- 2016 May 03
Harry Potter Around the World
J.K. Rowling reveals plans to take 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' abroad.
J.K. Rowling Apologizes
The author took to Twitter on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.
Illuminae Authors Team Up Again
Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman talk about their new Andromeda Cycle.
Vampires Eternally Undead
Stephenie Meyer Adapting YA Book Franchise 'Anna Dressed in Blood.'
- 2016 Apr 28
Teachers Who Inspired Favorite Authors
Authors and Illustrators Remember Their Mentors.
Rare Illustration Unsurfaces
Unseen Beatrix Potter illustration to go on display for first time.
YA Author's Challenges Continue
Battle over banning 'Looking for Alaska' continues in Kentucky.
- 2016 Apr 26
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Set
J.K. Rowling takes you onto the set of 'The Cursed Child' and reveals first look at the action.
'Monster Calls' Trailer
Get an advanced look at the chilling film based on Patrick Ness's novel.
YA Style Maven
Cassandra Clare Created a Fantasy Realm and Aims to Maintain Her Rule
After Canceling 2016 National Institute, ALSC Regroups to Serve Members.
- 2016 Apr 21
Eisner Nominees Announced
See the nominations for the 2016 Eisner Awards.
YA to TV Updates
'None of the Above' by I.W. Gregorio and 'Sea Change' by Aimee Friedman are in development at Lifetime.
Lib of Congress Appointment
John Cole, founding director of the Center for the Book, has been named historian at the Library of Congress.
Diversity Advocate Carter Dies
Publisher and Author Jackie Carter, Who Pushed for Racial Diversity in Children’s Books, Dies at 62.
Beatrix Potter Makeovers
A writer objects to the new cover art for Beatrix Potter books.
A look at 10 guardian angels appearing in children's books.
YA Novels by Asian Authors
A look at 11 YA novels written by Asian-American authors.
'Jungle Book' Surprises
Some surprising facts about "The Jungle Book."
Cecelia Ahern talks about writing "Flawed."
Jason Reynolds Talks to Kids
A preview of a talk by Jason Reynolds at the Delta Memorial Endowment Fund luncheon in Milwaukee.
'Jane Eyre' YA?
Lena Coakley on why she believes "Jane Eyre" is a YA novel.
Poetry and Common Core?
A writer and teacher considers the role of poetry within Common Core.
Klaus Flugge Longlist
The Klaus Flugge prize longlist for new illustrators is announced.
The 2016 Eisner Awards for comics has a record number of nominations for women.
'Wimpy Kid the Musical'
A review of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical."
YA at Lifetime
Aimee Friedman's "Sea Change" and "None of the Above" by I.W. Gregorio are in development for Lifetime.
Remembering Jackie Carter
A look at the life of publishing executive Jackie Carter.
Cole Named Congres Historian
John Y. Cole is named Library of Congress Historian.
- 2016 Apr 19
New Home for Peculiar Stories
'Miss Peregrine' author returns with an illustrated collection of fairytales.
Bookish Box Office Blockbuster
'The Jungle Book' topped the box office on its debut weekend, with $103.6 million.
Movie Alert for Harry Potter Fans
Harry Potter characters will turn up in the 'Fantastic Beasts' movie, star confirms.
NYC Schools Considers Amazon Contract
The massive online retailer is waiting to hear if it has won a contract to sell e-books to New York City’s schools.
Green Behind the Wheel
John Green will drive a pace car for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Betsy-Tacy Home Sells
The Mankato house where Betsy, Tacy and Tib lived has sold.
If Stuart Little Lived There Today
A tongue-in-cheek look at children's book characters and what their New York homes would be priced at today.
Blackman on Race, Writing, 'Othello'
An interview with Malorie Blackman.
Children's Book Author Missing
Helen Bailey is still missing.
Alexie on 'Thunder Boy'
Sherman Alexie discusses "Thunder Boy Jr."
Maas on Writing
A talk with Sarah Maas.
Alexander on Writing and Reading
An interview with Kwame Alexander.
Kate DiCamillo Talks Kindness, Childhood
An interview with Kate DiCamillo.
The Case of the Overdue Library Book
A couple is facing jail time for not returning "A Hatful of Seuss."
Riggs Writing 'Peculiar' Tales
Ransom Riggs is writing the fairy tales that play a role in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."
'Jungle Book' on Top
"The Jungle Book" movie tops the box office.
On Bullying and Boys
Author Dave Rudden writes about how teenage boys are told not to express their emotions.
Potter Characters Will Appear
Harry Potter characters will appear in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Follet and Baker & Taylor Deal
Follet Corp. has bought Baker & Taylor.
Amazon Deal with NYC Schools?
Amazon waiting to hear on contract with NYC schools.
- 2016 Apr 15
Take a Look, It's in a Book
Brightly Interviews LeVar Burton.
Magazine Success Story
Scholastic's magazines are a rare success story in the industry's current climate.
Children's Books at the London Book Fair
Mixed reactions to the dedicated children’s area at the London Book Fair.
One Author's Story
Why I Came Out as a Gay Children’s Book Author, by C. Alexander London.
- 2016 Apr 07
'Little Prince' Lessons
Science lessons from "The Little Prince."
- 2016 Apr 06
For Dads Too!
Children's books dads can also appreciate.
Fifty Required Reads for Teenagers
A list of 50 books for modern teenagers.
Fifty by age 12.
A list of 50 books that kids should read by age 12.
A look at children's books that qualify as "spiritual but not religious."
Gordan Korman on Screen
Gordon Korman's books are being adapted as films for Canadian television.
Darren Shan: Goodbye Zombies
Darren Shan finishes his Zom-B series.
Green to Make English Football Movie
John Green is co-producing a film about AFC Wimbledon.
YA and Sexual Consent
An article discusses how YA books can help parents to talk about sex with their kids.
Cleary's Time as a Librarian
An article reflects on Beverly Cleary's time spent as a librarian.
Poetry as a Gateway to Reading?
An interview with Kwame Alexander.
The Queen has Own Picture Book
Queen Elizabeth II is featured in a picture book to honor her 90th birthday.
Girl Gains New Library
After a girl loses her books in a fire, authors and illustrators step up.
Still an Uphill Battle
An article discusses ongoing challenges to publishing diverse books.
And the Winner Is...
Turns out it's tricky to determine the most banned book in America.
Toward Defining a Cultural Aesthetic
German children's book publishers discuss culture and illustration style.
Kids Authors: Repeal Law
Nearly 270 children's authors have called for repeal of North Carolina's legislation eliminating anti-discrimination laws.
- 2016 Mar 24
Weird Children's Books
A look at 10 children's books almost too weird to believe.
Rick Yancey Talks 5th Wave Finale
An interview with Rick Yancey.
YA Films Falling Short
An article reports that Lionsgate is seeing some disappointing box office numbers for recent YA franchises.
- 2016 Mar 23
YA Books in Verse
A list of 100 YA books written in verse.
YA Novels Optioned for Series
Canvas Media Studio and New Leaf Literary is teaming to built digital series.
YA Novel: Secrets
A look at YA novels with secrets.
Weiner Writes for Kids
An excerpt from Jennifer Weiner's "The Littlest Bigfoot."
A look at some embarrassing parents in children's books.
Good News for a Young Bookstore
Once Upon a Storybook will stay open thanks to a friend and benefactor.
YA Books that Recall the Classics
A look at new YA books that are based on or are reminiscent of classic books.
Happy 10th to 'The Book Thief'
Markus Zusak's "The Book Thief" sees its 10th anniversary.
Albatros to Purchase Egmont Properties
The Czech publisher Albatros has purchased much of Egmont's publishing portfolio.
'The Hate You Give' Film Adaptation
Amandla Stenberg will star in a film adaptation of Angela Thomas's "The Hate You Give."
- 2016 Mar 22
J.K. Rowling's Work in Progress
J.K. Rowling says: "I've put my political fairytale for children on hold."
Responding to Rowling's Latest Story
What J.K. Rowling's New Story Can Teach Us About Cultural Appropriation.
Movie Alert for 'Prydain' Fans
'Chronicles of Prydain' Movie Is in the Works at Disney.
'Le Petit' Screen
Netflix Picks Up 'The Little Prince' From Paramount.
Rereading Harry Potter
Author Erin Lange reflects on how reading Harry Potter as an adult reawakened her love for reading and writing.
Introducing the Walter Award
The first ceremony and reception for Walter Award honorees is held in DC.
Rowling's Problematic 'History of Magic'
An article discusses claims of cultural appropriation lodged against J.K. Rowling's "History of Magic in North America."
UK Authors to Get Library Payments
Due to an accounting error, UK authors will receive additional library lending payments.
'Lonely Doll' Film Adaptation
Naomi Watts and Jessica Lange will star in a film adaptation of Jean Nathan's "The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll."
Adams to Release First Picture Book
Richard Adams will release "The Egg-Box Dragon."
Rowling Fairy Tale on Hold
J.K. Rowling isn't planning on publishing her "political fairytale" anytime in the near future.
'Chronicles of Prydain' in Development
Disney has acquired movie rights to Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain."
Netflix Picks up Little Prince
"The Little Prince" film has been picked up by Netflix from Paramount.
- 2016 Mar 09
A Look Under the Cat's Hat
It Took Dr. Seuss a Year to Write 'The Cat in the Hat'—and It Changed Kids’ Lit Forever.
New U.K. Children's Imprint
Author Mary Hoffman and her husband launch independent publishing house in U.K.
The Chair That Started it All
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Chair Set to Fetch at Least $45K at Auction.
Peter Rabbit Edition at Auction
Rare edition of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit set to sell for £18,000.