children's books

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

Ursula K. Le Guin Has Passed Away At The Age Of 88

A pioneer in the world of literary science fiction and fantasy, author Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away at the age of 88, The New York Times reports. She died in her home in Portland, Ore. on Monday, according to her son, Theo Downes-Le Guin. He did…
By Cristina Arreola

21 Books That Should Be On Every High School Curriculum

There's been a lot of debate in recent years over what books should be included in students' English curricula, but I think we can all agree that there are some books schools need to teach their students. Reading fiction increases empathy, an all-too…
By Kristian Wilson

Apparently Dolly Parton Has A Book Club & She Gives FREE Books To Kids

If you know someone with a baby on the way, do them a big favor by encouraging them to sign up that little bundle of joy for its very first book club. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library gives free books to kids, and participating will certainly brigh…
By Kristian Wilson

This James Baldwin Children's Book Is Coming Back Into Print For Young Activists

The author is best known for his novels and essays, but now James Baldwin's only children's book is coming back into print. First published by Dial in 1976, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood will be re-released by Duke University Press in …
By Kristian Wilson

This 4-Year-Old Read 100 Books In One Day & It Was All Streamed On Facebook

No matter how awesome your weekend was, you probably didn't accomplish as much as Caleb Green. The four-year-old boy read 100 books in one day, and his parents streamed the entire thing to Facebook Live from their Chicago home. The stream garnered a …
By Kristian Wilson

5 Literary Organizations To Donate To This #GivingTuesday

After the year we've all endured, it's impossible to deny that it's hugely important to do the most good we can, and to connect with others on a large scale. Thankfully, the sixth annual #GivingTuesday movement is here to help us out with that one. C…
By Kerri Jarema

These Never-Before-Seen Harry Potter Covers Are Too Gorgeous To Believe

Attention all Potterheads: There is a new batch of Potter-related art out for your viewing pleasure! These unreleased Harry Potter covers by Olly Moss are full of magic and mystery, and the fact that we can still be impressed, after all this time, al…
By Kristian Wilson

These New Books & Dolls Are Basically The Political Version of 'American Girl'

A new children's book wants to get girls talking about politics. The Brookies vs. the Bully is the latest release from Girls & Co, and its story will be strikingly familiar to anyone who — for better or worse — remembers the 2016 election. In an inte…
By Kristian Wilson

These Are The Women Featured In Chelsea Clinton's New Picture Book (Including J.K. Rowling!)

After Chelsea Clinton's mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, lost a historical, and contentious, presidential campaign, women everywhere were responding to sexism not only in politics, but across our culture. Senator Elizabeth Warren launched a feminist r…
By Kerri Jarema

Even Daniel Radcliffe Believes That Wild Fan Theory About The Dursleys

Potterheads hear a lot of Harry Potter fan theories every year, but it's rare to find one of the film series' stars responding to their audience's wacky connections. So I was pleased to learn that Daniel Radcliffe totally believes that wild Harry Pot…
By Kristian Wilson

This Mindblowing Theory About Lily Potter Will Change The Way You Think About Hedwig

Brace yourselves, Potterheads, because I've got a doozy for you. This new Harry Potter fan theory suggests that Hedwig is the reincarnation of Lily Potter, and it's going to blow your mind (and maybe make you cry just a little). Every Harry Potter fa…
By Kristian Wilson

Why This Library Is Giving Away $1 Million Worth Of American Girl Books

A wise aardvark once said that "having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card," and now The New York Public Library has taken those words to heart. Beginning Friday, children and teens can get free American Girl books at NYPL locations, just b…
By Kristian Wilson

An Insta Post Sparked A Controversial 'Fantastic Beasts' Theory About Credence's Fate

Potterheads have a long wait before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 hits theaters on Nov. 16, 2018, but a recent Fantastic Beasts teaser has sparked a new fan theory about Credence Barebone. We still don't have conclusive proof that he's re…
By Kristian Wilson

A Huge Harry Potter Convention Is Coming To Texas Next Summer

Texas is all set for a ~magical~ 2018. The state will host both the U.S. Quidditch Cup and the LeakyCon Harry Potter convention next year, so American Potterheads should start clearing space on their calendars. Alas, you will not be able to hit both …
By Kristian Wilson

You Can Finally Buy This Harry Potter Art To Transform Your Home Into Hogwarts

Rejoice, Potterheads! Just in time for the holidays, Pottermore's Harry Potter art collection is now available in the U.S. via the Pottermore Shop, and its offerings are just what you need to round out your home decor. Choose from more than three doz…
By Kristian Wilson

J.K. Rowling's Story About The Deathly Hallows Symbol Is Utterly Heartbreaking

In celebration of the 20th publishing anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the BBC has released a new documentary, titled Harry Potter: A History of Magic, to coincide with the British Library exhibit of the same name. In her inte…
By Kristian Wilson

This Book About Rape Culture Is Nearly 20 Years Old, But It's Still Too Painfully Relevant

If you came of age in the last 15 years or so, there’s a good chance you read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Maybe it was assigned reading, or maybe you, in circumstances similar to mine, learned of it from a friend, who got it from her older sister…
By Cristina Arreola