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Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature: Now Extra Jolty!

Today we consider the books written for adults that have some sort of link, however tangential, to children’s literature.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

Today we look at a wide variety of adult titles with tangential connections to children’s books.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

“Chunky pigeon milk”, drunk mermaids, secret gardens and more abound in today’s Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

Once again I plow through loads of dull adult books just so that I can pluck the few with children’s literature connections out of the morass and hand them over.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

Today I return to an old series where we look at titles written for adults that have some connection to the wide and wonderful world of books for kids. There are some true beauties on the roster today, so let’s dive in!

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

Periodically I will notice, note, and eventually post about books for adults that have some tangential (or even overt) relationship to children’s literature. Today’s the day!

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

Let’s have a round of Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature! You know the rules. If I run across a piece of literature or entertainment meant for adults but involving children’s books in some way, I shall mention it here. Eh voila! Consider the following.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

As you may know, my day job is as a librarian but not, as it happens, a librarian of children’s literature specifically. A lot of days I spend my time sorting through all the new releases for adults (horrors!). But since my heart is firmly ensconced in the world of books for kids, I always note when a book has some connection to literature for the young. Today, I’d like to introduce you to six 2019 titles that may be worth noting.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

You know the drill. In my day job as a Collection Development Manager I spend my time looking at, and subsequently purchasing, books for adults. As a result, I come across books that have distinct children’s literature connections, but in unexpected ways. Today we’ll consider three books with odd ties to the field I know […]

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature: Seusses and Ludwigs and Baums (oh my!)

Now that we’re done with the award announcement delights of the 2018 season, I’d say it was high time to start thinking about something completely different. And what could be more different than cases where adult books mention children’s books and children’s book creators in some way? In my travels I ran across the following books. Keep your eyes peeled for them in the coming months!

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature: You’re Covered in Bees!

By night I blog as a children’s literature groupie, but by day I am mild mannered Betsy Bird, Collection Development Manager of Evanston Public Library, responsible for purchasing all the latest books for adults. Odd, no? But while you might be able to take the girl off of the blog you can never truly take […]

Surprising Jolts of Children’s Literature

It’s that time again! Time to take a gander at what’s happening in the world of books for grown-up types. Oh sure, half the time it’s quickie diet books and memoirs of Churchill (I can guarantee that if there’s a Churchill book out there, the patrons of my library will snap it up, lightning quick) […]

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature: Gashlycrumb Bums

It’s that time again! Time to peek over the shoulders of adult authors to see how what they’re plundering from the children’s literature world for their own books. You’d be surprised how often this kind of stuff comes up. Here’s the most recent batch of books with a toe in the kidlit pool.   Bucket’s […]

Surprising Jolts of Children’s Literature

Yes, dearies, it’s that time again. As I purchase adult materials for my library system I stumble across books with distinct connections to children’s books. Here are some of the latest finds from the other side of the reading spectrum. First off . . . Awwwwww. There he is. That’s our guy! You may not […]

Surprising Jolts of Children’s Literature: Of Bunnies, Cats, Monsters and More

It continues! As ever, folks just can’t seem to write books without slipping references to children’s books into them, left, right, and center. And while it seems an odd exercise to collect these titles, it’s also oddly informative. I’m still trying to piece together a unified theory about why this happens at all. No answers […]