- 2014 Aug 28
Classic Children's Books for Adults
Books for kids that adults also love.
Horrifying Moments in Children's Lit.
Disturbing and memorable moments in children's literature.
Best Seller List Descriptions
Recognizing YA books by "New York Times" bestsellers lists.
Marcus Sedgwick Talks Books
An interview with Marcus Sedgwick.
Twitter Author Bios
Recognizing children's book authors by their Twitter bios.
Introducing: Lois Lane
Lois Lane will star in Gwenda Bond's "Lois Lane: Fallout."
Booth On 'Kinda Like Brothers'
Coe Booth talks about her latest book, "Kinda Like Brothers."
Rowling Honors Malala
J.K. Rowling turns out for Malala Yousafzai at Edinburgh Book Fest.
Lowry, Bridges, Colbert Talk Dystopia
Lois Lowry and Jeff Bridges appear on The Colbert Report to discuss "The Giver."
Amazon Greenlights Pilots For Kids
Amazon greenlights pilots for five new kids' shows.
'Amelia Bedelia' Hoax
"Amelia Bedelia" hoax sparks discussion about the credibility of Wikipedia.
Elaine Marie Alphin Dies
In memory of Elaine Marie Alphin.
The 'Slut' Question
A discussion of the use of the word "slut" in Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes."
Roald Dahl Book Upset
Super market chain removes Roald Dahl book from shelves.
Engelbreit's Response to Shooting
Mary Engelbreit addresses Michael Brown shooting with a piece of art.
Blackman Responds to Racist Comments
Marjorie Blackman addresses racist abuse following inflammatory headline.
- 2014 Aug 14
What's Your Harry Potter Job?
A quiz to see what your job would be in the Harry Potter world.
Harry Potter Covers
Presenting 35 Harry Potter book covers.
What's the Diff?
The differences between YA and middle-grade novels from an agent's perspective.
Levar Burton's 'Tweeting Rainbow'
Levar Burton spoofs "Reading Rainbow" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
YA Picks for Film
Ten classic YA novels ripe for film adaptation.
A roundup of 10 prime first lines in children's books.
Katniss as Role Model
On Katniss as positive role model.
'Baby-Sitters Club' 2014
Modern versions of "The Baby-Sitters Club."
Striking YA Covers
A roundup of "gorgeous" YA covers.
Color-Coded Toy Photos
A photographer takes photos of boy and girls surrounded by their gender color-coded toys.
Harry Potter Stamp Controversy
Harry Potter stamps cause upset.
Rainbow Rowell on YA
Rainbow Rowell talks about the power of YA books.
Rainbow Rowell's World
An article gets up close and personal with Rainbow Rowell.
An Interview with Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry talks about "The Giver" film, among other topics.
'Cameron Post' Removal Essay Contest
The NCAC is sponsoring an essay contest for students to speak about the removal of books from a Deleware school's reading list.
Gun Rights Book Causes a Buzz
"My Parents Open Carry" book garners media attention.
Penguin U.K. Defends Cover Choice
Penguin U.K. defends their choice of cover for the new "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" edition.
Roald Dahl Cover Upsets
A new cover for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is causing a stir.
Swoon Reads turns to crowdsourcing to select titles to publish.
Forman Reflects on Love and Loss
A piece by Gayle Forman on how writing "If I Stay" helped her survive grief.
- 2014 Aug 01
Welcome to Potterville
There’s a city in Montana with a neighborhood full of Harry Potter-themed street names.
- 2014 Jul 31
What to Read...
How to pick your next YA book.
Creepy Books for Kids
A list of dark children's books.
Careers for Kids' Characters
Imagined careers for children's book characters.
A look at the process of adapting the Goosebumps series to screen.
A 'Fierce' Roadtrip
Ann Aguirre details her experience while on the Fierce Reads tour.
Black to Write Doctor Who
Holly Black has been selected to write the 12th book in the Doctor Who series from Puffin.
New Potter Development Team
Warner Bros creates new development team for Harry Potter franchise.
Radcliffe at Comic-Con
Daniel Radcliffe's Comic-Con
Thoughts on a Long-Lived Series
Mary Pope Osborne and the enduring Magic Tree House series.
Hidden Harry Potter Lesson?
A study suggests that kids who read Harry Potter have greater empathy for stigmatized groups.
'Tango' to Remain on Singapore Shelves
"And Tango Makes Three" will be allowed to stay in Singapore libraries.
New Challenges to John Green
John Green's novels are facing an upsurge of censorship.
Redesigning Math Instruction
A discussion of math education reform and the Common Core.
Silicon Valley and Higher Ed.
An opinion piece about internet verses the brick and mortar classroom.
'All the Bright Places' to Become Film
Jennifer Niven's "All the Bright Places" is optioned for film.
'Crayons' Heads to Screen
Universal acquires film rights to "The Day the Crayons Quit."
- 2014 Jul 24
Memorable Child Narrators
John Boyne shares a list of his favorite child narrators.
Teachers Pick Best Bookstores
A list of 14 best children's bookstores in the U.S., as selected by teachers.
Wishing On a Book
A writer reflects on the books she wishes she'd had when she was a kid.
A Ode to the Public Library
An essay about how the library shaped a lifelong love of reading.
If Harry Potter Your BFF?
Sixteen signs that your Harry Potter book collection is your best friend.
'The Giver' Fun Facts
Ten surprising facts about "The Giver"
A Look at Next 'Wimpy Kid'
A sneak peak at the next Wimpy Kid book, "The Long Haul."
YA On the Big Screen
A look at upcoming YA movies.
New 'If I Stay' Trailer
"If I Stay" trailer ramps up the romance.
Rise of 'The Phoenix'
A look at "The Phoenix" comics
The Enduring 'Harriett'
An article about "Harriett the Spy" and the book's surveillance theme.
- 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.