- 2015 May 21
John Green on Adaptations
The author wants people to stop attacking him over 'Looking for Alaska' casting.
On the Potter Platform
J.K. Rowling: Why I chose King's Cross for Platform 9 3/4.
Of Childhood Reading Habits
Why do we re-read our favorite books as kids, and why do we stop when we get older?
Gaiman on Kidlit
“I never forget how much I loved children's books as a kid and how much they changed me,” the author said.
- 2015 May 19
Minnesota's Teen Lit Con
The festival drew more than 800 attendees.
Curious George’s Great Escape
How Hans and Margret Rey fled Paris on bicycle with five manuscripts.
'Wonderstruck' adaptation in the works
Director Todd Haynes is developing Brian Selznick’s illustrated novel.
Ireland's CBI Book of the Year Award
Goes to Oliver Jeffers for 'Once Upon an Alphabet.'
- 2015 May 14
Sex—the Last Taboo of YA Lit?
Not anymore. YA stories give us a portrait of sexual intimacy born of desire, of passionate love, of playfulness and fun and joy.
- 2015 May 13
World's Most Beautiful Kids' Books
Martin Salisbury’s new coffee table book, '100 Great Children’s Picture Books,' is an eccentric survey of works from around the world that are remarkable for beautiful, innovative, or original art and design.
- 2015 May 12
‘Get your head out of that book!’
The children’s stories that inspired leading writers.
From Farm to Film
9 Story Media Group options Otis the Tractor picture books for an animated series.
Unpublished Author Prize
'Malkin Moonlight' wins New Children’s Author Prize in U.K. for unpublished authors of MG fiction.
Moaning Myrtle's full name sparks controversy after being revealed by J.K. Rowling on Twitter.
Children's Book Cakes
Cakes that celebrate children's books.
Plant a Book
A publisher has created a book that can be planted to grow a tree.
'The Giver' Surprises
Eleven things most people don't know about 'The Giver.'
Snicket Talks Twitter
An interview with Lemony Snicket.
Pittsburgh Cops Read to Kids
Police officers in Pittsburgh are reading to kids at a barbershop.
A Growing Divide
An article by Silas House about growing divisions between generations.
Wimpy Kid Goes to the Vatican
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' is translated into Latin by an American priest.
Color me Happy
Adults are turning to coloring books to reduce stress.
Korean Children's Book Recalled
A South Korean publisher is recalling a book of children's poetry.
Under the Influence
Authors discuss the children's books that most influenced them.
In Praise of the CCB Awards
An attendee at the Children's Choice Book Awards dishes.
In Praise of E-books
An article about how e-books helped expand a reader's literary world.
'Little Free' Book Drive
The Little Free Library organization is running a book drive.
Amazon YA Book Club
Amazon editors have launched a YA book club.
Rowling Responds to Twitter Comments
J.K. Rowling speaks out against online abuse.
Loren Long's Otis series is optioned by 9 Story Media Group.
Teacher wins New Children's Author Prize
Emma Cox wins U.K. New Children's Author Prize.
Potter Name Reveal Causes Stir
J.K. Rowling reveals that Moaning Myrtle's full name is Myrtle Elizabeth Warren.
Plant a Book, Grow a Tree
Publishing company Pequeño Editor created a children's book, as part of a project called, Tree Book Tree, that, after reading, can be planted in soil and will grow into a tree.
- 2015 May 07
On Book Shaming
A writer reflects on being shamed for loving books as a kid.
Gruesome, Glorious Brothers Grimm
Artist Natalie Frank illustrates Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Albertalli's YA Inspiration
Becky Albertalli talks about being inspired by the work of Jaclyn Moriarty.
Tributes to Terry Pratchett.
Catching Up with a Ghostwriter
An interview with a ghostwriter of the Sweet Valley High series.
Everyone Lies About Their Age!
Children's book characters have been lying about their ages.
Horowitz on Alex Rider and Writing
An interview with Anthony Horowitz.
Tamaki on Her Next Novel
Mariko Tamaki talks about 'This One Summer' and her upcoming novel "Saving Montgomery Sole.'
Graphic Novelists Talk Favorites
Twenty-five graphic novelists discuss their favorite children's books.
Lauren Oliver on Loss, Writing, and More
An interview with Lauren Oliver on Vanishing Girls.
YA Movies on the Horizon
A roundup of upcoming YA movie adaptations.
Non-Required Must Reads
A list of books all girls should read before graduating high school.
Taking the Challenge
Thirteen children's book authors are taking part in Scholastic's Summer Reading Challenge.
Controversial 1950s Kids' Books
Children's books from the 1950s that sparked controversy.
Blake's Art to Decorate Hospital Room
Quentin Blake's artwork will decorate the walls of a hospital room for families of dying children.
William Allen White Awards
Kansas schoolchildren select animal stories for winners of William Allen White book awards.
Green Speaks Candidly to Ad Execs
John Green speaks plainly to execs at YouTube's annual party.
Dessen on YA Climate Change
Sarah Dessen talks about how YA literature has changed over the years.
An article about how YA books about politics are often dystopian.
PRH New Editorial Unit
Penguin Random House UK is creating one children's editorial team.
- 2015 May 05
John Green's YouTube Broadcast Speech
"I Don't Care How Many People Watch Something I Make. I Care How Many People Love What I Make," says YA author Green.
Downside to the children's book boom?
The U.K. book trade is wary of the downside of the boom in the children's market.
J.K. Rowling on Scottish Independence
J.K. Rowling tells Twitter user to "get facts straight" over Scottish independence remarks.
POTUS Talks Kidlit
What were President Obama's favorite childhood books?
- 2015 May 01
The Harry Potter Behavior Effect
New research suggests that school kids who read and identify with Harry Potter display more positive attitudes toward people from disadvantaged groups.
- 2015 Apr 30
Big Book Boon for Illinois
Anonymous author donates $17K to buy books for schools in Naperville, Ill.
Diverse Genre Fiction for Teens
A roundup of recent novels.
'We Were Liars' Film Adaptation
Imperative Sets Stephanie Shannon To Adapt the YA Bestseller by E. Lockhart.
'Green Eggs and Ham' Series Announced
Netflix and Ellen DeGeneres team up to adapt the Dr. Seuss classic.
- 2015 Apr 28
How Much Should Children Read?
A new infographic crunches the numbers on kids and reading.
WNDB and Pearson Online Partnership
We Need Diverse Books to help Pearson increase the visibility of diverse literature through their online platforms.
Film Adaptation of Palacio's 'Wonder'
Paul King of 'Paddington' will direct Lionsgate’s adaptation.
Child Advocates Head to D.C.
Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army
Elyssa Friedland selects favorite children's books.
YA Books by Cover
Identifying YA books by their covers.
Facts about 'The Phantom Tollbooth.'
The Case for 'Fluffy' Books
An article that argues for reading children's novels as a teen.
Sugg Won't Write with Coauthor
Zoella Sugg says she'll write the sequel to 'Girl Online' by herself.
Jillian Tamaki Talks SuperMutant Magic
Jillian Tamaki on the print version of her webcomic 'SuperMutant Magic Academy.'
YA Authors on Their Favorites
YA authors discuss their favorite YA books and authors.
Cece Bell on Writing 'El Deafo'
An interview with Cece Bell, author of 'El Deafo.'
The IPA's Reading Infographic
The International Publishers Association creates an infographic relating to children's reading.
WNDB Partners with Pearson
We Need Diverse Books partners with Pearson Online Learning Services.
Paul King to Direct 'Wonder.'
Paul King will direct the film adaptation of R.J. Palacio's 'Wonder.'
Common Sense Media Goes to DC
James P. Steyer of Common Sense Media advocates for the organization and expands its reach.
- 2015 Apr 23
YA Authors' Favorite Indies
In time for Independent Bookstore Day, authors share their favorite shops.
New Harry Potter Campaign
The Harry Potter Alliance launches its 'Accio Books!' donation campaign.
Q&A with Jay Asher
The 'Thirteen Reasons Why' author discusses bullying and teen suicide prevention.
Deleted 'Wrinkle in Time' Scene
A never-seen passage sheds light on the author’s political philosophy.
- 2015 Apr 21
Personalized Picture Book a Bestseller
After winning the highest-ever valuation on BBCTV’s 'Dragon’s Den,' a book designed for individual children has sold 500,000 copies.
- 2015 Apr 17
Looking Beyond YA
Encouraging teenagers to read, by choosing books from the non-YA shelves.
- 2015 Apr 16
Jonathan Lethem on Influences
Children's literature inspired the author, including Munro Leaf and the D’Aulaires.
Why We Shouldn’t Sugarcoat YA
Pour Some Sugar on Me (But Don’t Tell My Mom)
'The Young Elites' Optioned for Film
Fox and Temple Hill Entertainment have bought film rights to Marie Lu's YA fantasy novel.
Fair Clash Could Hit 2016 Numbers
The proximity of next year’s Bologna and London Book Fair dates could be problematic to U.K. publishers.
- 2015 Apr 14
Wimpy Kid Author Opening Mass. Bookstore
There's Nothing Wimpy About Jeff Kinney's New Bookstore
Harry Potter Movie Spinoff
Eddie Redmayne is the frontrunner for the new film project 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
'Fault In Our Stars' Wins MTV Award
Shailene Woodley’s Acceptance Speech Brought John Green To Tears At The MTV Movie Awards.
Her Critiques Propel YA Bestsellers
A profile of Dutton Children’s Books publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel.
Feminist Children's Books
A list of 23 feminist books for kids.
Vintage covers of Beverly Cleary books.
'Wild Things' Mass Reading
Penguin Random House Children's UK and Wild Rumpus are planning a mass reading of 'Where the Wild Things Are.'
A Picture Book 'Game of Thrones'
If 'Goodnight Moon' was a 'Game of Thrones' retelling.
An interview with #WeNeedDiverseBooks co-founder Aisha Saeed.
An article about Jeff Kinney's bookstore.
Woodley Makes Green Cry
Shailene Woodley makes John Green cry at MTV Movie Awards.
Potter Spinoff Casting Begins
Eddie Redmayne may play the lead in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' film adaptation.