- 2013 Nov 21
'Movies In Real Life' Harry Potter
A real life Harry Potter is set loose in Penn Station.
For the Love of Reading
Tips for sustaining a kid's love of reading.
Vonnegut's Response to Book Burner
Kurt Vonnegut's letter to the head of a school board who burnt copies of Slaughterhouse Five.
Celebrity Children's Books
Reviews of children's books written by celebrities.
The Hunger Games Effect
How Hunger Games and other YA is influencing the Hollywood blockbuster.
Craig Loses Times job.
Amanda Craig will no longer be the children's book reviewer for the Times.
Fickling Signs With Scholastic US.
David Fickling signs a first look deal with Scholastic US.
- 2013 Nov 19
Sesame Street Spoofs 'Hunger Games'
Sesame Street offers video parody of Catching Fire
Matilda Heads to Screen
Matilda musical will become a film in 2019.
The Origins of Riding Hood
An article traces the roots of Little Red Riding Hood to another story, The Wolf and the Kids.
London's 'BookBench' Launch
Benches across London are to be designed as art pieces tied to books.
'Hunger Games' Theme Park Fantasies
Possible 'Hunger Games' theme park attractions.
Catching Fire Premiere
A look inside the Catching Fire L.A. Premiere.
- 2013 Nov 12
Feline Hunger Games
A remake of The Hunger Games starring cats.
Portman on Superheroes and Babysitters
Natalie Portman admits to obsession with The Babysitter's Club.
Hunger Games Cast Talk Books
The cast of The Hunger Games shares their favorite young adult books.
Hunger Games Theme Park?!
Lionsgate reports being approached about a Hunger Games theme park.
- 2013 Nov 01
No 'Quiet Time' Hits Children's Reading
Children as young as eight years old are being turned off reading because of a lack of “quiet time” in childhood, combined with greater access to digital resources from a young age, according to the latest Reading Street report from Egmont, entitled Reading and the Digital World.
- 2013 Oct 31
Tasha Tudor Museum Seeks New Venue
The Tasha Tudor Museum in Brattleboro, Vt. is seeking a host for an exhibit next summer.
Goodnight Moon On Stage
A stage production of Goodnight Moon at the Adventure Theater in Glen Echo Park
Shepard's 'Perfectionists' Heads to CW
Sara Shepard's The Perfectionists is heading to the CW>
Father Upset By 'Muslim Book of Colors'
A father in Georgia is upset that his daughter come home with Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors.
Letterman to direct 'Underpants'
Nicholas Stoller will direct the film version of Captain Underpants.
Books For Treats
A retired professor hands out children's books instead of candy on Halloween.
- 2013 Oct 24
'Instruments' Sequel to Go Forward
Despite underwhelming box office numbers, the second film in The Mortal Instruments series will go be made as planned.
Children's Book Heroines
A ranking of children's book heroines.
Roald Dahl Funny Prize Shortlist
The shortlist for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize has been announced.
What Would Harry Potter Read?
Speculation on which muggle novels characters from Harry Potter would read.
- 2013 Oct 10
Are You Ron Weasley?
Twenty-three signs that you might be the Ron Weasley of your social group.
Stony Brook Children's Lit. Fellows
The Stony Brook Southampton campus launches one-year Children's Literature Fellows program.
Blackman to Host YA Lit. Convention
Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman will host the U.K.'s first YA literature convention.
News From the 'Fault' Lines
The Fault in Our Stars gets release date and John Green offers dispatches from the set.
- 2013 Oct 03
Ticket Sales 'Catching Fire'
Tickets for Catching Fire are already selling like hot cakes.
Reviving Classic YA
Lois Duncan was the honored guest at a launch event for Lizzie Skurnick Books.
Beyond Harry Potter
Danielle Radcliffe is looking to life beyond Harry Potter.
Where the Beasts Are
David Heyman will produce Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
Closing a Chapter
SLJ book review editor Trevelyn Jones retires.
- 2013 Sep 30
What's Scaring Teens in YA Novels Now?
If you think kids are too young to worry about unemployment numbers, consider this: some of our most popular young adult novels fairly shiver with economic anxiety.
- 2013 Sep 26
A list of YA franchises that have underperformed.
The Return of YA Classics
Lizzie Skurnick Books to reissue out-of-print YA titles.
- 2013 Sep 24
Vermont College Offers New Scholarship
The Vermont College of Fine Arts will offer the Angela Johnson scholarship for students of color enrolling in the MFA program for children's book writing.
'Underpants' Reigns on Challenged List
The Captain Underpants series tops American Library Association's annual most-challenged list.
- 2013 Sep 19
Ten posters inspired by Roald Dahl that were featured in Galerie F's The Fantastic Mr. Dahl exhibition in Chicago.
- 2013 Sep 17
YA Movies for Adults
An opinion piece about appreciating YA movies as a jaded adult.
Volvo = Children's Book Publisher?
In 1953, Volvo published a picture book about an anthropomorphized car.
Patterson to Pony Up for Indies
James Patterson will give $1 million to independent bookstores with children's sections.
An introduction to cast members from Mockingjay.
Slump For YA Movie Adapts?
An opinion piece on why YA movie adaptations of late have flopped.
The Reading Brain
Study shows that reading for fun improves brain function.
- 2013 Sep 10
From Page to Costume
Children's book characters that lend themselves well to Halloween costumes.
Oliver Jeffers's Home Tour
An article on interior design features Oliver Jeffers's apartment and studio.
Skurnick on Classic YA
Lizzie Skurnick discusses the Lizzie Skurnick imprint, which features classic YA reissues.
- 2013 Aug 27
Most Loved Children's Books
An infographic featuring most loved children's books.
Lessons From Are You My Mother?
Lessons about networking from the book Are You My Mother?
Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman will star in BBC adaptation of Roald Dahl's
So Long, Chosen One?
An opinion piece about why recent YA to film adaptations have not been successes.
Common Core Concerns
Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York discusses how Common Core is widening the achievement gap.
- 2013 Aug 22
Lukewarm YA Book to Screen Adaptations
Young adult film adaptations that didn't quite make the transition.
'To Do' List Wisdom
Children's 'To Do' lists.
A Creative Proposal
Man who proposed marriage by writing it into a children's book is revealed.
'Book Thief' Trailer Premieres
The first trailer for The Book Thief is released.
- 2013 Aug 20
YA Quotes Quiz
A quiz challenges readers to match quotes to YA novels.
YA to Screen Rules
Rules for creating a successful YA book to screen adaptation.
The Little Library That Could
Egmont has partnered with Jury's Inn hotel chain for Jury's Inn Little Library.
YA to Film Boom
YA books big score for film biz.
Lion and Unicorn No Match for Amazon
The Lion and Unicorn bookshop in Richmond, south west London, forced to close.
- 2013 Aug 08
The Book Thief Cast
A look at Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson in The Book Thief.
Weaver to Join 'Ashes' Cast?
Sigourney Weaver is in talks to join the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.
Streep to Join Cast of The Giver
Meryl Streep is in talks to join The Giver film cast.
- 2013 Aug 01
Dream Cast Imagined for 'Artemis' Film
Imagining a dream cast for the upcoming Artemis Fowl movie.
- 2013 Jul 16
Ender's Game Boycott?
An opinion piece on whether a boycott of Ender's Game film is valid based on Orson Scott Card's anti-gay views.
Lionsgate Pulls Away from Card
Lionsgate releases statement concerning Orson Scott Card's anti-gay stance and Ender's Game.
Photos of Shailene Woodley performing her own stunts in Divergent.
Scholastic and the Business of Literacy
An article about how Scholastic's business model for 'selling' literacy.
- 2013 Jun 27
'Schoolbus' Characters Grown Up
Imagining Magic School Bus characters as adults.
Chef Tackles Dyslexia
Dyslexia sufferer Jamie Oliver reads first book at age 38: Catching Fire.
Publishers Relying on Blockbusters
An article about the importance of 'blockbuster books' for publishers to stay afloat.
- 2013 Jun 25
Gandolfini Reads Sendak
A recording of James Gandolfini reading Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen.
'Miss Peregrine' Heads to Screen
Tim Burton will direct a film adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Will 'Encyclopedia Brown' Fall Flat?
An article about how an Encyclopedia Brown film might threaten readers' nostalgic associations.
- 2013 Jun 11
Bonneville to star in 'Paddington'?
Hugh Bonneville is in talks to play the lead in a film adaptation of the Paddington Bear books.
The Testing Heads to Screen
Paramount acquires Joelle Charbonneau's The Testing.
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot to Film
Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench will star in a film adaptation of the Roald Dahl book.
Questioning Common Core
An opinion piece on the Common Core State Standards tests.
- 2013 May 29
Welsh Publisher to Focus on Kids
Firefly Press is the first Welsh publisher devoted to children's books.
- 2013 May 16
Divergent Film Sneak Peak
A photo from the set of Divergent.
'School' Heads to Film
Roth Films and Jane Startz Productions acquire film rights for The School For Good and Evil.
Reading On Screen
British study suggests that kids are reading more on screen than in print.
- 2013 May 14
No More Free Books
The New York Department of Education suspends free-book program due to unpredictable funding.
- 2013 May 07
How About These YA Sub-Genres?
A tongue-in-cheek look at potential YA sub-genres.
Pushkin Launches New Children's Imprint
Pushkin Children's Books will specialize in translated works.
The Real Story of Peter Rabbit
A candid publishing history of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
- 2013 Apr 30
Celebrities By 'Faction'
An article groups celebrities into Divergent factions.
A Second Grade Book Reviewer
The New York Times publishes a second grader's review of The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Matilda Leads to Be Honored
The four lead actresses in Matilda will be honored at the Tony Awards.
- 2013 Apr 18
What Makes a Children's Book Diverse?
An article on defining diversity in children's books.
April 18 Is 'Support Teen Lit. Day'
YALSA and Readergirlz promote "Rock the Drop" on Support Teen Lit. Day.
- 2013 Apr 16
'New Adult' Fiction Catches Fire
An article about the growing popularity of the New Adult fiction category.
Catching Fire Trailer Debuts
The trailer for Catching Fire debuted during the MTV Movie Awards.
- 2013 Apr 04
Musician and...Children's Book Author?
Ten musicians who have written children's books.