- 2016 Oct 06
LEGO Book Covers
Children's book covers refashioned from LEGOs.
#YA4Hillary Campaign Launches
YA authors discuss why they are voting for Hillary Clinton using #YA4Hillary.
- 2016 Sep 27
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.
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.
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
A Preview of Upcoming YA
A roundup of fall YA titles.
YA for Adults?
An author muses about the Young Adult category and how to define it.
A Tribute to Anna Dewdney
An article about the work of late Anna Dewdney.
- 2016 Aug 11
Vintage Children's Book Photos
A look at Ellen Cantor's photographs of her children's books.
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.
- 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.
First Book Love
An article reflects on the the joy of loving an author in childhood.
A new children's magazine called "Scoop" is in the works.
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
A Call for More Snowy Days
A writer discusses makes a plea for more diverse books like "The Snowy Day."
New Children's Book Blog
Slate introduces its blog, Nightlight.
A Ruth Gordon Tribute
Honoring librarian Ruth Gordon.
'Cursed Child' On Screen?
A writer discusses whether "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" would work as a film.
- 2016 Jul 26
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.
- 2016 Jul 21
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
Teaching About Privilege
A look at children's books that help kids to understand privilege.
Harry Potter-Themed Photoshoot
A family creates Harry Potter-themed baby photo shoot.
From 'Dory' to 'Hangnail'
Ellen DeGeneres will produce a movie adaptation of "Castle Hangnail."
A look at the the "Midnight Paintings" of Dr. Seuss.
Thorne to Star in 'Break My Heart'
Bella Thorne has been cast in the film adaptation of "Break My Heart 1,000 Times."
A librarian creates a reading list for #BlackLivesMatter.
Reading YA for Vocabulary
An article discusses how children's books can help build vocabulary.
- 2016 Jun 16
Censorship and YA Readers
Should We Censor What Teens Read?
Diversity Across the Pond
U.K. booksellers call for more diverse kids’ books.
The End of an Era
The 'Guardian' drops its children’s books site.
- 2016 Jun 14
Marked Up Tickets to 'Cursed Child'
Seats at "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" are left empty after ticket scalpers can't sell.
No More Live Owls in 'Cursed Child'
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will no longer feature live owls.
Seeing 'Cursed Child'
A first-hand account of seeing "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
Rowling Assures 'Child' Tour
J.K. Rowling suggests that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will tour.
Girls at the Movies
An article discusses why there aren't more movies for and about girls.
Quotes about Inclusion and Diversity
Quotations from children's books addressing diversity and equality.
'Chaos' on Screen
Doug Liman is in talks to direct "Chaos Walking."
- 2016 Jun 09
The U.K.’s inaugural Klaus Flugge prize.
Prescient Books for Teens
Dystopian YA Tropes and the 2016 Presidential Election.
Daniel Radcliffe explains why he didn’t attend 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'
- 2016 Jun 07
Up for Debate
Should Awards Committee Conversations Remain Confidential?
- 2016 Jun 02
Print Books in School
An article discusses the future of print books in classrooms.
'Boxcar Children' Series
Shout Factory and Legacy Classics to develop the Boxcar Children series.
The Influence of Margaret Wise Brown
An article about how Margaret Wise Brown changed children's books.
'Cursed Child' Cast
Photos of the main cast from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
- 2016 May 28
Eric Carle on His Life and Work
An interview with Eric Carle.
'Little Prince' Netflix Release Date
Netflix will release "The Little Prince" film on August 5.
- 2016 May 26
Finding The Next ‘Twilight’ Franchise
Why Digital Video Upstarts Are Scooping Up YA Novels.
- 2016 May 24
Out with bourgeois crocodiles!
How the Soviets rewrote children’s books.
Children's Book Ireland Award
Sarah Crossan wins Irish children’s book of the year.
- 2016 May 18
National Geo Personalized Books
National Geographic Kids and Put Me In the Story partner.
Illustrator Asked to Change Images
Jan Lööf speaks out about his publisher asking him to change images depicting other cultures in his books, as they might be deemed non-inclusive.
Nancy Drew Pilot Up in the Air
The "Drew" pilot isn't going forward with CBS but is being shopped to other networks.
Reflecting on Inkpop
An article on the defunct Inkpop and the impact it made on readers and writers.
- 2016 May 17
'Snow White' Deals
Salla Simukka’s Snow White trilogy will be published by Random and is slated for film.
- 2016 May 03
'Death Cure' Production Paused
Dylan O'Brien's injuries have resulted in a production shutdown of "The Death Cure."
Rights to 'Pioneer Girl'
South Dakota Historical Society sells rights to Japanese translation of “Pioneer Girl:The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Inside the 'Rabbit Hole'
A look at the new interactive children's book exhibit space, The Rabbit Hole.
The Bodleian library in Oxford acquires an annotated map of Middle-earth.
'Cursed Child' to Likely Go On the Road
J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is likely to also play abroad.
- 2016 Apr 26
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Set
J.K. Rowling takes you onto the set of 'The Cursed Child' and reveals first look at the action.
After Canceling 2016 National Institute, ALSC Regroups to Serve Members.
- 2016 Apr 21
Eisner Nominees Announced
See the nominations for the 2016 Eisner Awards.
Lib of Congress Appointment
John Cole, founding director of the Center for the Book, has been named historian at the Library of Congress.
Diversity Advocate Carter Dies
Publisher and Author Jackie Carter, Who Pushed for Racial Diversity in Children’s Books, Dies at 62.
A look at 10 guardian angels appearing in children's books.
'Wimpy Kid the Musical'
A review of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical."
YA at Lifetime
Aimee Friedman's "Sea Change" and "None of the Above" by I.W. Gregorio are in development for Lifetime.
- 2016 Apr 19
Bookish Box Office Blockbuster
'The Jungle Book' topped the box office on its debut weekend, with $103.6 million.
Movie Alert for Harry Potter Fans
Harry Potter characters will turn up in the 'Fantastic Beasts' movie, star confirms.
NYC Schools Considers Amazon Contract
The massive online retailer is waiting to hear if it has won a contract to sell e-books to New York City’s schools.
'Jungle Book' on Top
"The Jungle Book" movie tops the box office.
Potter Characters Will Appear
Harry Potter characters will appear in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Follet and Baker & Taylor Deal
Follet Corp. has bought Baker & Taylor.
- 2016 Apr 15
Take a Look, It's in a Book
Brightly Interviews LeVar Burton.
Magazine Success Story
Scholastic's magazines are a rare success story in the industry's current climate.
Children's Books at the London Book Fair
Mixed reactions to the dedicated children’s area at the London Book Fair.
- 2016 Apr 06
Gordan Korman on Screen
Gordon Korman's books are being adapted as films for Canadian television.
Green to Make English Football Movie
John Green is co-producing a film about AFC Wimbledon.
YA and Sexual Consent
An article discusses how YA books can help parents to talk about sex with their kids.
Still an Uphill Battle
An article discusses ongoing challenges to publishing diverse books.
And the Winner Is...
Turns out it's tricky to determine the most banned book in America.
Kids Authors: Repeal Law
Nearly 270 children's authors have called for repeal of North Carolina's legislation eliminating anti-discrimination laws.
- 2016 Mar 24
YA Films Falling Short
An article reports that Lionsgate is seeing some disappointing box office numbers for recent YA franchises.