- 2015 Feb 26
'Crayons' Cover Reveal
The cover for "The Day the Crayons Came Home" is revealed.
How We Talk About YA
An article about how we categorize and discuss YA literature.
'Circus Mirandus' Heads to Screen
Cassie Beasley's "Circus Mirandus" has been optioned for film.
'What Kids Are Reading'
U.K. "What Kids Are Reading" report shows dystopia, comedies, and John Green top list.
- 2015 Feb 24
Celebrating Black History
Twenty-six children's books about black figures throughout history.
Cover reveals for upcoming YA books.
Goodbye to Horrid Henry
"Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse" will be the last book in Francesca Simon's series.
A History of YA
A look at YA over the last several decades.
- 2015 Feb 20
New Kids TV Adaptations
Amazon greenlights series based on the I Stink! books by Kate and Jim McMullan.
The Best Is Yet to Come
An Early 2015 Picture Book Preview.
- 2015 Feb 13
Anti-Vaccine Picture Book Causes Stir
An anti-vaccine children's book on Amazon draws attention.
Funny Takes on Classic Books
A father writes a tongue-in-cheek critique of classic children's books.
Niven Credits Woolf for Inspiration
Jennifer Niven was inspired by Virginia Woolf when writing the love song between characters in "All the Bright Places."
Weinstein 'Sunshine Girl' Prediction
Harvey Weinstein thinks that Paige McKenzie's "The Haunting of Sunshine Girl" will be next big YA property.
Lauren Oliver to Adapt 'Panic'
Universal has hired Lauren Oliver to write the screenplay for her novel "Panic."
'The Terrible Two' Heads to Big Screen
Universal options Mac Barnett and Jory John's "The Terrible Two."
- 2015 Feb 05
Beyond Go the F*** to Sleep
The Expletive-Filled Kids' Books Parents Wish Existed.
YA to Watch
13 YA Debuts to Have on Your Radar This Year.
Coming to an E-Reader Near You
Three E.B. White classics will soon be available as e-books.
Why you should read classic books.
- 2015 Feb 04
Awfully Big Adventures!
Children's adventure books from the 1960's.
Children's Books on Death
A list of top 10 children's books on dying and bereavement.
Up and Coming
A round-up of upcoming YA debuts for 2015.
- 2015 Feb 03
'Mockingbird' Second Novel
Harper Lee will publish a second novel, featuring characters from "To Kill a Mockingbird."
- 2015 Jan 29
22 Best Feminist Picture Books
Because You're Never Too Old To Be Saved By a Princess.
- 2015 Jan 27
Happy Birthday, 'Madeline'
Ludwig Bemelmans's classic picture book turns 75.
Dr. Seuss Book Birthday
'Oh, The Places You'll Go!' turns 25.
- 2015 Jan 22
Interracial children's books
One parent sees a lack of books that reflect interracial children.
- 2015 Jan 15
Swipe Right for Tributes
If Hunger Games characters had Tinder profiles.
YA Fiction Meets Taylor Swift
13 YA Novels That Are Actually Taylor Swift Songs
A talk with Michael Bond.
Potter Fans Make a Difference
How Harry Potter fans won a four-year fight against child slavery.
The Many Sides of Alice
On the occasion of the book's 150th anniversary, an article about "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland."
- 2015 Jan 14
'Gone Girl' Kidlit Spinoff
'Amazing Amy' Spins Off From 'Gone Girl.'
Books to Breed Tolerance
What children can read after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
- 2015 Jan 06
Anticipating 2015's Debut YA
16 Of The Most Anticipated YA Debuts Out In the First Half of 2105
2014 Cybils Finalists Announced
80 finalists compiled across genres for young readers.
2015's Most Anticipated YA Debuts
HuffPo counts them down for the first half of the new year.
- 2014 Dec 23
A roundup of top YA books in 2014.
Ghost Writing Reveal
YouTube celebrity Zoella's 'Girl Online' is revealed to be ghost written and some fans aren't happy.
Christmas in Children's Books
At look at curious Christmases appearing in children's books.
- 2014 Dec 04
Mid-East Conflict Through YA
Kerry Drewery calls for more YA books set in the Middle East.
Zoe Sugg's debut YA novel "Girl Online" smashes records in the U.K.
- 2014 Nov 25
Reflections On 'Brown Girl Dreaming'
A writer on Jacqueline Woodson's "Brown Girl Dreaming."
- 2014 Nov 12
Grimm Gets Gory Again in New Translation
"It is time for parents and publishers to stop dumbing down the tales for children," says the editor of a new uncut edition, out from Princeton University Press.
- 2014 Nov 11
Children's Books and Death
A list of six children's books that deal outwardly with death.
Amazon's Best Children's Books
Amazon picks best children's books for 2014.
What's Next for YA?
An article contemplating future trends in YA.
An article about gender roles and "The Hunger Games."
'Room on the Broom' to Stage
Tall Stories theater company adapts Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s "Room On the Broom" for stage.
'The Walled City' Heads to Screen
Ivanhoe Pictures acquires Ryan Graudin's "The Walled City."
New Emberley Collection
A new Ed Emberley monograph releases from Ammo in December.
- 2014 Oct 23
On the interwoven "Seven" series of YA books.
Gevinson's 'Rookie's Yearbook Three'
An article about Tavi Gevinson and "Rookie's Yearbook Three."
Lessons from 'The Giving Tree'
An article on the sometimes uncomfortable content in "The Giving Tree."
- 2014 Oct 21
Alexander Viorst: All Grown Up
An article about Alexander Viorst and the picture book character he inspired.
- 2014 Oct 17
What's Next in YA?
An article about next possible trends in YA books.
- 2014 Oct 16
'Baby-Sitters Club' Rankings
Members of the Baby-Sitters Club are ranked.
'Goosebumps' For Adults
What if "Goosebumps" was written for adults?
'Mortal Instruments' Heads to TV
'The Mortal Instruments' will be adapted for TV.
Revamping Fairy Tales
An article about recent fairy tale adaptations.
'Catherine, Called Birdy' to Film?
If Lena Dunham gets her way, she will turn Karen Cushman's "Catherine, Called Birdy" into a film.
- 2014 Oct 07
Polarizing Children's Books
A list of books that readers seem to often love or hate.
- 2014 Sep 18
Elizabeth Banks Reads 'Mockingjay'
Elizabeth Banks demonstrates the 6 stages of reading "Mockingjay."
Jazz Jennings on Her Picture Book
Jazz Jennings discusses her picture book, "I Am Jazz."
Kids' Books Meet Contemporary Novels
Classic children's book and contemporary novel mashups.
Before Drones Were Cool
The children's book "Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy," published 40 years ago, envisioned a world with drones.
Picture Book Bios of Black Women
Eighteen picture books about black women who made history.
Lessons From 'Lord of the Flies'
What "Lord of the Flies" teaches us about boys.
The Minimalist Oz
A look at "Classics Reimagined: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli.
Kids Do Read the Book First
A study shows that kids are reading the books that the movies are based on.
'The Pushcart War' Still Resonates
A reflection on Jean Merrill's "The Pushcart War."
The Harry Potter Effect
A look at the impact of Harry Potter on the world.
- 2014 Aug 28
Classic Children's Books for Adults
Books for kids that adults also love.
Introducing: Lois Lane
Lois Lane will star in Gwenda Bond's "Lois Lane: Fallout."
Booth On 'Kinda Like Brothers'
Coe Booth talks about her latest book, "Kinda Like Brothers."
'Amelia Bedelia' Hoax
"Amelia Bedelia" hoax sparks discussion about the credibility of Wikipedia.
The 'Slut' Question
A discussion of the use of the word "slut" in Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes."
Roald Dahl Book Upset
Super market chain removes Roald Dahl book from shelves.
- 2014 Aug 21
Tips for surviving in a dystopian teen novel.
YA Road Trip Books
Josephine Angelini compiles a list of YA road trip books.
Lit. Fic. Writers Turn to YA
An article about literary fiction authors writing YA.
'Anne' of Prince Edward Island
A writer visits Prince Edward Island, the setting for "Anne of Green Gables."
Revisting 'The Giver'
A columnist rereads "The Giver" as an adult.
'Pinkalicious' Heads to TV
"Pinkalicious" will become an animated TV series.
Malala Talks Books
Malala Yousafzai talks about the books she loves.
On the New Roald Dahl Cover Controversy
An essay about the new controversial "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" cover.
Book Banning Request Denied
A Wisconsin mother's request to have "The Kite Runner" and "Chinese Handcuffs" removed from school is denied.
- 2014 Aug 14
Harry Potter Covers
Presenting 35 Harry Potter book covers.
Katniss as Role Model
On Katniss as positive role model.
'Baby-Sitters Club' 2014
Modern versions of "The Baby-Sitters Club."
Gun Rights Book Causes a Buzz
"My Parents Open Carry" book garners media attention.
Penguin U.K. Defends Cover Choice
Penguin U.K. defends their choice of cover for the new "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" edition.
Roald Dahl Cover Upsets
A new cover for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is causing a stir.
- 2014 Jul 31
Thoughts on a Long-Lived Series
Mary Pope Osborne and the enduring Magic Tree House series.
Hidden Harry Potter Lesson?
A study suggests that kids who read Harry Potter have greater empathy for stigmatized groups.
New Challenges to John Green
John Green's novels are facing an upsurge of censorship.
'All the Bright Places' to Become Film
Jennifer Niven's "All the Bright Places" is optioned for film.
'Crayons' Heads to Screen
Universal acquires film rights to "The Day the Crayons Quit."
- 2014 Jul 24
A Look at Next 'Wimpy Kid'
A sneak peak at the next Wimpy Kid book, "The Long Haul."