children's books

11 Classic '90s Movies You Didn't Know Were Based On Books — From 'Aladdin' To 'Jumanji'

Ah, the '90s. An era when "What if there was a kid left home alone?" and "It's Hamlet, but with lions," were perfectly acceptable premises for feature films. If you grew up in the 90's, you definitely remember some of the wonderful and weird kids' mo…
By Charlotte Ahlin

J.K. Rowling Is Planning Her First Kids' Book Since Harry Potter

Like any author of a bestselling children's book series, J.K. Rowling has a lot on her plate, collaborating with other writers to pen scripts for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series. Now, Pott…
By Kristian Wilson

This Book Just Won Best Audiobook Of The Year & It's Narrated By Dozens Of Celebs

Every year, the Audie Awards honor the best audiobooks the English language has to offer. George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo has won the 2018 Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year. It's just one of 29 audiobooks to win the 30 Audie Awards handed o…
By Kristian Wilson

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's New Book For Kids Is All About The Women Who Won The Right To Vote

Poised to give us the next in a line of activism-inspiring books for kids, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has a new book for children coming out this fall. The Democrat from New York's debut picture book, Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to …
By Kristian Wilson

Chelsea Clinton's New Book Is Meant For The Young Activists In Your Life

Riding high on the release She Persisted, Chelsea Clinton has a new children's book coming out to inspire young activists. Start Now!, which is being published by Penguin Young Readers on Oct. 2, shows kids how they can make a difference in the world…
By Kristian Wilson

Which Books Made YOU A Reader? These 3 Authors Have Some Surprising Answers

Here's some good news, readers: The National Book Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), has launched a Raising Readers program to empower adults to raise children who love to read. The…
By Kristian Wilson

Those Choose Your Own Adventure Books You Loved As A Kid Are Becoming A Movie

If you enjoyed reading the Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks published by Bantam Books in the 1980s and '90s, you're going to love this bit of movie news: Fox has a Choose Your Own Adventure movie coming out in the near future, so you should start …
By Kristian Wilson

13-Year-Old Marley Dias Wants Every Black Girl To See Themselves Reflected In Books

You might remember when Marley Dias first made headlines in 2016, after she launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to celebrate diverse kidlit that wasn't all about "white boys and dogs." Now 13 years old, Dias has published a book of her own, Mar…
By Kristian Wilson

People Challenged These 10 Books More Than Any Others In 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) has just released its list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in 2017, and the public's reasons for attacking these books, many of which are aimed at children and young adults, prove that we still have a long w…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Picture Books For Adults That You'll Probably Find Painfully Relatable

Pressures of the adult world getting to you? Pretty much every book offers the reader a brief respite from the demands of their everyday life, but irreverent picture books for grownups go the extra mile, packaging a lot of inappropriate fun into a fe…
By Kristian Wilson

Publishers & Book Organizations Are Partnering To Donate Over 400,000 Free Books To Kids

Across the U.S., too many people live in "book deserts": places without bookstores and libraries in easy reach. These environments contribute to the so-called word gap — the disparity between the potential vocabularies of privileged and marginalized …
By Kristian Wilson

J.K. Rowling's Excuse For Not Turning A Book In Is Honestly Too Good Not To Share

Every one of us has missed a deadline or two in their life, and most people agree that that is an understandable, if unfortunate, circumstance, provided that you can offer a legitimate reason for the delay. Well, the Internet just learned that J.K. R…
By Kristian Wilson

John Oliver Just Announced A Children's Book Specifically Meant To Troll Mike Pence

John Oliver of Last Week Tonight pulled off an excellent trolling of Mike Pence on Sunday night, when he released a rabbit-themed children's book to counter one written by Second Lady Charlotte Pence. Written by Last Week Tonight writer Jill Twiss, A…
By Kristian Wilson

21 Quotes From 'A Wrinkle In Time' That You Won't Be Able To Forget

With the film adaptation coming to theaters on Friday, now is an excellent time to revisit the 21 best quotes from A Wrinkle in Time, because we could all use a little more Mrs Who, Mrs Which, and Mrs Whatsit in our lives. First published in 1962, A …
By Kristian Wilson

This New Podcast About Women Who've Changed The World Is Guaranteed To Be Your New Favorite

The "anti-princess picture book" Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is becoming a podcast in March, and you're going to love their first subject. Tune in on March 6 to hear The Night Of's Poorna Jagannathan read about NASA engineer Margaret Hamilton,…
By Kristian Wilson

You Can Join These YA Authors At Gun Violence Protests Across The Country

Children's book creators aren't leaving it up to younger generations to do all the fighting for gun control. A few kidlit authors are taking on gun violence with #KidLitMarchesForKids, a series of protests planned for Mar. 24, the same day as the mor…
By Kristian Wilson

Here's What To Know About A Petition To Essentially Ban LGBTQ+ Books At An Iowa Library

A small city in Iowa has drawn national attention as its public library faces an attempt to label and separate LGBTQ+ books from the rest of the collection. According to the Des Moines Register, "more than 300 people have signed a petition to either …
By Kristian Wilson

17 Fantasy Books You Missed As A Kid — But Should Read As An Adult

I've spent a lifetime reading fantasy novels, but there are so many novels and series that I didn't have the chance to read when I was younger and could have enjoyed them more. If you're burned out on today's magical book offerings, I've got 17 great…
By Kristian Wilson

Reese Witherspoon Donated Books With A Simple Instagram Post — And You Can Do It, Too

You next good deed is just a shelfie away. In a project announced by actress and noted book-lover Reese Witherspoon on Instagram, Disney will donate one book to a child in need for each shelfie posted to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MagicOf…
By Kristian Wilson

Harry Potter Book Night Is Coming To The U.S. For The First Time Ever

If you've spent years gazing longingly at Harry Potter events that are only held across the pond, start tracking down your nearest Books-A-Million location right away. This February, Books-A-Million will host the first-ever Harry Potter Book Night in…
By Kristian Wilson