Jill McMahon

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My Favorite Children's Books

Picture a chubby eight-year-old girl tucked up reading in the corner of a sturdy, comfortable sofa in a living room in Southport Connecticut in the later 40s and early 50s. That would be me. Reading was my hobby, my sport and my activity of choice. It was the prime pleasure of my days, an unfailing …

Paperless public libraries switch to digital

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/education/980000/980217_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524738832_d275c2168c96fa28b0f368e4200fd094<p><b>The phrase "bookless libraries" arrives with a dull, oxymoronic thud, enough to get the blood of any bibliophile boiling.</b><p>It's the sort of thud made …

11 Scrumdiddlyumptious Roald Dahl Facts

A world without Roald Dahl would be a world without Oompa Loompas, Snozzcumbers, or Muggle-Wumps. And who would ever want to live in a world like …

Book News: 'Goodnight Moon' Author's Lullabies See The Light After 60 Years

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>A collection of lullaby poems from Margaret Wise Brown, the author of <i>Goodnight Moon</i> who died in 1952<i>,</i> is being published on Tuesday by Sterling Children's Books. The works were discovered in a trunk in her sister's …

The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Write a title to your blog post like that you are just SETTING YOURSELF UP for trouble. But I like trouble. I eat it for breakfast. Or, at the very …

Children’s fantasy literature: why escaping reality is good for kids

Fantasy is a genre of literature that tends to polarise people. The oft-repeated logic is that “serious” readers prefer realism while fantasy caters …

Children’s Literature and the Spirited Element

Admirers of C.S. Lewis’s <i>The Abolition of Man</i> (of which I am one–it is, for me, Lewis’s most compelling work of non-fiction), will remember that the …

Math in Children's Literature - Don't Miss this Gigantic List!

Looking for some resources to help kids learn about math? Recently updated, the gigantic Math in Children's Literature page will help you find books …

Outskirts Press capitalizes on the self-publishing trend with iPad edition eBooks

The Denver-based book publishing company Outskirts Press has announced a new eBook publishing solution for self-publishers that want to offer books …

Buying an Ebook reader: 5 things to remember

With the digital age comes information overload leading to reduced attention spans. This trend especially resonates with reading, whether it’s done …

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