Here are the 10 most popular stories about children’s and YA books published on in 2015.

10. A Three-Book Deal in Sheep’s Clothing

A husband-and-wife team's self-published picture book set on their farm landed a major deal after strong sales in their local independent bookstore.

9. Author Cornelia Funke Launches Own Publishing Company

Author Cornelia Funke, citing creative differences with her publisher and a wish for more artistic freedom, started her own press, Breathing Books.

8. Author Brewer Announces Gender Transition

YA author Zac Brewer announced his gender transition this year. He was previously published as Heather Brewer.

7. Fall 2015 Children’s Sneak Previews

Our annual feature gave book lovers an advance peek at the big books of the fall.

6. The Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Fall 2015

A roundup of the most anticipated fall picture books, middle grade, and YA novels, chosen by our editors.

5. New York Times Changes Children’s Bestseller Lists

This fall, the New York Times announced changes in the way it reports bestselling books for children, separating paperback and ebook sales in the printed list, making more room for new hardcover fiction.

4. Spring 2016 Sneak Previews

A preview of the forthcoming season’s big books.

3. Author Richelle Mead Closes One Door, Opens Another

In 2015, bestselling YA author Richelle Mead concluded one long-running series and launched a new one.

2. YA Debut Gets Six-Figure Deal, Sold to 16 Territories and Jerry Bruckheimer

This story about a six-figure book deal for a debut YA author inspired a social media hashtag (#MorallyComplicatedYA) in the wake of the author's comments.

1. Moving On Up: Throne of Glass

Sarah J. Maas’s YA fantasy series shot to the top of the bestseller list, and her legion of devoted fans helped this story shoot to the top of our big stories of the year.