Nicole Irvin

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Crowdsourcing Spiffy New Book Covers For 50 Literary Masterpieces

Recovering the Classics, a joint initiative that includes the Harvard Bookstore, will print public domain books with well-designed jackets for $15.<p>Seventy years after a writer dies, their work falls into the public domain. That may sound sad, but from here it can be freely distributed to the …

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2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature (redirect)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain: The Savage Noble

<b>Nothing conjures up summer quite like a bully, sure-’nough treasure:</b><p>A kite, a dead rat and a string to swing it with, twelve marbles, part of a jew’s …

Frog and Toad « Book-A-Day Almanac

A FEW OTHER EVENTS FOR<br>JUNE 20:<p>Happy birthday Vikram Seth (<i>Arion and the Dolphin</i>).<br>• In 1837, Victoria becomes Queen of England. Read <i>Queen Victoria</i> by …

The Wildest Children’s Books of 2013 — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

I tend to think we are in the midst of a great period of creativity in children’s books. In many ways, there seems to be a loosening of the tie, with …

Amazon Book Review

You might have noticed our new address: amazonbookreview.com. When we launched this modest blog with an immodest name in 2007, "omnivoracious" …

How to Make a Cardboard Cat Playhouse

• Door and window templates (pdf format)<br>• 3 same-size sturdy cardboard boxes (we used 12-by-14-by-18-inch boxes from UPS; use larger boxes for a large cat)<br>• Pencil<br>• Bone folder<br>• Ruler<br>• Retractable razor blade or utility knife<br>• Self-healing mat*<br>• Hot-glue gun<p>*available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels and …

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DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Mousepad

I know what you’re thinking. And no, I’m never going to stop with the gold leaf DIYs. It’s the best thing in the world, so just get on board you …

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<i>Wooden you like to learn something new? In this week’s How-Tuesday post, Australian designer Beci Orpin shares a tutorial from her bright colorful new book,</i> Find & Keep: 26 Projects to Spark the Imagination. <i>Read on for her creative tips on making painted wooden blocks full of personality to use as</i> …

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Remember looking through a kaleidoscope as a kid? It was like being a pirate on a treasure hunt, but instead of discovering unexplored land we were glancing into a world of brilliant beauty.<p>Most of the supplies needed for this great project can be found in your home — some of them are even …

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When you’re on the hunt for a quick & easy paper craft for the kids to tackle, it doesn’t get much better than Mr Printables. The freshly redesigned …

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<i>Have your eye on a fashion trend you’d like to make your own? Fashion columnist and blogger Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY Style has your back. Her new book encourages you to find fashion you love and make it yourself. With this DIY spirit, we’ll learn how to create wrapped hemp hoop earrings in</i> …

Flipped Classrooms, Librarians as “Defenders of Wisdom,” and the Hottest Tech Tools | ISTE 2013

Gwyneth Jones, Shannon Miller, and Michelle Luhtala at the SIGMS Forum, ISTE 2013.<p><i>By Tiffany Whitehead</i><p>The ISTE (International Society for Technology …

June 2013 Carnival of Children's Literature

June is the end of spring and the start of summer so what better time to talk about books?! Here's a roundup of book talk on Kidlitosphere blogs that …

7 (More) Obscure Children’s Books by Famous “Adult” Lit Authors

After the first installment of 7 little-known children’s books by famous authors of “grown-up” literature, on the trails of some favorite children’s books with timeless philosophy for grown-ups, here come seven more, based on reader suggestions and belated findings from the rabbit hole of research …

Children’s literature as serious business

ACCORDING to C.S. Lewis, renowned Chronicles of Narnia author, someday we will all start reading fairy tales again.<p>That time may have come as the …

9 Kids' Books With Powerfully Useful Life-Lessons

On June 10, 2013, Maurice Sendak would have been 85. Maurice Sendak was the author of the beloved children's book, <i>Where The Wild Things Are</i>, in which a boy named Max makes mischief "of one kind or another" before announcing to his mom his intention of<p>"eating her up." Mom promptly sends Max to bed …

A Thousand Acre Wood

As I began researching for a book list on "The Best New Series" (coming later this week), I was reminded of this article that I wrote about the …

From Children's Literature to Readers Theatre

Why Do Kids' Books Matter? Here, Look

A New York Public Library exhibit tackles the historical, social, and artistic importance of reading materials meant for children over the centuries.<p>The New York Public Library<p>A good children's book is a young person's earliest exposure to art and design, a conduit for parental bonding, a means to …