- 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.
- 2013 Apr 02
Gay YA Characters Today
A piece on a new wave of gay characters and LGBT issues appearing in YA.
- 2013 Mar 21
Next On the Menu: Children's Books!
Giada de Laurentiis has singed with Grosset & Dunlap for a children's book series called "Recipe for Adventure."
- 2013 Mar 19
'Sweet' Nail Decals
Sweet Valley High nail decals.
Children and Design
An article about the book Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000, which is a companion to the MoMA exhibition.
Video Games in the Classroom
An article that raises questions about the role of video games in schools.
'Cape' Reviving Fiction Line
Jonathan Cape Children's Books set to revive its fiction line.
Theo James, Shailene Woodley, and Kate Winslet among those cast in the upcoming Divergent film.
Casting The Fault in Our Stars
Shailene Woodley will likely play Hazel Grace Lancaster in the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars.
- 2013 Mar 14
Room to Read's Global Reach
NGO Room to Read has published more than 850 titles in multiple languages.
- 2013 Mar 12
'Sproutkin' Takes Root
'Sproutkin,' a children's book subscription service is launching.
- 2013 Mar 07
Katniss Catching Fire
Jennifer Lawrence appears in edgy, glamorous gown in new victory poster.
- 2013 Feb 28
Celebrity Children's Book Authors
Picture books written by celebrities.
- 2013 Feb 27
A Noble Cause
James Patterson and the Duchess of Cornwall lend their support to 'Get Dads Reading,' a literary campaign that encourages dads to read to their children.
- 2013 Feb 21
The Los Angeles Times
- 2013 Feb 14
A report predicts that tablets such as the iPad will take the lead over netbooks in the education market.
A look at sex in young adult fiction.
Waterstones has announced the shortlists for its Children's Book Prize.
Geek Dad on the topic of "dirty" – as in well-loved and well-read – children's books.
- 2013 Feb 12
A Textbook Case
The e-book revolution is bypassing U.S. elementary schools.
Harrods pulls "sexist" children's books from sale and apologizes.
A Gold Mine
Book awards can help teachers on a budget.
- 2013 Feb 07
"Children's Literature: The Movie"
"Children’s Literature: the Movie," starring John Lithgow (Roald Dahl), Helen Hunt (J.K. Rowling), and others.
Beat Girl Brand Heads to US
British brand Beat Girl will premiere in America.
Children's Bookstores Make Landing
WH Smith opens two Zoodle children's book stores in the Manchester airport.
- 2013 Feb 05
A look at 10 literary adaptations of fairy tales.
Suess to the Rescue
Jon Stewart channels Dr. Seuss to parody the Obama skeet shooting controversy.
Teen Girls Reign at the Movies
Since the success of the Twilight saga, more and more films aimed at teen girls are hitting the silver screen.
- 2013 Jan 31
Why You Never Truly Leave High School
New York magazine explores the things we can't leave behind – no matter how much we want to.
Of Bell Jars and Brontës
A plea: no more insulting classic book covers for teen girls.
What a Dahl!
A video preview of Matilda the Musical, which makes its Broadway debut April 11.
- 2013 Jan 29
A Colorful Anniversary
The Caldecott turns 75.
Kate Winslet is in talks for a role in Divergent.
Me, and Mini-Me
A photo-essay of American girls and their American Girl dolls.
Vintage 1980s videos of kids talking up the books they’re reading.
- 2013 Jan 24
Meyer At Helm for 'Anna'
Stephenie Meyer will develop a film adaptation of Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed In Blood.
'Selection' Makes the Cut
The CW goes forward with a pilot for Kiera Cass's novel The Selection.
Howard May Direct 'Graveyard'
Ron Howard may direct a film version of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book.
If I Stay Headed to Film?
Producer R.J. Cutler is in talks to direct a film adaptation of Gayle Forman's If I Stay.
Library Lends More Than Books
A branch of the New York Public Library has been lending out an American Girl Doll to young library patrons for years.
Latino-Lit For Kids Dialogue Continues
Librarians challenge the notion that there is a dearth of Latino characters in children's literature.
- 2013 Jan 17
Branford Boase Award Longlist
The longlist for the Branford Boase Award is revealed.
On James Frey's Full Fathom Five book packaging business.
Sofia Goes 'Page First'
Disney tests the appeal of its new animated series Sofia the First by creating print books.
- 2013 Jan 15
Closing Up Shop
Black Forest Books and Toys will close its doors this month.
- 2013 Jan 14
Digital Reading Rises Among Children
Digital reading is rising fast among children ages 6 to 17, but this is not necessarily translating into a greater desire to read, according to a report released on Monday by Scholastic.
- 2013 Jan 10
Page to Screen Cuts
A few characters from Catching Fire don't make it into the film.
- 2013 Jan 08
New Year's Resolutions for Book Industry
Jeremy Greenfield offers New Year's resolutions for publishers, agents, authors, librarians, and others in the book biz.
- 2012 Dec 20
WH Smith opens Zoodle, the first airport bookshop for kids, in Melbourne.
The New Breed of Children's Authors
Embracing the digital world.
The Harry Potter shop has opened at Platform 9 3/4 in King's Cross Station, London.
Building Girls' Interest
A construction toy with a storyline aims to build girls' interest in engineering.
Crossing Gender Lines
Hasbro's Easy Bake Oven: it's now for boys too.
- 2012 Dec 18
The Invention of Children's Literature
What did kids read before Hans Christian Andersen?
A Touchy Subject
Most top-selling reading apps only teach basic literacy skills.
Predicting What's Next
The top 10 children's book trends for 2013, from Scholastic editors.
Erotic fiction for British teens.
Why Doesn't Dad Read?
Parental influence and example has a big effect on children's reading habits – and other findings from a U.K. study.
An Analysis of Amazon
How sites like Pottermore are providing some competition for the online giant.
- 2012 Dec 13
'Monument 14' Film Rights Sold
Reel FX and Strange Weather have bought film rights to Monument 14, the first installment of Emmy Laybourne's post-apocalyptic YA trilogy.
Collecting Personal Info
Many mobile apps for children fall short on disclosure to parents, according to a new report.
A Treasure Trove of Tech
Tablets for youngsters, each costing about the price of a child's bicycle.
How publishers develop, exploit, and deploy it.
Mr. Digital and Little Miss E-Book
The complete Mr. Men and Little Miss series is going digital.
James Franco, Reader
The actor was a childhood fan of The Runaway Bunny, the Oz books, and more.
Harry Potter Reunion
The cast of the Harry Potter movies is reportedly reuniting for a secret mini movie.
Jewelry inspired by young adult novels, including Shadow and Bone and Divergent.
Kirsten Dunst, Cover Girl
The actress, who once posed for a Baby-Sitters Club cover, is among the celebrities who have modeled for book cover photos.
- 2012 Dec 11
The pros and cons of Amazon's all-you-can-scroll Kindle content for kids.
A Second Opinion
Reader responses to the recent article about the lack of Latino characters in books read in the classroom.
Rallying the Troops
Reboot, a 2013 YA novel about a deadly virus, and slave soldiers created from dead teenagers, is in development with Fox 2000.
Put Your Money Where Your Mind Is
The cure for California’s vocabulary crisis: invest in libraries and librarians.
Are some popular YA books secretly fan fiction?
Just for fun: In remembrance of the good old-fashioned e-reader.
Playing Catch Up
U.S. students continue to lag behind many other countries in math and science.
- 2012 Dec 06
Common Core Sparks War Over Words
With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, English teachers worry about having to replace novels with nonfiction texts.
Hispanic students are the fastest-growing segment of the school population, but, says the New York Times, Latino students seldom see themselves in books.
Shaking Things Up
Beginning Dec. 16, the New York Times's children's chapter books bestseller list will split in two: into middle grade and young adult fiction.
New Peter Rabbit Animated Seeries
Nickelodeon will begin airing episodes in March, following the December 14 airing of a holiday special.
The National Federation of the Blind is protesting school Kindle use as discriminatory against blind students.
At Least One Creature Was Stirring
One version of how Clement Clarke Moore came to write "A Visit from St. Nicholas."
- 2012 Dec 04
A Rare Vision
According to Leonard Marcus, book jackets rooted in editorial vision have become "a good deal rarer."
- 2012 Nov 29
How the success of Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid franchise reflects a changing landscape for children's books.
What Makes a YA Bestseller?
Teen lit experts offer answers at a recent panel in NYC.
The Next Generation
How tablets are invading the classroom – and which is likely to reign supreme.
Boy, oh Boy
A response to recent articles about the portrayal of male role models in YA literature.