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Interview: George O’Connor

Interview: Writer Ridley Pearson on ‘Super Sons: The Polarshield Project’

Interview: ‘Red Range: Pirates of the Fireworld’

Teaching with 2019 Caldecott Winner "Hello Lighthouse"

Alicia D. Williams on Genesis Begins Again

Jerry Craft on Being "The New Kid"


SLJ Launches Youth Media Awards Page

Elizabeth Acevedo and 'The Poet X' Add Printz, Pura Belpré to Awards Collection

'Hello Lighthouse' Makes Sophie Blackall Two-Time Caldecott Winner

Diversity, Debate, and the Magic of Books: A Look at the 2019 Youth Media Awards

Merci Suárez Changes Gears, a Lesson Plan and Resource List

'Merci Suárez' Wins Newbery, 'Hello Lighthouse,' the Caldecott; 'The Poet X' Takes Printz at 2019 Youth Media Awards

Meg Medina on the Meaning of 'Merci' and the Newbery Medal


Watch Us Rise | An Interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan

Heavy Medal Finalist: HEY, KIDDO by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Author Bill Konigsberg Calls for Continued Conversation in Response to Hatred and Bigotry

Mimi Yu On Empire, Shaping Characters, and More in “The Girl King”

Cover Reveal: "Mira’s Curly Hair" by Maryam al Serkal, ill. Luciani, Rebeca

Heavy Medal Finalist: "The Faithful Spy" by John Hendrix

Guest Post: Brian Lies presents Got to Get It Right


Top Ten Episodes of 2018: Number 9: Andrew Clements

We Are Here to Stay | A Conversation with Susan Kuklin

December Nominations: Last Chance!

Louisiana Finds Her Way

Blessed with Crests: Poetry Collections

"This Book Changed My Life"

Derrick Barnes Visits The Yarn

Powerful, Gripping, Important, and Timely—But is It Distinguished?

Elizabeth Acevedo Takes 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Paul O. Zelinsky Talks About the Return of the All-of-a-Kind Family

November Nominations Results—67 titles so far!

Nominations Catch-Up: Jackie, Parker, and Ivy

Alexie and Asher Redux | Scales on Censorship

Damaged Families, Resilient Girls

Kate DiCamillo on "Louisiana's Way Home"

WATCH: National Book Award Finalist Elizabeth Acevedo Talks About Representation in YA Lit

Historical Wars Get Personal

Goblins, Elves, and a Different Kind of Book

Will Woodson Win?

Books Exploring Privilege Are Part of the Diversity Discussion

"Read Woke” Panel: Validating Girls’ Voices and Experiences | SLJ Summit 2018

Adam Gidwitz and Betsy Bird Talk #OwnVoices | SLJ Summit 2018

Highlights from SLJ's Summit Saturday

Takei Opens SLJ Summit With Emotional, Inspiring History Lesson

X Marks the Spot (In My Heart)

Co-Authors and Sequels: Penderwicks 5 and a Zombie in a Chicken Suit

Angela Dominguez Visits The Yarn: Episode #80

From Half-Asleep to Wide-Awake: Little Charlie’s Journey

Book Trailer Premier: "Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races" by K.D. Halbrook

Sequel to Shannon Hale's "Real Friends" Announced

Another Look at a Heavy Medal Readers' Favorite

Best Halloween Picture Books (an Entirely Subjective List)

Javaka Steptoe and Matthew Cordell: A Caldecott Conversation

Next Up in Newbery Talk: "Hey Kiddo"

A Debut Author in His Own Words: Travis Jonker on the Path to The Very Last Castle

Olympic Gold Medalist and Protester Tommie Smith Partners With Derrick Barnes on New Graphic Memoir

Review: Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: A Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow

Preview: Monster Truck Mashup in "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" #95

Preview: "Betty and Veronica Friends Forever: Storybook Tales" #1

Review: "Alice: From Dream to Dream"

Reading the Pictures

Friday Finds: October 12, 2018

Review of the Day: Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

Interview and Preview: "Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess"

National Book Award Finalists Could Be Newbery Medalists, Too

Time For Another Installment of Post-It Note Reviews: YA Edition

Nominees Named for 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Illustratrating "The Very Last Castle"

Even Sendaks Make Mistakes

Review: "Rainbow Brite #1"

Nominations: First Round Results

Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Discuss Racism, White Privilege, and Censorship

SLJ Reviews of the Finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards

Kwame Alexander and Follett Partner in Literacy Campaign

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Duck, Death, and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch

Graphix Announces New Raina Telgemeier Books

This Past Week’s Comics: Stitched Conspiracy

16 Random Facts About The Very Last Castle

“This Was a Book I Needed To Write” | Jarrett J. Krosoczka On “Hey, Kiddo”

Drawn from Life: Graphic Memoirs for Teens

Review: Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Preview: "Archie Halloween Spectacular" #1

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature: You’re Covered in Bees!

Thoughts on Indigenous Peoples Day

It's Time To Start Nominating

Friday Finds: October 5, 2018

Children’s Literature Gothic

British Library Sends "Harry Potter: The History of Magic" to New York

Book Review: "Hearts Unbroken" by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Sneak Peek at New Diary of a Wimpy Kid, "The Meltdown"

I Just Planned Your Whole VERY LAST CASTLE Story Time

Review of the Day: The Funeral by Matt James

Book Review: "Lost Soul, Be at Peace" by Maggie Thrash

Claire Rudolf Murphy Talks About "Martin and Bobby"

Inspiration from the Unwanted Attention to a Double Life

YA A to Z: R is for Classic Retellings

Kids Help Kids Impacted by Hurricanes

I Asked Shel Silverstein About the Meaning of Life . . .

Review: "Aquicorn Cove"


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