- 2015 Aug 25
Teacher's Harry Potter Classroom
A teacher gives her classroom a Harry Potter makeover.
Looking for Diversity in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
An author discusses his frustration with the lack of diversity in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.
- 2015 Aug 24
Boy Apologizes for Torn Book
A little boy slips a note in his library book after accidentally tearing a page.
Barber Gets Kids Reading
A barber in Iowa gives kids free haircuts in exchange for them reading to him.
Books for Haiti
A college French class creates custom books for a Haitian school.
Books and Toys En Route to South Africa
Kids at a Daycare center in Virginia raise funds to buy books and supplies for preschoolers in South Africa.
Children's Books Banned in Venice
The mayor of Venice sparks controversy over his attempts to ban books from preschool libraries.
The Value of Reading Aloud to Kids
A study explores the benefits of reading to children.
- 2015 Aug 20
Book Banning in Italy
Book Ban for Preschool Libraries in Venice Ignites a Gay Rights Battle.
Librarians Making a Difference
Fifty Pounds of Books, Paper, and Toys Delivered to South African Preschoolers.
- 2015 Aug 06
A Forgotten 1912 Picture Book
A look at Peter Newell's 'The Rocket Book.'
Not for Kids?
A look at children's books that aren't necessarily for kids.
Children's Book-Inspired Decor
A look at home decor designed after children's books.
Reading Changes Brains
A study shows how reading to children leads to higher brain activity.
YA/Children's Books for Adults
A list of YA and children's books for adult readers.
Farrell Joins 'Beast' Cast
Colin Farrell has joined the cast of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
- 2015 Jul 30
New TV Series
The CW orders a dystopian series based on 'Little Women.'
- 2015 Jul 28
The State of Contemporary YA
Birth, bullying, and death: why YA books aren't afraid to tackle dark subjects.
- 2015 Jul 23
'Mockingjay' Trailer Reveal
A full-length trailer for 'Mockingjay' premieres.
- 2015 Jul 21
The Week in Dangerous Kids' Books
Melville House's blog rounds up the latest international news regarding children's book censorship.
New YA Adaptation in the Works
Movie based on 'Dumplin,' the YA novel by Julie Murphy, is in the works at Disney.
Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, wants to direct another.
- 2015 Jul 16
The Guardian's Children's Fiction Award
The committee released the 2015 children's fiction longlist.
Summer Reading Initiative
Free Book Vending Machines Bring Summer Reading To Kids In Need.
- 2015 Jul 07
An article about Minecraft gamers.
Malala's New Hashtag
Malala Yousafzai uses the hashtag #BooksNotBullets in honor of her 18th birthday.
New Plans for Egmont
Egmont has established two new global units.
- 2015 Jun 30
Texas Textbook Controversy
Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall in Texas.
Banned Books List Questioned
ALA Addresses its Challenged Book List After Questioning by FiveThirtyEight
New Textbooks Raise Controversy
Textbook controversy in Texas.
'Me and Earl' Director Discusses Film
An interview with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.'
- 2015 Jun 25
Kid Lit Rising
Why this is a golden age for children's literature.
Director for 'Looking for Alaska'
Rebecca Thomas will direct the film adaptation of 'Looking for Alaska.'
Awesomeness Launches Film Division
AwesomenessTV will acquire young adult projects for film division.
Another Harry Potter Book Night
Harry Potter Book Night will return in 2016.
- 2015 Jun 23
Kids' Reading Times
An infographic shows how long it takes to read popular books.
Tough Topics for Teens
Selfies, sex, and body image – the revolution in books for teenage girls.
- 2015 Jun 11
Shaking Up the Canon
A writer suggests that we shake up the children's literature canon with new selections.
On Graduating in America
A look at the reality behind graduation statistics.
Fallon on Reading to Kids
Jimmy Fallon talks about reading to his children.
Memorable Animal Characters
An infographic featuring animal characters from children's books.
Sheen to Star in 'Green Gables'
Martin Sheen will star in new 'Anne of Green Gables' TV movie.
Laureate Ceremony in Pictures
A recap of the children's laureate ceremony in photographs.
Hidden Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
A look at the darkness behind many nursery rhymes.
Banks May Direct 'Red Queen'
Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct Victoria Aveyard's 'Red Queen.'
'Nimonia' Heading to Screen
Fox Animation will adapt Noelle Stevenson's 'Nimonia.'
- 2015 Jun 09
U.K. Book Trust Releases Study
Results show fathers are not reading enough to their children.
- 2015 Jun 04
Redmayne Joins 'Fantastic' Cast
Eddie Redmayne will officially join the cast of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
The Thrill of BookCon
An article about the passion of young readers at BookCon.
- 2015 Jun 02
New YA Heroines
A look at 7 new YA heroines for readers to admire.
The Uncanny Valley of Poky Little Puppy
A writer reflects on reading 'The Poky Little Puppy' to his daughter.
John Green Course to Premiere
A professor at Rutgers will teach a class about John Green.
A look at funny young adult novels.
- 2015 May 21
'Wonderstruck' to be Adapted to Film
Todd Haynes is developing a cinematic adaptation of Brian Selznick's "Wonderstruck."
Of Childhood Reading Habits
Why do we re-read our favorite books as kids, and why do we stop when we get older?
The Rise of Peppa Pig
A look at the popularity of Peppa Pig.
Authors and fans talk about loving YA
Fans of YA share why they love it with the #IReadYA hashtag.
On LGBTQ Books in Schools
An article about how the book "King & King" by Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland, has become a source of controversy.
John Green to Fans: I Don't Cast Movies
John Green tweets to fans that he has no control over casting choices.
- 2015 May 19
Minnesota's Teen Lit Con
The festival drew more than 800 attendees.
Children's Book Villains
Ways to achieve villainy in children's books.
YA Movie News
Upcoming YA movies.
- 2015 May 12
Unpublished Author Prize
'Malkin Moonlight' wins New Children’s Author Prize in U.K. for unpublished authors of MG fiction.
Color me Happy
Adults are turning to coloring books to reduce stress.
Under the Influence
Authors discuss the children's books that most influenced them.
'Little Free' Book Drive
The Little Free Library organization is running a book drive.
Amazon YA Book Club
Amazon editors have launched a YA book club.
Loren Long's Otis series is optioned by 9 Story Media Group.
- 2015 May 07
Gruesome, Glorious Brothers Grimm
Artist Natalie Frank illustrates Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Green Speaks Candidly to Ad Execs
John Green speaks plainly to execs at YouTube's annual party.
Dessen on YA Climate Change
Sarah Dessen talks about how YA literature has changed over the years.
PRH New Editorial Unit
Penguin Random House UK is creating one children's editorial team.
- 2015 May 05
Downside to the children's book boom?
The U.K. book trade is wary of the downside of the boom in the children's market.
- 2015 Apr 28
How Much Should Children Read?
A new infographic crunches the numbers on kids and reading.
WNDB and Pearson Online Partnership
We Need Diverse Books to help Pearson increase the visibility of diverse literature through their online platforms.
Film Adaptation of Palacio's 'Wonder'
Paul King of 'Paddington' will direct Lionsgate’s adaptation.
Child Advocates Head to D.C.
Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army
The IPA's Reading Infographic
The International Publishers Association creates an infographic relating to children's reading.
WNDB Partners with Pearson
We Need Diverse Books partners with Pearson Online Learning Services.
Paul King to Direct 'Wonder.'
Paul King will direct the film adaptation of R.J. Palacio's 'Wonder.'
- 2015 Apr 23
New Harry Potter Campaign
The Harry Potter Alliance launches its 'Accio Books!' donation campaign.
- 2015 Apr 16
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
Harry Potter Movie Spinoff
Eddie Redmayne is the frontrunner for the new film project 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
Her Critiques Propel YA Bestsellers
A profile of Dutton Children’s Books publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel.
'Wild Things' Mass Reading
Penguin Random House Children's UK and Wild Rumpus are planning a mass reading of 'Where the Wild Things Are.'
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
Queen Victoria's Story to Publish
The Queen was 10 when she wrote the story, which publishes in June.
- 2015 Apr 01
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.
Don't Overthink It
An interview with Carson Ellis.
An article about internet sensations writing books--or at least, hiring ghostwriters.
YA Novels and Box Office Hits
YA movie adaptations and why they are successful at the box office.
- 2015 Mar 24
Film Rights Alert
MGM acquires rights to Michaela DePrince's memoir 'Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.'