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Richard Scarry’s ‘Best Word Book Ever’ turns 50

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“Find the pollywog,” my dad used to always say. For several years, my father and I flipped through Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever almost every night and my job was always to find the pollywog. I loved closely examining the detailed drawings… [Read More]

Readers’ picks: multicultural children’s books

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We asked for your help to put together a list of children’s books where the characters are kids and families of different races, colors and backgrounds. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many of those books today, but there are some well-read readers… [Read More]
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Despite changing demographics, children’s books remain white

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Nearly a quarter of all U.S. schoolchildren are Latino. In California, where I live, that number is even higher with Latinos now making up the majority in the state’s public schools. You’d think that library bookshelves would be chockfull of books … [Read More]
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Hats off to America’s great children’s author: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday is March 2. If the beloved children’s book author, best known as Dr. Seuss, were alive today what might you give him? You couldn’t go wrong with a hat. Dr. Seuss was a great lover of hats and he often included them… [Read More]

New edition of 9/11 coloring book includes terrorist trading cards

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Forget baseball cards. A 9/11 coloring book now comes with a complete set of terrorist trading cards. Would you want your teen trading Osama bin Laden for Yahya al-Libi? A St. Louis-based publisher released an updated version of its controversial 9/11 … [Read More]

‘Don’t Let the Republican Drive the Bus!’ spoofs popular children’s book

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Just as the Republican primaries were heating up, Erich Origen of Oakland, Calif., was talking politics with a friend, as he likes to do, when he found himself saying, “Don’t let the Republican drive the bus!” Things immediately clicked: He’… [Read More]

Wildy popular Tumblr blog matches bikinis with book covers

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After visiting the new Tumblr blog Matchbook.nu, you’ll think twice before tossing a book in your beach bag. The simple yet brilliant site pairs swimsuits with their book cover equivalent—and might inspire you to look on your shelf for a book t… [Read More]

What do moms really want for Mother’s Day? An erotic novel

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Breakfast in bed, a pedicure at a spa, a bouquet of roses. Don’t even bother. What mom really wants this Mother’s Day is an copy of the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey and then time alone to read it, according to a hilarious clip on Saturday… [Read More]

The best children’s books ever

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Charlotte’s Web or Goodnight Moon? Which one is the greatest children’s book of all time? A team of literacy experts, mom bloggers and book editors agonized over this question when creating a list of the 100 great books for kids, released t… [Read More]