"The point is that this is a beautiful book about a child’s encounter with snow, and the wonder of it," Pope says. Peter was among the first non-caricatured African-Americans to be featured in a major children’s book. But Pope says Keats — who was white — wasn’t necessarily trying to make a statement about race when he created Peter.
The 2012 Amazing Audiobooks list, comprised of 32 fiction titles and one nonfiction, features recordings covering a wide range of interests for young adults from realistic fiction to fantasy and humor. The committee also selected a Top Ten list, denoted here by an asterisk.
This year we have another great crop of apps for young children to enjoy. Adaptations of popular classics and series such as Paddington Bear, Cinderella, Dear Zoo, Bizzy Bear, Elmer and Sir Charlie Stinky Socks are all brought to life on an iPad near you.
The book-app world may still be a brave new one, but the proliferation of titles for young readers is astonishing. We have sifted the best from the not-so-best of 2011 and present them here for you. For toddlers all the way up through teens (and beyond), there is something for everyone. You will find both electronic, interactive versions of traditional books you know and love and wholly original stories organic to tablet technology. Enjoy!
YALSA Academy is created by and for librarians and library staff workers, and our videos focus on practical teen services issues. Videos cover a wide variety of topics including social media, technology tools, programming, advocacy, collection development, customer service, professional development and others.
In a young adult romance novel released Tuesday, a character named J.J. must decide to pursue one of three love interests. She picks up the phone and calls … well, that depends. In books from startup ebook publisher Coliloquy, readers can make choices that affect the way the rest of the story …
"It’s our culture’s standard talking-to-little-girls icebreaker, isn’t it? And why not give them a sincere compliment to boost their self-esteem? Because they are so darling I just want to burst when I meet them, honestly.
As a service to you parents out there who may have children suffering from princess mania or who just simply can’t face down another royal Disney bedtime, here are six really impressive princess books that your kids will enjoy and that won’t make you curl your fists in post-feminist rage.
This is a two-year investigation that aims to gather, analyze and disseminate information about the current role of children’s literature in schools and in children’s lives in Europe, focusing on the 8-11 age group.
Each year, the Popular Paperbacks committee creates lists of books to encourage young adults to read for pleasure. The lists of popular or topical titles are widely available in paperback and represent a broad variety of accessible themes and genres.
Children in snow suits are a common sight during winter. But in 1962, Peter from “The Snowy Day” was something most children in the United States had never seen before: an African American character who was the hero of his own book.
“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”—Maurice Sendak (via nedhepburn)