- 2017 Sep 07
YA for Fall
Upcoming YA books for Fall.
Best YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi for Fall
Fall YA sci-fi and fantasy.
Best Children's Books for Fall
Upcoming middle grade and children's books.
A Chat with E. Lockhart.
An interview with E. Lockhart.
E.B. White's Farm for Sale
E.B. White's farm is for sale for the first time since the author's death.
Activist Picture Books
Books for activists.
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.
The Restrictions of Reading Levels
An article argues against the labeling of books with reading levels.
Bilingual Children's Books
A look at bilingual children's books.
And the Finalists Are...
The Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards finalists are announced.
John Green Excerpt
An excerpt from John Green's new book.
Books and Games for Houston Kids
A look at the work Save the Children is doing to help kids in shelters after Harvey.
The Enduring 'Born Confused'
A look at the lasting impact of Tanuja Desai Hidier's "Born Confused."
An Ode to Louis Sachar
A writer praises the work of Louis Sachar.
Léna Roy on L'Engle Bio
Léna Roy on "Becoming Madeleine," which she wrote with her sister.
A Meeting of Minds
A conversation between Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson.
A look at the origins of Pooh.
'Goodnight Moon' Turns 70
An article on the legacy of "Goodnight Moon."
Social Media and Newbery
A Newbery Committee member has to step down after breaking a social media rule.
Twain Book Backstory
The backstory behind “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine."
Controversy Over Puberty Book
Remaining copies of "Growing Up for Boys" will be pulped after controversy.
A Gift from James Patterson
James Patterson donates to school libraries.
- 2017 Sep 04
An article takes a close look at the work of several famous children's book illustrators.
- 2017 Aug 24
CBC Australia Best Books
The Children's Book Council of Australia picks Bob Graham's "Home in the Rain" as best picture book of the year.
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.
Attracting New YA Readers
An article shares some thoughts on attracting new readers to YA.
A Diverse YA Library
A list of 42 diverse YA books.
A Timely Reading List
A teacher shares her class reading list.
The launch of the Girls Who Code franchise.
Snapchat and Instagram Win
A study shows that teens prefer Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook.
Asher Interviews Mackler
An interview with Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler.
Rebuilding a Library
A writer rebuilds her childhood library.
End of Lit Listserv
The child_lit listserv has come to an end.
Long Live 'Poky Little Puppy'
The longevity of "The Poky Little Puppy."
In Memory of Dianne Casas
Dianne Casas has died.
'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
Best Middle Grade Fantasy
A list of 100 middle grade fantasies.
R.L. Stine Secrets
R.L. Stine shares his darkest secrets.
In 'Peculiar' News
The paperback edition of "Tales of the Peculiar" has a new cover and an additional story.
Han on Set
Jenny Han visits the set of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."
Children's Institute 2018
ABA announces dates for 2018 Children's Institute.
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.
Loft Literary Conference Cancelled
The Loft Literary Center’s conference on writing for children and young adults is cancelled because of lineup lack of diversity.
John Green reveals the cover for "Turtles All the Way Down."
'Wonder' in the Classroom
Walden Media, Random House, and Gap Kids are teaming for educational outreach surrounding the "Wonder" film.
- 2017 Aug 03
In Praise of Robin McKinley
A writer and reader praises Robin McKinley.
Who Says There's No Free Lunch?
Libraries are providing free lunch over the summer.
YA Meets True Crime
Martin Wilson discusses how he came to write his newest novel.
Sneaky Ways to Get Kids to the Library
Advice from a school librarian.
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.
Reynolds Named Indies First
Jason Reynolds is named 2017 Indies First Spokesperson
'Cursed Child' Cast
The Broadway cast for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has been announced.
Rowling is Richest Author
J.K. Rowling is the world's richest author in 2017.
Thomas to Ahmadi
Angie Thomas chats with Arvin Ahmadi.
- 2017 Aug 01
Books for 80's and 90's kids.
Authors Thank Rowling
Authors discuss what J.K. Rowling's writing has meant to them.
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.
Telling Immigrants' Stories
Students at Bronx Community College are writing children's books based on their immigrant experiences.
How to Get Boys Reading?
Daniel Handler suggests that books featuring more honest depictions of sex may get more teenage boys reading.
Another Princess Diaries Film?
Meg Cabot discusses the possibility of another Princess Diaries film.
'Sweet Valley High' Movie
Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and Harper Dill are co-writing a script based on the Sweet Valley High series.
Lost My Name and Dahl Partnership
Lost My Name has partnered with the Roald Dahl Estate
J.M. Barrie Play Rediscovered
The Strand Magazine has published "The Reconstruction of the Crime," a newly unearthed play by Barrie.
- 2017 Jul 13
A librarian discusses the challenge of moderating volume levels in the library.
Scholastic Summer Road Trip
The Scholastic RV is inspiring summer reading.
The New March Sisters
A look at the "Little Women" reboot.
'Land of Stories' to Be Continued
Chris Colfer says that "The Land of Stories" will go on.
Tips for Finding Diverse Books
Suggestions for finding diverse books this summer.
'A Wrinkle in Time' First Look
First behind-the-scenes looks at "A Wrinkle in Time" adaptation.
Trump Jr. Picture Book Titles
Twitter blows up with Donald Trump Jr. picture book titles.
A Seussian Law Suit
A legal battle has ensued over a Star Trek-themed book written in the style of Dr. Seuss.
Rowling on Lumos Charity
An interview with J.K. Rowling.
Chelsea Clinton Lawsuit
A children's book author is suing Chelsea Clinton and Penguin Random House for alleged copyright infringement.
- 2017 Jul 06
Summer Social Justice Reads
A selection of diverse and socially aware books for summer.
Weird Children's Books
A look at 10 super weird children's books.
Physics for Babies
A look at Chris Ferrie's science and math-themed board books.
The Importance of Paddington
An article reflects on Michael Bond and his refugee bear, Paddington.
Honoring Those That Didn't Win
A look at the books that didn't win at ALA.
Harry Potter Super Fans
Harry Potter fans that take it to the next level.
Four Points Series Concludes
An interview with Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock.
Welcome to Mabel Murple's
Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe and Dreamery opens in Nova Scotia.
J.K. Rowling Surprise Facts
A list of little-known facts about J.K. Rowling.
Summer Reading Survival
A writer and mother offers some suggestions for helping kids with their required summer reading.
A 'Sparkling' New Book
Lesléa Newman discusses "Sparkle Boy."
Page to Screen Trials
Daniel Handler discusses the challenges of adapting A Series of Unfortunate Events to screen.
A Call to End Gendered Books
A writer expresses frustration with gendered children's books.
Books for Young Activists
An article discusses the many books about activism and social issues directed at young readers.
Morton Cohen has died.
Remembering Morton Cohen.
Pullman's Tribute to Grenfell Victim
Pullman to name character after Grenfell Tower victim.
Lewis Carroll's original art for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."