Jun 25, 2013 — Nearly a quarter of all public school kids are Latino, but only 3 percent of kids' books are by or about Latinos. There's a similar dearth of Native American, black and Asian characters. Why? One editor says librarians, with their high demand for multicultural books, don't drive best-seller lists.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
May 5, 2008 — Author Marisa de los Santos recalls the worries of her childhood, and the escape she found in The Four-Story Mistake, Elizabeth Enright's tale of four siblings living with their father and a housekeeper in a big, rambling house in the country.
Jul 29, 2007 — Ann M. Martin, who penned the wildly successful Baby-sitters Club books for children, has created a new series directed toward "tweens." Main Street introduces kids to orphaned sisters who move to a new town and must deal with weighty issues.
Jun 30, 2007 — The new children's book Nini, Here and There, by Anita Lobel, explores the value of home through the eyes of a family member who is sometimes underfoot, but not overlooked. Nini, the striped tabby cat, fears she'll be left behind when her family goes on a trip.
Dec 16, 2006 — Children's author Daniel Pinkwater and Scott Simon read The Secret Science Project that ALMOST Ate the School by Judy Sierra and Stephen Gammel. Pinkwater also offers a list of books to give, get or simply read and enjoy this winter.
Nov 21, 2005 — Long after the remote control car dies and the talking dolls stops working, children will return to the books loved adults give them. Children's librarian Maria Salvadore shares her favorites from 2005. A printable list and excerpts are featured.