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“I’m looking for books in which the main character is a young boy of color. I want him to be doing the normal, funny things that kids do.”
In “There’s a Mystery There,” Jonathan Cott — with help from the playwright Tony Kushner, psychoanalysts and art historians — examines the influences and ideas in Sendak’s children’s books.
In “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman brings visceral voice to the ancient and weird tales that have so deeply informed the otherworlds of his fiction.
Professor Stein, who taught history at City College for 50 years, was known for her analysis of the black nationalist Marcus Garvey.
Hockey, long frozen out of the fiction best-seller list, gets its due in Fredrik Backman’s “Beartown.”
Nine new picture books take adventurous children out for a ride.
New picture books about birds include the tale of a pigeon in the subway, a history of falconry and the hopeful story of a bird-loving Syrian refugee boy.
Kids act up in new picture books about wearing a gorilla suit, refusing to change your pants, and the joy of not wearing clothes at all.
In three new graphic fantasy novels for young readers, kids face down threats including an overheating planet, a toxic spill and anthropod aliens.
The young hero of Rita Williams-Garcia’s “Clayton Byrd Goes Underground,” an aspiring bluesman, faces the loss of his larger-than-life grandfather.
Elizabeth Warren talks about “This Fight Is Our Fight,” and Doree Shafrir discusses her debut novel, “Startup.”
Four new picture books take young readers on adventures in gorgeously illustrated forests.
Readers respond to the idea that writers’ workshops can be isolating environments and more.
The 800-word manuscript, handwritten on a card, was auctioned in 2008 to benefit a literacy program.
The popular girls and mean girls of “Real Friends” distress the author of this middle-grade graphic memoir from Shannon Hale.
“Survivors Club,” by Michael Bornstein and his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, tells a harrowing and moving Holocaust story for young readers
Ten years into the Age of the Smartphone, “mobile fiction” offers a new way of reading based on an old way of writing.
In “Bronze and Sunflower,” two lonely kids form a lifesaving friendship in a tale from one of China’s most popular authors, Cao Wenxuan.
As a new industry arrives to lift a struggling town, in “The End of the Wild” by Nicole Helget, a young forager weighs its heavy costs.
Strout’s new novel, “Anything Is Possible,” is profound in its rendering of the stories we hide, and the ways we save, or fail to save, one another.