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EXCERPT: Dave Eggers's Joke Confession

Posted 02.12.2013 | Books

Herman Mildew was a cantankerous, unpleasant book editor who built up enemies throughout publishing. He was gluttonous, odious, insufferable and entir...

Will There Be Another Knuffle Scuffle at the Children's Choice Book Awards?

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

One would think that a Taylor Swift - Kanye West drama would never occur at a celebration of children's authors and illustrators. However, last year there was what some people call the Knuffle Scuffle.

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.

The Meta of Children's Fiction

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

I've long been a fan of metafiction --- those weird and witty books that make us aware of the artifice of story-creation. The best tickle my funny bon...

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 ...