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Surprising Jolts of Children’s Literature: Happy 4th of July!

VelveteenDaughter

In case you’re confused, there is actually no direct connection between today’s post and Independence Day. I just felt somewhat bad about appropriating the holiday without acknowledging its existence and so here we are. Happy 4th! And now, some random adult books with tangential connections to books for kids. The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis […]

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature: You Had Me at “Hellenic Mystery-Cult”

Hiddensee

It’s that time again.  The adult world constantly infringes upon or draws from the rich roster of children’s books we have out there.  Here’s the latest crop of titles you might not have heard about otherwise:   Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller At first this looks pretty standard.  An adult novel about Laura […]

The Mystery of the Missing Tink and the Girl Who Would Be President

PeterPanEmporia

Part of what I like about this blog so much is its ability to crowdsource information.  Take my updated version of The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States.  The post got a nice response and an even nicer series of statues I’d never even heard of.  A new How […]

Video Sunday: “I’m a Reno Sweeney bunny!”

Rufio

There was a time when I worked in the main branch of NYPL with the big old stone lions out front.  No longer.  These days I work at BookOps, a dual entity that encompasses both NYPL and Brooklyn Public  Library.  And in my workplace there is a great and grand and massively impressive sorting machine.  […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #86: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

PeterPan1

#86 Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (1911) 23 points When I finally read the actual Barrie book as an adult, I was mad — truly upset — that I had ever been exposed to another version prior. The book is brilliant – I was in love. – Aaron Zenz Ah! It makes the list!  It […]

Children’s Literary Salon: Peter and Peter from Page to Stage

peter&starcatcher

The Children’s Literary Salon at the Children’s Center at 42 nd Street is pleased to announce our event on Saturday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. Please note the date!!!  We’re having two in one month, which is just nutty, but this is just too cool to pass up. From Page to Stage: Two Peter Pans […]