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3 Life Lessons From Shadra Strickland, Children's Book Illustrator

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Shadra Strickland, celebrated children's book illustrator, for our Zoobean Experts on Air series. Ms. Strickland recently released Please, Louise in collaboration with Toni and Slade Morrison.

Jewish Twins Make Sukkot Fun in KidLit Novel

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Dori, a Jewish educator, began writing these books because she too was looking for modern Jewish books for her own children as well as for the students she was teaching. The options become very sparse for middle school age children who were used to more challenging books like the Harry Potter series.

New Chapter Books for Their Summer Reading List

Jordan B. Nielsen | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jordan B. Nielsen

Check out this list for some fresher titles that are as absorbing and fun as they are smart and substantial, sure to make both kids and their teachers (and thereby, you!) happy.

Celebrate Jackie Robinson With a Book

Rocco Staino | Posted 06.03.2013 | Books
Rocco Staino

What better way to celebrate the opening of major league baseball's 2013 season, the release of bioepic film 42 and Jackie Robinson Day than reading a book with a kid.

Hungry for More: The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence

Tim King | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Tim King

By focusing on action at the expense of introspection, The Hunger Games misses an opportunity to teach a real lesson about cyclical violence, the role we all play in perpetuating it, and our responsibility to make the right decisions.

5 Reasons To Read A Game of Thrones

Delia Lloyd | Posted 05.07.2012 | Books
Delia Lloyd

Let me say up front that I'm soooo not your typical fantasy fiction reader. But I'm loving A Game of Thrones and here's why -- if you haven't already tried it -- you should also give it a go.

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?

'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...

Failing Bookstore Bought By Two Best Friends

Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After years of buying books at Narnia Children's Books in Richmond's Museum District, best friends Jill Stefanovich and Jenesse Evertson have bought t...

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.

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."

If Your Kid Loves Dogs, You'll Want These Books

The Childrens Book Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This list of books for dog lovers is one that I've been compiling for a while, waiting for an opportune moment--the right doggone moment--to let it of...

Censorship?

stltoday.com | By JANE HENDERSON Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some commenters have said that because Hopkins' books are available in the libraries, this is not censorship, but a matter of judgment. That festival ...

Why Do Americans Write Such Great Coming-Of-Age Novels?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is this merely coincidence, or is there something else at work here? Do American writers absorb Bildungsroman aptitude alongside fluoridated water and...