- 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.
A look at famous teenage authors.
Taylor Swift Book Donations
Taylor Swift donates 25,000 books to NYC schools through the 'Open a World of Possible' initiative.
Alice at Oxford
A look at the Oxford and the origins of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.'
Madeline Cartoon for France
A Madeline-themed cartoon pays tribute to France.
Profound Children's Books
Fifteen children's books worth revisiting as adults.
Hunger Games Behind the Scenes
A look at how the Hunger Games films came to fruition.
Anne Frank 'Co-Author'
Anne Frank's father has been added as a co-author of his daughter's diary for copyright purposes.
'Middle School' Movie
James Paterson's Middle School series will star Rob Riggle and Lauren Graham.
Casting for 'Wonderstruck'
Julianne Moore will star in the film adaptation of 'Wonderstruck.'
An article about the wave of books coming out from YouTube authors.
Suzanne Collins Thank You
A letter from Suzanne Collins thanking Hunger Games filmmakers.
- 2015 Nov 10
The most romantic lines from YA books.
Young adult books featuring non-white protagonists.
On What Kids Should Read
A writer reflects on how she believes that kids should read whatever they want.
Colbert to Rowling
Stephen Colbert calls out J.K. Rowling for revealing Harry Potter secrets that change everything.
Sharing a Favorite Children's Book
Marissa Meyer on reading to her children.
Hilary Knight's 'Eloise' turns 60.
Encyclopedia Brown Movie?
A look at the history of the Encyclopedia Brown books and the possibility of a movie.
YA Book Boom
Susan Joby and Susin Nielsen talk about YA today.
'The Quiet Noisy Book'
A look at Margaret Wise Brown's 'The Quiet Noisy Book.'
Pullman Talks Writing and Daemons
An interview with Philip Pullman.
A New Celebrity Picture Book
'Fi-Rex!' is co-written by several celebrities and benefits charity.
'Fantastic Beasts' Criticism
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is facing some criticism for lacking diversity.
'The Willoughbys' to Become Film
Bron Animation has acquired rights to Lois Lowry's 'The Willoughbys.'
Meyer Television Show in Development
Lionsgate is developing a series with Stephenie Meyer called 'The Rook.'
'A Fine Dessert' Controversy, Cont.
A discussion about the upset over 'A Fine Dessert.'
Silly Rabbit, YA Is for Kids!
An article addresses the adult crossover readership for young adult books.
- 2015 Nov 04
'No Publishing Plans' for J.K. Rowling
Although the Harry Potter creator confirmed she is writing a new children's book, Rowling's agent said there are 'no publishing plans yet.'
- 2015 Nov 03
Familiar YA Covers
A look at familiar YA covers from the '00s.
Harry Potter Fan Wants Series Left Alone
A Harry Potter fan wishes that J.K. Rowling would stop tweaking and adding to the franchise.
Lionsgate Theme Parks
The studio is planning theme parks based on their film properties.
A New Stine Golden Age?
A look at R.L. Stine's renewed popularity.
Richard Scarry and Changing Times
A look at the way Richard Scarry's 'Best Book Ever' has evolved to keep up with social change.
Getting Banned Books to Kids In Need
An article about the importance of providing books that have been banned to readers.
A Bush Children's Book
Laura and Jenna Bush Hager are co-writing another children's book.
A Talk With Louis Sachar
An interview with Louis Sachar.
The IBBY conference details new initiatives.
Story Time in High Demand
Library story times are drawing huge crowds.
Jenkins Apologizes for 'Dessert' Content
Emily Jenkins apologizes for what readers have seen as racially insensitive content.
'A Fine Dessert' Stirs Controversy
A look at the controversial images in Emily Jenkins's and Sophie Blackall's 'A Fine Dessert.'
Guardian Prize Shortlist
The Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist is announced.
Guardian Prize Shortlist
The Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist is announced.
BBC 'Dark Materials'
The BBC is creating a series based on 'His Dark Materials.'
Rowling Will Write More Children's Books
J.K. Rowling has confirmed that she is writing a children's book under her own name.
J.K. Rowling Writing Children's Novel
The author of the Harry Potter series confirmed that she is working on another children's book, under her own name.
- 2015 Oct 30
A Look at No Child Left Behind
An article reflects on what did and didn't work with No Child Left Behind.
- 2015 Oct 27
Thirty tattoos inspired by books.
YA by Latino Authors
Twelve YA novels by Latino authors.
Plath's Children's Book
A look at Sylvia Plath's 'The Bed Book.'
Harry Potter Birthday Surprise
A woman's husband surprises her with a Harry Potter-themed birthday.
An Homage to Ahlberg
Illustrators and writers created a collection of artwork in homage to Allan Ahlberg.
Pullman Comic Strip
Phillip Pullman is writing a comic strip for 'The Phoenix.'
A Plea to J.K. Rowling
An article asks that J.K. Rowling make 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' play available to all.
Harry Potter Play Details
Details about 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' are revealed.
Depp to Star in New Gaiman Film
Johnny Depp will star in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'Fortunately, the Milk.'
Jenna Fox Heading to Screen
Dolphin Films secures rights to Mary E. Pearson's Jenna Fox series.
Candlewick Makes Top Biz List
Candlewick is included in a list of top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts.
Film Rights for Self-Pubbed Book
Paramount and Jerry Bruckheimer buy film rights to S. Bergstrom's 'The Cruelty.'
Book Fair Bans Underpants
The latest in the Captain Underpants series is banned from a Michigan book fair.
On Writing for Teenagers
YA authors discuss writing for a teenage audience.
Obama Puts Cap On School Testing
The Obama administration has called for limits on school testing.
- 2015 Oct 22
Dystopias with Extra Butter
25 Young Adult Novels That Are Heading to the Movies.
New Service Encourages Kids' Reading
Ebook Subscription Service Epic! Is Netflix for Kids.
Once Upon a Time in Minneapolis
A Librarian Attends NerdCon.
NPR on Kids' Reading Preferences
Children Want Factual Stories, Versus Fantasy, More Often Than Adults.
- 2015 Oct 20
Taylor Swift Meets YA Romance
Pairing up YA romances with Taylor Swift songs.
Loot for YA Fans
Jewelry, clothes, and more objects relating to YA books.
Funny-Scary R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine divulges that he had always intended to write funny stories, not scary ones.
Harry Potter Alternative Titles
Suggestions for more 'honest' Harry Potter titles.
Stine on Writing, Monsters, the Movies
An interview with R.L. Stine.
Crushing on Picture Book Authors
An article about dreamy picture book authors.
Befriending R.L. Stine
An article who loved Goosebumps as a child recounts how he is now friends with R.L. Stine.
'Goosebumps' Tops Charts
The Goosebumps movie was top at the top of box office charts opening weekend.
In Memory of Vera B. Williams
An article written in memory of Vera B. Williams as well as a piece by her.
USBBY Conference Highlights
A look at the United States Board on Books for Young People conference.
White Author, Diverse Characters
A blog post about writing diverse characters when white.
Carnegie Nominees Include Illustrators
Illustrators are now being included with author nominees for the Carnegie awards.
Diversity on the Cover
A look at 2014 YA covers showing diverse characters.
National Book Award Finalists
A look at the finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
'Alaska' Brought Back
A New Jersey school district brings copies of 'Looking For Alaska' back into classrooms after it was banned.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial longlist is announced.
- 2015 Oct 16
New Zealand Book Ban Lifted
The ban on YA novel Into the River by Ted Dawe has been lifted in New Zealand.
John Green Book Banning
N.J. school district bans John Green's 'Looking for Alaska' following parental complaint.
Percy Jackson Author's Foray to Valhalla
Rick Riordan explains how he translated Norse myths for kids in 'Magnus Chase.'