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Why It's Okay For Adults To Love YA Books Just As Much As Teens

nytimes.com | PAMELA PAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[B]ig type and short, plot-driven chapters aside, the erosion of age-­determined book categories, initiated by Harry Potter, has been hastened along ...

5 Arrested In Book Selling Scam

Lexington Herald-Leader | Josh Kegley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anthony T. Lackman, Jeremy L. Albertson, Tyler M. Smith, Henry S. Siegman and Justin C. Davidson are charged with theft by deception, engaging in orga...

Wimpy Kid: Jeff Kinney's 'The Ugly Truth' Due In Stores November 9

USA Today | Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The next book in the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be titled The Ugly Truth, but what's ugly or true won't be known until the book h...

Julianne Moore's Children's Book To Be Adapted To Musical

Sify Movies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Actress Julianne Moore's children's book series Freckleface Strawberry will be turned into a stage musical. ...

Poetry For Kids: It Doesn't Need To Be Sweet

Slate Magazine | Robert Pinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the most bodily of literary forms, poetry appeals to children. It also has a certain appeal for adults who read to children. For one thing, good wr...

'TimeRiders' Author Alex Scarrow Wants Books To Be 'Absolute Cocaine' For Kids

The Guardian | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If Puffin's marketing department had tried to invent the ideal author profile to appeal to the difficult early-teenage-boy demographic, they couldn't ...

The 70 Best Children's Books Of All Time, For Puffin's 70th Birthday

The Guardian | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Huckleberry Finn rubs shoulders with Artemis Fowl, Charlie and Lola with Fungus the Bogeyman, and Dick King Smith's Sheep-Pig with Gerald Durrell's Fa...

Children's Books That Can Still Make You Cry

The Guardian | Imogen Russell Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many books make me cry when I encounter them for the first time, although fewer these days than during my mascara-smeared teens. But it's rare that a ...

Barefoot Books: Story, Imagination and a 'Barefoot' Lifestyle

Rebecca Serle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Serle

Barefoot Books is a small children's book publisher focused on a holistic experience of reading.

Best Audiobooks For Kids

Salon | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That's where audiobooks comes in. OK, they're technically not reading, but it is listening to literature read aloud -- verbatim -- by people who can d...

Decemberists Singer Colin Meloy To Write Children's Series

NPR | Robin Hilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HarperCollins has signed Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy to a deal to write three novels for middle-school students....

'Diary Of A Wimpy Vampire'? Twilight Wimpy Kid Mash-Up Out In UK In May

The Independent UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The British publisher Michael O'Mara is set to release a mash-up book combining elements of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series with Jeff Kinney's Diary...

Harlan Coben To Write Young Adult Series

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling author Harlan Coben inked a three-book deal for a young adult series with the Penguin Young Readers Group, telling the story of a teenager...

'The Fonz' On Becoming A Bestselling Kids' Author

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now, Henry Winkler is reinventing himself as a best-selling children's author. The 64-year-old American actor has written a set of 17 books featuring ...

10 Great "Grownup" Books For Kids

Salon.com | Felisa Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many kids are ready and willing to read books intended for adults, but selecting books with both kid-friendly style and content can be time consuming....

Father's Day Gift Ideas: 7 New Kids' Books Starring Dad

Seattle Times | Karen MacPherson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This Father's Day, get Dad a present he can share with his children: a picture book. To get you started, here's a look at some new picture books in w...

Jezebel: 10 Celebrity Kids' Books We'd Like To See

Jezebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Frankly, Lilly's story about "Squickerwonkers" sounds pretty icky to us. And while everyone from Madonna to Crips founder Tookie Williams seems to hav...

John Grisham On Writing Suspense For Kids

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Grisham has 24 books under his belt, many of which were turned into movies, including The Pelican Brief and A Time To Kill. But he says writing for a ...

Evangeline Lilly Wants To Write Kids' Books: 'The Squickerwonkers' Is In The Works (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Lost" star Evangeline Lilly wants to break into the children's book business, she told Craig Ferguson last night on "The Late Late Show." And now tha...

Reading Rainbow May Return To TV

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Reading Rainbow," the popular children's show that ran from the mid-80's until 2006, may return, according to the show's host LeVar Burton via his Tw...

The Future Of Children's Book Publishing: Will Companion Websites And Video Games Keep The Industry Alive?

The Washington Post | Stephen Lowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers are trying to entice kids to read books by offering companion Web sites that are graphic-rich and able to plunge young readers into the sto...

'Wimpy Kid' 5: Newest 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' Book Out In November

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amulet Books has announced the publication date for the fifth book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series....

Sesame Street Launches eBooks

Mashable | Jennifer Van Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Sesame Street e-bookstore is an online collection of 121 character-driven e-books -- covering learning subject areas like letters, numbers, counti...

Children's Book Week: 5 Kids' Books That Adults Will Love Too

Kansas City Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today kicks off Children's Book Week, the celebration of those books. And it's not that I don't keep up with the adult reading world -- "Life Would Be...

Blue Peter Book Award, Chosen By Kids, Goes To Ali Sparkes's 'Frozen In Time'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things won the most fun story with pictures category, while Why Eating Bogeys is Good For You took the title for best...