Bookshots: 'Why I Don't Write Children's Literature' by Gary Soto

Bookshots: 'Why I Don't Write Children's Literature' by Gary Soto

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
A memoir-in-essays by multi-award-winning poet and former children's author Gary Soto.

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'The Giving Tree' by Shel Silverstein

Column by BH Shepherd February 25, 2015
All the ways your favorite childhood bedtime story taught you to be a terrible person.
Pharrell Turning Hit Song ‘Happy’ into Children’s Book

Pharrell Turning Hit Song ‘Happy’ into Children’s Book

News by Raine Winters February 18, 2015
Singer signs four book deal with Putnam Books for Young Readers.

The Lost Boys of YA: Are Young Men Reading Less?

Column by Leah Dearborn January 27, 2015
Research reports that guys read fewer books of any genre and boys of every age group have scored worse than girls on reading tests for the last three decades. Why?

10 Great Children's Books (The Insipid 'Goodnight, Moon' Isn't Among Them)

Column by Ed Sikov December 11, 2014
A collection of great children's literature chosen by a sentimental cynic.
Paddington Bear

Paddington Gone Wild: Movie Bear Blows G-Rating

News by Peter Derk November 18, 2014
The new Paddington movie is denied the equivalent of a G rating because it contains "dangerous behaviour, mild threat, mild sex references and mild bad language."
The Satanic Children's Big Book Of Activities

Go Cerberus, Go!: The Satanic Children's Big Book Of Activities

News by Peter Derk September 17, 2014
Go Cerberus, Go! Satanist group plans to hand out activity books for kids.
With Sparkup, You Won't Have to Read 'Green Eggs & Ham' Aloud For the Millionth

With Sparkup, You Won't Have to Read 'Green Eggs & Ham' Aloud For the Millionth Time

News by Peter Derk August 28, 2014
Sparkup is a new gadget that lets you record yourself reading a book aloud and then plays your voice back as pages are turned.
My Parents Open Carry

The Cat in the Hat and the Holster: New Pro-Gun Book For Kids

News by Peter Derk August 7, 2014
A new pro-open-carry picture book for kids hits the shelves.
Jack Black to Star as R.L. Stine in the Upcoming Goosebumps Movie

Jack Black to Star as R.L. Stine in the Upcoming Goosebumps Movie

News by Max Booth III July 21, 2014
It has not yet been confirmed who will play Slappy.
Reading Rainbow Is Back!

We Can Go Three Times As High: Reading Rainbow Is Growing!

News by Peter Derk May 30, 2014
LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow have more than doubled their Kickstarter fundraising goal, still have over a month left.

Faded Pages: Bridge to Terabithia

Column by Emma McMorran Clark May 30, 2014
Can an adult cross the rickety bridge into Terabithia? I did, and so should you.
How To Have A World Record Book Discussion

How To Have A World Record Book Discussion

News by Peter Derk
Author Miriam Laundry takes a shot at a Guinness record for largest book discussion.

Faded Pages: Where the Red Fern Grows

Column by Emma McMorran Clark April 28, 2014
Over 20 years ago I read a book that convinced me I needed a pair of hounds. Now that I'm older and presumably wiser, I picked it back up to see what else I could learn.
Gender-Specific Books

Debate Over Gender-Specific Books Gaining Steam

News by Peter Derk March 19, 2014
Let Books Be Books, a UK campaign attempting to stop publishers from putting out books marketed in gender-specific ways, has been gaining momentum this week.
New Children’s Story from Rocker Keith Richards

New Children’s Story from Rocker Keith Richards

News by Riki Cleveland
Keith Richards to release a new children's story.
10 Questions with "29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy" illustrator Lisa Brown

10 Questions with "29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy" Illustrator Lisa Brown

Interview by Taylor Houston
Seriously, what is going on inside the Swinster Pharmacy? Maybe 10 Questions with illustrator Lisa Brown can help us crack the code!

Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!

Column by Emma McMorran Clark
Everyone's talking about Dr Seuss' 110th birthday. For me, it's been a time to revisit the books that made me fall in love with words — and that love hasn't tarnished over the years.

Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark: A Case for Scaring the Crap Out of Your Kids

Column by John Jarzemsky October 22, 2013
Halloween is almost here, and so begins another round of pleas for letting your kids get a little scared this year.

Twisted And Wrong: 6 Children's Books Intended for Adults

Column by Stephanie Bonjack October 14, 2013
Not all children's books are created equal. Here are a few gems written just for you, grownup.
A Brain Is For Eating

New Kids' Book Written For Zombie Youngsters

News by Christopher Shultz
A funny, adorable guide for zombie children to find delicious brains. This is my kind of kids' book!
Bedtime Story

Most UK Parents Don't Read Bedtime Stories To Their Kids, Survey Asserts

News by Christopher Shultz September 13, 2013
Of the 2000 moms polled, only 64% engaged in the nightly practice. Despite a knee-jerk tendency to judge, this doesn't make them bad parents.
Rush Limbaugh Writes Kids Book

Rush Limbaugh Writes Time Travel History Book For Kids

News by Dean Fetzer September 6, 2013
The controversial conservative talk radio personality has written ‘Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans’.
Famke Janssen Targeted in Creepy Book Break-in

Famke Janssen Targeted in Creepy Book Break-in

News by Dean Fetzer August 16, 2013
The ‘Wolverine’ star returned to her apartment on Saturday to find someone had broken in and left her a creepy children’s book called ‘The Lonely Doll’.
California School Trades Books for Toy Guns

California School Trades Books for Toy Guns

News by Dean Fetzer June 11, 2013
During “Safety Day”, an elementary school in Hayward, California set up an exchange program offering books for toy guns to encourage kids to take firearms seriously.