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Daniel Handler Apologizes Again, Raises Money for WNDB (2014-11-23): Daniel Handler really knows how to make a grand gesture. He apologized again for racist comments and donated $110,000 to We Need Diverse Books.
Kathy Stinson and Dusan Petricic Win Top Canadian Children's Literature Award (2014-11-09): Kathy Stinson and Dusan Petricic win the top Canadian children's prize for their book The Man With the Violin. They will share a prize of C$30,000.
Taylor Swift and Scholastic Team for Kids Writing Contest (2014-10-30): Grammy winning singer songwriter Taylor Swift has teamed up with Scholastic to sponsor a writing contest for kids. She reveals her goal to publish a book of poetry and a novel.
Captain Underpants Author Speaks Out Against Banned Books (2014-09-24): Captain Underpants author Dave Pilkey tops the list of Banned Books for the second year in a row. He made a video about how to change the conversation.
Penguin Launches Cartoon Network Book Imprint (2014-09-22): Penguin and the Cartoon Network have teamed up to launch a new imprint called Cartoon Network Books. The imprint will launch next summer.
Amazon Launches KDP Kids With Illustrated Book Creation Software (2014-09-04): Amazon.com announced KDP Kids and new software which allows authors to create chapter and illustrated books for the Kindle store.
R.L. Stine Talks About Being Played by Jack Black in the Goosebumps Movie (2014-09-02): R.L. Stine is very busy this year. Jack Black will play him in the Goosebumps movie, and he's relaunching Fear Street YA series with Party Games.
Missing Chapter of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Published (2014-08-30): An early draft of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory featured more children and some dire consequences in the Vanilla Fudge Room
Original Laura Ingalls Wilder Autobiography Reveals the Real Life on the Prairie (2014-08-21): The original autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder will be published this fall. The adult book is a lot harsher and racier than the children's book series that it inspired.
Author Lois Lowry Discusses Her Input on the The Giver (2014-08-15): Author Lois Lowry and director Phillip Noyce discuss collaborating on the film version of her Newberry award-winning YA novel, The Giver.
Tor to Republish George R.R. Martin's The Ice Dragon (2014-08-05): George R.R. Martin's children's book, The Ice Dragon, will be released this fall by Tor with all new artwork by Luis Royo.
Kylie and Kendall Jenner's Ghostwriter Maya Sloan Speaks Out (2014-07-04): Maya Sloan, the ghostwriter for Kendall and Kylie Jenner's YA dystopian novel, spills the dirt on the collaboration and dealing with all the drama.
Cory Doctorow's YA Book Little Brother Banned in Florida School (2014-06-12): Cory Doctorow fights back after a principal cancels entire summer reading program so no one could read Little Brother.
Fault in Our Stars Author John Green Denies Being a Teen Whisperer (2014-06-10): John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars, is being called the teen whisperer which he finds to be creepy. The movie has already raked in $70 million.
Eoin Colfer Named Ireland's Laureate for Children's Literature (2014-05-13): Author Eoin Colfer has been named Ireland's Laureate for Children's Literature. He is the Leaureate na nOg.
Barbro Lindgren Wins 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2014-05-09): Barbro Lindgren is the winner of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
J.K. Rowling Remembers the Battle of Hogwarts (2014-05-02): J.K. Rowling remembers the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and reveals how she hated killing some of her characters.
Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz, R.J. Palacio and Tom Anbleberger Talk New Star Wars Books (2014-04-27): Disney has asked top children's authors Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz, R.J. Palacio and Tom Anbleberger to reimagine the Star Wars original films in books to launch this fall.
James Patterson Wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award (2014-04-15): James Patterson has won the Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literacy Award. He will accept the award at the 2014 Printers Row Lit Fest
Anna Gasteyer Interviews Ann Brashares About Her New YA Novel (2014-04-12): Suburgatory star Anna Gasteyer interviews author Ann Brashares about her new book, The Here and Now. It doesn't go well, but it is hilarious.