- 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.
Power of Diverse Books in Action
A look at We Need Diverse Books at BookCon.
Judy Blume on Childhood, Regrets
Judy Blume reminisces about her own childhood.
Authors Talk About Judy Blume
Authors discuss what Judy Blume means to them.
- 2015 May 21
'Wonderstruck' to be Adapted to Film
Todd Haynes is developing a cinematic adaptation of Brian Selznick's "Wonderstruck."
A Curious Monkey's Escape
The true story of how an inquisitive monkey character helped save his creators.
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.
International Children's Books
A spotlight on a few children's books from around the world.
An article about the importance of re-reading our favorite books.
The Rise of Peppa Pig
A look at the popularity of Peppa Pig.
Lemony Snicket and others take part in the #TwitterFiction Festival.
Neil Gaiman on Writing
An interview with Neil Gaiman.
Authors and fans talk about loving YA
Fans of YA share why they love it with the #IReadYA hashtag.
Rowling on King's Cross Station
J.K. Rowling on why she chose King's Cross Station for the concealed train platform in Harry Potter.
On LGBTQ Books in Schools
An article about how the book "King & King" by Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland, has become a source of controversy.
New Harry Potter Editions
Bloomsbury so publish new illustrated editions of Harry Potter.
Hillary Clinton as Seen in Picture Books
A look at Hillary Clinton-themed picture books.
Green Wants Money Raised to Fight Cancer
John Green is encouraging British fans to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
John Green to Fans: I Don't Cast Movies
John Green tweets to fans that he has no control over casting choices.
- 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.'
Children's Book Villains
Ways to achieve villainy in children's books.
Picture books about crocodiles.
YA Movie News
Upcoming YA movies.
Jodi Picoult on Writing YA
Jodi Picoult discusses writing and collaborating with her daughter.
To Book Fair or Not to Book Fair
An author discusses how to get the most out of international book fairs.
Libraries Are Good For Test Scores
A study shows that school libraries have positive impact on test scores.
An Interview with Lauren Child
Readers from a high school library group interview Child.
Can YA Fiction Help Body Image?
An article suggests that YA books can help teenagers struggling with body image problems.
On Kids Reading Digitally
An article argues that ''digital natives" should read physical books.
A Look at Teen Lit Con
Readers flock to Teen Lit Con.