Aug 5, 2013 — Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Portrait by Iain Pears. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Anne Of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery and Jack David Zipes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 10, 2010 — It's that time of year again! Susan Stamberg chats with three independent booksellers about their favorite reads of the year, from an atlas of remote islands to a children's book about feminist heroes.
Aug 2, 2008 — The Modern Library has released a special edition of Anne of Green Gables in honor of the book's centennial. Writer Gwenda Bond, who blogs about children's books and young-adult literature, discusses the importance of L.M. Montgomery's classic novel and her personal attachment to Anne.
Nov 7, 2007 — Loriene Roy, president of the American Library Association, talks about recent works of Native American fiction during this, American Indian Heritage Month.
Oct 12, 2006 — Pencils down. It is now time to review the answers to our fiendishly difficulty Lemony Snicket quiz, designed to prepare readers for Book the Thirteenth.
Oct 12, 2006 — Shakespeare, Melville, Woolf and Poe are just some of the authors subtly name-dropped in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Here, our guide to the most notable literary and cinematic allusions mentioned in the series.
Oct 12, 2006 — We have prepared a quiz so you can brush up on your Snicketology — especially the characters who make return appearances in this last Lemony volume. If you pass, you are ready to begin The End.
Dec 27, 2005 — P.D. James is considered one of the greatest living writers of detective fiction. Steve Inskeep talks with the British mystery writer about her new book, and how the mystery novel has changed over the years.