- 2013 Dec 10
Big Surprise: Adults Read YA
An article points out that many readers of young adult fiction are adults.
- 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.
Eri Carle's Friends
A piece on Eric Carle's Friends.
Laura and Tom McNeal
A piece on Laura and Tom McNeal, authors of Far Far Away.
Looking Back at C.S. Lewis
A look at early reviews and the life and times of of C.S. Lewis.
Hunger Games: Word by Word
An analysis of Suzanne Collins' favorite word choices and phrases, as compared to Stephanie Meyer and J.K. Rowling.
Meltzer Seeking Kidney for Mentor
Brad Meltzer is helping his history teacher to find a new kidney.
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.
Gail Carriger Talks 'Curties'
An interview with Gail Carriger.
Craig Loses Times job.
Amanda Craig will no longer be the children's book reviewer for the Times.
Green On Bullying
John Green delivers an honest response to a question about bullying.
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
Lessons From 'Green Gables'
Life lessons that can be learned from reading the 'Anne of Green Gables' stories.
Lucy Dahl On Matilda
Roald Dahl's daughter reflects on her father's Matilda.
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.
Blogger Challenges YA Article
A response to Laura C. Mallonee's article Time for Teen Fantasy Heroines to Grow Up.
Brown On the Texas Book Festival
Monica Brown writes an op-ed piece on what she loves about the Texas Book Festival.
'Hunger Games' Theme Park Fantasies
Possible 'Hunger Games' theme park attractions.
Catching Fire Premiere
A look inside the Catching Fire L.A. Premiere.
In Memory of Charlotte Zolotow
A tribute to the late Charlotte Zolotow.
Flying High in Shanghai
The Shanghai Children's International Book Fair highlights.
- 2013 Nov 12
Better Than the Movie
Fifteen children's books that are better than their film adaptations.
Seventeen percent of kids under age 8 use a mobile device every day.
What's An Editor 'To-Do?'
Editor Jordan Hamessley London shares hers list of professional to-do items.
Feline Hunger Games
A remake of The Hunger Games starring cats.
Matt de la Peña Wasn't Always a Reader
Matt de la Peña on being a reluctant reader.
S.E. Hinton on Twitter
S.E. Hinton's modest presence on Twitter.
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.
Teen Poet Sparks Debate
Danish teenager Yahya Hassan's book of poetry hits a nerve with some Muslims.
Hunger Games Theme Park?!
Lionsgate reports being approached about a Hunger Games theme park.
Wimpy Kid Tour Embarks
Jeff Kinney begins tour for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck.
Viral Video Heads to Print
What Does the Fox Say? viral video will become picture book written by Ylvis and published by Simon & Schuster.
Rowling: Won't Top Potter
J.K. Rowling reflects on Harry Potter.
- 2013 Nov 04
Eloise Celebrates Birthday at the Plaza
Eloise will commemorate her birthday today at her home, the Plaza Hotel, with a tea party and a special guest: original Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight.
- 2013 Oct 31
Creepiest Children's Books
A round-up of 10 creepy children's books.
Scary Children's Books
Nine scary children's books.
YA Books and Gay Teen Characters
A conversation with Brent Hartinger and Bill Konisberg.
Stine on Fear Street and Twitter
An interview with R.L. Stine.
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.
Zemeckis to Direct 'Miraculous Journey'
Robert Zemeckis will direct a film adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
A Spooky Lit. Crawl With R.L. Stine
James Preller reflects on R.L. Stine, his ravenous fans, and a Texas graveyard.
Books For Treats
A retired professor hands out children's books instead of candy on Halloween.
- 2013 Oct 24
A.S. King On Reality
An interview with A.S. King.
A Conversation With Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang discusses Boxers & Saints.
An E.B. White Essay
E.B. White's 1951 essay on the future of reading.
'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.
Gaiman on the Importance of Fiction
Neil Gaiman writes about the value of fiction in our society.
What to read after Allegiant.
19 Things to Know AboutDivergent
An interview with Veronica Roth.
Little-known details about Maurice Sendak's life.
More YA Fiction in Schools?
An article questions whether YA fiction should be taught more in schools.
What Makes Successful YA Fiction?
An article explores the ingredients that contribute to successful YA books.
Eleanor & Park Challenged
Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park is being challenged in Anoka-Hennepin school district.
On Amazon and Goodreads
An article about claims of censorship on Goodreads.
Authors to Obama: Too Much Testing
Children's book authors have sent a letter to the president concerning the effect of standardized tests on reading.
Peter Facinelli on YA novel
Actor Peter Facinelli discusses the book he is coauthoring with Barry Lyga and Rob DeFranco
Roth Talks Allegiant
Veronica Roth talks about the final installment in the Divergent trilogy and the upcoming film.
- 2013 Oct 12
Zelinsky Remembers Sendak
Paul O. Zelinsky reflects on Maurice Sendak.
- 2013 Oct 10
Are You Ron Weasley?
Twenty-three signs that you might be the Ron Weasley of your social group.
A ranking of Goosebumps series covers by creepy factor.
100 Children's Book Must-Reads
A list of 100 children's books to read by age 14.
Jon Stewart Endorses Teen's Book
Jon Stewart endorses The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida.
Stony Brook Children's Lit. Fellows
The Stony Brook Southampton campus launches one-year Children's Literature Fellows program.
Husband-and-Wife Co-authors Talk Shop
Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston discuss the books that united them.
Blackman to Host YA Lit. Convention
Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman will host the U.K.'s first YA literature convention.
Thoughts on Frankfurt
Frankfurt Book Fair looks to draw more U.S. children's publishers.
Gantos on 'Norvelt'
An interview with Jack Gantos.
News From the 'Fault' Lines
The Fault in Our Stars gets release date and John Green offers dispatches from the set.
- 2013 Oct 03
Children's Book Essentials
A list of 30 classic children's books.
Tips From a Pro
A children's book author shares tips for success.
A round-up of children's 2013 Halloween books.
Which Babysitter Are You?
Your favorite character in The Babysitters Club series tells you exactly who you are.
Boyne Talks Writing, Childhood
An interview with John Boyne.
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.
John Green meets Pittsburgh fans during filming of The Fault In Our Stars.
Veronica Roth Tells All
An interview with Veronica Roth.
- 2013 Sep 26
A list of YA franchises that have underperformed.
Authors On Censorship
Quotes from authors on the topic of censorship.
Maggie Stiefvater on The Dream Thieves.
Up In 'Smoke'
Ellen Hopkins on Smoke.
Return to Norvolt
Jack Gantos talks about From Norvelt to Nowhere.
Federle on Facing Censorship
Tim Federle on backlash facing Better Nate Than Ever.