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Make Time for Rhyme

Susan B. Katz | Posted 10.06.2016 | Books
Susan B. Katz

I grew up on a diet of books by the master rhymer, Dr. Seuss. I devoured Green Eggs and Ham, the Sneetches and that crazy cat on the loose. As a teacher for 20 years, I did lots of rug read alouds. Rhyme sure does please the little listener crowds.

Kate DiCamillo Is the New Ambassador of Young People's Literature

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Monica Edinger

DiCamillo burst on the children's book scene in 2000 with Because of Winn-Dixie, a lovely book about a community, a girl, and a dog that continues to resonate with its intended audience almost 15 years later.

The Oscars of Children's Literature

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Giving children's book awards even a smidgen of the attention the Oscars get sends a message that our children matter.

Did Snooki Bump Children's Book Award Winners From the Today Show?

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

On Monday, two of the most prestigious awards in children's literature were announced. Clare Vanderpool won the Newbery for Moon Over Manifest and Er...

Sid Fleischman Dead: Children's Book Author Of 'The Whipping Boy' Dies At 90

The New York Times | MARGALIT FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sid Fleischman, a Newbery Award-winning author who never set out to write for children but flung himself into the field on a dare, died at his home in...

Reading In Private, Or A Social Pursuit?

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

Reading might well have been among the last remaining private activities, but it is now a relentlessly social pursuit. Gaggles of readers get together...

Newbery, Caldecott Award Winners Announced

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With its complex structure, evocation of time travel and resonant 1970s New York setting, "When You Reach Me," a novel of mystery and friendship, won ...