- 2014 Sep 18
Jon Scieszka Speaks Up
An interview with Jon Scieszka.
Radcliffe On Space Travel, Etc.
An interview with Daniel Radcliffe.
What's In a Name?
Unraveling the mystery behind J.K. Rowling's name.
Maas on the 'Throne.'
An interview with Sarah J. Maas on the Throne of Glass series.
Roald Dahl Confections
Roald Dahl Cakes.
Elizabeth Banks Reads 'Mockingjay'
Elizabeth Banks demonstrates the 6 stages of reading "Mockingjay."
Jazz Jennings on Her Picture Book
Jazz Jennings discusses her picture book, "I Am Jazz."
Kids' Books Meet Contemporary Novels
Classic children's book and contemporary novel mashups.
Terry Pratchett Shares Writing Process
Terry Pratchett on writing 'Dragons At Crumbling Castle.'
Before Drones Were Cool
The children's book "Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy," published 40 years ago, envisioned a world with drones.
Picture Book Bios of Black Women
Eighteen picture books about black women who made history.
Lessons From 'Lord of the Flies'
What "Lord of the Flies" teaches us about boys.
The Minimalist Oz
A look at "Classics Reimagined: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli.
Scary Stories Are Good For Kids
Actor Ben Miller believes that scary stories help kids grapple with real life anxieties.
Kids Do Read the Book First
A study shows that kids are reading the books that the movies are based on.
'The Pushcart War' Still Resonates
A reflection on Jean Merrill's "The Pushcart War."
The Harry Potter Effect
A look at the impact of Harry Potter on the world.
- 2014 Aug 28
Classic Children's Books for Adults
Books for kids that adults also love.
Horrifying Moments in Children's Lit.
Disturbing and memorable moments in children's literature.
Best Seller List Descriptions
Recognizing YA books by "New York Times" bestsellers lists.
Marcus Sedgwick Talks Books
An interview with Marcus Sedgwick.
Twitter Author Bios
Recognizing children's book authors by their Twitter bios.
Introducing: Lois Lane
Lois Lane will star in Gwenda Bond's "Lois Lane: Fallout."
Booth On 'Kinda Like Brothers'
Coe Booth talks about her latest book, "Kinda Like Brothers."
Rowling Honors Malala
J.K. Rowling turns out for Malala Yousafzai at Edinburgh Book Fest.
Lowry, Bridges, Colbert Talk Dystopia
Lois Lowry and Jeff Bridges appear on The Colbert Report to discuss "The Giver."
Amazon Greenlights Pilots For Kids
Amazon greenlights pilots for five new kids' shows.
'Amelia Bedelia' Hoax
"Amelia Bedelia" hoax sparks discussion about the credibility of Wikipedia.
Elaine Marie Alphin Dies
In memory of Elaine Marie Alphin.
The 'Slut' Question
A discussion of the use of the word "slut" in Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes."
Roald Dahl Book Upset
Super market chain removes Roald Dahl book from shelves.
Engelbreit's Response to Shooting
Mary Engelbreit addresses Michael Brown shooting with a piece of art.
Blackman Responds to Racist Comments
Marjorie Blackman addresses racist abuse following inflammatory headline.
- 2014 Aug 21
Dr. Suess: Political Cartoonist
A look at Dr. Seuss's political cartoons.
How Wattpad has helped teen girls.
Common Core Approval
Two Common Core polls reflect different approval ratings.
Tips for surviving in a dystopian teen novel.
Best Movies Based on Kids' Books
Five movies based on works of children's literature.
YA Road Trip Books
Josephine Angelini compiles a list of YA road trip books.
YA Authors and Pretty Faces
A piece on why we shouldn't encourage ogling of attractive YA authors.
E. Lockhart On 'We Were Liars'
An interview with E. Lockhart.
To Read or Not to Read...YA
An essay on the great YA debate.
Catching Up With James Patterson
An interview with James Patterson.
Jules Feiffer on Cats and Other Topics
An interview with Jules Feiffer.
Lit. Fic. Writers Turn to YA
An article about literary fiction authors writing YA.
Death In YA
Rupert Wallis writes about the ubiquity of death in YA.
Ralph Lauren For Literacy
Ralph Lauren launches a children's literacy program.
'Anne' of Prince Edward Island
A writer visits Prince Edward Island, the setting for "Anne of Green Gables."
Revisting 'The Giver'
A columnist rereads "The Giver" as an adult.
Keith Richards and Theodora Richards talk about "Gus & Me: The Story of My Grandad and My First Guitar."
'The Giver' First PG-13
"The Giver" marks Walden Media's first PG-13 venture.
'Pinkalicious' Heads to TV
"Pinkalicious" will become an animated TV series.
Bridges Writing Children's Book
Jeff Bridges is writing a children's book with his daughter.
Krosoczka: Hero Lunch Ladies
Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the power of lunch ladies.
New J.K. Rowling Story
J.K. Rowling writes a story about The Singing Sorceress.
Malala Talks Books
Malala Yousafzai talks about the books she loves.
An article about low-tech and high-tech interactive books for kids.
On the New Roald Dahl Cover Controversy
An essay about the new controversial "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" cover.
Book Banning Request Denied
A Wisconsin mother's request to have "The Kite Runner" and "Chinese Handcuffs" removed from school is denied.
'Handmaid's Tale' Remains on List
"The Handmaid's Tale" is restored to a Pennsylvania school's reading list after being suspended.
- 2014 Aug 14
What's Your Harry Potter Job?
A quiz to see what your job would be in the Harry Potter world.
Harry Potter Covers
Presenting 35 Harry Potter book covers.
What's the Diff?
The differences between YA and middle-grade novels from an agent's perspective.
Levar Burton's 'Tweeting Rainbow'
Levar Burton spoofs "Reading Rainbow" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
YA Picks for Film
Ten classic YA novels ripe for film adaptation.
A roundup of 10 prime first lines in children's books.
Katniss as Role Model
On Katniss as positive role model.
'Baby-Sitters Club' 2014
Modern versions of "The Baby-Sitters Club."
Striking YA Covers
A roundup of "gorgeous" YA covers.
Color-Coded Toy Photos
A photographer takes photos of boy and girls surrounded by their gender color-coded toys.
Harry Potter Stamp Controversy
Harry Potter stamps cause upset.
Rainbow Rowell on YA
Rainbow Rowell talks about the power of YA books.
Rainbow Rowell's World
An article gets up close and personal with Rainbow Rowell.
An Interview with Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry talks about "The Giver" film, among other topics.
'Cameron Post' Removal Essay Contest
The NCAC is sponsoring an essay contest for students to speak about the removal of books from a Deleware school's reading list.
Gun Rights Book Causes a Buzz
"My Parents Open Carry" book garners media attention.
Penguin U.K. Defends Cover Choice
Penguin U.K. defends their choice of cover for the new "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" edition.
Roald Dahl Cover Upsets
A new cover for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is causing a stir.
Swoon Reads turns to crowdsourcing to select titles to publish.
Forman Reflects on Love and Loss
A piece by Gayle Forman on how writing "If I Stay" helped her survive grief.
- 2014 Aug 01
Welcome to Potterville
There’s a city in Montana with a neighborhood full of Harry Potter-themed street names.
- 2014 Jul 31
What to Read...
How to pick your next YA book.
Creepy Books for Kids
A list of dark children's books.
Careers for Kids' Characters
Imagined careers for children's book characters.
A look at the process of adapting the Goosebumps series to screen.
A 'Fierce' Roadtrip
Ann Aguirre details her experience while on the Fierce Reads tour.
Black to Write Doctor Who
Holly Black has been selected to write the 12th book in the Doctor Who series from Puffin.
New Potter Development Team
Warner Bros creates new development team for Harry Potter franchise.
Radcliffe at Comic-Con
Daniel Radcliffe's Comic-Con
Thoughts on a Long-Lived Series
Mary Pope Osborne and the enduring Magic Tree House series.
Hidden Harry Potter Lesson?
A study suggests that kids who read Harry Potter have greater empathy for stigmatized groups.
'Tango' to Remain on Singapore Shelves
"And Tango Makes Three" will be allowed to stay in Singapore libraries.
New Challenges to John Green
John Green's novels are facing an upsurge of censorship.
Redesigning Math Instruction
A discussion of math education reform and the Common Core.
Silicon Valley and Higher Ed.
An opinion piece about internet verses the brick and mortar classroom.
'All the Bright Places' to Become Film
Jennifer Niven's "All the Bright Places" is optioned for film.
'Crayons' Heads to Screen
Universal acquires film rights to "The Day the Crayons Quit."
- 2014 Jul 24
Memorable Child Narrators
John Boyne shares a list of his favorite child narrators.
Teachers Pick Best Bookstores
A list of 14 best children's bookstores in the U.S., as selected by teachers.
Wishing On a Book
A writer reflects on the books she wishes she'd had when she was a kid.