Tips & Advice
5 Great Places to Donate Your Old Books
Where can you donate your old books where they'll be sure to live a full second life (and not end up in the landfill)? We've found five great places.
7 YA Heroines Who Kick Butt with Their Smarts and Hearts
In today’s YA, there are all manner of fierce heroines who play by their own rules. Here are a few of our favorite groundbreaking female characters in teen literature.
Jerry Spinelli On Family, Feelings, and His Latest Book, The Warden’s Daughter
We were thrilled to chat with Jerry about the inspiration behind his new heartfelt book for middle graders, The Warden's Daughter, and what he hopes kids will take away from it.
All-Time Favorite Fantasy Books for Tweens and Teens
Fantasy books bring the imagination to life and allow the impossible to occur. Here are some all-time favorite fantasy books for tween and teen readers.
Just For Fun
From Scrooge to the Grinch: Why We Love Christmas Curmudgeons
Author Charlie Lovett celebrates the Christmas curmudgeon — that grumpy, sour, hater of the holidays whom we love to watch realize the error of his ways.
Just For Fun
A Scrumptious Holiday Pumpkin Scone Recipe for the Whole Family
Pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg all folded up between flaky layers makes the perfect treat for a cool fall morning or a blistery winter afternoon.
17 of the Most Exciting YA Books to Read in 2017
There is truly something for every lover of YA books in 2017, whether that reader enjoys things quirky and magical, extra-real real, wild, or world-building.
17 Middle Grade Books to Look Forward to in 2017
Check out our list of incredible 2017 middle grade books! We’ve found 17 brand-new stories coming out in 2017 that we think tweens will love.
17 Picture Books Not to Be Missed in 2017
2017 boasts new picture books from bestselling authors, funny debuts, poetry collections, inspirational biographies, and much, much more.
Illustrators Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson on Giving A Poem for Peter Its Visual Depth
We chatted with the illustrators behind A Poem for Peter about how they reacted when they found out they’d be working on the book, why collage is so exciting to create, and what even the most experienced artists can learn from children.