Children's Books

Parents outraged by transgender reveal in kindergarten class

ROCKLIN, Calif. — The Rocklin Academy school board is facing tough questions from parents concerned over a controversial incident involving …

Education

40+ of Your Recommended Audiobooks for Kids

This giveaway is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.<p>Help your children keep up with their reading by listening to audiobooks. Visit …

Books

Swag For Kids

My department has been stepping up our outreach efforts in a big way. We’ve been at street festivals, back to school events, church fairs, community …

Kids

Your Best Life Hacks From Fiction

We asked you for the best life hacks you’ve learned from fiction, and you gave us a literally fantastic set of tricks, ranging from tiny tips like …

Lifestyle

The Illustrators behind Your Favorite Children’s Books

As I child, I dreamed of running with the <i>Wild Things</i>. I wanted to explore the planets with the <i>Little Prince</i>, and stand out from the crowd like …

Books

Human Book Characters May Be Better Than Animals for Teaching Moral Lessons

« Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Dies as Special Session Ends | Main<p>| No comments<p>When using books to teach morality tales, it may be best if the characters …

Teaching

Monday links

Updated links and resources for the eclipse.<p>Latitude/longitude digits explainer: The 5th decimal place is worth up to 1.1 meters: it distinguishes …

Genghis Khan

Books reinforce that language matters

The community of Binjari in the Northern Territory is sharing Kriol with the next generation as part of a Roper Gulf Regional Council Community …

Indigenous Australians

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I've learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

Sweet, Generous 'Wild Things' Is A Playful Survey Of Kid Lit

<i>Wild Things</i>, Bruce Handy's new book about "the joy of reading children's literature as an adult," recounts a famous Maurice Sendak anecdote: After sending a young fan a drawing, Sendak got a letter back from his mother saying that the child had loved it so much that he ate it. "He didn't preserve …

Books

How to choose picture books that will empower, not damage, a child

For centuries, most children’s books reinforced messages that children are unimportant, incompetent and powerless. Children need to shape up and …

Parenting

'We don't make princesses in those colours': words I didn't expect to hear in 2017

At a children’s birthday party, Nicola Yoon was taken aback when the balloon artist told her that the faces on the princess balloon figures only came in peach<p>During the first couple of years or so of my young girl’s life, I worried primarily about keeping her alive. During infancy, everything was a …

'Lego emergency': Italian cancer hospital flooded with toys

A pediatric cancer association made a plea to the world to help children "pass the time and allow the spirit to travel." Days later, hundreds of …

News

On the Eve of Beijing International Book Fair: 'Exponential Growth'

Covering 92,700 square meters, China’s premiere trade sees rights’ importance rising, new foreign engagement, and publishing ‘going digital in a big …

Publishing

Toscanini in His Time—and other books to read

Advertisement<p>Arturo Toscanini was among the most gifted conductors of his age. He was also a true hero of democracy.<p>Arturo Toscanini was among the most gifted conductors of his age. He was also a true hero of democracy.<p>Read more<p>Was she by nature a timid <i>hausfrau</i> or a cocksure cultural arbiter?<p>Was …

Books

In Wild Things, Bruce Handy Revisits Your Favorite Children’s Books

<i>Vanity Fair</i> contributing editor Bruce Handy’s new book, <i>Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature As an Adult</i>, arrives at an ironic time in his life. It was published this month, just as he and his wife, fellow author Helen Schulman, become empty nesters. It’s a fascinating look into the …

Culture

How to choose award-winning children's books - Margaret Robson Kett - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2034637/how-to-choose-award-winning-childrens-books?sf106193218=1

Have you ever decided to read a book because it has a medal on the cover? Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. Margaret Kett explains …

Publishing

Is the ‘Cat in the Hat’ racist? Yes, and other kids books are too, says professor.

A half-century after the civil rights movement, the share of school children in this country who are not white has grown to half of all kids …

Racism

Tackling racism in classic books with Grace Lin.

Last week, fellow ShelfTalker Leslie Hawkins wrote a compelling piece on talking to kids about racism directly so that they can see it and name it …

Books

Have the time of your life with 60 minutes of schlocky movie love songs

The video game to play<p>“<i>Sonic Mania</i> isn’t your typical nostalgia trip. Yes, it borrows the look, feel, music, and even specific levels from Sonic The Hedgehog’s Genesis-era glory days, but there’s more to it than the cynical recycling of fondly remembered bits. <i>Mania</i>’s development team—an assemblage …

Logan Lucky

14 classic books from your childhood to read to your little ones

Whenever I open Possum Magic and start reading it to my boys, I get the warm and fuzzies. I can still remember my own mother cuddling me and using …

Books

How YA Twitter Is Trying To Dismantle White Supremacy, One Book At A Time

Last week, just days before white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, heated conversations about racism were already playing out on Twitter, …

Racism

Rediscovering Kids' Books

Midway through life’s journey, many of us find ourselves returning to a realm that we had left ages ago and may not have thought about much since. That country is the land of children’s literature, a place as vivid, varied and tumultuous as any that ever existed on a real map. When we’re young, if …

Opinion

Palmer Trinity senior collects thousands of books to give to Miami-Dade children | Miami Herald

Waste of any kind bothers Palmer Trinity School senior Shaunak Mishra. Four years ago when he saw classmates cleaning out their lockers at the end of …

University of Miami

'Wild Things' is a delicious dive into the world of children's lit

Bruce Handy’s brief but deeply satisfying survey of children’s literature marries curiosity, humor, and downright excitement.<p>August 17, 2017 …

Books

It is intellectual constructs, not hammers, that allow us to be our best.

Even old-school nature documentaries struggled with identifying what set human beings apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. The narrator would …

A Personal, Breezy Tour of Classic Children’s Books

<b>WILD THINGS</b><b><br>The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult</b><br>By Bruce Handy<br>307 pages. Simon & Schuster. $26.<p>Almost any mother or father will tell you that one of the great pleasures of parenthood is rediscovering the thrill of kids’ books. Many are delightful as straightforward works of art, …

Books

Books of Wonder expanding at 217 West 84th Street in the Upper West Side

The New York bookstore that inspired the 1998 Meg Ryan movie You’ve Got Mail is expanding.<i></i> Photo via Glenwood ManagementHarris Bulow, senior …

Manhattan

Q&A: Lena Dunham’s Lenny Imprint

Kevin LarimerIn 2015, Lena Dunham, along with her producing partner, Jenni Konner, created an online newsletter that would provide “a platform for …

Publishing

Reviewers & Critics: Kevin Nguyen of GQ

Michael Taeckensh1702086_300x400.jpg Kevin Nguyen is the digital deputy editor of <i>GQ</i>, where he writes about books, music, and popular media. He grew …

Publishing