Here Is the Shortlist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Five fantastic choices for Young People's Literature.

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Ransom Riggs on "Map of Days"

We asked bestselling author Ransom Riggs about writing the first book of a companion trilogy for his popular series, his thoughts on the the Miss Peregrine movie, and more... 

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Boo! Spooky (and not) Halloween Books for Kids

Ten new books to share with young readers, perfect for the season of ghosts, zombies, and... candy.

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An Excerpt from "A Map of Days" Book 4 of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Series

Ransom Riggs' highly anticipated new novel in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series publishes on October 2nd.  You can read the prologue and an excerpt from the first chapter here. 

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From Webcomic to Bookshelf: "Check, Please!: #Hockey"

Debut author Ngozi Ukazu answers our questions about about her fantastic new graphic novel, Check, Please!:#Hockey, her favorite comic cons, and more.

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Talking to Arthur Levine About 20 Years of Harry Potter

Two decades ago now, Arthur A. Levine introduced American audiences to an unknown author named J.K. Rowling, and her first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Earlier this year we went to his office in Manhattan and talked to him about it.

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Inside the Artist's Studio: "Dreamers"

Award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales let us peek inside the studio where she created her gorgeous new picture book, Dreamers, and shares a few early sketches from the book.

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YA Wednesday: Courtney Summers' Top 5 True Crime/Podcasts

Sadie is a suspenseful novel of murder, revenge and disappearance told through dual narratives, one of them the transcripts of a podcast.  We asked the author about her favorite podcasts and stories of true crime.

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The Summer of Survival Stories: "I Am Still Alive"

Kate Alice Marshall's novel is one of my favorites this summer; a gritty wilderness story of survival and revenge that kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.  Marshall shares her thoughts on what makes a character survive.

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Books for Getting In The Back-To-School Mood

Starting the school year can be exciting and scary.  Here are ten new books for kids to get them ready for this year's classroom adventures. 

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Let's Go to the Park: The Illustration of "National Parks of the USA"

One of our favorite new nonfiction books for kids is a gorgeous illustrated tour of America's most iconic national parks. Check out illustrator Chris Turnham's technique as he went from sketch to final stunning image, taking inspiration from silkscreen and a love of vintage 1930's WPA posters. 

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of August

This month's picks for the best new young adult books and why they made the list.

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New Summer Reads for Kids

Iconic sandcastles, monsters going camping, and summer friendships formed in the pages of a graphic novel--here are ten new children's books that celebrate summer. 

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The Best Young Adult Books of 2018 So Far

What young adult books really stood out for us in the first six months of the year?  We picked our Top 20 and among them you'll find rich fantasy, modern love, alternate history, non-fiction, a graphic novel, and a lot of laughs...

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "Children of Blood and Bone"

Tomi Adeyemi's debut novel is a richly developed fantasy that we loved so much we made it a top 10 pick for our favorite books of 2018 so far. In this Amazon Book Review exclusive originally published earlier this year, Adeyemi shares the influence of her heritage on the book and the risk she took to write it. 

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