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.
Nov 18, 2011 — Based on Brian Selznick's 2007 children's book, Martin Scorsese's latest film, Hugo, pays tribute to early 20th-century French filmmaker — and cinematic trailblazer — Georges Melies.
Sep 13, 2011 — Brian Selznick's cinematic approach to storytelling is an artful experiment in narrative and illustration. Writing and drawing his books, he says, is "like going through a treasure map backwards."
Jan 14, 2008 — Each year, at the American Library Association's mid-winter meeting, the winners of the most prestigious prizes for children's books are announced: the Caldecott Medal for picture book, and the Newbery Award.
Jun 9, 2007 — In her new book, Conquering Gotham, historian Jill Jonnes documents the drama behind the construction of New York City's old Penn Station. She gathers a cast of corporate leaders, corrupt politicians and daring engineers who brought the station to life in 1910.
Feb 9, 2007 — In The Invention of Hugo Cabret, author and illustrator Brian Selznick uses a striking combination of text and drawings to tell the story of Hugo, an orphan in Paris, and a reclusive genius from the early days of silent film.
Jul 6, 2005 — This Southern novel is named after the first passenger train line to go between New York and Miami and set in the end of the 1950s. The story is told with the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War.