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Arrested for Library Books

My father had a phenomenal ability to remain calm, especially having so many children in the house. Screaming and fights to the death were usually stopped easily by a quiet word from him, such as "OK guys, that's about enough." That was enough to stop anything going on, unlike mother who could be …

15 Recipes for Brownies, Bars, and Blondies (It's Okay, Have Seconds)

Here are 15 recipes for all those second-helping needs.<p><b>It's so easy to grab a second brownie.</b> It's sitting right there, pre-portioned, practically asking you to nab it. So do it. That's what it's there for. Here are 15 brownies, bars, and blondies that are basically begging you to snag seconds.

Dessert

'Paddington' Director Books Lionsgate's YA Adaptation 'Wonder' (Exclusive)

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing via their Mandeville Films banner.<p><b>Paul King</b>, who scored a worldwide hit with the acclaimed family …

iPads, E-Readers, and Early Literacy: Emerging Research From AERA

<i>Chicago</i><p>Digital reading and early literacy were among the hot topics at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, held here …

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Make No-Knead Pizza with the Help of Your Food Processor and Freezer

Who doesn’t love pizza? Especially homemade pizza. If you find making the dough a bit of a pain, though, check out this super simple method.<p>Susanne …

What are the best LGBT books for children, teenagers and YAs?

There's going to be an be an LGBT focus to all our activity on the site this week, including something for all ages. Here's an overview of what's coming up .<p>We want to say a big thank you to everyone (site members, authors, tweeters) who has recommended books that have changed or added to their …

Outstanding STEM Apps: Digital resources on life science, physical science, and earth and space sciences

The renewed interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in the United States began with the awareness that 21st-century …

OddFellows' Waffle Cones

8 cones<p>Bespoke cones beg to be filled with homemade ice cream, don’t you think? Here’s our recipe for True Vanilla, along with some easy variations.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup all-purpose flour<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar, divided<p>3 large egg whites<p>5 …

Crochet this Adorable Big Hero 6 Baymax Hat

Know a little Big Hero 6 fan who’s got Baymax on the brain? Go ahead and turn their enthusiasm into a wooly reality with this adorable crocheted Baymax hat!<p>The pattern is by Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me, and despite the impressive likeness to the Big Hero 6 character, she says this is actually a …

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The Bestselling Books of 2014

Led by John Green’s <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>, the top of the 2014 print bestseller list was dominated by children’s and young adult titles that sold …

NYPL Panel Asks: Where's the Science Fiction for Younger Readers?

While teen dystopias abound, a recent panel at the New York Public Library, the latest in the Children’s Literary Salon series, delved into the …

Science Fiction

This Week

<b>In 1956, Tomi Ungerer</b> arrived in New York from his native Strasbourg with sixty dollars and a suitcase full of drawings. A year later, his illustrations were appearing in the <i>Village Voice, Life,</i> and <i>Esquire,</i> and his first children’s book, about a family of daredevil pigs, was published by Harper & …

Teen opinion: how bleak should dystopian fiction be?

Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses have become an increasing issue for young people in today’s society. These aspects of life are often belittled or ignored, but what society doesn’t always understand is that mental illnesses really are life-altering and even life-threatening, and can …

Mental Health

The Best Feminist Picture Books

One of my 2015 resolutions has been to expand my involvement with feminism; becoming more well-read in women’s studies and feminist books, speaking …

Raziel Reid hits back after petition calls for Canadian Council for the Arts to revoke award for his ‘offensive and graphic’ novel, When Everything Feels Like the Movies<p>An award-winning young adult author has condemned the “strong anti-gay sentiment” in Canada that he believes has led almost 2,000 …

Books

Children's Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

The Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader have announced the finalists for this year’s Children’s Choice Book Awards, in seven categories, …

Books

A Brief History of Young Adult Books

We pretty much breathe, eat, and sleep all things young adult books, but where did it come from? What’s the actual definition? Let us break down …

Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction?

It’s not a secret that books written for children, teens and young adults (YAs) often sell far more copies than even the most popular adult reads. Although a relatively new market, having only really fully developed over the past 50 years, the children’s book industry has grown astronomically to …

Books

New YA Romance Imprint for LGBTQ Characters; Meet Editor Alvina Ling

In the News<p>Interlude Press<br>Launches YA Imprint <br>Interlude, a boutique publisher of LGBTQ romantic fiction, is launching Duet, a young adult fiction …

This Twitter Account Brilliantly Captures The Ridiculousness Of Guys From Teen Fiction

"My family doesn't love me, but I don't want to talk about it."<p>DiRisio told BuzzFeed News that she created the account and its character "Broody" while procrastinating from studying one day, and was shocked when it began accruing thousands of followers.<p>She said she doesn't base Broody on any …

Navigating the tricky territory between children's rights to read and parental preferences.

Every day, we’re asked about the age-appropriateness of individual books for the children who come to our store. With 25 years of experience as a …

When Boys Can’t Like ‘Girl Books’

Shannon Hale, author of the “Princess Academy” series (Bloomsbury), recently returned from a book tour for her latest title, <i>Princess Academy: The</i> …

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How Finding A Fat YA Heroine Changed My Life

I spent my entire life looking for a hero I could relate to. Sirius Black came closest, and then I read Eleanor and Park.<p>Fat girls have fucking nothing.<p>I've been reading for, it feels like, as long as I have had sentience and consciousness, and it has taken me my entire life to meet someone in a …