- 2014 Jun 05
On Mentally Ill Heroines
An article about controversy surrounding Joanne Greenberg's 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.'
- 2014 May 13
Pilkey On Life-Changing Books
Dav Pilkey on the books that most influenced him.
On Kids and Reading
A writer responds to study suggesting that kids read for pleasure less and less.
- 2014 May 08
Randall Jarrell's Children's Books
A look at Randall Jarrell's work for children, several illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Dad Objects to Book
A New Hampshire dad is charged after his disorderly conduct while objecting to Jodi Picoult's 'Nineteen Minutes'.
- 2014 Apr 22
Author Claims Fewer Books for Boys
Jonathan Emmett believes that a female-dominated publishing industry results in fewer books for boys.
S.E. Hinton on 'The Outsiders'
S.E. Hinton reflects on the staying power of 'The Outsiders.'
- 2014 Apr 18
Diversity Is Not Enough
Daniel José Older on the "disproportionally white publishing industry" in BuzzFeed.
'Fun Home' Road Trips to S.C.
The cast of the Broadway play (adapted from Alison Bechedl's graphic memoir) is traveling to College of Charleston to perform scenes from the play, after the school was threatened with state budget cuts for recommending the book to its freshmen.
- 2014 Apr 03
A Look at 'The Little Bookroom'
A look at the first recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, Eleanor Farjeon, and 'The Little Bookroom.'
SLJ speaks with the co-editors of 'Dear Nobody.'
A Long-Ago Collaboration
'Winston and George,' a picture book by John Miller and Giuliano Cucco, is being published 50 years after its creation.
Russell Brand Fairy Tale Series
Russell Brand will be releasing the first in a series of children's books based on fairy tales.
- 2014 Mar 27
Harry Potter Surprise Facts
A list of 57 facts about Harry Potter.
A Look at the Moomin Series
An analysis of Tove Jansson's 'The Book About Moomin, Mymble, and Little My'.
A translator shares her picks for the 10 best children's books in translation.
- 2014 Mar 20
Children's Book Parodies
'Bi-Curious George' and other picture book parodies.
- 2014 Mar 18
A list of 10 of the most annoying teenagers from books.
Anne Frank Vandal Suspect Arrested
A suspect has been arrested in the vandalism of Anne Frank books.
- 2014 Mar 12
Memorable Childhood Books
A list of 12 influential books from childhood.
'Grasshopper Jungle' to Become Film
Sony pictures acquires rights to Andrew Smith's 'Grasshopper Jungle.'
Purim Book Sparks Controversy
'The Purim Superhero' written by Elisabeth Kushner and illustrated by Mike Byrne, causes controversy for featuring LGBT characters.
- 2014 Feb 20
Remembering Favorite Books
A writer reflects on her favorite childhood books.
Twelve Fantasy Finales
A list of 12 YA fantasy finales.
'The Borribles' Are Back
Michael de Larrabeiti's The Borribles series to be reissued through Tor.
- 2014 Feb 04
Children's Book Life Lessons
Nine lessons that can be learned from classic children's books.
'Octopus's Garden' Book
Ringo Starr adapts 'Octopus's Garden' into a picture book, illustrated by Ben Cort.
Adult Books for YA Fans
Thirteen works of literary fiction for YA readers.
- 2014 Jan 28
Esther Earl's Book is Out
'This Star Won't Go Out' by Esther Earl ( who inspired John Green) is now available.
- 2014 Jan 16
Diagnosing 'Winnie the Pooh' characters with mental health disorders.
A look back at Ralph Steadman's illustrations for 'Alice in Wonderland.'
A look back at Ladybird Books.
- 2014 Jan 14
Kids' Lit. Biographies
Biographies of historical figures for kids.
Historical Series Launch for Kids
Brad Meltzer's new series for kids centers on historical figures.
New Venture for Frey
James Frey sells 'Endgame' to HarperCollins and film rights to 20th Century Fox.
- 2014 Jan 09
Book-Inspired Baby Names
Baby names inspired by children's books.
- 2013 Dec 10
Jim Kay to Illustrate Harry Potter
Jim Kay will illustrate new editions of all seven Harry Potter books.
Commissioner's Picture Book Inspiration
William J. Bratton, NYC's next police commissioner, was inspired by George J. Zaffo's Your Police.
The Return of Lowly Worm
Richard Scarry's son, Huck Scarry has written a new Lowly Worm story based on his father's unfinished material.
- 2013 Nov 19
Lessons From 'Green Gables'
Life lessons that can be learned from reading the 'Anne of Green Gables' stories.
- 2013 Nov 12
Teen Poet Sparks Debate
Danish teenager Yahya Hassan's book of poetry hits a nerve with some Muslims.
- 2013 Oct 31
Creepiest Children's Books
A round-up of 10 creepy children's books.
- 2013 Oct 24
What to read after Allegiant.
- 2013 Sep 26
Oops! The Book's Out of the Bag
Copies of Allegiant were accidentally sent early to readers due to a shipping error; Roth requests: "Please, no spoilers."
- 2013 Sep 25
Denby Slams HUP Book On H'wood & Nazis
New Yorker film critic David Denby has called out Harvard University Press for publishing Ben Urwand's The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact With Hitler, saying the book is rife with exaggerations and errors.
- 2013 Sep 24
Fifty Essential Read-Alouds
A list of 50 children's books that parents should read to their children.
- 2013 Sep 12
What a 'Rush'!
Rush Limbaugh has written a history book for young readers called Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.
- 2013 Sep 10
Gothic Gets Upgrade
Two Gothic classics are modernized in Gris Grimly's Frankenstein and Alison Croggon's Black Spring.
- 2013 Sep 09
Harper Lee Settles Lawsuit
The author has settled the copyright lawsuit she filed against her literary agent over To Kill a Mockingbird.
- 2013 Aug 27
Manga Book Banned
A Japanese school board bans the anti-war manga Hadashi No Gen.
Miffy Books to Get Revamp
Classic 'Miffy' series to be modernized in U.K.
- 2013 Aug 22
A list of books to prepare kids to head back-to-school.
Bone Season Book Club Pick
Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is first book of new 'Today' book club.
- 2013 Aug 20
This Is Israel Animated Film
Miroslav's Sasek's This Is Israel picture book as an animated short.
- 2013 Aug 01
'True Diary' Removed from Reading List
Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian removed from NYC summer reading list.
- 2013 Jul 16
On 'Hybrid' Books
An article about 'hybrid' chapter books that mix words with illustrations.
The 'Mysterious' J.K. Rowling
An article on J.K. Rowling's authorship of the adult mystery The Cuckoo's Calling.
- 2013 Jul 12
'Book Thief' Coming in November
Starring newcomer Sophie Nelisse.
- 2013 Jul 10
What Makes You Put Down a Book?
A handy infographic.
Great American Novel Debate
9 experts pick.
- 2013 Jul 09
Reportedly written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Guillermo del Toro.
- 2013 Jul 08
Knocking Sequels Off Kickstarter
A London writer and illustrator who wanted to create a sequel to Where the Wild Things Are have had their idea shot down.
Internet Book Fetishists
Mr. Darcy Statue
Creepy or cool?
- 2013 Jul 05
5 Romantic Summer Reads
Recommended by NPR.
- 2013 Jul 02
The Books I Wish I Had Read
Before becoming an entrepreneur.
- 2013 Jun 18
A look at wordless picture books.
A look at the art of Tomi Ungerer.
Swallows and Amazons Film
Actor Dan Stevens will star in a film adaptation of the book Swallows and Amazons.
A study shows that books in children's homes correlates to academic achievement.
- 2013 Jun 11
23 YA Summer Reads
A list of 23 YA books for summer reading.
39 Great Read-Alouds
A list of 39 books for reading aloud to children.
- 2013 Jun 07
Tegan & Sara Book Recommendations
Including By Blood and Leaving the Atocha Station.
Bible Tops 50 Shades
A new translation of the Bible has topped the bestseller list in Norway, one of Europe’s least religious countries.
- 2013 Jun 03
Online Demand for Rare Books Grows
Prices of the rarest books are rising as the Internet drives the trade off dusty shelves and into the digital age.
- 2013 May 29
What 'New Yorker' Staffers are Reading
Including Anna Karenina.
'Miss Peregrine's Home' Sequel
An excerpt from Ransom Riggs's Hollow City.
- 2013 May 28
Where is Happiness in Fiction?
"People are rarely content in English novels of the last century – except, it seems, when pigs are involved."
2013's "Gone Girl'?
Salon selects some candidates.
- 2013 May 21
'And the Mountains Echoed' Review
From NY Times.
- 2013 May 17
End of Genre Wars?
How long before Stephen King is regarded as literary alongside writers such as John Le Carré?
- 2013 May 16
J.K. Rowling's Spreadsheet
For Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Taylor Cover and Title Reveal
The reveal of the third title in Laini Taylor's 'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' series.
An in-depth look at Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me and the influence of A Wrinkle in Time.
- 2013 May 14
'As I Lay Dying' Trailer
Franco adapts Faulkner.
Restyling the Classics
Don't judge a new cover by the old book.
Going Straight to Softcover
"I've always thought that 'straight to paperback' was roughly the equivalent of "straight to video" in the movie business."
Children's Books in Translation
The state of children's books in translation.
- 2013 May 07
Why Gatsby Took So Long to be a Classic
"In 1940, before dying of a massive heart attack in a Hollywood apartment at the age of 44, Fitzgerald earned a grand total of $13.13 in royalties."
- 2013 May 06
'Sun' Writer Wins Canadian Lit Prize
Shelley Fralic, at the Vancouver Sun, took home the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.
- 2013 May 01
1,400 Stolen Rare Books Returned
A collection of about 1,400 rare books, including an early edition of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 2” and an illustrated account of the first expeditions to America, has been returned to Lambeth Palace in London after it was stolen almost 40 years ago.
- 2013 Apr 30
NYTBR's Retirement Plan
Guardian: The Book Review was once American literary culture's holy of holies, but neither books nor criticism count for much any more.
HC's Cuomo Book
HarperCollins is backing away from plans to publish a biography of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo by one of New York’s best-known political journalists, and instead has agreed to publish a memoir by the governor.
- 2013 Apr 29
How 'Life of Pi' Anticipated 9/11
Salon: Published the same month as the attacks, Yann Martel's novel offers a prescription for life post-catastrophe.
A 2-Year-Old Judges Books by Cover
“It’s about eating lunch. They eat salad and cake. All they do is eat.” (The Corrections)
- 2013 Apr 18
Not (Yet) Coming to a Theater Near You
Ten children's books that have not yet been made into movies.
Return to Oz
A look at L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Veronica Roth reveals the title of the last book in the Divergent series.
- 2013 Apr 16
'Underpants' Tops Challenged List
The Captain Underpants series tops the ALA's challenged books list.
New Meme: Quidditching
Get your broomstick.