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What are the best illustrated non-fiction books for children?

From polar bears of the frozen north to a Roald Dahl treasure trove, the Book Doctor has beautiful suggestions for non-fiction books with long lasting appeal<p>We want to build up the stock of attractive, illustrated books which also contain a lot of information as part of our book collection as the …

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The best stocking filler books for children this Christmas

Can you recommend books to put in an under eight-year-old child’s stocking, that might even be entertaining at 5am when we want to still be asleep?<p>If you have a family policy that only one present can be opened before the parents are awake then a book at the top can be a very useful way of buying a …

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Roald Dahl's greatest philosophical quotes ever

Not only did legendary writer Roald Dahl create unforgettable characters, he also put words of wisdom into their mouths! Discover our favourites here and tell us your favourites on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks or by email childrens.books@theguardian.com<p>Everything we ever needed to know about how to …

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Disney Releases Trailer for Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'

Disney converts another untapped children’s book into a Hollywood live action film.<p>Following trailers released for the upcoming <i>The Jungle Book</i>, Disney continues to capitalize on childhood franchises with Roald Dahl’s <i>The BFG</i>. In this new trailer released for the live action film, the protagonist, …

Dr. Seuss' Raunchy, Forgotten WWII Cartoons Are Coming to TV

They were boozy, they were sex-laden, they taught soldiers a thing or two about life.<p>It was 1943, the thick of World War II, and the U.S. Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit needed to lift spirits and shed light on military behavior. So they turned to professionals: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i> …

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When Disney and Dr. Seuss Made Racist Cartoons...

Were cartoons like 'Cannibal Capers' and 'Trader Mickey' a reflection of society, or a seemingly harmless way to spread hate?<p><i>Cannibal Capers</i><p>Art often imitates life—and animation is no exception. While today's Disney films like <i>Frozen</i> and <i>Big Hero 6</i> seem harmless enough, the company's history is …

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Best Business Book Ever? Why, Dr. Seuss's 'Yertle the Turtle,' of Course

Retailers could learn some valuable lessons from Yertle's overreaching..<p>I don't read a lot of business books. If you've read one "revolutionary approach," you've read enough. I like to tell people the most important business-related treatise I know is the 1958 classic <i>Yertle the Turtle</i> by Dr. Seuss. …

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Review: Why Dr. Seuss’s What Pet Should I Get? is the most important work of cultural criticism this year

To those cynics who suggest that the publication of a dead (or dying) author's bottom-drawer material is often nothing more than an unrepentant cash grab, I offer the following. Discovered shortly after Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) passed away in 1991, <i>What Pet Should I Get?</i> was likely written …

The Lorax Brings Dr. Seuss’s Colorful World to the Old Vic

<i>Matthew Warchus ushers in a new era at London’s Old Vic with the first stage production of Dr. Seuss’s</i> The Lorax.<p>The hero of Dr. Seuss’s <i>If I Ran the Zoo</i> is a lad by the name of Gerald McGrew, and the hero of his <i>If I Ran the Circus</i> is one Morris McGurk. If Seuss were around to write <i>If I Ran the Old</i> …

Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked to distinguish real …

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