Kid + Young Adult

YA Wednesday: Ruta Sepetys on "Salt to the Sea"

Our spotlight pick for the best young adult books of February is another exceptional and emotionally stirring work of historical fiction from Ruta Sepetys. Sepetys answers our questions about the book and questions apropos of nothing except curiosity....

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The Summer Before the War

Weekend Reading

Beware the Ides of March! Only there is nothing foreboding about the crop of titles being released in a month or so, many of which are featured in this edition of Weekend Reading. There's the latest from the likes of Helen Simonson, Helen Oyeyemi, and National Book Award winner...

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Mind Your Manners

Some picture books defy a childhood expiration point and this applies to the recently released "Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess."...

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Attention Readers: It's National Reading Day

Celebrate by giving a kid--or anyone--a book.

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Sneak Peek: A Clip From "The 5th Wave"

Still thinking about all those Oscar noms that began as books? This weekend "The 5th Wave" joins the page-to-screen pack and we have an exclusive clip to share:

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The Best New Kids’ Graphic Novels for Ages 7-14

Whether you’re looking for a way to grab the attention of a reluctant reader or simply want to find the best new graphic novels aimed at children ages 7 to 14, the Amazon Book Review has assembled six top-notch suggestions that will entertain kids and please parents.

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Just Add Magic

Finding TV shows for kids in the middle grades (ages 8-12) that are either A) not totally insipid or B) do not feature characters (usually girls) who are sassy to their parents and way too full of themselves, can be difficult...

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YA Wednesday: 2016 Printz Awards

2015 was another great year for Young Adult, so when the Printz awards were announced this week I expected to see a handful of titles on the list again. But somehow it was not to be.

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2016 Children's Book Award Winners

The announcement of the American Library Association's children's book awards may not sound that exciting but believe me, it is. These are the oldest and most respected of them all, and this morning we found out this year's winners...

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2016 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

The first graphic novelist to be selected for this very prestigious appointment, Gene Luen Yang will be taking the reins from Kate DiCamillo as the 2016-2017...

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