Were you a well-read child?
Were you a well-read child?
When you turn 11, you’ll get your Hogwarts acceptance letter. NOT.
The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived isn’t so different from your average fairytale except for the fact the knight marries the prince at the end. But it’s also been drawing criticism from some conservative communities.
On loving, and losing, your favorite childhood books.
Do you have a great idea for a children’s book? Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting that idea published.
Rick and Chloe were pen pals as kids. After they finally met in 2011, Rick decided Chloe was the only girl for him.
These teen novels were hits with ’80s and ’90s girls. And they’re still awesome.
Unsuspecting Filipino grandma reading Go The F**k To Sleep. She managed to read it till the end despite calling it ‘a very bad book’. Watch Video ›
Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937) was a prolific illustrator of early 20th century children’s books. She is best known for her Twins series, but some of her most beautiful illustrations appeared in now-obscure fairy tale collections. Here’s a sampling of her artwork that heretofore hasn’t been seen on the web.
Oh good. this isn’t disturbing at all. Good way for kids to learn. View List ›
Merlin Mann’s collection of ‘Scarry Pigs in Peril’ feature disturbing moments from children’s book author Richard Scarry’s oeuvre. As Mann puts it, “…no creature is more intrigued by the exploitation and consumption of his own species than the smiling and good-natured pig.” View Image ›
A recent poll suggests that archaic fairy tales have worn out their welcome, requiring adjustments to make them more palatable in today’s cultural climate. In other words, reclaim your pride, Seven Dwarves! Throw down that dishrag and join a roller derby team, Cinderella! THE TIME IS NOW!
A new children’s book asks the questions all kids want to know. The book’s plot summary reads, “Two yetis trek through the Arctic in an attempt to answer the burning question, ‘Do Narwhals Have Blowholes?’ Will they find the answer or will they be eaten by polar bears?” …Introducing my imaginary nephew for whom I need to buy this book. Read More ›
The beloved children’s writer and illustrator — of books like Where The Wild Things Are and Chicken Soup With Rice — recently turned 80, and is still as sad, angry, and misanthropic as ever. After undergoing triple-bypass surgery and losing his partner of 50 years, Sendak is a dark and depressing figure who has brilliantly managed to provide generations of adoring children with a legendary canon of fantasy subversively steeped in his own gloomy disposition. Read More ›
A hard truth goes down easier when it comes from a children’s book full of anthropomorphic animals. “Things They Don’t Tell You” reveals the unspoken truth about ugly people, self-importance, and how tall people only date each other. Everyone’s bound to find one page in here to pin to someone else’s cubicle wall. For example, “Love is like a grocery store apple: look all you want, but you’ll never find one without a huge dent in it.” Read More ›
Nick Douglas 6 years ago