Monday, July 22, 2013


How does an author say goodbye to a series?  From PW.

Fanfiction: what educators really need to know.  From SLJ.

What are grown-ups afraid of in YA books?  From Book Riot.

The Atlantic Wire makes a fairly safe guess that Divergent will the next big YA franchise

Marc Simmont, 1957 Caldecott winning illustrator of A Tree is Nice has died at 97.  From PW.

In other sad news, Barbara Robinson, author of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever dies at 85.  From SLJ.

Adult authors of YA.  From the Los Angeles Review of Books.

The mom from The Cat in the Hat finally speaks.  From The New York Times.

Inside Maureen Johnson's "coverflip" challenge.  From SLJ.

Graphic art inspired by Harry Potter.  From Book Patrol.

Princess Beatrice says Harry Potter got her reading despite her dyslexia.  From London Evening Standard.

Jonathan Stroud talks about his new book about young psychic detective.  From PW.

15 must-read board books.  Yes, board books.  From babble.

"A new survey of children’s picture books finds gender stereotypes—nurturing mothers, breadwinning fathers—remain stubbornly persistent."  From Pacific Standard.

Community angered by tossed Black history collection.  From SLJ.

10 books based on other books.  From PW.


  1. Did you see all the comments on that Book Riot post about grown ups being afraid of YA? I guess they got pretty bad... so bad some of the comments were even deleted!!!

    Angela's Anxious Life

    1. I went back and took a look. Really, most of it was pretty positive. There's always some trolls that make uninformed comments.


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