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10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

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15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

Marvel superheroes in film - in pictures

With the upcoming releases of Thor 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America 2 there's never been a better time to be a superhero in Hollywood. Here is a history of Marvel at the movies

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe

<b>Serves 12</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 1 3/4 cups sugar<br>• 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest<br>• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tsp. …

2013’s 10 Best Works of Fiction So Far

It may be hard to believe, but we’ve already made it halfway through 2013. And what a year for fiction it’s been! The first half of this year has …

A Mighty Girl Pick of the Day: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” - Graphic Novel Adaptation. In Eric Shanower’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, we join Dorothy, Toto, and their friends, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow as they go on a harrowing adventure along the yellow brick road. With stunning and colorful illustrations by Skottie Young, this graphic novel is a wonderful way to introduce the story of Dorothy and her friends, or a great way for those who already love the story to revisit it all over again! Recommended for ages 9 and up. To learn more about this adaptation of “Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” visit http://www.amightygirl.com/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz For many Wizard of Oz-related books, toys, shirts, and costumes, visit our “Dorothy Character Collection” at http://www.amightygirl.com/character-collection/book-characters/dorothy-wizard-of-oz To visit A Mighty Girl’s special collection of nearly 100 girl-empowering graphic novels, visit http://www.amightygirl.com/books/fiction/graphic-novels

Disney TV Is Poisoning Your Daughters

Sitcoms may be predicated on a constant stream of one-liners, but Disney and Teen Nick take that formula to the next level, offering nothing but …

Leigh Bardugo's top 10 childhood reads

Some of these books are classics that I've talked about before and that you'll find on plenty of school and library reading lists. But a few of the …

Decline and fall: how American society unravelled

In or around 1978, America's character changed. For almost half a century, the United States had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class …

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of June 13, 2013 : NPR

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May 2013

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell – review

Despite the absence of jazz in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of <i>The Great Gatsby</i>, its release is bound to be accompanied by a rash of books about the jazz …

11 Most Kickass Literary Heroines

In 1558, Elizabeth Tudor claimed the throne in England and didn't let go for the next 45 years. She paved the way for the Renaissance to flourish, executed her cousin Mary who was desperate for power, defeated the fearsome Spanish Armada, and established Protestantism as the main religion. She …

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Food For Thought In Shriver's 'Big Brother'

Lionel Shriver tackles a whopper of an issue in her new novel, <i>Big Brother</i>: obesity and the emotional connection between weight, consumption, guilt and control. She comes at this huge subject through a sister torn between saving her morbidly obese older brother, who has "buried himself in himself," …

Twenty-first-century suffragettes: what would you fight for now?

Camila Batmanghelidjh<i><br>Founder of Kids Company</i><p>Kidnap David Cameron and Michael Gove and take them to a crack den, to see the baby crawling among the …

Bring Up the Bodies

• <b>Author:</b> Hilary Mantel<p>The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky.<p>Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012.<p>Continuing what began in the Man Booker Prize-winning WOLF HALL, we …

Abuse of women and children – even nice guys are guilty of looking away

Andrew Norfolk of the <i>Times</i> picks up the Orwell Prize for his brilliant reporting of the Rochdale grooming case, and all journalists can be proud of …

This House is Haunted, by John Boyne – review

It is 1867, London, and Charles Dickens is giving a reading near the house of 21-year-old Eliza Caine and her ailing father. As Dickens reads a ghost …