- 2017 Feb 09
Children's Books May Lead to Cake
A study suggests that children's books may influence children's bad eating habits.
Magic School Bus Rides Again
Kate McKinnon will voice Fiona Frizzle in a new Magic School Bus series on Netflix.
A Literary Sentence
Teenagers who vandalized using anti-Semitic and racist graffiti are assigned a reading list.
- 2017 Feb 02
If You Love a Book, Destroy It
A teacher writes about how kids express their love for books.
Seuss Political Cartoons
A look at the relevance of Dr. Seuss's political cartoons.
Book App News
Trends in book reading apps.
J.K. Rowling Twitter Responses
J.K. Rowling is responding to individuals reacting to her Trump comments.
- 2017 Jan 19
Banned Books to Read
A list of banned book suggestions.
Lindgren Story Coming to U.S. Screens
An animated English version of an Astrid Lindgren story, "Ronya, the Robber's Daughter" will be released on Amazon.
- 2017 Jan 12
Harry Potter Restaurant
Brooklyn wizards now have a place to hang their sorting hats.
A Series of Unfortunate Events Review
An article praises the new adaptation.
A Late-Blooming Author
A 99-year-old woman published her first children's book.
Voracious Reader Makes Headlines
An article introduces 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana, who has already read more than 1,000 books.
'Unfortunate Events' Comes to Fruition
An article looks at the new Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
- 2017 Jan 05
Young Adult Picks for 2017
Young adult authors pick the books to read in 2017.
'We Need Diverse Books' Going Strong
An article looks back on the birth and evolution of We Need Diverse Books.
'Just Like Me' Book Service
A book subscription service caters toward a diverse audience.
- 2016 Dec 22
Philharmonic Plays 'Babe'
The New York Philharmonic put on a screening of "Babe."
- 2016 Dec 13
Best YA of 2016
Best YA book selections from 2016.
'Shipbreaker' in Development
Paul Haggis will write and direct a film adaptation of "Shipbreaker."
A Look at Disability in YA
An article addresses representations of disability in YA books.
'Property Office' to Become Film
Sony has acquired rights to "The Lost Property Office."
- 2016 Dec 08
Best 2016 YA
A look at ten favorite YA books released in 2016.
'A Monster Calls' Director on Film
J.A. Bayona on directing "A Monster Calls."
Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.K. Rowling Love
Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.K. Rowling have a Twitter exchange.
'Homo Sapiens' in Development
"Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" is being developed, with Nick Robinson in talks to star.
- 2016 Dec 01
A Look at Screen Time Fears
A child psychologist questions whether screen time for kids is dangerous.
- 2016 Nov 29
Book Reviews for Kids By Kids
An 11-year-old boy creates a book reviews website.
Rethinking Rowling's Net Worth
An article looks at J.K. Rowling's fortune, following the success of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Amazon Studios to Adapt Bug Diaries
Amazon Studios is creating a series based on The Bug Diaries by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss.
- 2016 Nov 22
Penguin and First Book Pair
Penguin and First Book are collaborating for the Red Mitten Campaign.
'Warriors' Live Action Film
David Heyman will produce a live action film based on the Warriors series.
Addressing Screen Time Fears
A child psychologist suggests that fears about too much screen time might be overblown.
- 2016 Nov 03
A look at 10 anticipated YA titles releasing in November.
'Wrinkle in Time' Production Begins
Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time" film production has started.
A Close Look at Winnie-the-Pooh
An article revisits the Winnie-the-Pooh stories.
'Little Critter' Animated Series
The Little Critter book series is to be adapted into an animated series.
Martin Sheen and J.K. Simmons will lead the voice cast of "The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island."
- 2016 Nov 01
The Bunnicula Cartoon
A look at the cartoon adaptation of the Bunnicula series.
More Goosebumps Surprises
Some Goosebumps story ideas that never made the cut.
- 2016 Oct 20
Raising a Book Lover
An article about what to expect when raising a child who loves books.
Famous Book Cover Models
A look back at book covers that featured now-famous people.
- 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.