Children's Books & Writing News
U.S. Postal Service Honors Shel Silverstein With Forever Stamp (2022-08-05): The U.S. Postal Service honored Shel Silverstein with a postage stamp. The stamp features his work The Giving Tree.
J.K. Rowling's The Christmas Pig to be Published by Scholastic (2021-05-10): Scholastic will publish a new children's book by J.K. Rowling called The Christmas Pig.
Melania Trump Reads The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen for Easter (2020-04-13): Melania Trump read from The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen for Easter 2020. She read while sitting on a white bench.
ThinkGeek's April Fool's Day Products Include Where's Barb Book (2019-04-01): ThinkGeek is back when a new batch of April Fool's products. The products include a Stranger Things themed book called Where's Barb?
Scholastic Unveils New Harry Potter Covers by Brian Selznick (2018-05-17): Scholastic has unveiled new covers it will publish for the Harry Potter series. The covers are illustrated by Brian Selznick.
How Many Words is That? (2018-04-16): Find out word counts for different types of writing from tweets to novels including short stories, fiction, novels and more.
Disney Announces Unlimited Squirrels Series by Mo Willems (2018-02-10): Disney Publishing has announced it will publish a new children's series by Mo Willems called Unlimited Squirrels.
Chewbacca and the Porgs Book for Kids (2017-10-29): A cute illustrated book about Chewbacca and the porgs arrives in bookstores in December.
Fairy Tale Mark Twain Created for His Daughters Published as Children's Book (2017-09-27): A previously unpublished fairy tale by Mark Twain has arrived in bookstores. It is brought to life by Philip and Erin Stead.
Harry Potter History of Magic Books to Published in Conjunction With Exhibition (2017-07-19): Two Harry Potter books about the History of Magic will be published by Bloomsbury in October 2017.
Melania Trump Reads Party Animals at White House Easter Egg Roll (2017-04-17): Melania Trump read the Party Animals by Kathie Lee Gifford at the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Sean Spicer Reads How to Catch the Easter Bunny at White House Easter Egg Roll (2017-04-17): Sean Spicer read the book How to Catch the Easter Bunny at the White House Easter Egg Roll
Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit Returns to be Published in September 2017 (2017-03-20): A never-before-published book of children's poems by Shel Silverstein will be published in September, 2017 by HarperCollins.
Dying Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Writes Essay: 'You May Want to Marry My Husband' (2017-03-03): Bestselling children's author Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a heartbreaking essay for The New York Times entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband.
Overdue Library Book Returned 75 Years Later (2017-02-17): An overdue library book was returned 75 years later. The book was Val Rides the Oregon Trail.
Javaka Steptoe Wins 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017-02-02): Javaka Steptoe has won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Kelly Barnhill Wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon (2017-01-30): Kelly Barnhill won the 2017 Newbery Medal for her fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. She says she was gobsmacked by the win.
2016 Costa Book Awards Category Winners Announced (2017-01-04): The category winners of the 2016 Costa Book Awards have been announced.
Charlie Rose Reads Twas the Night Before Christmas (2016-12-23): Charlie Rose read from Twas the Night Before Christmas in this Christmas video from CBS This Morning.
Abrams Stops Publishing Bad Little Children's Books After Charges of Racism (2016-12-05): Abrams will stop publishing the parody book Bad Little Children's Books after an outcry over the content which critics say is racist.