- 2018 Jan 09
Remembering Malt Shop Novels
A writer is nostalgic for the frothy novels she read as a kid.
Rooms by Book Design
Six nursery rooms are inspired by children's books.
A program has striving readers read to shelter cats.
Fertile Territory for YA
A look at the many YA authors who come from Utah.
Graphic Novels on Hard Topics
A look at several graphic novels that address challenging issues.
Authors and book professionals discuss children's and YA trends.
A Sensitivity Reader Responds
Dhonielle Clayton shares her experience of being a sensitivity reader.
- 2018 Jan 04
The Harry Potter Prescription
A study shows that kids who read Harry Potter are more accepting towards others.
Sensitivity Readers Debate
The contentious conversation about sensitivity readers continues.
Long Resonating 'Wrinkle in Time'
An article looks at the enduring influence of "A Wrinkle in Time."
Reckoning with Sexual Harassment
An article addresses claims of sexual harassment within the children's publishing industry.
- 2017 Dec 19
A selection of favorite 2017 children's books picked by kids.
A New Serial Platform
Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. have launched a new platform for YA stories.
'Tollbooth' Film Adaptation
Matt Shakman is set to direct a film adaptation of "The Phantom Tollbooth."
'Ferdinand' Goes Feature Length
A look at the "Ferdinand" film.
Captain Underpants to Small Screen
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation announce "Captain Underpants" series.
'Long Way Down' Optioned
Jason Reynolds's "Long Way Down" will be adapted to film.
- 2017 Dec 07
Amanda Gorman on 2017
The first National Youth Poet Laureate discusses 2017 and moving forward.
Children's Book Miscellanea
A roundup of miscellaneous observations from the children's book world.
Best Things About Reading to Kids
Parents weigh in on their favorite parts of reading to kids.
Law Suit Concerns Literacy Rates
A law suit has been filed against the state of California concerning the number of children who can't read.
'Turtles' Movie On the Way
"Turtles All the Way Down" is going to be made into a movie.
- 2017 Dec 05
Kids Books by Kids
A program called Rakanto is being used to teach children about storytelling in developing communities.
Morris Award Finalists
The 2018 Morris Award finalists are announced.
A Peek at Winnie-the-Pooh Exhibition
A few highlights of the V&A Museum's Pooh exhibition.
James Mangold is adapting Katherine Applegate's "Crenshaw."
Lessons on Inequality
Writers look back on what children's books have taught them about inequality.
The Truth Behind 'Blue Dolphin'
An archaeological and historical look at the "Lone Woman" that "Island of the Blue Dolphins" is based on.
- 2017 Nov 30
Illustrator Gift Guide
An A-Z gift guide to illustrated children's books.
First Trailer for 'Love, Simon'
The first trailer for the film based on "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" has been released.
- 2017 Nov 16
Free Children's Books
Where to find free children's books.
Finding Bilingual Children's Books
A look at some bilingual children's book publishers, and their titles.
The Work of Fred Gwynne
Fred Gwynne, who played Herman Munster, also wrote children's books.
Children's Book Writing 101
Tips on writing a children's book.
- 2017 Nov 14
A Bittersweet Return
A writer reflects on reading favorite children's books as an adult.
The Creative Process
A look at how three illustrators develop their work.
Lessons of 'Golden Compass' Movie
A look at possible reasons why "The Golden Compass" movie wasn't a success.
A Year in the Life of Lerner
It's been a big year for Lerner Publishing.
'Wonder' and Representation
Some critics are questioning why "Wonder" doesn't star a child with facial differences.
Julia Roberts on 'Wonder'
An interview with Julia Roberts about her role in the "Wonder" film.
- 2017 Nov 09
Some Relevant Reads
Books about financial hardship.
A look at 18 inspiring YA books for #NaNoWriMo.
The Powerful Princess
A writer looks at several empowering books for readers in a "princess phase."
- 2017 Nov 07
The First Youth Poet Laureate
About Amanda Gorman.
The Legacy of 'Cricket' Magazine
A look at the history of "Cricket" magazine.
YA and Queer Disabled Characters
An article discusses YA books that feature queer and disabled characters.
- 2017 Nov 02
Mighty Girl Detectives
A look at detective stories starring strong and smart girl characters.
Being a Berenstain Bear
A writer reflects on doing voice work for the character of Sister Bear.
'Problematic' Content and Online Bullies
A writer discusses the recent controversy relating to Kirkus's withdraw of a starred review.
'Paper Bag Princess' Film in Works
Elizabeth Banks and Margot Robbie are making a movie based on "The Paper Bag Princess."
YA Movies of 2018
A look at upcoming movies based on YA books.
The Timeliness of 'The Lorax'
Following the release of a new play, a look at the continued relevance of "The Lorax."
Seuss Racial Stereotypes
A discussion of the racist imagery in Dr. Seuss.
- 2017 Oct 31
Kids Book Costumes
A roundup of children's book-themed costumes from years past.
YA Books on Mental Illness
A look at eight YA titles that address mental illness.
Authors and illustrators are sharing what jobs they had before they made children's books.
'Frog and Toad' Memes
A look at the new Frog and Toad memes.
- 2017 Oct 24
Adapting the Classics
A look at some film adaptations of classic children's books.
Brian Selznick discusses the process of adapting "Wonderstruck" to the screen.
- 2017 Oct 17
Halloween by the Book
Halloween costumes inspired by children's books.
Nancy Drew Reboot
A new Nancy Drew series is being made for NBC.
The British Library's Harry Potter exhibition has record sales.
A New YA Controversy
Kirkus has withdrawn a review of "American Heart."
- 2017 Oct 05
Snowy Day Stamps
New postal stamps feature images from "The Snowy Day."
Storm Reid on Playing Meg Murry
Actress Storm Reid discusses the significance of starring in the movie adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time."
History Book Draws Outrage
A Canadian educational workbook has been accused of whitewashing and been removed.
- 2017 Oct 03
Anne Frank Cold Case
A retired FBI agent has opened a cold case review into who facilitated Anne Frank's capture.
World Book Day Celebs
Children's book authors are criticizing World Book Day event lineup for featuring celebrities.
- 2017 Sep 28
YA for 'Gossip Girl' Fans
Ten books for readers who love Gossip Girl.
Peter Rabbit Origins
A first look at the upcoming "Peter Rabbit" movie.
Banned Books Week Picks
A selection of challenged children's books.
Let's Talk About Sex
A look at sex in YA.
A look at the top banned and challenged books of 2016.
Children's Book Scene Controversy
A scene from a Biff, Chip, and Kipper book causes a twitter storm.
- 2017 Sep 07
YA for Fall
Upcoming YA books for Fall.
Libba Bray on 'Lord of the Flies'
Libba Bray weighs in on the new "Lord of the Flies" remake.
A look at upcoming movie adaptations of books.
Social Media and Newbery
A Newbery Committee member has to step down after breaking a social media rule.
- 2017 Aug 24
Flame Con Highlights
A look at the YA and children's book standouts at Flame Con.
How to Start a Book Club
Tips on starting a book club for kids.
A Timely Reading List
A teacher shares her class reading list.
Rebuilding a Library
A writer rebuilds her childhood library.
End of Lit Listserv
The child_lit listserv has come to an end.
'Anya's Ghost' Movie
Dan Mazer is set to direct Vera Brosgol "Anya's Ghost."
YA Twitter Wars and Diversity
An article discusses lack of diversity in the YA world and conflicts that arise within the community.
- 2017 Aug 10
Han on Set
Jenny Han visits the set of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."
Social Media Habits
A look at authors and how they use social media.
Burton Sued for Catchphrase
LeVar Burton is being sued for using the catchphrase from "Reading Rainbow" on his podcast.
'Wonder' in the Classroom
Walden Media, Random House, and Gap Kids are teaming for educational outreach surrounding the "Wonder" film.
- 2017 Aug 08
The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter
Young-adult books are being targeted in intense social-media callouts, draggings, and pile-ons—sometimes before anybody’s even read them.
- 2017 Aug 03
Picture Books and Autism
A guest writer with Autism discusses how picture books have helped him.
An article discusses how parents can encourage their kids to write.
Reflecting on 'The Little Prince'
A writer pays tribute to "The Little Prince."
The First Coloring Books
An article looks back at the legacy of coloring books.
White's Farm for Sale
E.B. White's Maine farm is for sale.
'Cursed Child' Cast
The Broadway cast for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has been announced.
- 2017 Aug 01
Books for 80's and 90's kids.
Happy Birthday, J.K. Rowling!
Fans wish the author happy birthday.
New Children's Classics List
Thames & Hudson and Darf Publishers are teaming to publish 20th-century children's classics.
More '13 Reasons Why' Controversy
The "13 Reasons Why" series has been tied to an increase in suicide-related searches online.