- 2014 Nov 11
Children's Books and Death
A list of six children's books that deal outwardly with death.
Amazon's Best Children's Books
Amazon picks best children's books for 2014.
What's Next for YA?
An article contemplating future trends in YA.
An article about gender roles and "The Hunger Games."
'Room on the Broom' to Stage
Tall Stories theater company adapts Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s "Room On the Broom" for stage.
Pooh Illustration Up For Auction
E.H. Shepard's "Poohsticks" illustration is expected to sell big at auction.
'Paddington Bear' Promo
Paddington Bear statues are being placed around London in anticipation of the film.
Your Brain on Harry Potter
Neuroscience study shows what happens to the brain when engaged with reading.
Troubled Minds in YA Fiction
Meg Wolitzer questions why teenage girls are often drawn toward books about mental instability.
'Peregrine' Cast Picks
Ella Purnell and Asa Butterfield to star in "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children."
'Hunger Game' Heads to Stage
"The Hunger Games" will become a stage show in London.
New 'Mockingjay' Clip
Latest "Mockingjay Clip" debuts.
'The Walled City' Heads to Screen
Ivanhoe Pictures acquires Ryan Graudin's "The Walled City."
New Emberley Collection
A new Ed Emberley monograph releases from Ammo in December.
'Crash Course' Comes to PBS
The Vlogbrothers to bring "Crash Course" to PBS.
Screen Time at the Library
A mother writes about how her son loves the library for the wrong reasons.
Retrial for Driver Who Killed Librarians
The driver who plowed into Kate McClelland and Kathleen Krasniewicz's cab to have retrial.
Museum v. Sendak Estate
The Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia is suing the Maurice Sendak estate over rare books.
- 2014 Nov 06
'The Giving Tree' at 50
Ruth Margalit looks back on Shel Silverstein’s classic, at the 'New Yorker.'
- 2014 Nov 03
Amid Loss, She Keeps Writing
Even as Nancy Carlson copes with her husband and best friend’s devastating degenerative disease and their finances in shambles, the author continues to produce her upbeat children’s books.
- 2014 Oct 23
A 'Milestone' for Stone
Tanya Stone to publish 100th book.
On the interwoven "Seven" series of YA books.
Gevinson's 'Rookie's Yearbook Three'
An article about Tavi Gevinson and "Rookie's Yearbook Three."
Lessons from 'The Giving Tree'
An article on the sometimes uncomfortable content in "The Giving Tree."
On 'Rock and Roll Highway'
Sebastian Robertson on his picture book "Rock and Roll Highway," about his father Robbie Robertson.
'Marcel the Shell' and Jenny Slate
An article about Jenny Slate, creator of "Marcel the Shell."
'We Need Books' Launches
Pearson and First Book to spearhead "We Need Books" digital platform.
On Successful YA Authors
YA authors discuss writing winning YA.
Rowling Tweets On Writing and Drinking
J.K. Rowling dispels rumors via Twitter.
Does It Matter What Kids Read?
An article addressing the question of whether all reading is good reading.
- 2014 Oct 21
Dr. Seuss Challenge
A test to name the 50 words in "Green Eggs and Ham."
Where's the Diversity?
Another article joins the discussion about lack of diversity in YA books.
Stories Under Threat?
Frank Cottrell Boyce argues that stories are being undermined in modern school systems.
Alexander Viorst: All Grown Up
An article about Alexander Viorst and the picture book character he inspired.
Predicting the YA trends for 2015.
An Editor Scopes Out YA Pub. Scene
Australian editor Susannah Chambers' reflections on American YA publishing.
YA and Beyond
The growing appeal of children's and YA literature for adults.
A Call For More Reality-Based Heroines
Author Cate Sampson on creating positive female role models in fiction.
Celebrity Children's Books
More celebrities authoring children's books.
Celebrity Authors Rush In
More and more celebrities are writing children's books.
Potential Revisions for Carnegie
The Carnegie and Kate Greenway awards may revise criteria following Sarah McIntyre's objection.
New Literacy Tools from Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is teaming with Toy Talk for research project concerning conversational technology in preschool classrooms.
Illustrators and Carnegie Awards
Illustrator Sarah McIntyre feels that illustrators should be recognized by the Carnegie Awards.
Meg Wolitzer weighs in on debate over adults reading YA.
Handler Reaches Out to Indie Bookstores
Daniel Handler launches Upstream, an initiative to promote independent bookstores.
- 2014 Oct 17
What a 'Dahl'
Amy Corcoran reflects on writing to Roald Dahl when she was 7 and getting a letter back.
Where Are the Disabled Characters?
A blogger discusses her concern over a lack of disabled characters in children's books.
'Loukoumi' Makes TV Debut
''Make a Difference With Loukoumi," based on Nick Katsoris's books, makes its television premiere.
The Debate Over E-Reading to Toddlers
An article addressing whether e-reading to toddlers helps or hinders development.
The Birth of YA
An article that traces the roots of YA literature.
What's Next in YA?
An article about next possible trends in YA books.
- 2014 Oct 16
'Baby-Sitters Club' Rankings
Members of the Baby-Sitters Club are ranked.
The Story of Jon Klassen
An in-depth look at Jon Klassen's rise to becoming a prominent author and illustrator.
Jeffers's Quantum Leaps
A look at the many creative feats of Oliver Jeffers.
'Gone Girl' Actress Picture Book Ties
"Gone Girl" actress Amy Dunne's parents wrote children's books starring "Amazing Amy."
'Goosebumps' For Adults
What if "Goosebumps" was written for adults?
Diversity in Names
Author Sita Brahmachari discusses the importance of showing diversity through character names.
Favorite Books Across 6 Countries
A Facebook poll about favorite books internationally, places "Harry Potter" in the lead.
Culturally Diverse Children's Books
A list of 50 culturally diverse picture books.
Videos of illustrators doodling.
Jeff Kinney Talks 'Wimpy Kid'
An interview with Jeff Kinney.
'SNL' YA Parody
Saturday Night Live parodies YA movie adaptations by combining them all into one movie.
Happy Returns for 'Reading Rainbow'
Levar Burton's picture book debut and the return of "Reading Rainbow" online.
'Mortal Instruments' Heads to TV
'The Mortal Instruments' will be adapted for TV.
Video Games Help Build Literacy Skills?
An article argues that videogames like "Minecraft" help kids learn to read.
'Paddington' Release Moved
The movie adaptation of "Paddington" will now release on January 16.
Happy Birthday 'Looking For Alaska'
John Green is celebrating 10 years since the publication of "Looking For Alaska."
Revamping Fairy Tales
An article about recent fairy tale adaptations.
The Enduring Impact of 'Madeline'
An article about the current "Madeline" exhibition at the New York Historical Society and the eponymous heroine.
Potter 'A Lot More'
Warner Bros. plans to expand the Harry Potter series further, with spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
'Catherine, Called Birdy' to Film?
If Lena Dunham gets her way, she will turn Karen Cushman's "Catherine, Called Birdy" into a film.
- 2014 Oct 11
Pleasurable Reading Yields Results
Institute of Education study shows that reading for enjoyment boosts vocabulary.
- 2014 Oct 07
Klassen Gets His Hands Dirty
Jon Klassen fills a bookshop window for dirt, to celebrate "Sam and Dave Dig a Hole."
Sedgwick On Where He Writes
Marcus Sedgwick shares the physical space where he writes.
DiTerlizzi's Takes on 'Star Wars'
An interview with Tony DiTerlizzi's new "Star Wars" picture book trilogy.
B.J. Novak Interview
An interview with B.J. Novak on "The Book With No Pictures."
Dunham and Blume Together Again
Lena Dunham interviews Judy Blume.
Emma Thompson and Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson at Barnes & Noble Tribeca for her Peter Rabbit sequels.
Jason Segel Talks Kid Books
An interview with Jason Segel on "Nightmares!"
When a Kid Isn't a Reader
A writer talks about how some kids just aren't big readers, and that's fine.
Sara Farizan on Writing and Adolescence
An interview with Sara Farizan.
Polarizing Children's Books
A list of books that readers seem to often love or hate.
Spellbound Books Celebrates Milestone
Spellbound Books in Asheville, N.C., celebrates 10 years.
Kinney's Bookstore Set to Open
Jeff Kinney's bookstore in Plainville, Mass., may open in the spring.
Bookstore Goes Crowdsourcing Route
Alexandria, Va., bookstore, Hooray For Books! launches a crowdsourcing campaign.
Guardian Shortlist Announced
Kate DiCamillo, Piers Torday, E Lockhart and SF Said are shortlisted for Guardian children's fiction prize.
School Board Backs Down
The Jefferson County, Colorado, school board backs down from proposed changes to curriculum.
Stine on Giving Kids 'Goosebumps'
An interview with R.L. Stine.
Adults on YA Lit.
A roundtable discussion about the popularity of YA literature.
- 2014 Sep 18
Jon Scieszka Speaks Up
An interview with Jon Scieszka.
Radcliffe On Space Travel, Etc.
An interview with Daniel Radcliffe.
What's In a Name?
Unraveling the mystery behind J.K. Rowling's name.
Maas on the 'Throne.'
An interview with Sarah J. Maas on the Throne of Glass series.
Roald Dahl Confections
Roald Dahl Cakes.
Elizabeth Banks Reads 'Mockingjay'
Elizabeth Banks demonstrates the 6 stages of reading "Mockingjay."
Jazz Jennings on Her Picture Book
Jazz Jennings discusses her picture book, "I Am Jazz."
Kids' Books Meet Contemporary Novels
Classic children's book and contemporary novel mashups.
Terry Pratchett Shares Writing Process
Terry Pratchett on writing 'Dragons At Crumbling Castle.'
Before Drones Were Cool
The children's book "Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy," published 40 years ago, envisioned a world with drones.
Picture Book Bios of Black Women
Eighteen picture books about black women who made history.