Tag Archives: Children’s literature

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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Planting Seeds

The U.S. budget airline JetBlue, along with publisher Random House and author Mary Pope Osborne have been bringing books to children in U.S. cities that are considered book deserts or communities with difficult access to children’s books. The Soar With Reading project has installed … Continue reading

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Stump The Bookseller

Have you ever struggled to recall the title of a beloved book from your childhood ? Are friends, family, and even librarians stumped by your vague, random descriptions of plot and characters ? Well, Loganberry Books, a children’s books specialty … Continue reading

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What to take to a bookstore

Back in 2010, New Jersey author Jenny Milchman started the Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. Over the years, the project has grown from just 80 U.S. bookstores to more than 700 participating in the event worldwide. So on … Continue reading

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Lurk Late

With all of the hubbub and hullabaloo about the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art planning to open in Chicago, last week’s announcement finalizing the plans for the American Writers Museum got lost in the media fog. The good news … Continue reading

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Literary Atlas

New York City-based cartographer Andrew DeGraff creates extraordinarily detailed maps of literary classics. His just released book, Plotted: A Literary Atlas (Zest Books), features intricate maps that help readers better understand the complex plots of iconic books. The wonderful time-lapse … Continue reading

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Tree Book Tree

Buenos Aires-based publisher Pequeños Editor has created a fun and educational book that can be recycled into a tree. The Tree Book Tree children’s book is printed on acid-free paper with environmentally safe ink. The book’s pages are impregnated with … Continue reading

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Take a kid to a bookstore (please)

Tomorrow is the Fifth Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. More than 750 bookshops in all of the 50 U.S. States, plus bookstores in 7 Canadian Provinces, Germany, the UK and Australia, will be hosting special events to … Continue reading

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Born In The USA

Bruce Springsteen fans have long awaited a book from Jersey’s favorite son, but few expected that it would be a children’s book. The Boss has teamed with cartoonist/ illustrator/writer Frank Caruso to produce “Outlaw Pete”, which is based on the … Continue reading

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