- 2015 Apr 17
Looking Beyond YA
Encouraging teenagers to read, by choosing books from the non-YA shelves.
- 2015 Apr 16
Jonathan Lethem on Influences
Children's literature inspired the author, including Munro Leaf and the D’Aulaires.
Why We Shouldn’t Sugarcoat YA
Pour Some Sugar on Me (But Don’t Tell My Mom)
'The Young Elites' Optioned for Film
Fox and Temple Hill Entertainment have bought film rights to Marie Lu's YA fantasy novel.
Fair Clash Could Hit 2016 Numbers
The proximity of next year’s Bologna and London Book Fair dates could be problematic to U.K. publishers.
- 2015 Apr 14
Wimpy Kid Author Opening Mass. Bookstore
There's Nothing Wimpy About Jeff Kinney's New Bookstore
Harry Potter Movie Spinoff
Eddie Redmayne is the frontrunner for the new film project 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
'Fault In Our Stars' Wins MTV Award
Shailene Woodley’s Acceptance Speech Brought John Green To Tears At The MTV Movie Awards.
Her Critiques Propel YA Bestsellers
A profile of Dutton Children’s Books publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel.
Feminist Children's Books
A list of 23 feminist books for kids.
Vintage covers of Beverly Cleary books.
'Wild Things' Mass Reading
Penguin Random House Children's UK and Wild Rumpus are planning a mass reading of 'Where the Wild Things Are.'
A Picture Book 'Game of Thrones'
If 'Goodnight Moon' was a 'Game of Thrones' retelling.
An interview with #WeNeedDiverseBooks co-founder Aisha Saeed.
An article about Jeff Kinney's bookstore.
Woodley Makes Green Cry
Shailene Woodley makes John Green cry at MTV Movie Awards.
Potter Spinoff Casting Begins
Eddie Redmayne may play the lead in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' film adaptation.
Strauss-Gabel's Tough Love
An article about publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel.
Challenged Books Often Diverse Books
ALA releases its annual list of most challenged books; many of them are by non-white authors.
- 2015 Apr 09
R.L. Stine's Wattpad Project
Everyone's Favorite Children's Writer Is Ready To Face New Generation with Fear Street Project.
'How Asperger’s Powers My Writing'
From 'The Strange Case of Origami Yoda' author Tom Angleberger.
John Green to Preview 'Paper Towns'
The author will share film footage at BookCon 2015.
Queen Victoria's Story to Publish
The Queen was 10 when she wrote the story, which publishes in June.
- 2015 Apr 08
Children's author Joan Walsh Anglund says of Maya Angelou stamp: ‘That’s my quote.’
Top 11 kid's books
Critics were polled for the list.
Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman's latest
Hurry Up and Wait: a Whimsical Children’s Book for Grownups.
BBC's best children's books
Do you agree with their picks?
- 2015 Apr 07
An article speculates about which children's books will become classics.
100 Great Children's Books
An article about Martin Salisbury's "100 Great Children's Books."
Block Discusses Weetzie Bat
An interview with Francesca Lia Block.
Chatting with Ungerer
An interview with Tomi Ungerer.
The Best of the Best
Critics weigh in on the best children's books.
Handler and Kalman's New Kid's Book
On Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman's "Hurry Up and Wait."
Angelou Stamp Misattributes Quote
A quote on the new Maya Angelou stamp is actually children's author Joan Walsh Anglund's.
- 2015 Apr 02
The 11 Greatest Children's Books
In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture’s Jane Ciabattari polled dozens of critics around the world to name the best children’s books (for ages 10 and under) ever published in English.
- 2015 Apr 01
‘Fancy Nancy’ Set to Become Disney Junior Movie, TV Series
Mac Barnett and Jory John round up the best pranks in children's books
May the lines be ever in your favor
‘Hunger Games’ attractions coming to Dubai theme park
The New Censorship
Clean Reader and the Dystopian Future of Reading.
- 2015 Mar 27
Are picture book apps replacing authors?
Polls are open for 2015 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Finalists
YA Film Adaptations
'Insurgent' And Why Young Adult Novels Make Box Office Hits
- 2015 Mar 26
YA Movie Adaptations that Didn't Soar
YA movie adaptations that were lackluster.
On 'Appropriate' Content
Elana K. Arnold discusses the idea of "appropriate" books for girls.
Don't Overthink It
An interview with Carson Ellis.
The Trouble with Pic Book Apps
An article about the disconnect between apps and authors.
An article about internet sensations writing books--or at least, hiring ghostwriters.
'Sunshine Girl' to Print
Paige McKenzie's "The Haunting of Sunshine Girl" releases.
YA Novels and Box Office Hits
YA movie adaptations and why they are successful at the box office.
Voting for Indies Choice Opens
Finalists are announced for the 2015 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud awards
Still Reclusive After all These Years
Sam McBratney still prefers anonymity, despite the success of his Guess How Much I Love You series.
- 2015 Mar 24
Screening Margo Spiegelman
John Green and Halston Sage discuss the 'Paper Towns' adaptation.
YA on Screen
'Insurgent' Opens to $101M Globally.
Film Rights Alert
MGM acquires rights to Michaela DePrince's memoir 'Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.'
Inaugural Bookseller YA Prize
Goes to Louise O’Neill’s debut 'Only Ever Yours'
- 2015 Mar 23
YA Books Grownups Should Read
Children’s literature expert Daniel Hahn recommends eight novels that adults also should read.
- 2015 Mar 20
From Gryffindor to Dauntless
'Insurgent' and our obsession with young adult sorting rituals.
- 2015 Mar 19
Adults talk about rereading their favorite books from childhood.
Beatrix Potter Tweets
Tweets based on images from Beatrix Potter books.
Mark Kelly: Books and Space
On astronaut-turned-children's author Mark Kelly.
YA and Politics
YA books that have political elements.
DiCamillo Talks Rejection, Writing
Kate DiCamillo talks about receiving 473 rejection letters, among other topics.
'Hold Me Closer' is Released
An article about David Levithan's "Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story."
A list of 10 book charities for kids.
Author and Puppeteer Extrordinaire
An article about author Kevin Sherry.
'My Heart and Other Black Holes' Film
Jasmine Warga's "My Heart and Other Black Holes" will be adapted to screen.
YA and the 'Sorting Ritual'
An article about the prevalence of "sorting rituals" in YA.
Lauren Oliver on Writing
Lauren Oliver discusses writing and the YA category.
'Paper Towns' Trailer
The first trailer for "Paper Towns" is released.
'Insurgent' and Male Audiences
An article about how "Insurgent" may be attempting to reach a larger male demographic.
Campaigning for Translation
U.K. translator Daniel Hahn discusses the importance of publishing translated children's books.
- 2015 Mar 17
Film Rights Alert
Lionsgate is in negotiations to acquire YA novel 'Blackbird' by Anna Carey.
Veronica Roth Interview
The Insurgent author talks Veronica Roth talks about the movie and her new book project.
Written In Captivity
Freed ISIS Hostages Publish a Children's Book in France.
Page to Screen
How the Young Adult Book Completely Changed the Meaning of a “Teen Movie.”
U.K. Book Prize Shortlists Announced
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal lists are out!
- 2015 Mar 13
The Fairest of Them All
Marissa Meyer on Queen Levana, Glamour, and More.
John Green Movie Updates
'Paper Towns' Gets Pushed Back, But 'Looking For Alaska' Is Off to a Good Start.
...and Other Children’s Books for the One Percent.
YA That Saves
How Finding A Fat YA Heroine Changed My Life
- 2015 Mar 12
Elite Children's Books
A tongue-in-cheek list of pretend children's books for the "one percent."
On Seeking 'Fat' YA Heroines
An article about YA characters and the lack of diverse body types.
Meyer Talks Fairy Tales
An interview with Marissa Meyer.
On YA, Feminism, and Andrew Smith
A writer responds to Andrew Smith's "Vice" interview.
'Paper Towns' Movie Poster
The first poster for "Paper Towns" movie is revealed.
Cover Reveal for 'Paper Towns' Tie-In
The cover for the movie tie-in edition of "Paper Towns" is revealed.
- 2015 Mar 10
Young Adult Films Will Never Die Out
...and here's why.
When Boys Can’t Like ‘Girl Books.’
The assumption that his book, with its male protagonist, would be for everyone” – while hers wasn’t – “made me crazy.”
Wizard Under Wraps
How JK Rowling kept her Harry Potter secrets from the world.
Eric Carle pays tribute to surrealism in his latest picture book, due out in October.
Lessons from children's books.
Pulling Pullman Quotes
Ten quotes from Philip Pullman.
Books for young people that have feminist leanings.
Hogwarts Express Pulls In
The steam train from Harry Potter is now on display at Warner Bros. Studios.
In Praise of R.L. Stine
A blogger seriously loves R.L. Stine.
Harlequin and Seventeen Team
Harlequin and Seventeen will publish a series.
On Ellen Raskin
An article about author and illustrator Ellen Raskin.
International YA Releases
A list of international YA books releasing this week.
Roald Dahl Writes to a Fan
A grumpy letter from Roald Dahl to a fan who asks his advice on his writing.
A Look at Øyvind Torseter
Norwegian artist Øyvind Torseter speaks about his picture books.