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Raffi Returns To Recording With A New Album For Kids

NPR's Tamara Keith picks up her banana phone to talk with beloved musician Raffi Cavoukian about his first children's album in 12 years, <i>Love Bug.</i><p>Transcript<p>TAMARA KEITH, HOST:<p>It might not seem that long ago, but the 1990s were really a simpler time - no Twitter or Facebook. Email was a novelty. And …

Sunday Sweets: Classic Kids' Books!

To quote an awesome grandfather, "When I was your age, television was called BOOKS."<p>I may not be <i>quite</i> that old, but there's still nothing more …

'Fascinated by Memory': Lois Lowry and Jeff Bridges Discuss 'The Giver'

At this year’s American Library Association annual conference in Las Vegas, librarians lined up to see two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry in …

Movie Alert: 'The Giver'

Long before Katniss Everdeen entered the arena, a dystopian story of a more subdued nature introduced readers to an orderly world without complexity, …

'The Giver' Gets a Nail Collection. Which Children's Book Should Be Next?

Twiggy reads before a fashion show. Photo: Getty Images<p>Last week, the ELLE news desk got word that the classic children's book, <i>The Giver</i>, will have its own nail line. Created by China Glaze, the lacquers coincide with the imminent film adaptation and include shades like Community (light brown), The …

Daniel Radcliffe won't return as Harry Potter, in spite of new JK Rowling story

Daniel Radcliffe remains unconvinced that he will ever take to the big screen again as Harry Potter, despite the publication of an online update about the grown-up boy wizard by author JK Rowling.<p>Rowling published the piece on 8 July via her Pottermore website to tie in with the current football …

President Snow's Panem Address #2 - "Unity" (4K)

In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero

"Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong."<p>The beloved tale of the little blue engine — who helps bring a broken-down train of toys to the good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain — has been chugging along for a very long time. But despite the locomotive's …

Children's Book Review: El Deafo by Cece Bell. Abrams/Amulet, $21.95 (248p) ISBN 978-1-4197-1020-9

El Deafo<p>Cece Bell. Abrams/Amulet, $21.95 (248p) ISBN 978-1-4197-1020-9<p>More By and About This Author<p>A bout of childhood meningitis left Bell (<i>Rabbit &</i> …

Children's Book Review: Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire. Candlewick, $17.99 (496p) ISBN 978-0-7636-7220-1

Egg and Spoon<p>Gregory Maguire. Candlewick, $17.99 (496p) ISBN 978-0-7636-7220-1<p>More By and About This Author<p>An imprisoned monk narrates this fabulist …

Children's Book Review: Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins. Greenwillow, $16.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-06-009275-7

Nuts to You<p>Lynne Rae Perkins. Greenwillow, $16.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-06-009275-7<p>More By and About This Author<p>Newberry Medalist Perkins (<i>Criss Cross</i>) …

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "The Giver"

BuzzFeed spoke with author Lois Lowry about her famous book turned movie. Here's a few things we learned about The Giver.<p><b>What inspired you to write The Giver in the first place?</b><p><b>Lois Lowry:</b> Well as it happened, my father was very old at that time and in a nursing home. I would go to visit him about …

Harry’s still Potter-ing around, but Hermione is my true hero

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>To keep kids from our borders, fix things farther south<p>Next Post »<p>Why America can’t disown the children at our border<p>3 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is …