An Excerpt from Markus Zusak's "Bridge of Clay"

A brief excerpt from one of the biggest books coming out this fall...

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"Be Our Guest!" at Gray Malin's Hotel Circus Extravaganza

What do a lion, an elephant, and a monkey have to do with comfy beds, a turquoise swimming pool, and perhaps a game of croquet?  The answer lies in Palm Springs...

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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Box of Children's Books!

"Reading is like magic."  From the mouth of a young person straight to my heart. Today we celebrate the launch of Amazon's Prime Book Box with a helping hand from kids who love books.

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"Be Prepared": Vera Brosgol Shows Us How It's Done

Her new graphic novel is a memoir of camp that is a must-read as we head into summer; Vera Brosgol let's us inside her creation process and some pretty funny letters home from camp... 

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YA Wednesday: Most Anticipated Young Adult Books for Spring

Besides the daffodils and tulips, spring is turning up loads of exciting new young adult novels.  Here are some of the ones we're most looking forward to.

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Love You, Bro. Picture Books for Siblings Day

We might not always get along, but there's nothing like having a brother or sister to share our joys and, later, family drama. Kids usually have mixed feelings about getting a new sibling—meaning, it sounds good until they arrive.  Here are some books to get kids laughing and discovering the benefits of having a new little person in their life.

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"I Got It!" Sketches from David Wiesner's New Picture Book

Award-winning author and illustrator David Wiesner talks us through the process of sketches to finished work in I Got It! -- one of our picks for the best children's books of April. 

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(Kids) Books Coming to a Theater Near You

Lots of movies to look forward to this year-- here is some of what to expect, straight from the pages of popular books written for kids and young adults. 

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The Next Book to Read if You Love Percy Jackson: "Aru Shah and the End of Time"

The first title under Rick Riordan's publishing imprint released today.  Here's what author Roshani Chokshi had to say about working with the "storyteller of the gods" and having her book chosen as the launch title for Rick Riordan Presents. 

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Book-Movie Smackdown: "A Wrinkle in Time"

How does the movie adaptation stack up against the book?  Here's one opinion. 

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Time for Books About Chicks & Bunnies

Books go great with brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies.  Here's a handful of titles we recommend for little ones' Easter baskets. 

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The New Fantasy Series We've Been Waiting For: "Children of Blood and Bone"

Tomi Adeyemi's debut novel is a richly developed fantasy that we loved so much we made it our debut spotlight for March and our top pick for YA this month.  In this Amazon Book Review exclusive, Adeyemi shares the influence of her heritage on the book and the risk she took to write it.

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Hip-Hip-Hooray! It's Dr. Seuss Day!

Today we celebrate one of our all-time favorite children's book authors with Read Across America Day! Check out these sketches with Seuss' notes and changes from The Cat in the Hat.

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The Fairy Tale Roots of Melissa Albert's Bewitching "The Hazel Wood"

Melissa Albert reveals her favorite fairy tales and how they inspired her gritty, contemporary fantasy.

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Inside the Magic of Winnie-the-Pooh

In photos, sketches, and letters, we see how the collaboration between A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard created a most beloved cast of childhood characters.

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