Books Lane Smith Books by Lane Smith Lane Smith has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Lane Smith Courtesy of of Beach Lane Books Book News & Features 8 Picture Books You Don't Have To Be A Kid To Love January 31, 2015 Here at NPR Books, we may be grown-ups, but we still enjoy channeling our inner 7-year-old. And this week, we have the perfect excuse: Monday's Caldecott Medal announcement for picture book artistry. Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 Fresh Delivery: Indie Booksellers Pick 2010 Favorites December 10, 2010 It's that time of year again! Susan Stamberg chats with three independent booksellers about their favorite reads of the year, from an atlas of remote islands to a children's book about feminist heroes. Fresh Delivery: Indie Booksellers Pick 2010 Favorites Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/131788190/131955663" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript It's Kindle, and other e-readers, vs. The Book. Amazon.com/AP hide caption toggle caption Amazon.com/AP The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Books Have Many Futures August 20, 2010 If many types of paper-based books are headed for extinction, what will take their place? "E-readers" are a big part of the present and future — but not the whole story. Video games and multi-narrator online stories will have their places too. Author Interviews Jon Scieszka, A Seriously Funny 'Knucklehead' November 29, 2008 Children's author Jon Scieszka has written two dozen fantastical books, including The Stinky Cheese Man and the Time Warp Trio series, but his most recent work is an autobiography geared toward children. Jon Scieszka, A Seriously Funny 'Knucklehead' Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/95104334/97602323" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Reading: Kids Excerpt: 'Summer Reading Is Killing Me!' June 14, 2005 Author Jon Scieszka is intent on producing books that are an antidote to the dusty titles that populate summer reading lists. Here, kid-lit characters come to life when a summer reading list from school is accidentally put inside a magic book.