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Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey's Super Amazing Author Adventures

Cristy Bertini | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Cristy Bertini

The allure of the Captain Underpants series is lost on some adults. Rife with flatulence jokes, characters with puerile names like Professor Pippy P. Poopypants and starring an unlikely superhero in tighty-whities, the series topped the American Library Association's list of Most Frequently Challenged Books in both 2012 and 2013.

Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?

Lori Day | Posted 09.16.2014 | Home
Lori Day

Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.

Reading Captain Underpants

Lori Day | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

I'm all for helping kids find their passions in books. It's about what gets your child to not hear you when you announce that dinner is ready. It's not about title dropping.

The Book We Need To Stop Reading To Little Boys

Lynn Messina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lynn Messina

None of this misogyny rings true for a contemporary fourth-grade boy. Fourth-grade boys in 2013 know better. First-grade boys do. My own son knows that girls can do anything boys can do. It's not even a question.

Banned Books Week at PEN

PEN American Center | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home
PEN American Center

Gay penguins, a superhero clad in briefs, vampires and witches, bondage -- next week is all about banned books here at PEN as we join librarians, booksellers, publishers and writers to celebrate the freedom to read.

If They Like Reading THIS, Then They Will Love THAT

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.03.2011 | Parents

(This is one of a series of posts in the Parentlode Book Club. You can also find a list of books that parents either love or hate, or suggestions of a...

I Read My 5-Year-Old Banned Books & You Should, Too

Lisa Catherine Harper | Posted 11.29.2011 | Parents
Lisa Catherine Harper

It shouldn't matter what kids want to read. They should just read. If they want to spend half an hour doing MadLibs, or reading a sports magazine, or a comic book, or novel, or a fix-it book, or a book of jokes they should. It's all reading.

There Are No Boy Books

Charles London | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
Charles London

Reluctant readers, it seems, like fart jokes. They also seem to like gross food, nonstop action, and the occasional illustration. For those not in the business, the term "reluctant reader" tends to be a synonym for "boy."

How Do We Get Boys Interested In Reading?

Charles London | Posted 07.14.2011 | Education
Charles London

The fact is that boys are reading. Just like girls, boys are hungry for stories that speak to them, that excite their imaginations and reflect their experiences.

'Captain Underpants' Expands With 'The Adventures of Ook and Gluk'

Los Angeles Times | Susan Carpenter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

His new graphic novel, "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future," published Aug. 10, continues the ritual Pilkey started with ...