- 2013 Nov 21
Laura and Tom McNeal
A piece on Laura and Tom McNeal, authors of Far Far Away.
Looking Back at C.S. Lewis
A look at early reviews and the life and times of of C.S. Lewis.
Hunger Games: Word by Word
An analysis of Suzanne Collins' favorite word choices and phrases, as compared to Stephanie Meyer and J.K. Rowling.
Meltzer Seeking Kidney for Mentor
Brad Meltzer is helping his history teacher to find a new kidney.
Green On Bullying
John Green delivers an honest response to a question about bullying.
- 2013 Nov 19
Lucy Dahl On Matilda
Roald Dahl's daughter reflects on her father's Matilda.
- 2013 Nov 12
Matt de la Peña Wasn't Always a Reader
Matt de la Peña on being a reluctant reader.
Wimpy Kid Tour Embarks
Jeff Kinney begins tour for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck.
- 2013 Oct 31
Stine on Fear Street and Twitter
An interview with R.L. Stine.
Zemeckis to Direct 'Miraculous Journey'
Robert Zemeckis will direct a film adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
A Spooky Lit. Crawl With R.L. Stine
James Preller reflects on R.L. Stine, his ravenous fans, and a Texas graveyard.
- 2013 Oct 24
An E.B. White Essay
E.B. White's 1951 essay on the future of reading.
Little-known details about Maurice Sendak's life.
Authors to Obama: Too Much Testing
Children's book authors have sent a letter to the president concerning the effect of standardized tests on reading.
Roth Talks Allegiant
Veronica Roth talks about the final installment in the Divergent trilogy and the upcoming film.
- 2013 Oct 12
Zelinsky Remembers Sendak
Paul O. Zelinsky reflects on Maurice Sendak.
- 2013 Oct 10
Husband-and-Wife Co-authors Talk Shop
Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston discuss the books that united them.
- 2013 Sep 26
Maggie Stiefvater on The Dream Thieves.
Up In 'Smoke'
Ellen Hopkins on Smoke.
- 2013 Sep 17
J.K. Rowling Surprises
Eleven surprising truths about J.K. Rowling.
- 2013 Sep 12
Cynthia Voigt shares her favorite children's books.
Still Wizarding After All These Years
J.K. Rowling is writing a screenplay for a wizard and witch film titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
- 2013 Sep 10
A Story of Forbidden Love
An article on Sara Farizan's If You Could Be Mine, about an Iranian girl who falls in love with her female best friend.
- 2013 Aug 08
Christopher Myers on Trayvon Martin
Christopher Myers responds to the Trayvon Martin verdict.
- 2013 Jun 18
A look at the art of Tomi Ungerer.
- 2013 Jun 13
Sendak Google Doodle
Thoughts on Maurice Sendak and what he would have thought of the 'Google doodle' tribute.
- 2013 Jun 11
Google Happy Birthday to Sendak
Google wishes the late Maurice Sendak a happy 85th birthday with an animated doodle.
- 2013 May 29
U.K. Authors Fight Malnutrition
Philip Pullman, Julia Donaldson, and other authors team to battle world malnutrition.
- 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.