Children's Books & Writing News

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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.

Fairy Tale Mark Twain Created for His Daughters Published as Children's Book (2017-09-27): A previously unpublished fairy tale by Mark Twain has arrived in bookstores.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

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.

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.

The Phantom Tollbooth to be a Feature Film (2016-08-10): Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth will be a feature film. Michael Vukadinovich will write the script.

Forbes Releases 2016 List of Highest Earning Authors (2016-08-03): James Patterson tops the list of the highest earning authors for 2016 with pre-tax earnings of $95 million.

German Author is Amazon's First Literary Author to Sell More Than a Million Books (2016-07-22): German author Oliver Potzsch has now sold more than one million books world wide. He is published by Amazon's literary imprint.

Golden Books Launches Star Wars Children's Book Series (2016-07-06): 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 (2016-06-23): Disney has announced a new Frozen story called Frozen Northern Lights. It it is set in the kingdom of Arendelle.