An infographic shows how long it takes kids to read classic books, from “Clifford the Big Red Dog” to “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
Penguin Random House’s new OMG Shakespeare series “takes the Bard’s original prose and replaces it with slang, text speak, and emoticons.” OMG, indeed.
This July, the first titles will appear from Oetinger34, a creative platform for authors, illustrators and readers launched by German publisher Oetinger in 2014.
A new study by the National Literacy Trust in the UK reveals that among students studying for their GCSEs, girls are more likely to read online than boys.
South Korean publisher Chulganil is recalling copies of a book of children’s writing that features a poem by a 10-year-old about matricide.
To educate children, Argentina’s Pequeno Editor published a biodegradable book embedded with jacaranda seeds that can literally be planted after it is read.
Pakastani-born Canadian children’s book author Rukhsana Khan explains how to leverage appearances at book fairs for the greatest benefit and impact.
Malaysian children’s book illustrator Wen Dee Tan, who won the top prize at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, discusses the mission of her work.
The Publishers Association released statistics about the UK book publishing industry that show a stable market and increased digital and export sales.
In the UK, the Green Party has proposed reducing copyright to 14 years. It’s a move that devalues authorship even further, laments writer John Dougherty.