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November 27, 2015
Harry Potter author takes to Twitter to talk about Snape
Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape — a teacher who had been ...
November 25, 2015
Officials: Red-haired students at middle school bullied
School officials in a Boston suburb say they are outraged by a bullying incident in which a group of middle school students ...
November 23, 2015
Stage show 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' heading to NYC
Some beloved creatures by children's' book author Eric Carle — including a certain hungry caterpillar — are headed to a New ...
November 16, 2015
Lemony Snicket author to judge college's literary contest
Lemony Snicket is ready to critique your writing. Children's book author Daniel Handler, who uses the pen name Lemony ...
November 15, 2015
"Karate Kid" villain has anti-bullying message for students
The actor who played the sneering, teenage villain in the 1984 movie, "The Karate Kid," is urging youngsters to be nice.
November 13, 2015
'Pippi Longstocking' writer's home opening to visitors
The former home of children's book writer Astrid Lindgren, known internationally for the "Pippi Longstocking" series, is ...
November 04, 2015
JK Rowling says she's working on new children's book
Good news, Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling says she is working on a new children's book. There could be a bit of a wait for ...
October 29, 2015
Laura Bush and daughter Jenna co-writing children's book
Former first lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Bush Hager are working on another children's book. HarperCollins Publishers ...
October 23, 2015
JK Rowling play to feature adult Harry Potter, son Albus
The secret is out — the first-ever Harry Potter play will be a magical sequel. Producers announced Friday that "Harry Potter ...
October 13, 2015
H.R. Pufnstuf, child of the '60s, visits Nickelodeon show
H.R. Pufnstuf is coming back to television, and he's bringing a few old pals along with him. More than 40 years after the ...
October 12, 2015
Elba, Fukunaga subscribe for Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation'
The early conversations between director Cary Fukunaga and Idris Elba about their child soldier drama "Beasts of No Nation" ...
October 07, 2015
Quvenzhane Wallis has deal to write children's books
An Oscar nominee at age 9, Quvenzhane Wallis is now getting an early start on a writing career. The actress known for "Beasts ...
September 30, 2015
Lemony Snicket to give $1 million to Planned Parenthood
The children's author known as Lemony Snicket says he's donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood. Daniel Handler made the ...
September 29, 2015
Pharrell, book publisher donating books to children in need
Pharrell Williams and his book publisher have launched a "Happy" campaign for young readers. Along with Penguin Young ...
September 22, 2015
JK Rowling tells a new Harry Potter story on her website
Eight years after writing the last of her "Harry Potter" novels, J.K. Rowling is still adding to the boy wizard's story.
September 02, 2015
Self-published sensation is acquired by Penguin Random House
A Swedish psychologist's self-published picture book about a sleep-deprived rabbit has been acquired by Penguin Random House ...
August 28, 2015
Vatican gets embroiled in Italy's 'banned books' fray
The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books. The Holy See press office had ...
August 26, 2015
Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children
A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of ...
July 03, 2015
Iraqi musicians play ancient oud to soften din of war
In a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden ...