Children's Book News

2016 Costa Book Awards Category Winners Announced (January 4, 2017): The category winners of the 2016 Costa Book Awards have been announced.

The Phantom Tollbooth to be a Feature Film (August 10, 2016): Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth will be a feature film. Michael Vukadinovich will write the script.

Golden Books Launches Star Wars Children's Book Series (July 6, 2016): Golden Books has launched a Star Wars Children's book series with litles like I Am a Droid and I Am a Jedi

Disney Announces New Frozen Story: Frozen Northern Lights (June 23, 2016): Disney has announced a new Frozen story called Frozen Northern Lights. It it is set in the kingdom of Arendelle.

Independent Bookstore BooksActually Installs Book Vending Machines in Singapore (June 3, 2016): Books Actually, an independent bookstore and publisher in Singapore, is placing book vending machines around the city.

Mattel and Papercutz to Publish Barbie Graphic Novels (June 1, 2016): Mattel and Papercutz have announced plans to publish a line of Barbie graphic novels.

Scholastic Announces Summer Reading Road Trip (May 23, 2016): Scholastic is embarking on a Summer Reading Road Trip with RVs going on a 25+ city road trip.

New Version of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code Being Released for Young Adults (May 18, 2016): Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is getting a new look and some editing for a young adult audience. The book will be released in September, before Inferno hits theaters.

Scholastic to Publish Assassin's Creed Young Adult Book Series (April 16, 2016): Scholastic has announced a collaboration with Ubisoft to publish a young adult book series set in the Assassin's Creed universe.

Scholastic to Launch World of Warcraft Book Series for Kids Ages 8-12 (April 14, 2016): Scholastic and Blizzard Entertainment have announced the launch of a World of Warcraft book series for kids ages 8-12. It set for a November 2016 release.

X-Files Young Adult Novels Will Follow Mulder and Scully as Teenagers (April 12, 2016): Detectives Mulder and Scully will play teenagers in a new young adult book series coming out in 2017.

First Look at Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition (April 8, 2016): Here is a first look at the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It is illustrated by Jim Kay.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11 Arrives on November 1, 2016 (March 25, 2016): The eleventh entry in the Wimpy Kid series will arrive in bookstores on November 1, 2016. It does not yet have a title.

Magic Tree House Books Being Turned into Feature Films (February 4, 2016): Lionsgate snapped up the rights to Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Treehouse series. The studio will make live action films and hopes for a durable franchise.

Scholastic Pulls Controversial Picture Book: A Birthday Cake for George Washington (January 18, 2016): Scholastic pulls the plug on the picture book A Birthday Cake for George Washington after a tsunami of criticism for its portrayal of happy slaves.





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