Things You Might Not Know About "The Outsiders"

In the wake of an epic anniversary, S.E. Hinton talks about getting The Outsiders published, and what happened after.

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Jacqueline Woodson: New National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Jacqueline Woodson embarks on a two-year journey to instill hope in young readers as the newly appointed National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

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Best Kids' Books of January

See what January has in store for kids of all ages...

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Five Don't-Miss Graphic Novels for Kids

A fistful of recent--and one upcoming--graphic novels for kids that we think are worth paying attention to...

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Best Books of the Year: Dav Pilkey Drawing & Talking About "Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties"

Bestselling children's book author Dav Pilkey let us watch him draw and ask him questions at the same we made a video of it, of course. 

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YA Wednesday: Maggie Stiefvater on "All the Crooked Saints"

When Maggie Stiefvater visited us in Seattle we talked about her new novel All the Crooked Saints, miracles, owls, and more.

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Deck the Halls with Holiday Books for Kids

The holiday muzak is wafting through the air and the countdown until the big day, or days, has begun.  Here are some of the new holiday books of the season that are on the top of our list. 

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Celebrity Picks: Rick Riordan’s Favorite Reads of 2017

We have always loved Rick Riordan's writing, and this year the books he loved overlap with some of our own recent favorites...

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YA Wednesday: Best Young Adult Books of 2017

Our favorite young adult books of the year include titles from authors we've been waiting on for years, series starters that now have us hooked, and strong contemporary fiction that made us think, cry, and laugh.  Here's a sample of our top 20.

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The Best Kids' Books of 2017

What a year it's been--so many great books! Not to add to the "to be read" pile,'s our picks for the best books for kids this year.

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Amazon's Best Books of November

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All's Faire with Victoria Jamieson

She won readers' hearts--and got more than one young lady on skates--with her book Roller Girl, and now Victoria Jamieson is taking us to the fair. The Renaissance Faire, that is.

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2017 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

Kirkus names its picks for the best fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' books among those that gained starred Kirkus reviews this year.

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A Different Way of Looking at History

"All the skills you might want your child to learn can be taught through what they’re interested in. Curiosity should be at the heart of how we reform our education in the future," says Christopher Lloyd, whose "Wallbooks" might change how you view history.

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YA Wednesday: Marie Lu Lightens Up in "Warcross"

Marie Lu gives us an exclusive look at writing her latest novel and going in a different direction.

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