- 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."
The Enduring 'Harriett'
An article about "Harriett the Spy" and the book's surveillance theme.
- 2014 Jul 10
Where Are They Now?
Speculation on what happened to favorite children's book characters after they grew up.
The Best of 'Alice'
A selection of "Alice In Wonderland" illustrations.
NYC As Seen Through Children's Books
A look at NYC sights and locales through children's literature.
Novel Addresses Disabilities
Cammie McGovern discusses her novel "Say What You Will."
UK YA Rising
An article about the increasing number of YA books being published in the UK.
'Cameron Post' Removal Sparks Protest
Cape Henlopen School District's decision to remove "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" from reading list draws criticism.
- 2014 Jun 24
Classic Lit. That's Really YA
In wake of debate over adults reading YA, a look at classic books that are YA at the core.
The 'Real' Mary Poppins Stands Up
The manuscript in which PL Travers writes about his eccentric aunt--the inspiration for Mary Poppins--will be published.
- 2014 Jun 12
On the Lawn
Maira Kalman on her collaboration with Daniel Handler, 'Girls Standing On Lawns.'
- 2014 Jun 05
Pairing Classics With YA
Suggested pairings of YA books with classic literature.
A list of diverse summer reading picks for kids.
- 2014 May 08
Vintage and Progressive
A look at the book 'Blast Off' by Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
- 2014 Apr 22
Where the Easter Eggs Are
Barack Obama read 'Where the Wild Things Are' at the Easter Egg Roll.
- 2014 Mar 27
'Eleanor & Park' Challenge
In the aftermath of a challenge to 'Eleanor & Park,' a Minnesota school revises policies.
- 2014 Mar 20
Classic International Children's Books
Eighteen children's book classics from around the world.
- 2014 Feb 26
French Publishers Bare It All in Protest
Some French publishers and booksellers are taking it all off to show their support for a censored children's book that aims to destigmatize nudity.
- 2014 Feb 20
Are You Reading Too Much YA?
Signs you are reading too many YA books.
- 2014 Jan 09
Baby-Sitter's Club Outfits
A ranking of the best Baby-Sitter's Club cover outfits.
- 2014 Jan 03
An Ode to Loafing
As winter rolls in, one critic recalls The Wind in the Willows.
- 2013 Dec 19
YA and Race
A feature about YA books that address race.
- 2013 Dec 10
YA Musts for Adults
An article lists 10 young adult novels that adults should read.
Stars of Science
A selection of best science picture books from 2013.
Latino Children's Literature Stand-Outs
A discussion about children's books by Latino authors that may have slipped through the cracks.
Best of 2013
A selection of best books of the year picks.
Adults Reading Middle-Grade Books?
An article suggests that adult readers are turning to middle-grade books.
Color a Senator!
Senator Ted Cruz is the subject of a coloring book.
- 2013 Dec 06
Harry Potter's New Look
New, fully-illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling's novels will see artist Jim Kay reimagining the entire Potter universe.
- 2013 Nov 21
Eri Carle's Friends
A piece on Eric Carle's Friends.
- 2013 Nov 12
Better Than the Movie
Fifteen children's books that are better than their film adaptations.
What's An Editor 'To-Do?'
Editor Jordan Hamessley London shares hers list of professional to-do items.
Viral Video Heads to Print
What Does the Fox Say? viral video will become picture book written by Ylvis and published by Simon & Schuster.
- 2013 Oct 31
Scary Children's Books
Nine scary children's books.
- 2013 Oct 24
19 Things to Know AboutDivergent
An interview with Veronica Roth.
More YA Fiction in Schools?
An article questions whether YA fiction should be taught more in schools.
What Makes Successful YA Fiction?
An article explores the ingredients that contribute to successful YA books.
Eleanor & Park Challenged
Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park is being challenged in Anoka-Hennepin school district.
Peter Facinelli on YA novel
Actor Peter Facinelli discusses the book he is coauthoring with Barry Lyga and Rob DeFranco
- 2013 Oct 10
A ranking of Goosebumps series covers by creepy factor.
100 Children's Book Must-Reads
A list of 100 children's books to read by age 14.
Jon Stewart Endorses Teen's Book
Jon Stewart endorses The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida.
- 2013 Sep 26
Harper acquires rights to 'Oz' Spinoff
HarperCollins will publish a digital novella, No Place Like Oz, followed by Dorothy Must Die, by Danielle Paige.
- 2013 Sep 24
Classic Books on Bullying
A look at classic books that address bullying.
'Hank Zipzer' Series Heads to TV
Henry Winkler's 'Hank Zipzer' series (written with Lin Oliver) is being developed into a 13-part TV series.
- 2013 Sep 17
Children's Books of the Stars
Jim Carrey and Giada De Laurentiis are among the latest stock of stars who have written children's books.
Boy Book/Girl Book
An article on the trouble with 'gendered reading.'
- 2013 Sep 12
New Kids on the Block
A selection of YA books about being 'the new kid.'
- 2013 Sep 10
Lovato Inks Mutli-Book Deal
The 21-year-old star Demi Lovato, who has struggled publicly with addiction, signed a multi-book deal with Feiwel and Friends. The first title in the deal will be a memoir.
- 2013 Aug 27
Children's Books and Violence
A new book Bloody Murder: The Homicide Tradition in Children’s Literature argues that children's books have always contained violence.
- 2013 Aug 22
'Stars' Coming Out
Esther Earl, who inspired John Green's The Fault in Our Stars to release own book posthumously.
- 2013 Jun 27
Actors Reading Seuss
A video of Hunter Davis impersonating famous actors reading Dr. Seuss.
Banned in the USA
15 children's books that have been banned in the United States.
Burton to Direct 'Peregrine'
Tim Burton will direct a film version of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
- 2013 Jun 25
'Must Reads' Round Up
A list of YA summer "must reads" from media outlets.
- 2013 May 14
A 'Mighty' Story
An article about about Matthew Olshan's and Sophie Blackall's The Mighty Lalouche.
- 2013 Apr 09
Birds, Bees, and Books
Children's books that address the topic of reproduction.
- 2013 Apr 04
Final Chapter for 'Horrible'
Terry Deary's Horrible Histories series draws to a close.
- 2013 Mar 21
Carrey Writes Children's Book
Actor Jim Carrey has written a children's book.
- 2013 Mar 14
Matilda Turns 25
Roald Dahl's Matilda celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Broadway production and more.
- 2013 Mar 12
By the Books
A visual history of textbooks.
- 2013 Feb 28
Classic Children's Books Not Always PC
Classic children's books that endure despite some uncomfortable or outdated content.
Children's Books That Make Adults Squirm
Prepare to answer your child's questions.
- 2013 Feb 14
Randi Zuckerberg, Children's Author
The sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has signed a deal to write a children's book and a memoir.
- 2013 Feb 12
A Labour of Love
Students from 2,000 U.K. schools voted on their top 10 favorite children's books.
The 16th-century wisdom behind graffiti and a profane children's book.
- 2013 Feb 07
Shark Wars and 'Hattie B.' to TV
Two Penguin series, Shark Wars and Hattie B the Magical Vet, are in development for TV.
- 2013 Feb 05
Ingalls Not Blind From Scarlet Fever
Mary Ingalls, the older sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, may not have gone blind as a result of scarlet fever, as the Little House books suggest.
- 2013 Jan 31
'My Brother's Book'
An excerpt from Maurice Sendak's final picture book.
Lewis Black reads Goodnight Moon.
'Ordinary People Change the World'
Brad Meltzer will explore historical heroes in a new series for kids.
'Bull'y for Rodman
A children's book by Dennis Rodman, Dennis the Wild Bull, hits stores this week.
- 2013 Jan 29
Greasers, Rich Kids, and Readers
The life-changing power of The Outsiders.
Marie Lu Burnishes Her 'Legend'
Prodigy continues the author's exploration of a dystopian future U.S.
- 2013 Jan 08
Author Creates Play Series
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson launches a new play series for young readers.
- 2013 Jan 03
YA Character Tweets
The protagonist from David Levithan's Every Day commandeers Random House Kids' Twitter account on New Year's Day.
- 2012 Dec 20
'The Genius Files' Gains a Scriptwriter
Robert Rugan will pen the Warner Bros. adaptation of Dan Gutman's The Genius Files .
Constantin Film Acquires 'Unwind'
Constantin Film has acquired film rights to Neal Shusterman's SF YA novel Unwind.
- 2012 Dec 18
'Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm'
A review of Philip Pullman's collection of retellings.
'Gossip Girl' TV Series Ends
The show was TV's first to use the Internet in a crucial, central way.
'Daughter of Smoke and Bone'
Universal has tapped Joe Roth to produce the film version of Laini Taylor's novel.
- 2012 Dec 11
The Atlantic names the best middle-grade and YA books of 2012 in categories like Most Lyrical and Most Page-Turning.
Backseat Book Club
NPR held a poll to pick the best-loved children's books of 2012.
- 2012 Dec 06
A sneak peek at the next book in the series, which is being extended through book eight.
William C. Morris Award
YALSA announces the finalists for 2013.
- 2012 Dec 04
Go, Team Kids
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There land on Time's top 10 fiction list.
The Y.A. for Grownups column picks 25 of the best middle-grade and young adult book covers.
ABC Family is developing a series adaptation of Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers.
Ruling the Screen
Jimmy Gownley's tween graphic novel series Amelia Rules! heads toward TV and film.