- 2015 Jan 27
Happy Birthday, 'Madeline'
Ludwig Bemelmans's classic picture book turns 75.
Dr. Seuss Book Birthday
'Oh, The Places You'll Go!' turns 25.
Canadian Book Award Controversy
Critics of a "vulgar" book for young adults want the Governor General's award rescinded.
From YA to Film Fest Success
The Story Behind Sundance Smash 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.'
- 2015 Jan 22
If Lowly Worm Tweeted
Richard Scarry's 'Busytown,' Updated for the Digital Age.
15 YA Writers on their Favorite Books for Adults.
Interracial children's books
One parent sees a lack of books that reflect interracial children.
Remembering Bonnie Christensen
Author/illustrator Christensen dies at 63.
First Lady and Dr. Seuss
First Lady Michelle Obama Promotes Eating Right, Fitness at Seuss Book Reading.
- 2015 Jan 15
Swipe Right for Tributes
If Hunger Games characters had Tinder profiles.
YA Fiction Meets Taylor Swift
13 YA Novels That Are Actually Taylor Swift Songs
A talk with Michael Bond.
Potter Fans Make a Difference
How Harry Potter fans won a four-year fight against child slavery.
'Hunger Games' Tinder Profiles
Tinder profiles for "Hunger Games" characters.
John Green = Today's John Hughes?
An article compares John Hughes to John Green.
Taylor Swift Songs = YA Novels
Comparing Taylor Swift songs to YA novels.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Surprises
Five surprising facts about Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Wolitzer Discusses Plath
Meg Wolitzer on how Sylvia Plath influenced her and her novel "Belzhar."
Bond on 'Paddington'
An interview with Michael Bond.
Seuss on the Road
A video about the traveling "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" exhibition.
Shailene Woodley and Theo James discuss "Insurgent."
The Many Sides of Alice
On the occasion of the book's 150th anniversary, an article about "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland."
Harry Potter Fans Nix Slavery
An article about the Harry Potter Alliance and the citizen-fueled fight for fair trade chocolate.
Patterson Talks Shop
An interview with James Patterson.
Holly Black on Books, Fairies
An interview with Holly Black on "The Darkest Part of the Forest."
- 2015 Jan 14
2014 Middle Grade & YA By Black Authors
How Many Black-Authored Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels Were Published in the U.S. in 2014?
Behind 'Looking for Alaska'
For it's 10th anniversary, go behind the scenes of John Green's 'Looking for Alaska.'
'Gone Girl' Kidlit Spinoff
'Amazing Amy' Spins Off From 'Gone Girl.'
J.K. Rowling Responds to Rupert Murdoch
J.K. Rowling attacks Murdoch for tweet blaming all Muslims for 'Charlie Hebdo' deaths.
Books to Breed Tolerance
What children can read after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
- 2015 Jan 08
New Findings from Kid's Reading Study
Scholastic Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own.
Building a Love of Reading
A new study finds reading to children of all ages grooms them to read more on their own.
- 2015 Jan 06
Rosenbach contests Sendak value
The value of 800 rare books is at the center of a legal dispute between Sendak's estate and the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Reading Tops Parents' 2015 Resolutions
Reading is the most popular New Year's resolutions parents have for their kids.
2014 Costa Prize Announced
Winner Kate Saunders: "I couldn't have written this book if I hadn't lost my own boy."
Anticipating 2015's Debut YA
16 Of The Most Anticipated YA Debuts Out In the First Half of 2105
Six Education Stories to Watch in 2015
Standardized testing and Common Core top the list.
Surprising Book Facts
How many books are finished, and what does reading early yield for kids?
2014 Cybils Finalists Announced
80 finalists compiled across genres for young readers.
John Green Talks Race
Green's latest Vlog asks: Is America really racist?
- 2014 Dec 30
16 Hilarious One-Star Children's Reviews
"They didn’t actually hop on pop until about two-thirds of the way through the book, and when they did, the author never explains why it was happening."
The Lives They Lived: Walter Dean Myers
"His personal mission: To create literature about the people whose stories had been left off the shelf."
Harry Potter Lives
Everything J.K. Rowling Revealed About Harry Potter in 2014
Obituary: Robert San Souci
Children's author of Fu Mulan dies at 68.
- 2014 Dec 23
American Girls Do Brunch
Comedians play the roles of American Girl dolls.
A Reader's Scrapbook Speaks Volumes
A reader writes about how YA heroines have influenced her.
Arthur Grown Up
A tongue-in-cheek look at where the cast of the cartoon "Arthur" is today.
Something Pink and Something Blue
A piece on marketing gendered toys.
J.K. Rowling writes Draco Malfoy's back story.
A roundup of top YA books in 2014.
Ghost Writing Reveal
YouTube celebrity Zoella's 'Girl Online' is revealed to be ghost written and some fans aren't happy.
Christmas in Children's Books
At look at curious Christmases appearing in children's books.
L'Engle's Reflections on Creativity
A classic book on creativity features Madeline L'Engle.
YA Market Reigns in 2014
A piece on the YA book market in 2014.
An 'Elf' State
A professor warns that the Elf On the Shelf normalizes intrusive surveillance for kids.
IKEA Illustrator in the Kitchen
IKEA hires children's illustrator-in-residence to excite kids about mealtime.
'Stella Sisters' Picture Book
Lennon & Maisy duo to publish a picture book.
A Look at Harlin Quist
A feature about children's book publisher Harlin Quist.
Ayn Rand Reviews Kid's Movies
Ayn Rand reviews children's movies in a tongue-in-cheek feature.
Remembering Ned Vizzini
A close friend and fellow writer of Ned Vizzini writes about his life and death.
Germany Skeptical About Digital for Kids
Surveys in Germany show parents and teachers wary of too much digital media for kids.
Screen Time Means Reading Time
A study shows that boys in low-income families might learn best through touch screens.
- 2014 Dec 04
A Visit to 826 NYC
Kids talk books at 826 NYC.
On the Road
Nikki Kelly reports from her first book tour.
Lessons From 'The Boxcar Children'
An author discusses the lessons her family has learned from reading "The Boxcar Children."
Louisa May Alcott Still Resonates
A column about the reasons why Louisa May Alcott's work is still loved by readers.
Almond on Writing
An interview with David Almond.
A Columnist Airs Grievances
Daphne Lee expresses frustrations with the Malaysian children's publishing scene.
Satoshi Kitamura on Comics
Satoshi Kitamura discusses his love of comics.
Boynton's Platinum 'Chickens'
Sandra Boynton's album "Philadelphia Chickens" goes platinum.
'Stuart Little' Movie Discovery
The movie "Stuart Little" leads to the discovery of Róbert Berény's "A Sleeping Lady."
Whaley's Top Ten
John Corey Whaley shares his favorite coming of age books.
YA Book Prize Shortlist
The inaugural YA Book Prize shortlist is announced.
Pippi Longstocking Debate
Edits to scenes in "Pippi Longstocking" television series cause controversy.
Mid-East Conflict Through YA
Kerry Drewery calls for more YA books set in the Middle East.
Zoe Sugg's debut YA novel "Girl Online" smashes records in the U.K.
- 2014 Nov 25
On Being White and In Children's Books
Roger Sutton discusses being white guy in the children's book field.
Reflections On 'Brown Girl Dreaming'
A writer on Jacqueline Woodson's "Brown Girl Dreaming."
Woodson Speaks About Her Win
A close look at Jacqueline Woodson.
- 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.