children's books

Judy Blume Wants To Know Which Of Her Books You Want To See As A Movie

A Thursday tweet from one of the country's most beloved children's authors has her fans wondering which of her books will get the Hollywood treatment. Superfudge author Judy Blume asked her Twitter followers "which of my books" they "would... want…
By Kristian Wilson

Here's How You Can Help These 2 Women Donate Books To Migrant Children

If pictures and video of migrant children in detention centers have you looking for the helpers, here they are. The 2,000 Libros charity is giving books to migrant kids separated from their families, and you can help them bring a little bit of…
By Kristian Wilson

This Little-Known Fairy Tale Is Filled With Some Serious Girl Power

As much as I love fairy tales, I'll be the first to admit that they're often hella misogynistic in the treatment of their female characters, sometimes even violently so. There's one little-known fairy tale that's full of girl power, however, and…
By Kristian Wilson

The Bestselling Books Of 2018 So Far Might Surprise You

A new report from Publishers Weekly shows that one book is dominating lists of the bestselling books of 2018 so far. Published in Jan. 2018, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is the bestselling book of the year so far,…
By Kristian Wilson

This Service Helps You Find Books You Loved But Forgot The Title Of

If you're a book-lover, you know that perhaps one of the the worst thing you can experience is a lost book, especially if you can't remember enough about the book to find it again. But how can you find a book you've forgotten completely? A new…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Horse Books You'll Definitely Recognize If You're A '90s Kid

I'm going to be honest with you, Internet, because this feels like a safe place to share my darkest and most shameful secrets: I was a horse girl growing up. Now you might be thinking, "Oh, so you liked horses." No. I was a horse girl. Horses were…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Name Was Removed From An Award Due To Concerns Of Racism In Her Books

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has removed Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from an award, citing the author's "expressions of stereotypical attitudes [that are] inconsistent…
By Kristian Wilson

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'…
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,…
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…
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…
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.…
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,…
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…
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…
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.…
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,…
By Kristian Wilson