- 2015 Nov 25
Arthur Miller Turns 100
Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, and more are celebrating the playwright's birthday with a star-filled Broadway benefit performance.
- 2015 Nov 20
A Quiz on Book Covers
Test how well you know the covers of famed books including 'Cat in the Hat' and 'The Martian' with this difficult quiz.
Top Ten Literary TED Talks
Check out a list of 10 literary-focused TED Talks of 2015, from poetry in prisons to book cover design.
- 2015 Nov 18
Taylor Swift, Scholastic Donate Books
The partnering saw 25,000 books donated to NYC schools through the 'Open A World of Possible' initiative.
- 2015 Nov 16
Two Editors Killed in Paris Attacks
Two young editors died in the shootings at the Bataclan concert hall in a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13.
- 2015 Nov 11
Henning Mankell Memoir Coming
'Quicksand,' a 'memoir of sorts,' is to be published in February 2016, and is comprised of a series of autobiographical essays.
Ten Harry Potter Realizations
Enjoy a list of ten things that every 'Harry Potter' reader notices only after the second reading of the books.
- 2015 Nov 10
Oprah's Favorite Books of 2015
The top ten books of the year, announced in Oprah Magazine, include authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante, and more.
- 2015 Nov 09
Exploring Audiobooks and Literature
The lengthy debate on whether or not audiobooks can strengthen a reader's understanding of the text continues.
- 2015 Nov 05
Concerns Over Robert Durst Book
Jeanine Pirro's book details the Robert Durst case, but critics fear the memoir could aid his defense.
- 2015 Nov 04
Layoffs at National Geographic
National Geographic's merger with 21st Century Fox has resulted in the elimination of a number of jobs at the magazine.
- 2015 Nov 02
Bangladeshi Publisher Killed
A publisher of secular books was murdered in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, hours after another publisher and two secular writers were attacked.
- 2015 Oct 30
A Look at No Child Left Behind
An article reflects on what did and didn't work with No Child Left Behind.
24 Tweets For Grammar Nerds
Spelling sticklers will enjoy reading tweets that correct grammatical errors with a splash of humor.
Sally Abbott Wins Richell Prize
The 'Closing Down' manuscript writer won Australia's literary award including a $10,000 prize.
- 2015 Oct 27
Harry Potter Birthday Surprise
A woman's husband surprises her with a Harry Potter-themed birthday.
- 2015 Oct 23
Details Emerge on the Harry Potter Play
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will 'start where the seventh book left off, and is the eighth story in the series,' according to J K Rowling's Facebook page.
- 2015 Oct 15
BET Awards Features 'Hamilton' Cast
The cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation took the stage for a freestyle performance at the BET Hip-Hop awards on Tuesday night.
- 2015 Oct 14
Questions Raised Over Google Books
The basic design of Google Books threatens to undermine its ability to map cultural trends, according to a paper published by 'PLOS One' last week by three data scientists from the University of Vermont.
- 2015 Sep 22
An opera based on Tintin has been released in Brussels.
'Tuck' on Broadway
'Tuck Everlasting' is heading to Broadway.
An elementary school newsletter shows that boys and girls are being taught different curricula.
Rethinking How We Publish Books
Reedsy’s co-founder Emmanuel Nataf explains how the digital platform he created with his co-founder Richard Fayet is disrupting the traditional publishing house model and putting power back into the hands of authors, according to 'Forbes.'
- 2015 Sep 04
EFF Files Lawsuit Against NSA
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief on behalf of a coalition of associations of libraries and booksellers in Wikimedia v. NSA, a case challenging the government’s warrantless surveillance of the Internet.
- 2015 Aug 06
'Goosebumps' at the Theatre
An article about the upcoming 'Goosebumps' movie.
- 2015 Jul 10
The Importance of 'Watchman' to HC
HarperCollins has, as the WSJ explains, "a lot riding" on the new Harper Lee book.
Taking Texas Textbooks to Task
Are new school textbooks in Texas obscuring facts about the Civil War and slavery?
- 2015 May 12
Pittsburgh Cops Read to Kids
Police officers in Pittsburgh are reading to kids at a barbershop.
- 2015 May 07
YA Movies on the Horizon
A roundup of upcoming YA movie adaptations.
- 2015 Mar 19
'Paper Towns' Trailer
The first trailer for "Paper Towns" is released.
- 2015 Mar 10
On Ellen Raskin
An article about author and illustrator Ellen Raskin.
Remembering a Lost Children's Book
A writer recalls a children's book from her childhood.
New Venture for Otter-Barry
Janetta Otter-Barry is leaving Frances Lincoln to start Otter-Barry Books.
- 2015 Feb 26
Photos of Children Transformed
An artist creates art based on photos of kids.
Jimmy Kimmel's Book Club
Jimmy Kimmel's Book Club returns.
- 2015 Feb 24
'Bea Catcher Chronicles' Adapted
ABC Family is adapting Oliva Samm's "The Bea Catcher Chronicles" for television.
The Finnish National Opera presents a Moomin ballet.
YA Movie Adaptations
A roundup of upcoming YA movie adaptations.
Old Fairy Tales Made New
An editor and translator discusses her new collection of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth's fairy tales.
Why Do Adults Read YA?
An article about why so many adults are reading YA books.
- 2015 Feb 13
Theatre Company Premieres
Minneapolis’ Children's Theatre Company celebrates its 50th anniversary with five premieres.
Anne Tyler on 'The Little House'
Anne Tyler was profoundly influenced by Virginia Lee Burton's "The Little House."
A Review of 'Tuck Everlasting'
A review of the new musical adaptation of "Tuck Everlasting."
- 2015 Feb 05
Spotlight on Tomi Ungerer
An article about the Tomi Ungerer exhibit at the Drawing Center.
- 2015 Feb 04
Foul-Mouthed Picture Books
Fake, potty-mouthed children's stories.
Klaas Verplancke's, Picture Maker
A look at illustrator Klass Verplancke's work.
- 2015 Feb 03
A 'Fix' for No Child Left Behind?
Debate ensues as Congress reviews No Child Left Behind.
- 2015 Jan 15
Bond on 'Paddington'
An interview with Michael Bond.
- 2015 Jan 06
The Zuckerberg Effect
The NYT looks at how the Facebook CEO's new bookclub is already boosting book sales.
- 2014 Dec 23
American Girls Do Brunch
Comedians play the roles of American Girl dolls.
An 'Elf' State
A professor warns that the Elf On the Shelf normalizes intrusive surveillance for kids.
- 2014 Dec 04
A Visit to 826 NYC
Kids talk books at 826 NYC.
'Stuart Little' Movie Discovery
The movie "Stuart Little" leads to the discovery of Róbert Berény's "A Sleeping Lady."
- 2014 Nov 11
Your Brain on Harry Potter
Neuroscience study shows what happens to the brain when engaged with reading.
'Hunger Game' Heads to Stage
"The Hunger Games" will become a stage show in London.
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 Oct 16
Favorite Books Across 6 Countries
A Facebook poll about favorite books internationally, places "Harry Potter" in the lead.
'Paddington' Release Moved
The movie adaptation of "Paddington" will now release on January 16.
- 2014 Oct 07
School Board Backs Down
The Jefferson County, Colorado, school board backs down from proposed changes to curriculum.
- 2014 Aug 28
Amazon Greenlights Pilots For Kids
Amazon greenlights pilots for five new kids' shows.
- 2014 Aug 21
'The Giver' First PG-13
"The Giver" marks Walden Media's first PG-13 venture.
- 2014 Aug 14
What's Your Harry Potter Job?
A quiz to see what your job would be in the Harry Potter world.
Harry Potter Stamp Controversy
Harry Potter stamps cause upset.
- 2014 Jul 31
New Potter Development Team
Warner Bros creates new development team for Harry Potter franchise.
- 2014 Jul 24
'The Giver' Fun Facts
Ten surprising facts about "The Giver"
YA On the Big Screen
A look at upcoming YA movies.
- 2014 Jul 10
'Maximum Ride' to YouTube
James Patterson's Maximum Ride series will be adapted for YouTube as miniseries.
Radcliffe Is Potter No More
Daniel Radcliffe reports that he won't play Harry Potter again, despite a new story by J.K. Rowling.
Reading Through Touch
3-D printed picture books are allowing visually-impaired children to read via raised illustrations.
Prison's A Great Place to Read
In a piece on Page-Turner, the "New Yorker" blog, Alex Halberstadt talks to a former inmate about reading behind bars.
- 2014 Jul 09
Colum McCann's Attacker Charged
A Connecticut man has been arrested for assaulting author Colum McCann last month.
- 2014 Jul 07
'Das Kapital' Fetches High-Bidder
A copy of Karl Marx's opus laying out an alternative to capitalism sold for $40,000, just as the Dow hit a record high.
- 2014 Jun 24
YA Debate Recap
A recap of Ruth Graham's controversial article about why adults shouldn't read YA.
Not Free to Put Up Little Free Library
A Kansas boy was forced to remove his Little Free Library.
- 2014 Jun 12
Rowling Against Scottish Independence
J.K. Rowling donates funds to the "Better Together" campaign against Scottish independence.
- 2014 May 08
A Visit to Wonderland
An Alice In Wonderland-themed hotel in Brighton.
'Fault' Gets Most 'Likes'
'The Fault In Our Stars' trailer gets the most likes ever on YouTube.
A Manhattan Children's Book Tour
Manhattan as seen through children's books.
- 2014 Apr 22
Dick and Jane Art Auction
Nancy Childress, daughter of Robert Childress, will auction off some of her father's Dick and Jane artwork.
- 2014 Apr 18
The Genre Debate
Novelist Juliet McKenna argues, in "The Guardian," that sci-fi travels farther than literary fiction.
- 2014 Mar 20
New Formats For McCloskey Art
Robert McCloskey's artwork will appear in new product line.
High Stakes for 'Divergent'
An article speculates on whether 'Divergent' film can revive YA screen adaptations.
- 2014 Mar 18
'Wake' Film Gains Screenwriter
James Ward Byrkit to write screenplay for 'Wake,' based on Lisa McMann's book.
Dessen = Kristen Bell's Date
Sarah Dessen wins contest to be Kristen Bell's date for 'Veronica Mars' LA premiere.
- 2014 Mar 12
Roald Dahl In Brief
Concise Roald Dahl plots.
'Ernest & Celestine' Film
The French film 'Ernest & Celestine' will be available to view in the U.S. in French and English.
- 2014 Mar 11
'Gender-Specific' Children's Books?
Michael O'Mara reacts to demands to stop marketing books by gender.
Let Books Be Books
The Let Books Be Books campaign pushes to end gender division in children's books.
- 2014 Feb 20
George Clooney Loved Being Mr. Fox
A clip of George Clooney providing the voice for Mr. Fox in 'Fantastic Mr. Fox.'
R-Rated Films as Picture Books
A Pixar artist recreates classic R-rated movie scenes in a children's book.
Nine-Year-Old Reader Wows
A nine-year-old girl reads 364 books in seven months.
- 2014 Jan 28
'Belle Epoque' Optioned for Screen
Elizabeth Ross's 'Belle Epoque' optioned for film.
- 2014 Jan 09
Children's Book Manicures
A display of manicures based on children's books.
- 2013 Dec 12
Pooh Competition Reaches Out To Writers
Disney UK is launching a storytelling competition that asks writers to create new Winnie-the-Pooh stories and characters.
- 2013 Sep 26
Common Core Kerfuffle
What's the deal with Common Core?
- 2013 Sep 24
The Giver Film Coming Aug. 2014
The Giver film adaptation will open in theaters on Aug. 15, 2014.
- 2013 Aug 01
Elusion Rights Sold to Screen
Silver Reel and FlynnPictureCo acquire rights to Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam's upcoming YA novel Elusion.
- 2013 Jul 12
Benefits of Being a Lifelong Bookworm
New research suggests that reading and writing can slow down cognitive decline.
Reading Poems Backward
Do poems justify their last lines?