- 2015 Aug 26
Mariah Carey to Publish Children's Book
This fall, the singer will make her children's book debut with 'All I Want for Christmas Is You,' a picture book inspired by Carey's hit song.
- 2015 Aug 25
Teacher's Harry Potter Classroom
A teacher gives her classroom a Harry Potter makeover.
Best Required High School Reading
A list of some favorite books from the high school years.
Kadir Nelson's Cover
Kadir Nelson discusses his cover art for the August 24 issue of The New Yorker.
Chatting with Jason Reynolds
An interview with Jason Reynolds.
You Don't Need Kids to Write For Them
Maile Meloy discusses writing for kids without personally having children.
A 'Legacy of Kings' Adaptation In Works
Simon Helberg will adapt 'A Legacy of Kings.'
This is Your Brain on a Tablet
An article questions whether tablets are harming children's reading development.
Looking for Diversity in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
An author discusses his frustration with the lack of diversity in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.
- 2015 Aug 24
YA for Grownups
Eleven YA books with adult appeal.
'65 Storey Treehouse' Hits Milestone
Andy Griffiths' 'The 65 Storey Treehouse' is the fastest selling Australian book in 10 years.
A Picture Book About Burning Man
Peter Armenia is self-publishing a picture book about Burning Man.
Upcoming Fall Picture Books
A look at 26 newly releasing picture books.
An Interview with John Green
John Green discusses teenagers and writing.
Why Books Are Still Alive and Well
A teenage writer reflects on why physical books persist.
Boy Apologizes for Torn Book
A little boy slips a note in his library book after accidentally tearing a page.
A Home Town Interview with Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen discusses writing and her life in Chapel Hill.
A Look at Illness in YA
An article explores the frequency of illness appearing in YA novels.
Revisiting Madeleine L'Engle
A writer reflects on Madeleine L'Engle's works.
A Conversation with R.L. Stine
An interview with R.L. Stine.
More on the Rabbit Book
Parents weigh in on whether 'The Rabbit Who Wanted to Fall Asleep' really does the trick.
Barber Gets Kids Reading
A barber in Iowa gives kids free haircuts in exchange for them reading to him.
Podcast 'The Yarn' is Launched
A new podcast is based on Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm's 'Sunny Side Up.'
'Sleep-Inducing' Rabbit Book Causes Stir
The self-published book 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' is a top-seller, but negative reviews abound.
Judy Blume Takes the Stage in L.A.
Judy Blume discusses writing and life in L.A.
Books for Haiti
A college French class creates custom books for a Haitian school.
Pullman Defends the Arts in Schools
Philip Pullman speaks out about the importance of the arts in schools.
Books and Toys En Route to South Africa
Kids at a Daycare center in Virginia raise funds to buy books and supplies for preschoolers in South Africa.
Children's Books Banned in Venice
The mayor of Venice sparks controversy over his attempts to ban books from preschool libraries.
Classical References in Children's Books
An article about the many references to the classical world in many children's books.
The Value of Reading Aloud to Kids
A study explores the benefits of reading to children.
- 2015 Aug 20
Author Defends the Humanities
Philip Pullman attacks ‘barbarian’ downgrading of U.K. arts education.
Book Banning in Italy
Book Ban for Preschool Libraries in Venice Ignites a Gay Rights Battle.
It's All Greek (and Latin) to Kids
From Harry Potter to Hunger Games: the classical jokes hiding in your favorite children’s books.
Librarians Making a Difference
Fifty Pounds of Books, Paper, and Toys Delivered to South African Preschoolers.
- 2015 Aug 18
Bedtime Stories for Young Brains
Two studies show the clear benefits of reading aloud to children.
- 2015 Aug 17
A book that reportedly uses psychological techniques to send children to sleep quickly is topping Amazon's charts in the U.K.
- 2015 Aug 12
Angelina Jolie Pitt to Exec Produce Animated Film ‘The Breadwinner,’ based on Deborah Ellis’s YA novel.
How Do You Say ‘Wimpy Kid' in Latin?
Vatican official translates bestselling children’s book.
'Curious' Book Banning
'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' pulled from children's reading list.
Clinton's Book Tour
Chelsea Clinton will embark on a 20-city tour for her first book, 'It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going.'
Back in Black
Jack Black to narrate R.L. Stine & Marc Brown’s picture book, 'Little Shop of Monsters.'
- 2015 Aug 11
Young Adult Accolades
That Time A YA Book Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction
Celebrating Joan Aiken
The author's life and works in pictures.
Helicopter Parent Warning
Parents, stop hovering! It’s not your job to remove every obstacle from your kids’ paths.
Harper Lee + Truman Capote's Friendship
The pair's friendship is the subject of a forthcoming middle grade novel.
- 2015 Aug 10
Children's Illustrator Losing Fans
Some of Mary Engelbreit's fans are not so happy with anti-racist artwork she’s posted on her Facebook as a tribute to Michael Brown, who was killed nearly a year ago.
- 2015 Aug 06
Catching Up With Fictional Teens
A look back at some favorite YA fiction characters.
An American Girl
A writer reflects on how the American Girl series of books taught her about history.
A Forgotten 1912 Picture Book
A look at Peter Newell's 'The Rocket Book.'
An article about the surge in history books for kids.
Not for Kids?
A look at children's books that aren't necessarily for kids.
Children's Book-Inspired Decor
A look at home decor designed after children's books.
Library Helps Readers Find Self-Help
Sacramento Public Library comes up with a way to give readers more privacy as they search for books on self-help topics.
Bell on 'El Deafo'
Cece Bell uses pictures to show how she came to create 'El Deafo.'
Reading Changes Brains
A study shows how reading to children leads to higher brain activity.
YA/Children's Books for Adults
A list of YA and children's books for adult readers.
Louis Sachar Talks about Fun and Fear
An interview with Louis Sachar.
Farrell Joins 'Beast' Cast
Colin Farrell has joined the cast of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
Judy Blume Saves Brooklyn Marriage
When a husband accidentally throws out his wife's copy of Judy Blume book, she sends them a signed replacement.
'Gossie & Friends' heads to TV
The Gossie & Friends series will be adapted for television.
Stars Wish Rowling a Happy Birthday
Harry Potter stars wish J.K. Rowling a happy 50th birthday.
J.K. Rowling = Twitter Queen
J.K. Rowling's greatest Twitter hits.
Rowling's Work Since Last Potter
A look at what J.K. Rowling has been up to since the Harry Potter books.
J.K. Rowling's 50th
J.K. Rowling's legacy continues to grow as she turns 50.
New Trilogy for Black
Holly Black signs a deal for a new YA trilogy.
'Goosebumps' at the Theatre
An article about the upcoming 'Goosebumps' movie.
- 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.