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.
"The ABCs of Death" children's book

Children's Book Based on Gruesome Horror Anthology 'The ABCs of Death' Now Available!

News by Christopher Shultz
Kids and grown-ups alike will revel in every illustrated page of this macabre little book.
Children's publisher turns back on Amazon

Award-winning Children’s Publisher Leaves Amazon

News by Dean Fetzer
Is the worm turning? Barefoot Books has cut ties with the online giant on the grounds it “has turned its books into commodities and undermined its way of doing business”.
'The Little Prince' Turns 70

'The Little Prince' Turns 70

News by Dean Fetzer April 8, 2013
First published in the U.S. in 1943, the children's book by famous french aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry celebrates its birthday with a special edition.
Jim Carrey to Self-Publish Children’s Book

‘Ace Ventura’ Star To Write and Self-Publish Kid’s Book

News by Dean Fetzer March 26, 2013
Jim Carrey, the actor known for roles as diverse as ‘The Mask’, ‘Bruce Almighty’ and ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ is set to self-publish a "metaphysical children’s book”.
Drag Queen Reads Dr Seuss’s 'Green Eggs And Ham' To Kids

Drag Queen Gets to Read Dr Seuss’s 'Green Eggs And Ham' To Kids After All

News by Dean Fetzer March 6, 2013
After being invited then disinvited to read to children at a New Jersey after-school program, Martha Graham Cracker got to celebrate Dr Seuss’s birthday in Philadelpia - reading to children!
Storybird ‘Reverse-Engineering’ Picture Books

Storybird ‘Reverse-Engineering’ Picture Books for Social Storytelling

News by Dean Fetzer
Toronto-based storytelling site Storybird launched in 2010 and now has over two million members.

5 Childhood Books Still on my Shelf

Column by Cath Murphy January 24, 2013
Some books do more than entertain you, they shape you. Here are the books I will never give away because they helped to make me what I am.
"The Cats of Copenhagen" by James Joyce

Lost James Joyce Children’s Book Gets Published, Controversy Ensues

News by Christopher Shultz November 6, 2012
The celebrated Irish author finds new life in an illustrated fable for kids.

10 Children's Books That Are (still) Frightening To Adults

Column by Meredith Borders August 15, 2012
Kids can handle being scared. Adults, on the other hand? Here are ten books that kids eat up that could creep out the most stoic adult.
Neil Gaiman Chu's Day

Neil Gaiman Signs Five-Book Deal With HarperCollins Children's Books

News by Kimberly Turner July 11, 2012
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman's next five books have been announced. Two involve pandas. Who doesn't love pandas?
Academics Debate Poop Censorship In Kids' Lit

Eff That Shit: Academics Debate Poop Censorship In Kids' Lit

News by Dave Reuss May 29, 2012
Thousands meet in Canada to discuss the potential banning of scatological humor in kids' books.
Vegan is Love

The Children's Book That Has Parents' Panties In A Bunch: 'Vegan Is Love'

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 20, 2012
Parents are criticizing 29-year-old author Ruby Roth for her new children's book, 'Vegan Is Love,' because, they say, its depiction of the meat industry is too graphic for kids.
Booksales up for 2012

Shockingly Rosy Reports Show an Increase in Actual Booksales, in Actual Bookstores

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 28, 2012
eBooks? Please. According to new market reports, people are still buying actual books--and kind of a lot of them. Who said publishing was dead?
Jan Berenstain dies at 88

Jan Berenstain, co-creator of Beloved Berenstain Bears books, Dies at 88

News by John Jarzemsky February 28, 2012
Jan Berenstain, the co-creator and illustrator of the Berenstain Bears children's book series, has passed away at 88 years of age.
Stephen Colbert's children's book

Indoctrinate Your Tots Early With Stephen Colbert's Children's Book

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Aesop? Please. Clearly the only person who should be teaching your children is Stephen Colbert. And, at long last, someone is letting him.
Books With Happy Meals

How About A Side of Literature With That Happy Meal?

News by Brandon Tietz January 11, 2012
McDonald's to give out nine million Michael Morpurgo books with Happy Meals? Finally, we can correlate literacy with cholesterol.