These were the 10 most popular stories about children's and YA books on publishersweekly.com in 2014.
10. 'These Broken Stars' Heads to Television
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's These Broken Stars, the launch title of the Starbound science-fiction trilogy for teens (Disney-Hyperion. Dec. 2013), was optioned for TV.
9. Rights Report: Week of July 21, 2014
Our weekly lineup of the latest children's and YA book deals contained news of a new YA novel by Jandy Nelson.
8. 'Uglies' Author Westerfeld Shines a Light on the Publishing Industry for Next YA Novel
Westerfeld talked to PW about his new book Afterworlds, which delves into the world behind books: "This world we’ve created is full of all kinds of hilarious characters – not just authors, but booksellers, librarians, editors, agents, and fans. As someone who’s been around it for a while, I wanted to chronicle a bit of how silly and awesome we all are.”
7. DiCamillo, Floca, Sedgwick Win Newbery, Caldecott, Printz
We reported on the big winners at this year's American Library Association’s midwinter conference in Philadelphia.
6. PW's Best Children's Books of 2014
We sorted through the thousands of books published for children and teens in 2014, and brought you our picks of the year’s best books, in picture books, middle-grade, and YA.
5. How to Write YA
Author and literary agent Seth Fishman (The Well's End) provided his tips on how to write YA.
4. The Accidental Bestseller
Nobody loves a good story more than an editor, so we asked children's editors to tell us how they came to publish their favorite sleeper bestsellers.
3. Facts & Figures 2013: For Children’s Books, Divergent Led the Pack
In our annual Facts & Figures roundup, each year has its superstar – 2013 was officially the year of Divergent.
2. Spring 2015 Children's Sneak Previews
We shared a sneak peek at next spring's lists, ranging from picture books to YA novels.
1. Children’s Books: A Shifting Market
In early 2014, we took a look at the sales numbers in the children's category – which were greatly boosted by Divergent and The Hunger Games.