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Lisa Von Drasek
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Lisa Von Drasek writes about childrens book for EarlyWord.com, Nickelodeon and the Barnes and Noble Review. As the librarian for New York’s Bank Street College of Education, she has experience working with children of all ages as well as with those who are in training to work with kids and parents.

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Best Of The Best Of Lists 2010: Kids Books (PHOTOS)

Posted December 24, 2010 | 09:27:12 (EST)

Among the many best books lists that come out at this time of the year, perhaps the most contentious are the children's picks. Nonetheless, there is some agreement. The following are titles picked by 6 or more of nine major sources, from The Boston Globe to the Washington Post, plus...

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Children's Librarian Says Picture Books Still Thrive

Posted October 13, 2010 | 17:06:38 (EST)

Piece cross-posted on Early Word.

The hum you heard over the weekend came from children's librarians infuriated by Friday's NYT article, "Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children." According to the article, parents discourage young children from picture books, pushing them to more text-based "chapter books." As...

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