"Did you ever expect your book to cause so much controversy?" is the question I am most frequently asked when the discovery is made: I am the author o...
Always a seeker, my journey has now taken me in the direction of unraveling my self talk. By that I mean the voice in my head that is hell bent on me being a "good girl." It's the voice that shames, cajoles and judges everything I do. It's been with me for as long as I can remember.
If you give a mom a cookie she'll probably want to take it into the closet to eat alone. In peace. When she's in the closet she'll notice the overflowing laundry basket and decide to throw a load in. While loading the washer she'll realize she needs to empty the dryer vent.
I think there are certain TYPES of books that every kid should be exposed to -- the kinds of books that truly introduce them to the best of what the written word has to offer.
Many parents thought the song should be an anthem in every elementary school in the country. But others refused to let their child sing on the song, or even sing on the recording, if we were going to include this song.
If you have a story to tell, it's a wonderful time to be alive. Self-publishing gives authors creative control.
There are two major independent children's bookstores in New York City's borough of Manhattan, the downtown Books of Wonder and the uptown Bank Str...
My old book and I went down the stairs and curled up with three children under a blanket on the couch. The Giving Tree I read loudly, so excited to share this special book from my childhoodwith them. Within four minutes, two children were sobbing uncontrollably and one (the smallest one) had run away to escape the mayhem I had created.
I've said before that we are in the midst of a golden age for children's literature. Well, if the early returns are any indication, 2015 might very well be a new high water mark in the modern era of picture books.
Live from the inside out. That's my motto for the year. I have put the kibosh on following social convention and fulfilling other's expectations. Living in a box of someone else's making leaves little room for sharing your gifts with the world.
By Robert Levy for Off the Shelf Robert Levy is a Harvard graduate subsequently trained as a forensic psychologist. He is also an award-winning playw...
I can say with certainty the best part of having a publishing background is meeting the people who read my books and like my art. I will confess, my most favorite part is connecting with young audiences.
As an author who was beginning to wonder if she was washed up, I've found a new day has dawned. No longer am I at the mercy of the powers that be in publishing. I am extremely grateful to Amazon for making it possible for me to share my stories with the world.
There's something interesting happening and it's almost like we're going back in time. According to many sources, I've read that Kindle and iPad sales are down.
In the interest of widening the spotlight of our adulates, allow me to submit 20 new pictures books which in 20 years time may find themselves as dog-eared and long-loved as those on Time's list of venerable selections.
We all, naturally and overwhelmingly, develop prejudice, fears and reluctances of the unknown. And so, this same reluctance might make it so we miss people along the way. People who could have integrated into our lives in a very meaningful way.
by Jill Alexander Essbaum
Published on March 17th, 2015
by Hanya Yanagihara
Published on March 10th, 2015
by Paul Beatty
Published on March 3rd, 2015
by T. Geronimo Johnson
Published on February 17th, 2015