- 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.
Craig Loses Times job.
Amanda Craig will no longer be the children's book reviewer for the Times.
Fickling Signs With Scholastic US.
David Fickling signs a first look deal with Scholastic US.
- 2013 Nov 19
Sesame Street Spoofs 'Hunger Games'
Sesame Street offers video parody of Catching Fire
Matilda Heads to Screen
Matilda musical will become a film in 2019.
The Origins of Riding Hood
An article traces the roots of Little Red Riding Hood to another story, The Wolf and the Kids.
London's 'BookBench' Launch
Benches across London are to be designed as art pieces tied to books.
'Hunger Games' Theme Park Fantasies
Possible 'Hunger Games' theme park attractions.
Catching Fire Premiere
A look inside the Catching Fire L.A. Premiere.
- 2013 Nov 12
Feline Hunger Games
A remake of The Hunger Games starring cats.
Portman on Superheroes and Babysitters
Natalie Portman admits to obsession with The Babysitter's Club.
Hunger Games Cast Talk Books
The cast of The Hunger Games shares their favorite young adult books.
Hunger Games Theme Park?!
Lionsgate reports being approached about a Hunger Games theme park.
- 2013 Nov 01
No 'Quiet Time' Hits Children's Reading
Children as young as eight years old are being turned off reading because of a lack of “quiet time” in childhood, combined with greater access to digital resources from a young age, according to the latest Reading Street report from Egmont, entitled Reading and the Digital World.
- 2013 Oct 31
Tasha Tudor Museum Seeks New Venue
The Tasha Tudor Museum in Brattleboro, Vt. is seeking a host for an exhibit next summer.
Goodnight Moon On Stage
A stage production of Goodnight Moon at the Adventure Theater in Glen Echo Park
Shepard's 'Perfectionists' Heads to CW
Sara Shepard's The Perfectionists is heading to the CW>
Father Upset By 'Muslim Book of Colors'
A father in Georgia is upset that his daughter come home with Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors.
Letterman to direct 'Underpants'
Nicholas Stoller will direct the film version of Captain Underpants.
Books For Treats
A retired professor hands out children's books instead of candy on Halloween.
- 2013 Oct 24
'Instruments' Sequel to Go Forward
Despite underwhelming box office numbers, the second film in The Mortal Instruments series will go be made as planned.
Children's Book Heroines
A ranking of children's book heroines.
Roald Dahl Funny Prize Shortlist
The shortlist for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize has been announced.
What Would Harry Potter Read?
Speculation on which muggle novels characters from Harry Potter would read.
- 2013 Oct 10
Are You Ron Weasley?
Twenty-three signs that you might be the Ron Weasley of your social group.
Stony Brook Children's Lit. Fellows
The Stony Brook Southampton campus launches one-year Children's Literature Fellows program.
Blackman to Host YA Lit. Convention
Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman will host the U.K.'s first YA literature convention.
News From the 'Fault' Lines
The Fault in Our Stars gets release date and John Green offers dispatches from the set.
- 2013 Oct 03
Ticket Sales 'Catching Fire'
Tickets for Catching Fire are already selling like hot cakes.
Reviving Classic YA
Lois Duncan was the honored guest at a launch event for Lizzie Skurnick Books.
Beyond Harry Potter
Danielle Radcliffe is looking to life beyond Harry Potter.
Where the Beasts Are
David Heyman will produce Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
Closing a Chapter
SLJ book review editor Trevelyn Jones retires.
- 2013 Sep 30
What's Scaring Teens in YA Novels Now?
If you think kids are too young to worry about unemployment numbers, consider this: some of our most popular young adult novels fairly shiver with economic anxiety.
- 2013 Sep 26
A list of YA franchises that have underperformed.
The Return of YA Classics
Lizzie Skurnick Books to reissue out-of-print YA titles.
- 2013 Sep 24
Vermont College Offers New Scholarship
The Vermont College of Fine Arts will offer the Angela Johnson scholarship for students of color enrolling in the MFA program for children's book writing.
'Underpants' Reigns on Challenged List
The Captain Underpants series tops American Library Association's annual most-challenged list.
- 2013 Sep 19
Ten posters inspired by Roald Dahl that were featured in Galerie F's The Fantastic Mr. Dahl exhibition in Chicago.
- 2013 Sep 17
YA Movies for Adults
An opinion piece about appreciating YA movies as a jaded adult.
Volvo = Children's Book Publisher?
In 1953, Volvo published a picture book about an anthropomorphized car.
Patterson to Pony Up for Indies
James Patterson will give $1 million to independent bookstores with children's sections.
An introduction to cast members from Mockingjay.
Slump For YA Movie Adapts?
An opinion piece on why YA movie adaptations of late have flopped.
The Reading Brain
Study shows that reading for fun improves brain function.
- 2013 Sep 10
From Page to Costume
Children's book characters that lend themselves well to Halloween costumes.
Oliver Jeffers's Home Tour
An article on interior design features Oliver Jeffers's apartment and studio.
Skurnick on Classic YA
Lizzie Skurnick discusses the Lizzie Skurnick imprint, which features classic YA reissues.
- 2013 Aug 27
Most Loved Children's Books
An infographic featuring most loved children's books.
Lessons From Are You My Mother?
Lessons about networking from the book Are You My Mother?
Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman will star in BBC adaptation of Roald Dahl's
So Long, Chosen One?
An opinion piece about why recent YA to film adaptations have not been successes.
Common Core Concerns
Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York discusses how Common Core is widening the achievement gap.
- 2013 Aug 22
Lukewarm YA Book to Screen Adaptations
Young adult film adaptations that didn't quite make the transition.
'To Do' List Wisdom
Children's 'To Do' lists.
A Creative Proposal
Man who proposed marriage by writing it into a children's book is revealed.
'Book Thief' Trailer Premieres
The first trailer for The Book Thief is released.
- 2013 Aug 20
YA Quotes Quiz
A quiz challenges readers to match quotes to YA novels.
YA to Screen Rules
Rules for creating a successful YA book to screen adaptation.
The Little Library That Could
Egmont has partnered with Jury's Inn hotel chain for Jury's Inn Little Library.
YA to Film Boom
YA books big score for film biz.
Lion and Unicorn No Match for Amazon
The Lion and Unicorn bookshop in Richmond, south west London, forced to close.
- 2013 Aug 08
The Book Thief Cast
A look at Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson in The Book Thief.
Weaver to Join 'Ashes' Cast?
Sigourney Weaver is in talks to join the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.
Streep to Join Cast of The Giver
Meryl Streep is in talks to join The Giver film cast.
- 2013 Aug 01
Dream Cast Imagined for 'Artemis' Film
Imagining a dream cast for the upcoming Artemis Fowl movie.
- 2013 Jul 16
Ender's Game Boycott?
An opinion piece on whether a boycott of Ender's Game film is valid based on Orson Scott Card's anti-gay views.