Jean Craighead George, author of 'My Side of the Mountain' and 'Julie of the Wolves,' was often praised for her detailed descriptions of wildlife.
Jonathan Safran Foer spoke on God, prayer, writing, and film adaptations at Calvin College's Festival on Faith & Writing.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Madeleine L'Engle classic "A Wrinkle in Time."
Award-winners Jack Gantos and Chris Raschka both wrote stories based on real-life incidents.
It was apparently a mistake when they announced six titles this year instead of the usual five nominated for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. But then, said Harold Augebraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation, "We decided that it was better to add a sixth one as an exception, because they're all good books." Which of these six finalists do you think will win the 2011 National Book Award for Young People's Literature on Nov. 17? UPDATE: One of the six finalists – "Shine" by Lauren Myracle – was removed from the list of 2011 nominees on Oct. 17.
Why do books get banned from schools and libraries? Even readers who disagree with the practice of banning can comprehend that books heavy on sex and/or violence can polarize decision-makers when it comes to young readers. But there are other books – titles like "Where's Waldo?" or "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" – whose presence on a banned book list seems completely mysterious. The following 20 books seem innocent to many, but they have nonetheless raised reader objections at one time or another.
A father reads out loud to his daughter – 3,218 nights in a row.
What’s a boy to do when his family moves to a ‘dump’?