- 2016 Oct 06
LEGO Book Covers
Children's book covers refashioned from LEGOs.
Books for Readers with Dyslexia
An article addresses how books for children with dyslexia might differ from other books.
YA Historical Fantasy
A list of YA historical fantasy novels.
Second 'Sweet Pea and Friends'
"Brave Little Fin" releases from Essex couple.
What Makes It Good?
Adam Gidwitz debates what qualities make a children's book "good."
Sweet's E.B. White Bio
A look at Melissa Sweet's E.B. White picture book bio.
Writing, Reading, and Ethnicity
How writing fiction helped Grace Lin to come to terms with her Asian-American identity.
#YA4Hillary Campaign Launches
YA authors discuss why they are voting for Hillary Clinton using #YA4Hillary.
Berenstain Bears Family Values
An article discusses how the Berenstain Bears franchise took a religious turn.
'Wind in the Willows' Murder
A British book dealer is killed for his rare edition of "The Wind in the Willows."
- 2016 Sep 27
Wilson on Her Childhood
Jacqueline Wilson opens up about her difficult childhood.
Lia Block on Writing, Monsters
An interview with Francesca Lia Block.
A National Book Fest. Recap
Children's highlights of the National Book Festival.
How Fantasy Helps Us
Cornelia Funke writes about how fantasy helps children develop emotionally, intellectually, and psychologically.
Weighing in On 'Run' Controversy
A writer responds to the aftermath of a controversial review.
A Look at 'Miss Peregrine'
Tim Burton discusses "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."
Live Action Peter Rabbit
Columbia Pictures has announced plans for a film adaptation of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit."
A Call for Morse Diverse Books
An article calls out for more diversity in children's books.
Classic Banned Books
A look at classic books that have been banned.
Homes of Fictional Characters
An article and map offer a guide to where favorite fictional characters lived.
Organizations team up for diverse books
Three organizations are teaming up to provide diverse YA books to low-income communities.
Trolls Attack Book
White supremacist trolls flooded Goodreads with negative reviews for Laura Silverman's novel after her anti-Trump tweets.
PEN America on Censorship and Diversity
A report from PEN America details how diverse books are more likely to be challenged or banned.
- 2016 Sep 22
First 'Fallen' Trailer
The first "Fallen" trailer debuts.
Marley Dias's New Venture
The 11-year-old creator of #1000BlackGirlBooks is creating a zine for Elle magazine.
The Hidden Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
A look at the origins and meanings of 9 nursery rhymes.
A Plea for Challenging Books
An article discusses the benefits of reading challenging books to kids.
Nickelodeon is starting production on a TV movie adaptation of Chris Grabenstein's "Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library."
Introducing Addy Walker
An article discusses the creation of the first black American Girl doll.
Less Spent on Books for Boys
A study shows that parents of preschool kids spend 25% less on books for boys than they do for girls.
Pullman Pushes for Author Safeguards
Philip Pullman is urging the UK government to adopt new protections for authors and their royalties.
- 2016 Sep 08
Inside 'A Torch Against the Night'
An in-depth reading of Sabaa Tahir's "A Torch Against the Night."
Robert Hoge Discusses His Memoir
An interview with the author of "Ugly."
Klaus Flugge Winner Announced
Nicholas John Frith wins the Klaus Flugge Prize for "Hector and the Hummingbird."
Children's Books in Translation
A list of 100 translated children's books.
'Real Friends' Cover Reveal
A cover reveal for Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham's "Real Friends."
A Preview of Upcoming Children's Books
A look at fall children's and YA titles.
A Preview of Upcoming YA
A roundup of fall YA titles.
Aveyard Wins German Literary Award
Victoria Aveyard has been awarded the Buxtehuder Bulle award.
A Visit with Ann M. Martin
An interview with Ann M. Martin.
YA for Adults?
An author muses about the Young Adult category and how to define it.
Dawson Calls Out Literary Snobbery
Juno Dawson responds to Joe Nutt's article about why YA fiction is a "dangerous fantasy."
New Beatrix Potter Tale
"The Tale of Kitty-in Boots," a new Beatrix Potter story, is now available.
Woodson to Receive BoBi Award
Jacqueline Woodson will be awarded the "Best of Brooklyn" Award at the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Biles to Write Autobiography
A Simone Biles autobiography is soon to release.
On Books in Translation
An article makes the plea for more children's books in translation.
A Tribute to Anna Dewdney
An article about the work of late Anna Dewdney.
Potter Fans Not Pleased
Some Harry Potter fans are upset that the new e-books don't have a lot of original writing.
Becky Albertalli Novel to Become Film
"Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" is being turned into a film.
- 2016 Aug 12
The Enduring Power of 'Watership Down'
With news of a new "Watership Down" animated series, a writer discusses the book's merits.
- 2016 Aug 11
Teachers in Children's Literature
A look at favorite teachers appearing in children's books.
Vintage Children's Book Photos
A look at Ellen Cantor's photographs of her children's books.
Depictions of Female Adolescence
An article discusses depictions of "femaleness" in literature.
Gene Luen Yang's Superman
An article on Gene Luen Yang's "New Superman."
'Gilly Hopkins' on Screen
"The Great Gilly Hopkins" will release on October 7.
Getting Books to Black Male Students
An article discusses what can be done to get more books in the hands of black males in schools.
Woodson Talks About Her New Book
An interview with Jacqueline Woodson.
Trump Tower Climber's Book Reference
The Trump Tower climber has referenced Obert Skye's Leven Thumps series.
Scottish Children's Lit. Award Launched
The Significant Contribution to Scottish Children’s Literature Award will be awarded annually.
Ugandan School Pulls Book
Copies of Jacqueline Wilson's "Love Lessons" have been removed from a school in Uganda.
- 2016 Aug 09
Seuss at Midnight
"The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition" is now on display in Vancouver, BC.
Harry Potter Comes to Broadway?
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" may be headed to Broadway.
Grace Lin on 'Multicultural' Dilemma
An article by Grace Lin about being named a "multicultural" author and illustrator.
A Chat with Grunberg and Turmbloom
Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom talk about their graphic novel series, "Dream Jumper."
First Book Love
An article reflects on the the joy of loving an author in childhood.
Reading and Bribery
An article discusses whether to bribe reluctant readers.
A new children's magazine called "Scoop" is in the works.
Growing Up in Fiction
Anthony Horowitz writes about when children's book characters grow up.
Gene Luen Yang on Comics, Graphic Novels
An interview with Gene Luen Yang.
Cat in the Hat for President!
A new promotional campaign has The Cat in the Hat running for president as a "Kids' Candidate."
Final 'Divergent' Goes to TV
"Ascendant" will premier as a TV movie.
The Reviews Are In!
Some reviews of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
- 2016 Aug 02
'There Is a Tribe' Controversy
A discussion of the controversy brewing over Lane Smith's "There Is a Tribe of Kids."
Chelsea Clinton's 'Wrinkle' Mention
An article discusses Chelsea Clinton's mention of "A Wrinkle in Time" at the DNC.
A Call for More Snowy Days
A writer discusses makes a plea for more diverse books like "The Snowy Day."
Woodson on Greenville
Jacqueline Woodson writes about her memories of growing up in Greenville, S.C.
Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Works
Princeton's Cotsen library is digitizing classic Soviet children's books.
New Children's Book Blog
Slate introduces its blog, Nightlight.
A Ruth Gordon Tribute
Honoring librarian Ruth Gordon.
Ziegler to Release Memoir and YA
Maddie Ziegler will release a memoir and a YA series.
'Cursed Child' On Screen?
A writer discusses whether "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" would work as a film.
'Cursed Child' on Broadway?
The producers of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" are considering a run on Broadway.
Delayed 'Cursed Child' Shipments
Many who preordered copies of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" from Amazon are receiving them late.
A look at bookstore parties for the release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
- 2016 Jul 28
Casting for L'Engle Adaptation
Oprah Winfrey Joins Movie Adaptation of 'A Wrinkle in Time.'
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Franchise Rebooting with New Cast.
An Enduring Indie Author
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Was Self-Published.
Happy birthday, Beatrix Potter
The author’s legacy 150 years on.
- 2016 Jul 26
Gene Luen Yang on Comics' Value
Why comics belong in schools… and more ideas from graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang.
Cat in the Hat for President
The Dr. Seuss Character Cat in the Hat Tosses Red, White and Blue Stovepipe Cap in Presidential Ring.
The Fall of 'Divergent'
The final film will bow on television – here’s why it matters.
Responses to Harry Potter Play
Theater critics review 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': Here’s what they think.
'Cursed Child' Casts a Spell Onstage
Ben Brantley at the 'New York Times' calls Rowling's latest "the kind of play that you want to describe in detail."
- 2016 Jul 21
Jerry Pinkney Day
The Caldecott medalist is honored in his hometown.
Not For Kids
Roald Dahl's Twisted, Overlooked Stories for Adults.
Casting for YA Adaptation
Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson to Star in adaptation of Nicola Yoon's 'Everything, Everything.'
YA Franchise Switches to Small Screen
'Divergent' Finale to Skip Theaters, Launch as a TV Movie and Spinoff Series.
- 2016 Jul 14
Adaptations for Kids
A list of middle grade and YA adaptations of adult books.
Children's books that feature diverse figures throughout history.
Teaching About Privilege
A look at children's books that help kids to understand privilege.