- 2014 Jul 23
Writers Can Learn from a Kids' Classic
"'Goodnight Moon' does two things right away: It sets up a world and then it subverts its own rules even as it follows them," says Aimee Bender at the "New York Times."
- 2014 Jul 10
Curious George is New NYC Ambassador
Curious George is named the new NYC family ambassador by NYC & Company.
Where Are They Now?
Speculation on what happened to favorite children's book characters after they grew up.
A list of books for young adults picked by James Thurber.
'Little Engine' a Feminist?
A discussion on the controversy over whether "The Little Engine That Could" was about female empowerment.
The Best of 'Alice'
A selection of "Alice In Wonderland" illustrations.
NYC As Seen Through Children's Books
A look at NYC sights and locales through children's literature.
'Maximum Ride' to YouTube
James Patterson's Maximum Ride series will be adapted for YouTube as miniseries.
Terry Pratchett On Reading and Writing
An interview with Terry Pratchett.
Laureate on Digital Reading
Malorie Blackman discusses children reading digitally.
Potter Fans Explore Emotions
Visitors to the Diagon Alley opening at Universal Studios express their feelings.
Radcliffe Is Potter No More
Daniel Radcliffe reports that he won't play Harry Potter again, despite a new story by J.K. Rowling.
Reading Through Touch
3-D printed picture books are allowing visually-impaired children to read via raised illustrations.
UK YA Rising
An article about the increasing number of YA books being published in the UK.
Mark Twain vs. Common Core
An essay considers how Mark Twain would have responded to today's standardized testing.
Politics In Picture Books?
An article about whether children's books should address social and political issues.
'Cameron Post' Removal Sparks Protest
Cape Henlopen School District's decision to remove "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" from reading list draws criticism.
Ahlberg's 'No Thanks' to Booktrust
Allan Ahlberg has turned down the Booktrust Best Book Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award because it is backed by Amazon.
- 2014 Jul 03
Imagining a New Way to Read
Blind and visually impaired children will now be able to experience classic picture books like "Goodnight Moon" and "Harold and the Purple Crayon" with the help of 3D printing technology.
- 2014 Jun 24
Ten Children's Books With Shock Value
In light of "The Bunker Diary" Carnegie win, a look at some other children's books with disturbing material.
Classic Lit. That's Really YA
In wake of debate over adults reading YA, a look at classic books that are YA at the core.
YA Debate Recap
A recap of Ruth Graham's controversial article about why adults shouldn't read YA.
The 'Real' Mary Poppins Stands Up
The manuscript in which PL Travers writes about his eccentric aunt--the inspiration for Mary Poppins--will be published.
Evolution of a Children's Author
A look at the storied life of Shel Silverstein.
Not Free to Put Up Little Free Library
A Kansas boy was forced to remove his Little Free Library.
CS Lewis to Adults: Read Kids' Books
CS Lewis explains why adults should proudly read children's books in a 1952 essay.
Pon On Writing
An interview with Cindy Pon about writing.
'The Giver' Trailer Error
"The Giver" director Phillip Noyce admits that color in first trailer was mistake.
Cameron Monaghan on 'The Giver'
Actor Cameron Monaghan talks about his role as Asher in "The Giver" movie.
'I'll Give You the Sun' Heads to Screen
Warner Bros. options Jandy Nelson's "I'll Give You the Sun."
FIOS Crosses $100M Mark
'The Fault In Our Stars' has earned $100 million domestically.
John Green on Colbert
John Green talks to Stephen Colbert.
Jeff Kinney's Brawny Bookstore
An interview with Jeff Kinney and wife Julie about their children's bookstore.
10 Shocking Books for Children
Following the Carnegie Medal award to Kevin Brooks for "The Bunker Diary," here are 10 children’s books that definitely don’t have happy endings.
- 2014 Jun 23
Silverstein's Unlikely Rise to Stardom
Using edgy humor, clever rhymes, and tripped-out drawings, Shel Silverstein achieved the impossible. He bridged the worlds of adult and children's art, while becoming wildly popular in the process.
Mary Poppins's Real-Life Model
Originally written as a private Christmas gift, P.L. Travers's previously unseen tale of "stern and tender" Aunt Sass will be published this autumn.
- 2014 Jun 18
5 Favorite Children's Books Turn 50
And now everyone feels old.
- 2014 Jun 12
The Real Teen Hearthrobs: Dads
A writer admits that she thinks the dads in YA films are the real hotties.
Honoring Tove Jansson
A writer praises the Tove Jansson and the world of Moomin.
On the Lawn
Maira Kalman on her collaboration with Daniel Handler, 'Girls Standing On Lawns.'
Peter Sis Talks 'Little Prince'
Peter Sis discusses his book 'The Pilot and the Little Prince.'
Netflix Gets on the Magic School Bus
Netflix orders a new series based on the Magic School Bus series.
Authors on YA Movie Adaptation Faves
YA authors discuss their favorite film adaptations of YA books.
'Madeline' Exhibit Opens
'Madeline In New York: the Art of Ludwig Bemelmans' opens at the New York Historical Society.
Adults and YA Fiction
A writer weighs in on recent controversy surrounding an article about why adults shouldn't read YA.
Diversity in Publishing
Continuing the discussion about diversity in publishing.
- 2014 Jun 10
Should Adults Read YA?
An article arguing that YA books are really for young adults, not adults.
- 2014 Jun 05
Harry Potter Spells For Real Life
Ideas for some Harry Potter spells that would really come in handy.
TFIOS Media Bingo
A tongue-in-cheek article about media coverage of 'The Fault In Our Stars.'
Pairing Classics With YA
Suggested pairings of YA books with classic literature.
Reading Rainbow Song Redux
A new adaptation of the Reading Rainbow theme song.
On Mentally Ill Heroines
An article about controversy surrounding Joanne Greenberg's 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.'
Dinner With Woodley and Larson
A writer talks over dinner with Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson.
Peter Sis and Margaret Ferguson
A conversation between Peter Sis and his editor Margaret Ferguson.
A list of diverse summer reading picks for kids.
The Rise of 'Book Girls'
An article about the growing masses of, largely female, mega YA fans.
YA Cancer Novels Before TFIOS
A writer discusses her early obsession with many YA novels about teens dying of cancer and other diseases.
- 2014 Jun 02
Mattel, Amazon Create Kids' Content Hub
Amazon and Hit Entertainment, a division of Mattel, are creating an Amazon.com “content hub” that will — side by side — offer episodes of a hit cartoon, and the opportunity to buy related toys, books, games, costumes, lunchboxes, T-shirts, hoses, hats, bags, footwear and bikes.
- 2014 May 15
Green's Alternate Ending
Instead of all of the tears in "The Fault in Our Stars," you could have had… narco-terrorists! Spoiler alerts.
- 2014 May 13
A Harry Potter Studio Tour
What happens when an adult goes on the Harry Potter studio tour.
Harry Potter Gringotts Ride
Images of the Harry Potter Gringotts ride at Universal Orlando.
Pilkey Discusses Underpants Origins
Dav Pilkey on the origins of the Captain Underpants series.
Pilkey On Life-Changing Books
Dav Pilkey on the books that most influenced him.
LGBT in YA
A writer uses a mermaid as a metaphor to discuss LGBT characters in YA.
Is YA Too Dark?
An article addressing the question of whether YA fiction is too focused on death.
On Kids and Reading
A writer responds to study suggesting that kids read for pleasure less and less.
Teen Reading Rates Declining?
A Common Sense Media study suggests that the number of teens reading for fun is declining.
Shaq to Write Children's Book Series
The retired basketball player will author a new series of books called Little Shaq for early readers. It will be based on O’Neal’s childhood and feature a series of adventures of a young Shaq and his cousin Barry.
- 2014 May 08
Jo Nesbø On Writing and Humor
An interview with Jo Nesbø.
A Visit to Wonderland
An Alice In Wonderland-themed hotel in Brighton.
Vintage and Progressive
A look at the book 'Blast Off' by Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Randall Jarrell's Children's Books
A look at Randall Jarrell's work for children, several illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
John Green on YA
John Green writes about adults reading YA.
John Green On Stardom
John Green talks about writing, Hollywood, and more.
John Green Mania
An article on John Green's rise to stardom.
'Fault' Gets Most 'Likes'
'The Fault In Our Stars' trailer gets the most likes ever on YouTube.
A Manhattan Children's Book Tour
Manhattan as seen through children's books.
In Memory of Farley Mowat
A tribute to Farley Mowat
Publishing and Diversity
Authors and publishers discuss diversity in children's books.
Daily Mail Apologizes to Rowling
The Daily Mail pays damages to J.K. Rowling over story.
Gay Characters in UK
Cassandra Clare on how UK audiences are more accepting of gay and bisexual characters than are US audiences.
Dad Objects to Book
A New Hampshire dad is charged after his disorderly conduct while objecting to Jodi Picoult's 'Nineteen Minutes'.
- 2014 Apr 29
Ban "Violent" Seuss Title, Says Patron
Dr. Seuss’s beloved 1963 picture book "Hop on Pop" encourages children to take a pop at dad, according to an irate reader who demanded that the Toronto Public Library ban it from its collection.
- 2014 Apr 22
Race and the Industry
An article about diversity in the publishing industry.
Brownsville Library Still Treasured
An article on the Brownsville Library, which is a century old this year.
Brashares Talks 'The Here And Now'
Ann Brashares discusses her new novel, 'The Here and Now.'
Dick and Jane Art Auction
Nancy Childress, daughter of Robert Childress, will auction off some of her father's Dick and Jane artwork.
Moonbot Acquires 'Olivia Kidney'
Moonbot studios will adapt the Olivia Kidney trilogy by Ellen Potter.
Author Claims Fewer Books for Boys
Jonathan Emmett believes that a female-dominated publishing industry results in fewer books for boys.
S.E. Hinton on 'The Outsiders'
S.E. Hinton reflects on the staying power of 'The Outsiders.'
Common Core Battlelines Misdrawn?
An opinion piece on Common Core.
Politicizing the Common Core
An article on how the Common Core is playing into politics.
Mo Willems In Paris
Mo Willems talks about children's books and childhood from Paris.
Where the Easter Eggs Are
Barack Obama read 'Where the Wild Things Are' at the Easter Egg Roll.
Finding a Long-Lost 'Friend'
Eric Carle has identified the little girl from his childhood who helped inspire his book 'Friends.'
In Memory of Eliza T. Dresang
An obituary for Eliza T. Dresang
- 2014 Apr 17
RH to Adapt 'Unbroken' for YA Readers
Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children's Books, said the adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga will be published on Veteran's Day, November 11, with a first printing of 200,000 copies.
- 2014 Apr 08
Children's Book Morals for Adults
It turns out, a lot of the lessons in children's books are still relevant throughout adulthood — and they're even clearer when you don't have to pause to sound out the words.
The Return of Paddington Bear
Michael Bond, the 88-year-old creator of Paddington, has written a new book about the bear from Darkest Peru.
- 2014 Apr 07
Books, and Compassion, From Birth
Some experts on early education say efforts focused on 4- and even 3-year-olds come too late.