Leading writers publish bad reviews of themselves. From The Guardian.
What fictional teen character do you relate to most? From The Huffington Post.
An 11 year-old uses Kickstarter to raise funds to publish her picture book. Awesome.
Movie news. Shilene Woodley is going to star in the movie adaptation in The Fault in Our Stars, and casting is out for Divergent.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone has a director. From The Hollywood Reporter.
After The Washington Post expresses its horror over Jeanette Winter's The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq becoming part of the third grade curriculum, a defense from seattlepi.com.
Ummm, amazing. Sweet Valley High nail decals.
Why did C.S. Lewis write Narnia? From PW.
An exclusive from David Lavithan on the cover of his new book, Two Boys Kissing. From EW.
The origin of "nerdfighter." From The New Yorker.
New awards to promote multicultural children's books. From The New York Times.