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Picture Books Unpopular With Overzealous Parents

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Picture books are so unpopular these days at the Children's Book Shop in Brookline, Mass., that employees there are used to placing new copies on the ...

Tea Party Coloring Book Prompts Death Threats

myfoxla.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The publisher behind a coloring book for children that espouses the beliefs of the Tea Party says he has received death threats over its publication, ...

In Defense of Dead/Absent Parents in Children's Literature

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nathan Bransford

There has been some discussion in the book world lately about the prevalence of absent and/or dead parents in children's literature. In an interesting...

How Has 'Hunger Games' Author Suzanne Collins' Life Changed?

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — As she worked on the final book of her "Hunger Games" trilogy, Suzanne Collins discovered that her life had changed. "I started to g...

Jon Scieszka At The Brooklyn Book Festival: How Valuable Is 'Funny' For Kids?

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sammy Perlmutter

Of course, all three authors value humor in books for kids -- as do I -- but what interests me most is to veer away from asking "if" and instead ask "why" funny books are important for kids.

'Velveteen Rabbit' Gets Interactive

Wall Street Journal | By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Picture this: A child cozies up for a bedtime story, but with an electronic book that allows her to, say, tickle a character, record her own voice rea...

"I Used To Love The Rain" And Other New Fears Of Haitian Children

Edwidge Danticat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Edwidge Danticat

Last week, I had the honor of traveling to Port-au-Prince and reading to a group of these children "Eight Days," a picture book I wrote about the earthquake in Haiti.

Jamie Lee Curtis' New Children's Book

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That explains her career choices. She chooses to write children's books. (Her latest, My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story, is in stores.) She opts fo...

Jane Yolen Writes 300th Book (PHOTOS)

Jane Yolen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jane Yolen

The responses I have gotten from friends, family, and fans on the news of my 300th book runs the gamut from: "You have got to be kidding!" to "Anything good there?" to "You are a National Treasure/Goddess/Diva."

The Funniest Children's Books By Comedians (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Reading to kids is a great experience, but when it comes to children's books, the jokes often fall flat. Thankfully, many of our favorite comedians ha...

10 Of The Bloodiest Bedtime Stories Ever

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most modern versions would have you believe that a passing woodcutter heard the little girl's cries and slashed open the wolf with his axe to reveal t...

Kid's Book Author Helps Next Generation Recognize Ancient Artifacts: Books

WSJ | Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his latest title, "It's A Book," Lane turns his humor to a pervasive cultural issue among the younger generation today: explaining the merits of a ...

Top UK Children's Books For Christmas

TheBookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 12-strong list is produced jointly by the Booksellers Association and Book Marketing Limited, and is the first marketing campaign for the new Indi...

Which Bedtime Stories Do You Love?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

You know the routine: children become attached to certain books and want us to read them over and over again, often on the same night!

If Snooki Can Write A Children's Book...

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So there you have it, the perfect recipe for a children's book -- a bunch of animals acting strangely and a plot that doesn't make much sense. ...

Mo Willems, Dan Yaccarino, Dan Santat And 13 Other Illustrators Give 'Eyewitness Reports' Of A Fictional Event (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Eyewitness Reports" is a charity auction of 37 pieces of original art by some of the best children's book artists today. The auction proceeds will be...

Why It's Okay For Adults To Love YA Books Just As Much As Teens

nytimes.com | PAMELA PAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[B]ig type and short, plot-driven chapters aside, the erosion of age-­determined book categories, initiated by Harry Potter, has been hastened along ...

5 Arrested In Book Selling Scam

Lexington Herald-Leader | Josh Kegley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anthony T. Lackman, Jeremy L. Albertson, Tyler M. Smith, Henry S. Siegman and Justin C. Davidson are charged with theft by deception, engaging in orga...

Wimpy Kid: Jeff Kinney's 'The Ugly Truth' Due In Stores November 9

USA Today | Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The next book in the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be titled The Ugly Truth, but what's ugly or true won't be known until the book h...

Julianne Moore's Children's Book To Be Adapted To Musical

Sify Movies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Actress Julianne Moore's children's book series Freckleface Strawberry will be turned into a stage musical. ...

Poetry For Kids: It Doesn't Need To Be Sweet

Slate Magazine | Robert Pinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the most bodily of literary forms, poetry appeals to children. It also has a certain appeal for adults who read to children. For one thing, good wr...

'TimeRiders' Author Alex Scarrow Wants Books To Be 'Absolute Cocaine' For Kids

The Guardian | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If Puffin's marketing department had tried to invent the ideal author profile to appeal to the difficult early-teenage-boy demographic, they couldn't ...

The 70 Best Children's Books Of All Time, For Puffin's 70th Birthday

The Guardian | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Huckleberry Finn rubs shoulders with Artemis Fowl, Charlie and Lola with Fungus the Bogeyman, and Dick King Smith's Sheep-Pig with Gerald Durrell's Fa...

Children's Books That Can Still Make You Cry

The Guardian | Imogen Russell Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many books make me cry when I encounter them for the first time, although fewer these days than during my mascara-smeared teens. But it's rare that a ...

Barefoot Books: Story, Imagination and a 'Barefoot' Lifestyle

Rebecca Serle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Serle

Barefoot Books is a small children's book publisher focused on a holistic experience of reading.