- 2013 May 07
Lost In Translation
Author David Almond is concerned that great children's books are overlooked because they aren't translated into English.
- 2013 Apr 18
Space Travel, Vintage Picture Book Style
Jeanne Bendick's 1953 The First Book of Space Travel sparked kids' curiosity about science.
- 2013 Apr 04
Lewis on Writing and Rainbows
An interview with J. Patrick Lewis.
Maureen Johnson: What I Read
Author Maureen Johnson writes about what she reads throughout the day.
- 2013 Mar 07
YA Author's Day Job
Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan, also works as a management analyst for the State Department.
- 2013 Feb 21
On Sendak's My Brother's Book
A New Republic piece about Maurice Sendak's My Brother's Book.
- 2013 Feb 14
On the Map
The Miami Beach home of Danny and the Dinosaur author Syd Hoff has been declared a historic literary landmark.
A Squash and a Squeeze
In a video, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler look back on their 20-year working relationship.
His Beagle Did Not Dance
Neuroscientist and author Daniel J. Levitin recalls his childhood encounter with Charles M. Schulz.
- 2013 Feb 12
According to a new survey, Roald Dahl is now more popular with adults than with children.
In the Midsummer Night Kitchen
The connection between Sendak and Shakespeare.
A public school in Brooklyn has been renamed the Maurice Sendak Community School.
- 2013 Jan 31
"In Writing You Get Away with Murder'
An interview with Ursula K. Le Guin.
- 2013 Jan 24
'Cross'-ing the Vortex
Author Julie Cross discusses Vortex, the sequel to her 2012 debut, Tempest.
- 2013 Jan 15
Remembering Gerald McDermott
Doug Cushman reminisces about his friendship with the recently deceased Gerald McDermott.
- 2013 Jan 10
That's What It's All About!
Jerry Spinelli talks about his new novel, Hokey Pokey.
- 2013 Jan 03
A Touching Homage
Christoph Niemann offers a visual tribute to the late Maurice Sendak.
- 2012 Dec 20
2 Centuries of Grimm Tales
A look at the real Brothers Grimm, whose 200th anniversary Google commemorated with a doodle.
A Newtown Remembrance
Author Sean Beaudoin, who grew up in Newtown, Conn., and attended Sandy Hook Elementary, addresses the shootings in a passionate essay.
Neil Gaiman's Last Tour
The author's next book tour, for his adult novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, will be his last.
5 YA Novels You'll Never Outgrow
Maggie Stiefvater picks five young adult novels that adults will love, too.
An Interview with Rick Riordan
The author discusses The Red Pyramid, his foray into ancient Egypt.
- 2012 Dec 18
A historian has found an early Hans Christian Andersen story at the bottom of a box.
Quentin Blake at 80
Still a master of the unexpected.
Australian Teen Nabs Book Deal
Beth Reeks landed a book deal with Random House U.K. based on the success of her online stories.
Chirs Colfer: By the Book
The author and Glee actor on his childhood love of all things Narnia, Oz, Alice, and Harry.
- 2012 Dec 13
At Home with E.B. White
A visit to the author's home, writing studio, library, and the barn that inspired Charlotte's Web.
'Reach'ing New Heights
Ally Condie published five novels before finding major success with her Matched trilogy.
- 2012 Dec 11
Rick Riordan: "Myths are universal and totally ingrained in our culture."
Setting the Record Straight
According to author Raymond Briggs, The Snowman has been hijacked by holiday sentimentality.
I Believe the Children Are Our Future
Author David Almond, artistic director of a U.K. children's lit fest, says young readers are essential to our cultural life.
Author Sarah Dessen reveals her favorite YA novel of 2012.
Author R.J. Palacio has been nominated for the 2012 Person of the Year.
- 2012 Dec 06
Three Essays on Judy Blume
A roundtable discussion featuring Nell Beram, Nina Berry, and Andrea Kleine.
Babar and His Boswells
A look inside Laurent de Brunhoff's Upper East Side apartment.
- 2012 Dec 04
"I used to think that the books were too American to work outside the U.S.": An interview with Jeff Kinney on why his Wimpy Kid books resonate around the world.
"Duped and Angry"
J.K. Rowling expresses her feelings about the British government's response to the Leveson phone-hacking report.
- 2012 Nov 30
Jarrett J. Krosoczka gives a powerful, and very personal, Tedx talk on the importance of arts education.
- 2012 Nov 29
You Make Me Feel So Young
Writer Jacquelyn Mitchard, now a young adult author, shares seven reasons that YA books appeal to adults.
The People's Choice
In a poll, John Green was named the year's favorite author, over J.K. Rowling, E.L. James, and Gillian Flynn.
- 2012 Nov 27
Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray, tells of the discovery of a letter from her grandfather.
Best in Show
Trilby Kent's Stones for My Father won big at the Canadian Children's Literature Awards.
Empire State of Mind
Humorist Bruce Coville won the Empire State Award, and emphasized the "ripple effect" of reading.
Breaking up Is Hard to Do
Daniel Handler has not abandoned Lemony Snicket.
- 2012 Nov 20
National Coalition Against Censorship
Authors Ellen Hopkins and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, along with activist Chris Finan, were honored for their efforts defending free speech.
The Joys of Grimm
Verlyn Klinkenborg on reading the brothers' tales.
Good Universe acquires film rights to Susan Ee's Angelfall, and the author discusses her hopes for the adaptation.
Dick Van Dyke, on how much author P.L. Travers hated the Mary Poppins movie.
Bookstores of Wonder
Author Richard Russo waxes nostalgic about the bookstore where he first fell in love with reading as a boy.
- 2012 Nov 15
Terry Pratchett on Discworld
The author plans to hand over the writing of the series to his daughter.
- 2012 Nov 13
The authors discusses next August's Mortal Instruments movie and teases her other book series.
- 2012 Nov 08
'Furious, Caustic, Darkly Hilarious'
A interview with Maurice Sendak, which took place last year.
Ready to 'Rumble' – and More
YA writer Ellen Hopkins signs up for two more novels.
'"Not as Macabre as You Think'
A profile of Edward Gorey.
Leigh Bardugo on Frank Herbert
The author calls Dune her "junior-high survival guide."
- 2012 Nov 06
Adam Gidwitz on his updated Grimm tales, and what he does to counter reader resistance.
'Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters'
A review of a new exhibition at the Morgan Library in New York City.
Patton Oswalt, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer and others suggest books for children.
- 2012 Nov 01
'The Edge of Nowhere'
Bestselling mystery author Elizabeth George publishes her first thriller for teens.
An interview with the author of His Dark Materials about his new collection of Grimm's fairy tales.
- 2012 Oct 23
Matthew Reinhart, a Star Wars fan for 35 years, on his new Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure.
Ned Vizzini, Multitasker
The YA author talks about his new day job: writing for ABC's Last Resort.
An interview with Printz Honor author Laurie Halse Anderson, on the longevity of 1999's Speak.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate author Jacqueline Kelly discusses her sequel to The Wind in the Willows.
"Many Children Are Natural Fantasists"
Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell talks about his childhood love of fantasy and his favorite children's book character.
- 2012 Oct 18
"There Was Never Anyone Quite Like Her"
Susan Cooper remembers Margaret Mahy.
An interview with Lane Smith on the publication of Abe Lincoln's Dream.
"Kids Don't Get to Be Kids Long Enough"
A conversation with Ivy and Bean author Annie Barrows.
- 2012 Oct 16
Cory Doctorow on YA Protagonists
They're "awfully fun to write," the author says.
John Green on the Classics
The Great Gatsby yes, Ethan Frome
- 2012 Oct 11
An interview with the Wonder author on her book's anti-bullying message.
The National Book Award
SLJ talks to the children's finalists.
Two Named Jo
J.K. Rowling on her favorite literary heroine – and favorite Harry Potter book.
"What keeps me going is the fight" – the author on his Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Maurice Sendak and Ursula Nordstrom
The writer and editor: a cautionary tale.
Five Questions for Emma Thompson
The actor-turned-writer gives Peter Rabbit a reboot.
She has a new middle-grade novel, The Spindlers, and is working on the finale of her Delirium series.
Who Is Rachel Clone?
Rachel Cohn on her new novel, Beta – and her love of Star Trek's Captain Picard
E! Channel correspondent Ken Baker makes his YA debut.
- 2012 Oct 09
Teach Your Children Well
Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz says parents, not politicians, should encourage children to read.
The 'Hat' Comes Back
Jon Klassen follows up his I Want My Hat Back with the newly released This Is Not My Hat.
- 2012 Sep 28
Hold the Rabbit Stew
A 161-year-old Beatrix Potter recipe book, never seen before, goes on sale in England.
- 2012 Sep 27
Here's the Pitch
Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey visits Penguin, his publisher, and talks about his new kids' books.
Libba Bray on her YA readership: "They can smell BS a mile away."
"Inappropriateness is Sometimes Good"
Elisha Cooper on writing for children.
- 2012 Sep 25
You May Recognize This Name
A lengthy profile of J.K. Rowling, on the eve of publication for her new book for adults.
J.K. Rowling says she has almost completed her next book, for children around ages 7 or 8.
1997 Was Just the Beginning
J.K. Rowling by the numbers.
J.K. Rowling Isn't the Only One
Children's authors who detoured into adult fiction – and then returned to writing books for kids.
A Grimm Challenge
Philip Pullman on rewriting 50 of his favorite tales.
"Growing Up Together"
Perri Klass pays tribute to Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books.
- 2012 Sep 20
An Interview with Tomi Ungerer
The author-illustrator says: "I have to be out there fighting for something."
J.K. Rowling's first televised U.S. interview about The Casual Vacancy will air September 26 on ABC's Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, and Nightline.
In Susan Ee's YA novel, Angelfall, the world as we know it has been destroyed by angels.
A Q & A with Erin Fry
Her debut, Losing It, stars an 8th grade boy who battles obesity by becoming a runner.
- 2012 Sep 13
J.K. Rowling, whose The Casual Vacancy comes out September 27, is being rebranded as a writer for adults.
A remembrance of the author, who died August 25 at age 83.
Worth More Than a Thousands Words
Authors' school photos, including Lois Lowry on her first day of kindergarten, Madeleine L’Engle at Smith College, and Maurice Sendak in his high school yearbook.
Introducing Abilgail Gibbs
After 17 million Wattpad views, an 18-year-old in England has signed a six-figure deal for her first novel, The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire.
Roald Dahl Day in the U.K.
The author was born 96 years ago September 13.