A few exceptional young readers for kids in 3rd through 5th grade.
The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, an Hungarian-born American who made a forture as a newspaper publisher. Here are this year's winners and finalists in the category of Letters, Drama, and Music.
Unless you have been living under a rock this month, you have surely heard about The Panama Papers, the biggest secret data leak in history. Here are a few fictional characters we are pretty sure would be implicated.
Picture books about the founding figures from the worlds of hip-hop and the American Revolution… all of whom were in the room where it happens.
The top five bestselling fiction titles include: a thriller full of secrets and lies, a banter-filled regency romance, even more British romance, family drama, and an historic mystery.
If you are feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, read the story of someone else who has been there.
The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism annually honors a journalist whose books have brought clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. Meet this year’s shortlist, with a few words from the committee members.
“Don’t stop now. Go ahead! Be readers all of your lives. And don’t forget, librarians and teachers can help you find the right books to read.” We couldn’t agree more, Beverly Cleary. Happy birthday, and thanks for all you’ve given us.
Author Gay Talese stirred the ire of the Internet on Saturday when he reportedly couldn't name a single woman writer who inspired him... so we gave him some suggestions in journalism.
If you are wondering how this group got to the point of being organized, strategic, and growing steadily in numbers, these journalists can help you sort it all out.
The Little Prince, a novella, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was first published on April 6, 1943. If you read and loved it, here are a few other titles that are fantastic, magical, whimsical, perfect for the 9-12 year old set, and also feature princes.
Our staff recommends some primers to help kids feel a part of the election buzz.
At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature.
Batman vs Superman marks the first time the two heroes have appeared in a live action film together. The story in the film does not come from any particular comic but there were some that provided inspiration, so read them and brush up on your hero knowledge!
Several great female memoirs have been published since Patti Smith's phenomenally successful Just Kids. Here's to the rise of the female rock memoir.
Eleven books for readers of all ages.
In honor of Robert Frost’s birthday, we asked our book experts for a twist on the poet’s infamous line: What’s a children’s book that deals with exhaustion, parental or otherwise?
Urban gardening books that’ll help you grow some plants even if a sprawling tomato seedling won’t fit in your studio.
We have been seeing some wonderful new picture books on our shelves recently. Here are a few of our favorites:
Spring titles are still on the horizon, but already we are seeing some wonderful new middle grade fiction titles. Here are a few we think are exceptional.