2013 was the first full year after the death of the legendary Maurice Sendak. While it's impossible to replace an icon like Sendak, this year's offerings reminded us that children's literature is still rich with talented writers and illustrators to carry on the tradition of making great picture books.
Since Oz is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary next year, here's a fun peek at a few details that may have escaped the attention of even the most ardent Ozophiles.
I've lost count of how many times I've read Pride and Prejudice. I've even lost count of how many copies of it I've owned over the years
So, if you're feeling uneasy about seeing Catching Fire because "KIDS KILL KIDS," and you "don't care about another Twilight," reconsider. Reconsider a million times over.
Shortly after Better Nate Than Ever was released earlier this year, a pattern began to emerge: Librarians who had loved the book and invited me to visit their students were suddenly canceling those visits, backing out for fear of parental backlash.
Everyone needs to read a good children's book from time to time. They remind us of the basics -- stuff like telling the truth, being kind to others and the importance of friendship. They're not just about bunnies and birthday parties. Pay attention when you read these 12 Children's Books Everyone Will Love.
Literacy paves the way for endless opportunities. It is a skill most of us take for granted, despite how fundamental it is to our daily lives. Both educators and parents play a key role in helping children become successful readers. Here are some tips on how to help get your kids reading!
For me, there is no topic tougher to talk to kids about than death. We are told to use direct and simple language and to speak in a way to ensure that the message is clear... no ambiguity. While anyone faced with this situation should seek the advice of a grief counsellor, I also tend to turn to books written for children.
Anxiety and back to school jitters are normal and even healthy to a certain degree. How can we as parents ease our children through this transition? As a writer and book reviewer, it should come as no surprise that when I needed help easing my children into a new school year, I turned to books.
Larry was intellectual, literary, and one of the most brainy artists of his generation, but there was always the feeling in the art world that the more intellectual the artist, the less talented the painter.