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Want to know about new books and which book to movie adaptation is hitting the big screen next? We’ve got you covered with book news.

Inspiring Nonfiction Books About Nature and Animals

Celebrate the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees.

Remembering David Storey, Author of This Sporting Life

The beloved British author died Sunday March 26th at the age of 83

Fathering a Chess Prodigy: An Excerpt From Searching for Bobby Fischer

How hard do you push your child to develop their potential?

Remembering Newbery Award-Winner Nancy Willard

In memory of the beloved author, we share a poem from her collection Swimming Lessons

14 Fantastic Things That Can Happen at the Library

The most magical place on Earth? We think so.

Who Wrote It: Anne Sexton or Sylvia Plath?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the famous poets' work.

Autopsy: A New Poem by Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie reflects on President Trump's immigration ban through poetry

How To Sir, With Love Author E.R. Braithwaite Triumphed Over the Racist Apartheid Government

We remember the late author with an excerpt of his courageous memoir, Honorary White.

Alice Walker Tells Readers: "Don’t Despair"

"Do we turn on others, or toward others? Do we share our awakening, or only our despair?"

Who Was Nat Turner?

The facts behind the movie The Birth of a Nation.

The Edward Snowden Book That Answers All Your Questions

Expert Richard Rashke discusses NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in his book The Whistleblower’s Dilemma

Rachel Carson Wants You to Share Your Sense of Wonder

The legendary environmentalist emphasizes the importance of sharing nature with children. 

The Re-Read: Anne Sexton

Rediscover the poetry of Anne Sexton—beyond your high school English class.

Girl Squad: Fierce Females Throughout History

If girl squads were a thing in the past, these gals would put Taylor and her supermodels to shame.

Your Favorite Characters from YA Books: Where Are They Now?

Say hello to your friends! And find out what they've been up to. But beware, spoilers!