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Summer reading is often a prospect that fills young students with dread, but these authors have created series that have been captivating young …
(Sequel to Coda)
by Emma Trevayne
Note: Chorus is the sequel to Coda, and this review will contain spoilers for Coda. If you haven't read Coda and …
Raging Star (Dust Lands Book 3) by Moira Young
New Eden is a paradise: a fertile land surrounded by post-apocalyptic wastelands. New Eden holds …
In the Shadows
Text Story by Kiersten White
Art and Art Story by Jim Di Bartolo
In the Shadows alternates between two related stories, one told in text …
Rose and the Lost Princessby Holly Webb
In the first book, Rose was thrilled to be selected for a position as a housemaid for a prominent magician. As …
Disney Publishing Worldwide will release four new children’s books tied to the original Star Wars film trilogy, starting in October 2014. Authors Tom …Star Wars
“The publishing industry looks a lot like these best-selling teenage dystopias: white and full of people destroying each other to survive.”
“Cuando el EZLN logre lo que busca, entonces ya no será necesario el EZLN, por eso decimos que luchamos por desaparecer.”
“When the Zapatista Army of National …Diversity
Rebel HeartDust Lands Book 2by Moira Young
Warning: this review may contain spoilers for the first book, Blood Red Road. If you haven't read Blood Red …
Some of the best children’s books out there have animal main characters: Winnie the Pooh, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Jungle Book, Sylvester and the …
Today I am sharing my anticipation for two books in a single post--both are from the same publisher, Disney-Hyperion, both are coming out this fall, …
Underneathby Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Sunny Pryce-Shah is devastated when her cousin Shiri commits suicide. How could Shiri do it? Shiri always seemed …
Fifty years after Charlie Bucket first unwrapped the coveted Golden Ticket granting him entry into Willy Wonka’s magical domain, Roald Dahl’s Charlie …Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Will Greg Heffley be getting his kicks on Route... 9? Ahead of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Abrams Books for Young Readers has announced the …Kids
Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society
“Fear is a wonderful thing, in small doses.”
Neil Gaiman — prolific author, champion of the creative life, disciplined writer, sage of literature — is one of the greatest storytellers of our time. At TED 2014 in Vancouver, he hosted a semi-secret late-night event where he read a ghost story and a …Authors
Earlier in the week, author Walter Dean Myers wrote a piece for the New York Times asking Where are the people of color (POC) in children's books?
As a POC myself, it's something I've always been aware of – that most of the characters in books aren't like me – but for a long time I didn't question …List-Worthy
Author continues his series with a teen heroine pitted against an alien invasion.
Rick Yancey is preparing to go from mere author to "media guy."
The movie adaptation of his young-adult sci-fi novel The 5th Wave has a screenwriter, producer and a cast to be announced soon, but he's still at a loss …
Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin.
Reading came early to me, but I didn’t think of the words as anything special. I don’t think my stepmom thought of what she was …
Kids seem to need no extra incentive for opening up the books in Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series, which has more than 115 million copies in print …Drawing
The alternative-reality adventure world of The 39 Clues, the time-travel world of Infinity Ring, and the fantasy world of Spirit Animals will …Rick Riordan
This fall, Uglies and Leviathan series fans will have something new to get amped up about: a standalone YA novel by Scott Westerfeld. Published by …Authors
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THE BURNING SKY (Elemental Trilogy, Book 1)
Author: Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray, 2013
Summary: Iolanthe …
Since I haven't been reviewing much, I don't get much to review. That's totally fine and in fact preferred as I don't want to waste anyone's review …
This year's Cybils Award winners were announced this weekend! Have you checked them out? If not, go do it—as always, they're varied, exciting, and …
The Summer Prince
by Alaya Dawn Johnson
June and her best friend Gil are thrilled to wrangle an invite to the official celebration of the newly elected …
So yesterday, I talked about the importance of not doing the same thing over and over in art, movies, and literature. But I'm no expert. So to answer …
I am not a teenager.
Not for quite some time.
But, for multiple reasons, I read a lot of teen books. I read them because I review them, here at Tea …
Thanks to the many volunteers who made for another successful Cybils contest. Our judges, panelists and -- most especially -- our organizers gave up …Awards
by Allison McDonald
I was reading this article from the Huffington Post while nursing my daughter over the weekend. After she drifted off to sleep I …