News to Wake Your Brain Cells – October 22


Beloved author Gary Paulsen has died aged 82 – Pan Macmillan

Documentary chronicles diversity in children’s literature – SLJ

From middle grade novel to Netflix: a conversation with Adam Gidwitz about A Tale Dark & Grimm – 100 Scope Notes

Grover’s iconic Sesame Street children’s book turns 50 – NPR

Jerry Pinkney, the beloved award-winning children’s book illustrator, has died at 81 – NPR

Picture books for children – reviews – The Guardian

Southlake school leader tells teachers to balance Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views – NBC News

Your favorite children’s books – The New York Times


Texas’s book censorship hysteria: an interview with Ashley Hope Pérez – OIF Blog


Netflix’s To All the Boys gets spin-off show with original star returning – DigitalSpy

Realms of Ruin – a project from six YA authors to create an NFT-based writing project has been cancelled – Bad Writing Takes on Twitter