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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The Dogs of the Story: Jeanne Birdsall on The Penderwicks

As with many families, we remember the dogs as well as the people.  In an Amazon Book Review exclusive, Jeanne Birdsall writes about the dogs in her life and in the lives of her beloved characters, the Penderwicks. 

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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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