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Childrens Literature

Balanced Life -- Looking for Some Reading Suggestions in Children's or Young-Adult Literature?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: Some reading suggestions in children's and young-adult literature. I've written many tim...

Dahl, Rowling, Blume And 7 More Authors Your Child Should Know

Cicily Janus | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Cicily Janus

I've taken it upon myself to pick out the books I believe to have the most universally sound parenting advice. The lessons learned in these books are powerful, making them worth a second read as an adult.

Beverly Cleary At 95: A Talk With Ramona Quimby's Creator

The Atlantic | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

In this month's Atlantic magazine, literary editor Benjamin Schwarz delves into the work of children's book author Beverly Cleary, whose books have so...

I'm With Meghan Cox Gurdon

Ru Freeman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

As the parent of three avid readers, I agree with Meghan Cox Gurdon's point that what is considered "banning" in the book trade is known in the parenting world as doing our job.

Why I Write for Children: A Response to Martin Amis

Charles London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles London

I am often asked why I write for children. What, people wonder, could have possessed me to bring myself down to the level of a ten year old?

Returning to Busytown: Remembering Richard Scarry

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Born in Boston in 1919, Scarry was a terrible student who loathed school. He was, however, a talented illustrator.

Erotic Grimm's Fairy Tale Book Pulled From Children's Shelves In China

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An X-rated collection of Grimm Brothers' classic fairy tales -- including one in which the heroine engages in sexual relations with both her father an...

'Boy In The Striped Pajamas' Author Talks New Book

The Guardian | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's hardly surprising that an author who made his name with a novel for children set during the Holocaust should expect a certain seriousness from li...

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Goes To Louise Rennison | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The prize was set up two years ago by the author Michael Rosen as part of his children's laureateship, and seeks to celebrate the books that make chil...

An Atheist Celebrates Rosh Hashanah

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have always been problems for me because their meaning is overwhelmingly religious.

A Wickedly Wonderful Children's Book: Three Ladies Beside the Sea

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sherman Yellen

Three cheers for The New York Review Children's Collection. They have been reissuing lost and neglected juvenile classics, wonders of children's literature that a new generation of children will be dazzled by.

The Spirit of Words: Building Children's Books

Rebecca Serle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Serle

what I'd like to talk about here is a discussion the panelists had on spirit verses word accuracy in children's books. Let me explain.

An Adult in a Child's World

Rebecca Serle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Serle

I once thought I had to give up children's books to be an adult, that I had to shelve them in order to become the writer I wanted to be. But it is in these books that we find the secret to writing.

Demanding Diversity In Publishing

Zetta Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Zetta Elliott

I don't think people of color will "breakthrough" in the publishing arena in significant numbers until publishers are held accountable for the discriminatory practices that marginalize diverse voices.

Bedtime Reading: Children's Stories To Inspire You In Your Sleep

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pam Allyn

Here are my top recommendations for bedtime reading for all ages in 2010. Our great authors, honoring the mysterious yet profound world of childhood, steer us toward peace, and the promise of hope.

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Must Go!

Jon Scieszka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jon Scieszka

This is my last month as the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. It has been an incredible run. One of my favorite moments took place in a California school shortly after I was appointed.