Children's Book News Page 2
Magic Tree House Books Being Turned into Feature Films (2016-02-04): Lionsgate snapped up the rights to Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Treehouse series. The studio will make live action films and hopes for a durable franchise.
Scholastic Pulls Controversial Picture Book: A Birthday Cake for George Washington (2016-01-18): Scholastic pulls the plug on the picture book A Birthday Cake for George Washington after a tsunami of criticism for its portrayal of happy slaves.
Pope Francis Writing Children's Book (2015-11-24): Loyola Press will publish Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World in March, 2016.
Barnes & Noble to Offer 500,000 Signed Books on Black Friday (2015-11-09): Barnes & Noble will offer half a million signed books by over 120 authors on Black Friday.
Booksellers Sue to Overturn Louisiana's New Age Verification Law (2015-11-05): Booksellers are suing to overturn Louisiana's new age verification law which required them to verify everyone's age before they can buy books or comic books.
Mariah Carey to Publish Children's Book Based on Her Popular Christmas Song (2015-10-31): Mariah Carey is publishing a children's book based on her popular Christmas song, All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager Writing Children's Picture Book Benefiting National Parks (2015-10-30): Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager are writing a children's book to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Neil Patrick Harris to Publish Middle Grade Series Called The Magic Misfits (2015-10-17): Actor Neil Patrick Harris will publish a middle grade sereis called The Magic Misfits.
Quvenzhane Wallis Inks Four Book Deal With Simon & Schuster (2015-10-08): Quvenzhane Wallis just landed a four book deal with Simon & Schuster. The 12 year old Oscar nominee will write a chapter book series and a picture book based on her life.
Scholastic and Lego Extend Book Deal Through 2019 (2015-10-06): Scholastic and Lego have extended their book publishing deal through 2019. The Lego brands involved include City, Ninjago, Bionicle, Star Wars, Lego DC and more.
Scholastic Announces Groovy Joe Picture Books (2015-09-29): Scholastic has announced it will publish a picture book series called Groovy Joe starting in Fall 2016.
Scholastic Anounces DC Comics: Secret Hero Society Novels (2015-09-23): Scholastic has announced it will publish three Secret Hero Society novels based on the D Comics Super Hero characters.
Judy Blume Helps Seth Meyers With His Embarrassing Problem (2015-09-19): Bestselling author Judy Blume gives some sage advice to Seth Meyers and his crew, who have lots of embarrassing issues they are worried about.
Adorable Baby Bookworm Sobs When a Book Ends (2015-09-04): 10 month old Emmett Stevers sobs uncontrollably when a book ends. The adorable book lover just wants the book to begin again.
Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom Announce Dream Jumper Graphic Novel Series (2015-07-18): Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom are publishing a graphic novel series called Dream Jumper through Scholastic.
Aladdin to Publish New Series by Dork Diaries Author Rachel Renee Russell (2015-06-28): Aladdin has announced plans to publish a new illustrated book series by Rachel Renee Russell, author of the bestelling Dork Diaries series.
R.L. Stine Recommends Some Scary Summer Reading for Kids (2015-06-18): Goosebumps author R.L. Stine tells the story of how a special librarian introduced him to one of his favorite authors. He recommends a scary book for summer reading.
Jimmy Fallon Stars in the Book Trailer for His New Children's Book (2015-06-08): Jimmy Fallon has written a new children's book called Baby's First Word Will Be Dada. Here he stars in the book trailer.
Netflix Orders Green Eggs and Ham Animated Series (2015-05-23): Netflix has ordered a Green Eggs and Ham animated series. It will contain 13 episodoes.
Laini Taylor Inks Deal for New Fantasy Trilogy (2015-05-17): Laini Taylor, author of The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy just signed a three book deal with Little, Brown for a new fantasy series.