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.
Jan 11, 2013 — Death Comes To Pemberley, P.D. James' whodunit sequel to a Jane Austen classic, appears at No. 10.
Aug 3, 2012 — In its fourth week on the list, young magicians fall in love in Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus.
Jul 13, 2012 — The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern's tale of romance between magicians, debuts at No. 6.
Jul 5, 2012 — In fiction, Erin Morgenstern conjures star-crossed magicians, Rachel DeWoskin revisits the horrors of high school, and Dean Bakopoulos' widower pursues new love. In nonfiction, James Carroll visits the real and imagined Jerusalem.
Sep 23, 2011 — The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern's fanciful tale of a mysterious circus, debuts at No.1.
Sep 13, 2011 — A life-or-death competition between two young magicians plays out in Erin Morgenstern's debut novel. Layers of trickery and masterful sleight of hand make it hard to know what's real and what's fake. "My magic is sort of real-world magic," Morgenstern says.
Sep 12, 2011 — Two young, star-crossed magicians compete against each other in a mysterious, lifelong competition in Erin Morgenstern's sparkling debut novel.
Sep 12, 2006 — Ken Jennings, who racked up wins and $2.5 million on the game show Jeopardy, talks about his new book, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs.
Dec 25, 2005 — Toy inventor Tim Walsh's book Timeless Toys is full of stories about a century of all things playful. He fills Liane Hansen with facts about the Slinky, Play-Doh, Lincoln Logs and other fundamentals of fun.