- 2015 Jul 31
Happy Birthday, J.K. Rowling
Seventeen Harry Potter stars wish the author a happy birthday.
- 2015 Jul 30
New TV Series
The CW orders a dystopian series based on 'Little Women.'
The search for lead actors for 'Looking for Alaska' narrows down.
Big Red Historical Site
The childhood home of Clifford the Big Red Dog creator Norman Bridwell becomes a historic site.
- 2015 Jul 28
The State of Contemporary YA
Birth, bullying, and death: why YA books aren't afraid to tackle dark subjects.
The Poet and the President
Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson on Race, Religion, and Rights.
Interview with John Green
The YA author tries "to take teenagers seriously and credit them with the intelligence and curiosity I’ve seen in them.”
'Wimpy Kid' Author Turned Bookseller
Jeff Kinney on his newly opened bookstore:
“I’m shocked at how well it’s doing. The parking lot is always full.”
- 2015 Jul 23
Final Trailer for Hunger Games
Lionsgate unveils first full-length trailer for the final chapter of the 'Hunger Games.'
John Green to Produce Next Adaptation
The YA Author Seals First-Look Deal With Fox 2000.
From Page to Stage
'Tuck Everlasting' Musical to Debut on Broadway Next Spring.
Literary Landmark for Sale
Old Thatch, where Enid Blyton set the first books in her Mystery series, is on sale for £1.85 million.
Wild Children's Books
A librarian selects some of the "wildest" books of the last year.
A Blogger Frustrated with YA
A blogger expresses frustration with formulaic qualities she sees in some YA.
Green Gets Producing Deal
John Green is given a first-look producing deal with Fox 2000 Pictures.
'Tuck' to Premiere
'Tuck Everlasting' is on its way to being a musical stage production.
Blyton's Home for Sale
Enid Blyton's home is for sale.
'Mockingjay' Trailer Reveal
A full-length trailer for 'Mockingjay' premieres.
- 2015 Jul 21
Leaving No Child Left Behind, Behind
Everyone wants to, but decision makers are at a loss on how to fix it.
The Week in Dangerous Kids' Books
Melville House's blog rounds up the latest international news regarding children's book censorship.
New YA Adaptation in the Works
Movie based on 'Dumplin,' the YA novel by Julie Murphy, is in the works at Disney.
Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, wants to direct another.
- 2015 Jul 16
The Guardian's Children's Fiction Award
The committee released the 2015 children's fiction longlist.
Summer Reading Initiative
Free Book Vending Machines Bring Summer Reading To Kids In Need.
What's hot in YA right now?
Authors of teen novels including Cassandra Clare and Derek Landy speak out.
- 2015 Jul 14
Vending Machine for Children's Books
To help close the literacy gap, JetBlue airlines has launched a pilot program in Washington, D.C. that aims to provide about 100,000 books this summer to children up to 14 years old.
- 2015 Jul 07
Alice in Images
A look at 150 years of 'Alice in Wonderland' in images.
Catching Up with Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass's success story.
Talking With Eoin Colfer
An interview with Eoin Colfer.
An article about Minecraft gamers.
Malala's New Hashtag
Malala Yousafzai uses the hashtag #BooksNotBullets in honor of her 18th birthday.
Caldecott committee members get picture book-themed tattoos.
New Plans for Egmont
Egmont has established two new global units.
Snicket Netflix Trailer
A fan's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' trailer goes viral.
Hughes Achievement Award
Shirley Hughes wins the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 2015 Jun 30
YA Author Engages Diversity
Daniel José Older creates female black heroes to make fantasy more real.
Texas Textbook Controversy
Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall in Texas.
Banned Books List Questioned
ALA Addresses its Challenged Book List After Questioning by FiveThirtyEight
Potter Takes the Stage
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' play to open in West End in 2016.
Alexie's First Picture Book
Sherman Alexie's first picture book, 'Thunder Boy Jr.,' releases next year.
A Look at a Swiss Classic
A look at the Swiss book, 'A Bell for Ursli,' and its illustrator, Alois Carigiet.
Confederate Children's Books
An article looks at pro-confederacy children's books in the wake of recent events.
How Long Does it Take?
A look at how long it takes kids to read popular children's books.
New Textbooks Raise Controversy
Textbook controversy in Texas.
'Me and Earl' Director Discusses Film
An interview with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.'
ALA's Challenged Book List
A look at how the ALA's Challenged Books List is compiled.
Daniel José Older's Big Year
Daniel José Older on writing real characters from diverse backgrounds.
In Harry Potter News...
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will open in 2016.
- 2015 Jun 25
Potter at Night
Harry Potter Book Night is coming back in 2016.
Ask John Green Anything
The author explains why he hasn't published a book since The Fault in Our Stars.
New Harry Potter Story
J.K. Rowling reveals why the Dursleys dislike Harry Potter so much.
Kid Lit Rising
Why this is a golden age for children's literature.
Burning Harry Potter Questions
Unanswered questions about Harry Potter.
Director for 'Looking for Alaska'
Rebecca Thomas will direct the film adaptation of 'Looking for Alaska.'
Awesomeness Launches Film Division
AwesomenessTV will acquire young adult projects for film division.
Another Harry Potter Book Night
Harry Potter Book Night will return in 2016.
Golden Age of Children's Books?
An author reflects on why she believes we are in the midst of a golden age of children's books.
Green on Writing, Publishing, and Life
John Green talks about why he hasn't published another book since 'The Fault in Our Stars.'
Harry and the Dursleys
J.K. Rowling writes about why the Dursleys dislike Harry Potter so much.
Harry Potter Night Coming Back in 2016
Bloomsbury Children’s Books announced on Wednesday that it has plans for a second Harry Potter Book Night next year.
- 2015 Jun 24
Why the Dursleys Hate Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling has revealed the back story behind the Dursleys’ violent dislike of their nephew Harry Potter in a new piece of writing for her website, Pottermore.
- 2015 Jun 23
Gayle Forman's New Book
The author of 'If I Stay' will write her first novel for adults.
Kids' Reading Times
An infographic shows how long it takes to read popular books.
Tough Topics for Teens
Selfies, sex, and body image – the revolution in books for teenage girls.
Court Opinions in the Classroom
In the Common Core era, English class looks a little different.
- 2015 Jun 11
Shaking Up the Canon
A writer suggests that we shake up the children's literature canon with new selections.
A list of reading recommendations for kids.
On Graduating in America
A look at the reality behind graduation statistics.
Fallon on Reading to Kids
Jimmy Fallon talks about reading to his children.
Memorable Animal Characters
An infographic featuring animal characters from children's books.
Sheen to Star in 'Green Gables'
Martin Sheen will star in new 'Anne of Green Gables' TV movie.
On Illustrating Harry Potter
Jim Kay discusses the difficulty of illustrating the new editions of the Harry Potter books.
Laureate Ceremony in Pictures
A recap of the children's laureate ceremony in photographs.
Fantastical Animals in Books
A look at 10 fantastical animals appearing in children's books.
A look at the teacher who inspired Terry Pratchett to write.
Pratchett's Daughter: No to Discworld
Terry Pratchett's daughter, Rihanna, will not write any Discworld novels.
Hidden Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
A look at the darkness behind many nursery rhymes.
Banks May Direct 'Red Queen'
Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct Victoria Aveyard's 'Red Queen.'
'Nimonia' Heading to Screen
Fox Animation will adapt Noelle Stevenson's 'Nimonia.'
- 2015 Jun 09
An Author's Advice
Jacqueline Woodson tells Nashville students, “Do what you love.”
Authors and Illustrators Share Their Summer Reading Lists.
Novelist Turned Screenwriter
Jesse Andrews Learns on the Fly to Write 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.'
U.K. Book Trust Releases Study
Results show fathers are not reading enough to their children.
Jimmy Fallon Stars in New Book Trailer
In the trailer for his upcoming children’s book 'Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada,' the 'Tonight Show' host previews the story to an attentive class—and one excited adult.
- 2015 Jun 04
A list of book suggestions for readers who loved 'Brown Girl Dreaming.'
'Happy' Book from Williams
A cover reveal for Pharrel Williams' 'Happy' book.
The Wisdom of Pippi Longstocking
Best Pippi Longstocking quotes.
Redmayne Joins 'Fantastic' Cast
Eddie Redmayne will officially join the cast of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
YA Books for Adults
A look at 30 YA books recommended for adults.
Blume on Sex Ed
Judy Blume discusses talking about sex with her kids.
Silvera on Memory, Happiness, Writing
Adam Silvera discusses 'More Happy Than Not.'
The Hardy Boys and Ghosts
A look at the ghostwriting behind series like The Hardy Boys.
Inside Kinney's Bookstore
A look at Jeff Kinney's An Unlikely Story bookstore.
The Thrill of BookCon
An article about the passion of young readers at BookCon.
- 2015 Jun 03
J.K. Rowling = Drug Dealer?
David Mitchell praises children's and YA authors for getting kids addicted to reading.
- 2015 Jun 02
New YA Heroines
A look at 7 new YA heroines for readers to admire.
The Uncanny Valley of Poky Little Puppy
A writer reflects on reading 'The Poky Little Puppy' to his daughter.
John Green Course to Premiere
A professor at Rutgers will teach a class about John Green.
A look at funny young adult novels.
Queer Picture Books that Paved the Way
A look at picture books that feature LGBTQ characters.