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.
Jun 13, 2013 — Looking for a great read for a kid age 9-14? Here are all the titles our kids' book club has read since we launched in 2011. We revisit classics like Black Beauty and The Phantom Tollbooth and explore new stories like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Graveyard Book.
Jun 23, 2012 — These five books will give you literary jet lag — a yearning to linger in the world of the author's imagination, and a reluctance to return to your own. The research is so deep it becomes invisible, and these writers are trusted guides, gently nudging and leading you through each tale.
Oct 28, 2011 — Welcome to NPR's Backseat Book Club, where author Neil Gaiman is here to answer your questions about The Graveyard Book. Gaiman explains how Nobody Owens, a young boy raised in a graveyard, learns the value of life from the dead.
Oct 20, 2011 — Introducing a new NPR book club ... for kids! Our first book will be The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Young readers are invited to read the book and share their thoughts and questions with us. Just before Halloween, Gaiman will be on the program to answer questions from young listeners.
Jan 27, 2009 — Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is on a roll. He just received a Newbery Medal for his story, The Graveyard Book, about an unusual boy named Bod who's raised by ghosts and werewolves. Also, his novella Coraline has been made into a film that comes out in February.
Oct 17, 2008 — Ghosts adopt a boy after his parents are murdered. The Graveyard Book may have a macabre premise, but Gaiman's quaint and lovable spooks make this gentle story anything but grave.
Oct 17, 2008 — Neil Gaiman's new novel, The Graveyard Book, is the story of an orphan toddler adopted by dead people. Inspiration for the book came 23 years ago, says Gaiman, when he was watching his son ride a tricycle through a cemetery.
Jan 22, 2007 — Journalist Mark Harris is a former environmental columnist with the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. His new book is Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial.