Diaries and Misadventures: Talking to Rachel Renée Russell

The best-selling author of Dork Diaries talks about the comments from fans that led her to write the Max Crumbly series, and what she hopes kids will come away with after reading and laughing their way through her books.

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A New Flock of Bird Books for Fledgling Readers

This flight of new bird books includes board books for the littlest lap readers and picture books rich with avian information for older kids.

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Laini Taylor Dreams of Murdered Gods and Magic

Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor's first book since she finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is one of our Top 20 picks for the Best Books of 2017 so far and the only young adult novel on the list. When Taylor was in Seattle we talked about how it came to be...

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Jason Reynolds Takes on Spider-Man

Do you have a favorite superhero? What if you got the chance to recreate them to look and act however you wanted? Jason Reynolds did just that with the classic hero Spider-Man and we asked him about it.

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A Cosmic Food Fight for Kids: "Space Battle Lunchtime"

Searching for a fun, bright graphic novel that will woo your kid away from his or her digital device? Look no farther than Natalie Riess's Space Battle Lunchtime.

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2017 Locus Award Winners in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the Locus Awards, one of the most prestigious awards for science fiction and fantasy.

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The Best Kids' Books of 2017 So Far

See which books for kids of all ages made our lists for the gems of January through June this year.

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James Patterson Speaks out against "Word Bullying"

"The most important book I've ever done" is how legendary storyteller James Patterson describes his new middle-grade book for kids. Find out why.

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The Best Books of the Year...So Far

Our favorites, published from January through June...

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Passing Notes. In Books.

Love and books. Words in Deep Blue is a beautiful reminder of the passages we've circled, and the stories we've shared with people we love.

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The 2016 Lambda Literary Award Winners

Last week, the 29th annual Lammys celebrated works of excellence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. See which books won in fiction, nonfiction, mystery, biography/memoir, and more.

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Looking Deeper into Maurice Sendak’s Children’s Books

Whether you’re reading Sendak’s books aloud to children, or enjoying them alone, Jonathan Cott’s "There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak" shows the ways Sendak used them to surface his intellectual interests and the playful and sometimes serious “wild things” that resided deep in his memories.

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Sarah Dessen's Favorite Things for Summer

A good book, frozen chocolate, these are just a few of Sarah Dessen's must-have's for making the most of summer...

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The Making of "Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel"

See where some of the magic started--early sketches for Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri's new book about our favorite hungry dragons.

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It's Been 50 Years, Ponyboy.... A Q&A with S.E. Hinton

Do you remember the first time you read The Outsiders? It's been five decades since it was published, written when Hinton was herself merely sixteen. We sent her some questions about the 50th anniversary, her favorite line from the book, and more...

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