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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The Best Children's Book of the Year So Far: "The Night Diary"

The author of our number one pick for the best kids' books of 2018 so far shares the story that inspired The Night Diary.

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Keeping History and Hope Alive: The Inspiration for "PRIDE"

Rob Sanders, the author of PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, shares his story of inspiration and a handful of children's book recommendations as part of LGBT History month.

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The 20th Anniversary Covers: Brian Selznick's Take on Harry Potter

What did Brian Selznick think when he got tapped to create 20th anniversary covers for Harry Potter? We asked him that and more...

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Marisha Pessl: Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl, author of the highly acclaimed novels Night Film and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, recently published her first young adult novel. We met over biscuits to talk about it.

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Best Kids' Books of 2018 So Far

We're halfway through 2018 and it's the time of the year when we look back and choose our favorite books. Here are our top picks for kids of all ages:

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YA Wednesday: Carolyn Mackler Wants More. For All of Us.

Carolyn Mackler has returned to the characters of her Printz Honor winning book, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things , and in this exclusive piece she tells us why.

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YA Wednesday: 5 Favorite Sequels from Stephanie Garber

With her follow-up, Legendary, releasing next week, the author of Caraval, one of our favorite young adult books of 2017, talks about her personal five best sequels list. 

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