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Family Greed Separates Charlotte from Wilbur (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

Scholars, librarians and the lovers of children's books were sad and disheartened to learn of the sale of Garth Williams' artwork for Charlotte's Web.

Wrap an App for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

You may think that the holidays are for teens, tweens and tykes, but this season adults can connect with them through a variety of book-related gifts that cross the generations.

PHOTOS: The Best And Worst Children's Books To Buy This Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From The Rainforest Action Network: For Black Friday and holiday shoppers, the Rainforest Action Network put together a guide to inform consumers on ...

Obama Picture Book Out Tomorrow

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

President Obama's picture book for kids, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Knopf, $17.99), pays tribute to 13 Americans whose traits he sees i...

The 9 Best Picture Books Of 2010

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What are the best illustrated children's books of 2010? The picture books with the best pictures and greatest design -- the books with the most stunni...

Turkeys: The Misunderstood Poultry of Kid Lit (Slide Show)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

Many adults have fond memories of the Roger Duvoisin's silly goose named Petunia (Random House, 1950) or those Boston Public Garden ducks made famous ...

WATCH: Experts From Top Universities Are 'All Wrong'?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The "Today" show investigated the popular "Your Baby Can Read!" kit, which claims to teach infants to read and has sold over a million units. The comp...

'Mad Men' For Kids

The New York Times | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Either this is hilarious, or we're already jonesing for new episodes of "Mad Men" or possibly both. The clever devils at thepoke.co.uk -- the satirica...

Teachers Meet Kit Lit Glitterati

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

A nursery school teacher from Riverdale and a high school special education teacher from Hudson, New York recently found themselves amid the glitz and glamour of a society event supporting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Book Blogging Kids

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Anyone who spends time with avid kid readers knows how much they like to talk about books. Wanting to give those in our middle school an audience bey...

Dr. Seuss Manuscript Surfaces

Booktryst | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I obtained this from one of Seuss' past employees who was a writers assistant. She was given the task of managing this book project. The first fe...

Children's Librarian Says Picture Books Still Thrive

Lisa Von Drasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Von Drasek

Picture books for older children give a window into history, cultures and communities other than our own with sophisticated artistic representation.

Young Critics Competition

The Guardian | Julia Eccleshare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Eight books covering everything from humorous ogres to the Holocaust made up the longlist for the 2010 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Together the...

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 ...