Tag Archives: Children’s literature

Under the Martians

As a child, I was a big science fiction fan. I particularly enjoyed illustrated editions such as this great version from the short lived Looking Glass Library imprint. In 1960 artist Edward Gorey created the cover and pen and ink … Continue reading

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This is the month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and … Continue reading

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Children’s Literature Reimagined

Since we have a new crop of kids in our family, I’ve been spending more time in the children’s section of bookstores, but there aren’t many titles like these. This series of reimagined kid’s books come from the pen of … Continue reading

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What’s so funny about peace and understanding

The 1964 World’s Fair was a two-year event centered on peace, understanding, and apparently, pop-up books. Released in 1963, Peter and Wendy See the New York World’s Fair shows two children, Peter and Wendy, – no relation to Peter Pan or Wendy … Continue reading

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Take Your Child To A Bookstore

The ninth annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, a project developed to “instill a love of bookstores in children so that they will value and support this most precious of resources as they go on to enter and create … Continue reading

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Scale the Stacks

Another wonderful cartoon by Grant Snider for the NY Times.

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Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not on Oz anymore

We all know L.Frank Baum from the famous Oz series, but did you know that he wrote other children’s fantasy novels? In 1903 he published The Enchanted Island of Yew, with wonderful illustrations by Fanny Cory. Along with imaginative book illustrations, Cory … Continue reading

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Book Power

BOOK POWER by Gwendolyn Brooks BOOKS FEED AND CURE AND CHORTLE AND COLLIDE In all this willful world of thud and thump and thunder man’s relevance to books continues to declare. Books are meat and medicine and flame and flight … Continue reading

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Cultivating Readers

With an entirely new crop of babies arriving in our family this year, I have been focused again on the importance of starting early reading to children. Research has clearly shown that reading to and with children from birth and throughout childhood … Continue reading

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It’s World Read Aloud Day

Today is the annual World Read Aloud Day across the globe. As part of the ongoing campaign to encourage reading to children of all ages, the international nonprofit LitWorld has teamed-up with publisher Scholastic. Activities have been planned for classrooms and libraries to help … Continue reading

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