hardinge Wins Costa Award
Frances Hardinge wins the Costa children's book award for 'The Lie Tree.'
- 2015 Dec 17
Elf on the Shelf: magic or madness?
A look at the detractors and supporters of the newest U.S. holiday tradition.
From Bookseller to Bestseller
Children's book authors and illustrators who started out as booksellers.
School Librarians + Indie Booksellers:
James Patterson Has Your Back.
This Year's Moments in Kid Lit
2015’s Biggest Moments in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
- 2015 Dec 10
In Praise of Scary Books
An article discusses the importance of "scary" books in children's lives.
Zuckerberg Reads Physics to Baby
A family photo of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife reading "Quantum Physics for Babies."
Getting Kids of Color Reading
An article about getting kids from diverse backgrounds excited about reading.
'The Hidden Oracle' First Look
A cover reveal and excerpt from "The Hidden Oracle."
John Boyne reflects on his favorite unlikely friendships in children's books.
Best YA Covers
Favorite YA covers for 2015.
A Look at the New Star Wars Books
A look at the new crop of Star Wars books.
Best Picture Books
Best 2015 picture books.
Book Picks for African American Kids
A writer's selections for children's books every black kid should read.
Anticipating 'Cursed Child'
Reasons to look forward to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
Broadway Turn for 'Charlie'
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is heading to Broadway.
Odedina Leaves Oneworld
Sarah Odedina resigned from Oneworld.
BFG First Trailer
A first look at "The BFG" movie.
Hunger Games Prequels?
Lionsgate plans Hunger Games prequels.
On the New Education Law
An article about the Every Student Succeeds Act.
No Child Left Behind Rewrite
The Every Student Succeeds Act passes congress.
- 2015 Dec 03
Thirteen YA holiday books.
Parents Talk Favorite Books
Mothers and fathers discuss their favorite children's books.
Eight overlooked YA series books.
Morris Finalists Announced
YALSA selects the Morris Award finalists.
Rowling Drives Support for Project
J.K. Rowling has been urging people to donate to the anthology project 'The Good Immigrant.'
- 2015 Nov 19
The Next Hunger Games?
An article debates what could become the next big YA film franchise.
A Hunger Games Farewell
An article reflects on the Hunger Games franchise.
A Talk with Rebecca Stead
An interview with Rebecca Stead.
In Praise of Indie Bookstores
A parent praises independent bookstores.
The Benefits of Staff Diversity Training
Lee & Low staff reflect on attending a recent diversity workshop.
Klassen on Creative Process
Jon Klassen talks to a Hong Kong audience about writing for kids.
Astrid Lindgren Home
Astrid Lindgren's home is opening up for adult fans.
Costa Children's Book Shortlist
The Costa Children's Book shortlist is announced.
The Kids Behind 'Famous Five'
A look at the children who inspired the covers for Enid Blyton's Famous Five books.
Riordan Applauds Change to Cover
Rick Riordan is pleased that his Russian publisher is no longer whitewashing the Kane Chronicles series.
'Merlin Saga' Adaptation
A movie adaptation of T.A. Barron's The Merlin Saga is in the works.
Alexander's Master Plan
Kwame Alexander hopes to reach kids who have become reluctant readers.
- 2015 Nov 18
Patterson Series Coming to Silver Screen
Rob Riggle and Lauren Graham cast in James Patterson‘s Middle School series.
Julianne Moore to Reteam with Todd Haynes on ‘Wonderstruck’ Movie.
YouTube to Book Phenomenon
How a handful of YouTube stars became bestselling authors.
- 2015 Nov 17
Children's Book-Inspired Recipes
Twelve recipes that are inspired by children's books.