- 2014 Aug 14
Levar Burton's 'Tweeting Rainbow'
Levar Burton spoofs "Reading Rainbow" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
YA Picks for Film
Ten classic YA novels ripe for film adaptation.
A roundup of 10 prime first lines in children's books.
Striking YA Covers
A roundup of "gorgeous" YA covers.
Color-Coded Toy Photos
A photographer takes photos of boy and girls surrounded by their gender color-coded toys.
Swoon Reads turns to crowdsourcing to select titles to publish.
- 2014 Aug 01
Lost Dr. Seuss Stories to be Republished
A smooth-talking Grinch and a new adventure for the helpful elephant Horton feature in four largely forgotten Dr. Seuss stories that will be collected for the first time this autumn.
- 2014 Jul 31
What to Read...
How to pick your next YA book.
Creepy Books for Kids
A list of dark children's books.
Careers for Kids' Characters
Imagined careers for children's book characters.
A look at the process of adapting the Goosebumps series to screen.
'Tango' to Remain on Singapore Shelves
"And Tango Makes Three" will be allowed to stay in Singapore libraries.
- 2014 Jul 24
If Harry Potter Your BFF?
Sixteen signs that your Harry Potter book collection is your best friend.
New 'If I Stay' Trailer
"If I Stay" trailer ramps up the romance.
Rise of 'The Phoenix'
A look at "The Phoenix" comics
Finland has minted commemorative coins for Tove Jansson.
- 2014 Jun 24
Ten Children's Books With Shock Value
In light of "The Bunker Diary" Carnegie win, a look at some other children's books with disturbing material.
'The Giver' Trailer Error
"The Giver" director Phillip Noyce admits that color in first trailer was mistake.
Cameron Monaghan on 'The Giver'
Actor Cameron Monaghan talks about his role as Asher in "The Giver" movie.
'I'll Give You the Sun' Heads to Screen
Warner Bros. options Jandy Nelson's "I'll Give You the Sun."
FIOS Crosses $100M Mark
'The Fault In Our Stars' has earned $100 million domestically.
John Green on Colbert
John Green talks to Stephen Colbert.
- 2014 Jun 12
The Real Teen Hearthrobs: Dads
A writer admits that she thinks the dads in YA films are the real hotties.
Netflix Gets on the Magic School Bus
Netflix orders a new series based on the Magic School Bus series.
'Madeline' Exhibit Opens
'Madeline In New York: the Art of Ludwig Bemelmans' opens at the New York Historical Society.
Adults and YA Fiction
A writer weighs in on recent controversy surrounding an article about why adults shouldn't read YA.
Diversity in Publishing
Continuing the discussion about diversity in publishing.
- 2014 Jun 05
Harry Potter Spells For Real Life
Ideas for some Harry Potter spells that would really come in handy.
TFIOS Media Bingo
A tongue-in-cheek article about media coverage of 'The Fault In Our Stars.'
Reading Rainbow Song Redux
A new adaptation of the Reading Rainbow theme song.
Dinner With Woodley and Larson
A writer talks over dinner with Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson.
The Rise of 'Book Girls'
An article about the growing masses of, largely female, mega YA fans.
YA Cancer Novels Before TFIOS
A writer discusses her early obsession with many YA novels about teens dying of cancer and other diseases.
- 2014 May 13
A Harry Potter Studio Tour
What happens when an adult goes on the Harry Potter studio tour.
Harry Potter Gringotts Ride
Images of the Harry Potter Gringotts ride at Universal Orlando.
Teen Reading Rates Declining?
A Common Sense Media study suggests that the number of teens reading for fun is declining.
- 2014 May 08
Gay Characters in UK
Cassandra Clare on how UK audiences are more accepting of gay and bisexual characters than are US audiences.
- 2014 Apr 22
Race and the Industry
An article about diversity in the publishing industry.
Moonbot Acquires 'Olivia Kidney'
Moonbot studios will adapt the Olivia Kidney trilogy by Ellen Potter.
Finding a Long-Lost 'Friend'
Eric Carle has identified the little girl from his childhood who helped inspire his book 'Friends.'
- 2014 Apr 03
Children's Book Quotes
A list of 10 familiar children's book quotes.
A Few Good Celebrities...
Celebrities that we wouldn't mind seeing write children's books.
'Real Girl's Kitchen' Heads to TV
Haylie Duff's 'Real Girl's Kitchen' blog and cookbook will be adapted to a Cooking Channel show.
An article about adapting YA books into movies.
- 2014 Mar 27
Lies Children's Books Told Me
A list of 52 (harmless) 'lies' from children's books.
A Visit to the American Girl Cafe
Two diners recount eating at the American Girl Cafe.
The Trouble With Modern Medicine
Modern medicine has cured many of the ailments featured in classic children's books.
Winnie-the-Pooh Is Bad For You
A study suggests that books with realistic over anthropomorphized animals are more beneficial for kids' development.
- 2014 Mar 22
David Levithan's Career
An in-depth look at David Levithan's career.
- 2014 Mar 20
YA Dysfunctional Relationships
A look at the dysfunctional relationships at the center of much YA and Teen TV.
Innovative Reading Aloud
A blog post offering ideas for enhancing reading with kids.
'Outliers' Trilogy Heads to Screen
Lionsgate acquires film rights to Kimberly McCreight's 'The Outliers.'
YA Movie Flops
A look at YA movie franchises that fell flat.
The Perils of Adaptation
A discussion of the challenges in adapting 'Divergent' for screen.
'Fault In Our Stars' Just Like the Book?
Speculation on how closely the film adaptation of John Green's novel will follow the book.
- 2014 Mar 18
Coppola to Direct 'Little Mermaid'
Sofia Coppola will direct live action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid.'
First reviews for 'Divergent' trickle in.
'Maze Runner' Trailer
The first of 'The Maze Runner' trailers is released.
LGBTQ YA Crossover Appeal?
A discussion of LGBTQ themed YA novels and whether they are gaining a broad readership.
No Reviews for Gender-Specific Books
The 'Independent' to no longer review books marketed specifically to boys or girls.
Ending Gender-Specific Books For Kids
Multiple U.K. authors are supporting campaign to stop children's books from being labeled by gender.
- 2014 Mar 12
The End of a Spelling Bee
A two-week spelling bee draws to a close.
Bill Gates and Common Core
An infographic traces money funding Common Core to Bill Gates.
Gender-Specific Books 'Easier to Sell'
A leading children’s publisher has said he will not bow to pressure to stop labeling books for either girls or boys – because it is a “fact of life” that people search for gifts according to gender.
- 2014 Mar 11
Interview With Sally Green
An interview with Sally Green, author of 'Half Bad.'
Sarah Harrison Smith Interview
An interview with the Children's Book Editor for the New York Times.
- 2014 Feb 20
YA Books That Should Be Movies
Fifteen YA books that ought to be adapted to film.
Picture Books as Color Wheels
Classic picture books imagined as color wheels.
One Hat Two Hat Red Hat Blue Hat
Dr. Seuss's hat collection is on tour.
Self publisher Lulu expands Lulu Jr. with a program for kids to write and illustrate their own books.
Checking In on Toy Fair 2014
Toy trends on display at Toy Fair 2014.
- 2014 Feb 04
Seven-year-old Calls Out Lego
A seven-year-old girl is upset with Lego for promoting gender stereotypes.
- 2014 Jan 28
Scott's 'True Love' Heads to Screen
Gary A. Randall and Madison Randall acquire screen rights to Kieran Scott's True Love series.
First Look at 'The Giver'
A look at 'The Giver' film.
How Will 'Divergent' Film Measure Up?
Speculation on how 'Divergent' box office numbers will compare to recent YA film adaptations.
'Between Shades' Optioned for Film
Ruta Sepety's 'Between Shades of Gray' is headed to big screen, with a title change.
- 2014 Jan 16
YA Books That Tackle Tough Topics
Laurie Halse Anderson presents 13 YA books that address tricky subject matters.
'If I Stay' Release Date Announced
The film adaptation of Gayle Foreman's 'If I Stay' will release on August 22.
- 2014 Jan 14
'Girls' Meets "American Girl'
American Girl dolls dressed like characters from 'Girls.'
Dunham and Blume, Cont.
More from Judy Blume and Lena Dunham.
- 2014 Jan 09
An Ex Mean Girl on 'Pretty Little Liars'
A piece on the redemptive qualities of 'Pretty Little Liars.'
Original American Girl Dolls Worth $
Turns out that an original American Girl doll is worth some money.
Photographs Recall Brothers Grimm Tales
Photographer Kilian Schönberger's photography project, Brothers Grimm's Homeland.
- 2014 Jan 03
The Art of Children's Literature
What makes a picture book a classic?
Reading the Future
YA science fiction that will get readers psyched about science.
Reading the Future
YA science fiction that will get teens psyched about science.
- 2013 Dec 19
The Elf On the Shelf is a tradition that some would like to squelch.
The Fault In Our Stars Poster
A first look at The Fault In Our Stars movie poster.
- 2013 Dec 12
The Best YA Novel of All Time
Two surveys ask YA readers about their favorite books and preferences for print or digital.
Are You Living in a YA Novel?
A tongue-in-cheek list of signs that you might be living in a YA novel.
A Look at the 'Symbolism Survey'
In 1963, an ambitious 16-year-old surveyed prominent authors.
Animated Anne Frank Film in Works
Ali Forman will write and direct an animated adaptation of Anne Frank's diary and life.
'Banks' Director Talks About Film
An interview with Saving Mr. Banks director, John Lee Hancock.
- 2013 Dec 10
Nelson Discusses Mandela Tribute Cover
An interview with Kadir Nelson about the Nelson Mandela cover he created for the New Yorker.
Big Surprise: Adults Read YA
An article points out that many readers of young adult fiction are adults.
- 2013 Nov 21
'Movies In Real Life' Harry Potter
A real life Harry Potter is set loose in Penn Station.
For the Love of Reading
Tips for sustaining a kid's love of reading.
Vonnegut's Response to Book Burner
Kurt Vonnegut's letter to the head of a school board who burnt copies of Slaughterhouse Five.
Celebrity Children's Books
Reviews of children's books written by celebrities.
The Hunger Games Effect
How Hunger Games and other YA is influencing the Hollywood blockbuster.