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Over-testing kids is not the answer: Here’s how we really spark curiosity – 2015-03-14

Too often we squelch curiosity in favor of tests, compliance and discipline. Education doesn't have to be that way

Why Reading Translated Kids’ Books Makes a Difference

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-03-19

'Writing translated from other languages makes you see things differently,' says UK translator Daniel Hahn who will mine the Bologna Book Fair for gems. The post Why Reading Translated Kids’...

Don't ban Tintin, use him to educate kids about stereotypes, book lovers say

CBC – 2015-03-21

Tintin in America is having a rough week in Canada. Some people want the controversial text, riddled with native stereotypes, off bookstore shelves. But that misses the point of the benefits of these...

Augsburg Fortress to Launch Kids' Imprint

Publishers Weekly – 2015-03-25

The publishing arm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is launching a children's imprint for the general trade.

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania – 2015-03-28

Backlash against overtesting, "accountability" and Common Core is right on. Here's how we empower teachers and kids

Army Veteran Writes Children's Book To Explain PTSD To Younger Kids

The Huffington Post – 2015-04-03

Mental health disorders can be so complex that many adults can't comprehend them. So, how exactly do you explain them to children? Army veteran Seth Kastle encountered this problem with his own...

New Kids' Book Festival for Boston

Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-07

The Boston Book Festival is expanding with a free, day-long festival just for kids, Hubbub: Creative Commotion for Kids, at the close of the school year.

K.A. Holt On Writing Poems For Kids, And Why Gender-Related Reading Habits Are A Myth

The Huffington Post – 2015-04-15

K.A. Holt's poems have energy; to read one of her books is to go on an adventure. Which is why it's great that she's currently so focused on penning poetry for kids and young adults -- she takes the...

Hyde Park for kids

The Bookseller – 2015-04-17

Hyde Park Editions is launching a new series of children’s books, The Hyde Park Squirrels, written by its m.d. Nick Croydon and illustrated by Petra Brown.  The books are about two squirrels:...

We’re teaching our kids wrong: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates do not have the answers – 2015-04-18

Our kids worship wealth and celebrities. We've lost track of school's real purpose -- exciting the mind

House of Illustration works with Curved House Kids

The Bookseller – 2015-04-24

House of Illustration is partnering with Curved House Kids, which promotes visual literacy skills among primary school children, to offer families in Islington the chance to publish their own book.

Kids and authors come together to celebrate reading for TD Canadian Children's Book Week

CNW – 2015-04-23

From May 2 to May 9, Canadian children's authors, illustrators and storytellers will embark on a cross-country tour to share stories and captivate the imaginations of children and teens TORONTO,...

The Movement To Teach Kids About The Real Life Women They Should Admire

The Huffington Post – 2015-04-24

In January, a group of five female students at Harvard Business School launched Lil' She & Lil' Me -- a movement to inspire young children by sharing the stories of real life female role models. "We...

Summer fun for kids at Foyles

The Bookseller – 2015-04-28

Foyles is planning a "Summer of Fun" children’s festival, featuring events with favourite characters such as Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars and Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep. The festival will take...

Obama to announce free e-books for low-income kids

Reuters – 2015-04-30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will go to a public library in one of Washington's poorest neighborhoods on Thursday to talk about a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000...

BEA 2015: Can’t-Miss Kids’ Galleys

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-01

Plan your kids' galley haul with our listing of some of the show's unmissable books.

We’re boring our kids in school: This easy reform will actually help them learn – 2015-05-12

Students have a rich world available to them to develop and train their minds. It's not school -- but it could be

Epic! Adds Macmillan Kids’ E-books

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-21

Epic!, an e-book subscription service for kids, is adding titles from another Big Five publisher to its inventory of 10,000 e-books.

Kids' books 'don't need role models'

BBC – 2015-05-26

Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton says children do not want feminist role models in their books.

'Hashtag' crowned kids' 'word of the year'

The Bookseller – 2015-05-28

Oxford University Press has chosen hashtag as its ‘children’s word of the year’ because of its significant use in the 500 Words 2015 competition. The 500 Words competition was launched by...

Why Are Indian Kids So Good at Spelling?

Slate – 2015-05-29

On Thursday night, Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar were declared co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, making this the eighth bee in a row to name an Indian-American victor. In...

BEA 2015: Kids Only on the Uptown Stage

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-29

For the third year running, children’s book creators will take over an author’s stage for an entire day, and devotees of books for young readers will be happy to learn that today is that day.

BEA 2015: At the Kids’ Breakfast Table

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-29

Guests at this morning’s annual Children’s Book and Author Breakfast will be entertained by a quartet of children’s book creators. The lineup is impressive: Nathan Lane, Oliver Jeffers,...

James Patterson launches Hachette US kids' imprint

The Bookseller – 2015-05-30

At Book Expo America in New York today (Friday 29th May), Hachette Book Group c.e.o. Michael Pietsch, Little, Brown publisher Reagan Arthur, and bestselling author James Patterson are announcing the...

BEA 2015: Kids' Comics On the Rise

Publishers Weekly – 2015-06-02

Sales of comics for kids and YA readers continue to grow in the book trade along with the number and variety of kids comics on display from such publishers as Andrew McMeel, Papercutz, Toon Books,...

Amazon launches kids subscription service and tablet

The Bookseller – 2015-06-05

Amazon UK has launched a subscription service for children that includes e-books, educational apps, videos and games. The company has launched the service at the same time as revealing a new Amazon...

How To Talk To Kids About Racism In America -- With A Picture Book

The Huffington Post – 2015-06-09

How do you start a conversation with children on America’s legacy of racial injustice? You tell them the story of an artist who confronted segregation and exposed that legacy. A new picture book,...

32 Enthralling Summer Reading Books For Kids Of All Ages

The Huffington Post – 2015-06-11

Summer break is upon us! Your kids can't wait to hit the pool, hang with friends or escape to camp. You're worried they'll forget how to read -- the dreaded "summer slide" looms in your mind -- so...

ALA 2015: Comics: Not Just for Kids

Publishers Weekly – 2015-06-12

At libraries across the U.S., comics and graphic novel collections have shown strong, well-documented growth among children and teens over the last decade.

The “rage to master”: What it takes for those scary-smart kids to succeed – 2015-06-14

Gladwell's practice theory is only partly right. A host of things must line up for the would-be prodigy to thrive

L.A. kids menus that don't suck: Think burrata flatbread, not pizza

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-18

Your kids deserve more than dry, fried chicken strips and ketchup, a cheeseburger and watery mac 'n' cheese. And in your quest to find a kids menu that doubles as a coloring book, you shouldn't be...

General Mills removing fake colors and flavors from cereals -- will your kids care?

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-23

Citing consumer (especially parental) demand, General Mills announced today that it would remove all artificial flavors and colors from its cereal over the next two to three years. But what will...

Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy

San Jose Mercury News – 2015-06-24

A ride-hailing service that caters to youngsters is allowing them to book their own rides when mom and dad are too busy to drive.

'Fight Club For Kids' Is Chuck Palahniuk's Next Bestseller

The Huffington Post – 2015-06-24

If you've ever read the book or seen the movie "Fight Club," you've undoubtedly had this thought: "Wow, this would make a great children's book!" ... maybe. In a hilarious new video from Mashable,...

Mayor John Tory and R.A. Dickey keep kids reading throughout the summer with Toronto Public Library's Top Summer Reads for Kids

CNW – 2015-06-27

Book list officially kicks off the TD Summer Reading Club. TORONTO, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Mayor John Tory joined Toronto Public Library to launch the TD Summer Reading Club to keep kids reading...

How Long It Takes Kids to Read Popular Books

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-06-30

Personal Creations show how long it takes kids to read classic books, from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The post How Long It Takes Kids to Read Popular Books...

I Live With My Ex-Wife And Her New Wife -- And Our Kids Are Better For It

The Huffington Post – 2015-07-03

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories,...

It's the unplanned fun that kids love on family's S.F.-to-Yellowstone trip

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-04

While organizing our two-week road trip from San Francisco to Yellowstone (and back) last summer with two boys, ages 6 and 2, I was guided by two realities: We had to plan numerous stops to break up...

4 Money Tips for Parents With Kids of Varying Ages

The Huffington Post – 2015-07-07

When I wrote my 10th book, Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul, I profiled a family from Dayton, Ohio, who had 5 kids from 10 months old to 22 years. Talk about a full house! If that...

We Must Put an End to Gender Conversion Therapy for Kids

Wired – 2015-07-06

Leelah Alcorn, a trans youth who endured conversion therapy, wrote in her suicide note, “The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren’t treated the way I was,...

Raising kids who love reading, devour books voraciously, and practically beg for a trip to the library.

The Huffington Post – 2015-07-08

"Mom! Dad! Can we go to the library to check out a big stack of books? After I do all of my chores, I would really like to spend the rest of the afternoon reading quietly!"   ... said no child,...

JetBlue's Free Book Vending Machines Bring Summer Reading To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post – 2015-07-13

JetBlue Airways is taking off for a special mission this summer. As part of a program to promote summer reading in underserved communities, the airline has installed free book vending machines in a...

Man sentenced for hit-and-run crash that killed mother of eight kids

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-23

An Orange County man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for fleeing the scene after crashing into a bicyclist who later died.

Vending Machines to Dispense Free Kids Books

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-07-23

Jet Blue, Random House and Mary Pope Osborne are giving away free kids books through a program that places book vending machines in underprivileged neighborhoods. The post Vending Machines to...

Grizzlies' Matt Barnes tells his kids the Clippers are now his enemies on the court

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-29

Over the past several years, the Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies have become rivals, their games filled with tough, physical, chippy play.

4 L.A.-area police officers accused of abusing 15 kids at boot camp

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-06

Two officers from the Huntington Park Police Department and two from the South Gate Police Department were arrested this week on suspicion of physically abusing children who were participating in a...

Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' To Be Made Into TV Series For Showtime

The Huffington Post – 2015-08-12

It's official: Patti Smith's bestselling memoir Just Kids is becoming a TV series.  The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news on Tuesday and revealed the show would be co-written and...

Devilish Danish Bestselling Kids Series Seeks English Readers

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-08-14

Kenneth Andersen's The Great Devil War series has sold more than 130,000 in Denmark, but has yet to reach English audiences laments translator K.E. Semmel. The post Devilish Danish Bestselling Kids...

Barber Gives Free Cuts To Kids Who Read Aloud In His Chair, And It’s Shear Genius

The Huffington Post – 2015-08-14

An Iowa barber has developed a creative way to get kids reading.  Courtney Holmes, a barber in Dubuque, offered free haircuts to kids who read out loud to him during an appointment on...

There's A Kids' Book That Promises To Make Anyone Fall Asleep

The Huffington Post – 2015-08-17

Putting readers to sleep isn't usually an author's goal, but a Swedish behavioral scientist hopes his children's book will do just that. Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin claims the book he wrote will help...

8 simple truths about raising happy, healthy, successful kids.

The Huffington Post – 2015-08-24

Type "good parenting" into Google and... whoa. 519,000 results to sift through. Search for "parenting" in the books section on Amazon and... holy cow. 1,979 new titles. And those are just the books...

5 fast and easy after-school snacks for kids (you'll want to eat them too!)

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-24

We all remember getting home and tearing through the cupboards and the fridge like a Tasmanian devil. No box of granola, cup of yogurt or almost-stale cracker was safe. When it hits 3 p.m. today,...

Swede Self-Publishes Book to Put Kids to Sleep, Becomes Bestseller

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-08-31

A Swedish self-published book, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, uses hypnotism to put kids to sleep and it's selling, but there's backlash. The post Swede Self-Publishes Book to Put Kids to...

Growing Up Foodie: Marketers Turn Kids Into Sophisticated Chefs

Advertising Age – 2015-08-31

Upscale cooking trends are making waves in the kiddie marketplace. Forget the Easy-Bake Oven: Children as young as two are exploring food and cooking with the help of marketers producing everything...

Jenny Han’s new YA novel and other best kids’ books for September

The Washington Post – 2015-09-02

P.S. I STILL LOVE YOUBy Jenny HanSimon & Schuster. $17.99. Age 12 and upJenny Han captures the sweet intensity of first love and the complexities of family life in this charming sequel to her...

Coloring Is a Great Relaxation Tool for Kids and Adults Alike

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-09

When you aren't well-rested, nothing feels right. Without the energy and sense of calm that result from a good night's sleep, it's hard for kids and adults to be focused and productive. You may feel...

25 Children’s Books To Teach Your Kids Meaningful Values

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-09

Books are awesome, aren’t they? They open a whole new world of imagination, letting the reader travel to a distant land or accomplish otherworldly feats without leaving the comfort of their...

Why People Are Criticizing A 'Black Lives Matter' Book For Kids

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-15

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to build major momentum after more than a year of activists’ work, some remain unclear about the movement's mission. Duchess Harris, professor and...

Kids prefer to play games on mobile devices over consoles

Engadget – 2015-09-24

You may have fond memories of playing games on the family TV as a kid, but the next generation might not feel the same way. The NPD Group has published a report showing that more 2- to 17-year-olds...

L.A.'s Milk Carton Kids bring their lo-fi neo-folk home on Oct. 1

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-30

Thursday's homecoming show for Los Angeles' neo-folk duo the Milk Carton Kids rings especially poignant for singer and songwriter Joey Ryan.

Pharrell, publisher donate books to kids in need

Stuff – 2015-09-30

Pharrell Williams and his book publisher have launched a "Happy" campaign for young readers.

Funny best-selling kids' author Andy Griffiths in New Zealand

Stuff – 2015-10-01

More popular here than JK Rowling, No 1 children's author Andy Griffiths is in New Zealand meeting fans and signing books to promote his much-loved Treehouse book series.

Kids Education with Fun

ZDNet – 2015-10-01

Hey Mother!! Why you want to give burden of books to your innocent kid? Kids Education With Fun is a tricky, educational and the most...

YouTube announces new features for kids app

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-02

YouTube unveiled new features for its kids app Thursday, a move that underscores the video platform's efforts to make the app more family-friendly. "When we announced the app, we said YouTube Kids...

#FutureChat today: Why don't the kids read digital?

The Bookseller – 2015-10-03

'Enduring appeal'

Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway.

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-06

The Atlantic: The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergarteners Of Finland In America, kindergarteners are expected to have a firm grasp on literacy. This is not the case in Finland, where students focus on...

Watkins signs YouTube's Cosmic Kids Yoga

The Bookseller – 2015-10-07

Watkins is set to publish a new series of books from YouTube "sensation" Cosmic Kids Yoga. The internet “phenomenon” showcase their “incredibly” popular yoga routines for children on...

Adult Trade Sales Up in Six Months, Kids Down

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-08

Sales in the adult trade segment were up 3.1% in the first six months of 2015 over 2014, while sales of children’s/young adult books fell 12.3% in the same period, according to figures released by...

Adorable Kids Ask Pharrell Hard-Hitting Questions About His New Book 'Happy'

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-09

Pharrell Williams has turned his hit single "Happy" into a children's book and on Tuesday, he held a press conference with an unlikely batch of budding journalists -- a group a young...

Lots of Offerings for Kids at PNBA 2015

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-08

At the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's annual trade show, held this year from October 2–4 in Portland, Ore., Friday evening's celebratory dinner was all about the kids. Or at least, all...

Author Tyler Curry Wants Kids To 'Love The Feathers' They're Born With

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-12

Journalist Tyler Curry is making his first foray into children's literature with A Peacock Among Pigeons, a charming picture book with a very mature message.  The book, which arrives in...

NYCC 2015: Publishers Chase Growth in Kids', Girls’ Graphic Novels

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-15

Led by girl-focused comics, sales of kids' and YA graphic novels continue to grow and publishers used New York Comic Con to launch a spate of new properties targeting girls and young women.

MPIBA 2015: Kids' Books Contribute to High-Octane Show

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-20

Children's books have long been an integral part of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Fall Discovery Show, and this year's gathering at the Renaissance Denver Hotel, held October...

HMH Debuts Kids’ Digital Subscription Service

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-22

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched Curious World, a kids' digital subscription service offering access to "playful learning" content for $9.99 per month.

Why Sesame Street's new character isn't representative of most kids with autism

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-23

Meet Julia. As you might have heard, she's Sesame Street's newest muppet. She has bright orange hair, big green eyes, and sometimes takes a long time to answer questions. She's autistic. She's also a...

UK’s Kids Pub Nosy Crow Partners with British Museum

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-10-20

Nosy Crow has partnered with the British Museum to produce a children’s books that will make art and history more accessible. The post UK’s Kids Pub Nosy Crow Partners with British Museum...

Your kids take 112 tests between pre-K and high school. Is that too many?

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-24

If you live in a big city, your child probably took eight standardized tests this year. On average, kids sit through 112.3 tests between preschool and high school graduation, according to a new...

Forget Playing With Toys: Kids Can Play With The Catalog

Advertising Age – 2015-10-26

Get out your crayons and mobile phones. The Toys 'R Us holiday catalog drops this week. At 96 pages, "The Great Big Toys 'R Us Book of Awesome" is its biggest issue ever and includes interactive...

And to Think That I Saw It at Bank Street: Authors, Illustrators, and Educators Talk Kids' Books

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-29

The Bank Street Book Fair, held at Bank Street College in upper Manhattan on October 24, offered a full day of incisive, humorous, and sometimes revelatory discussions.

Biggest etiquette violators in hotels: unattended kids

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-01

If you let your kids run wild during a hotel stay, you are the biggest violator of hotel etiquette, according to a survey of American travelers. “Inattentive parents” were picked by 67% of the...

PW Talks with Global Kids Connect Speaker Ginger Clark

Publishers Weekly – 2015-11-10

Clark, a literary agent at Curtis Brown Ltd. and speaker at PW’s upcoming Global Kids Connect Summit, talked us about what U.S. children's titles seem to be working well abroad right now, and the...

Picture Book Parody Aims to Hypnotize Kids into Harvard

Publishers Weekly – 2015-11-12

For parents who don’t want their kids sleeping all night, but rather staying up studying, Penguin Young Readers Group is publishing a parody of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep early next year....

Why colouring books, camp and hula hoops aren't just for kids anymore

CBC – 2015-11-15

Adult colouring books top bestseller lists. Hula hoop classes draw eager participants in their 70s. Activities that used to be the exclusive purview of children have found new fans in people who have...

How to talk to your kids about the terrorist attacks in Paris

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-18

Since Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, almost everyone has been trying to understand the motivations behind the violence. The scene, the coverage and the response have been intense. So how do you...

Global Kids Connect Conference

Publishers Weekly – 2015-11-17

Streaming video from the Global Kids Connect conference.

Side-By-Side Photos Show Important Changes To Bestselling Kids' Book

The Huffington Post – 2015-11-20

In 1963, author Richard Scarry published Best Word Book Ever, which soon became a bestselling children's classic.  Since then, the book has undergone a few changes to keep up with social...

Sainsbury's Brings Beloved Kids' Character to Life -- and Tops U.K. Book Sales

Advertising Age – 2015-11-20

This week saw an unexpected new title shoot to the top of the U.K's official book charts: "Mog's Christmas Calamity," by children's author Judith Kerr. Aged 92, Kerr has penned a new book featuring...

Here's What Happens When Kids Age Out Of Foster Care

The Huffington Post – 2015-11-28

Photographer Aaron Fallon shared an idea with seven other professional photographers in Los Angeles. Together, the group collaborated while donating their efforts to a three-year project that will...

Will Your Marriage Be the Same After Kids? 5 Tips to Keep Your Relationship Blissful

The Huffington Post – 2015-12-01

As a twin parenting expert I'm fascinated by this scary statistic: The rate of divorce amongst parents of multiples is higher than the national average? Yup. Thanks to the amazing amounts of stress...

Kids These Days: They Might Just Pay for Digital Content

Advertising Age – 2015-11-30

Media consumers who prefer native digital content now make up nearly half the audience for entertainment in developed markets and more than a third of the audience for publishing and online services....

Global Kids Connect Conference Debuts in New York

Publishers Weekly – 2015-12-02

The one-day conference offered an expert lineup of publishers, editors, and agents, who offered professional perspectives on everything from content creation and licensing to doing business in China.

Global Kids Connect: A Star-Studded Party

Publishers Weekly – 2015-12-03

Capping the Global Kids Connect conference was a party for PW's just-published Children's Starred Reviews Issue; many local authors and illustrators whose books were featured in that issue were in...

Global Kids Connect Conference and China Deep Dive Resources

Publishers Weekly – 2015-12-08

Resources and coverage from the Global Kids Connect conference, a convergence of innovative minds focused on children’s book publishing and the changing children’s book business in China.

American Childhood, as Seen Through Early Kids' Magazines

The Atlantic – 2015-12-07

Before periodicals became a wellspring of consumerism, they were a site of a profound disagreement over the welfare of children’s souls.

Toy makers turn to YouTube to grab kids' attention

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-09

Children used to gravitate toward the Rokenbok display at mom-and-pop stores to get their hands on the toy maker's monorail sets, robots and battery-powered dump trucks. But as big retailers like...

The inky kids

The Bookseller – 2015-12-15

What has been the big story for the book business this year? The answer is obvious: the return of print.

The message in three new books for kids: You too can be as great as Hillary

The Washington Post – 2016-01-08

Three authors give the presidential hopeful a new role as children’s book heroine.

Are Kids Of Working Moms Better Prepared For Their Future Careers?

Fast Company – 2016-01-22

Your mommy guilt might be misplaced: A new book shows that working mothers raise great kids.Juggling work and family obligations makes working mothers feel that they're always dropping the ball...

Kids ride services HopSkipDrive and Shuddle click with customers -- and investors

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-26

When Kelly Aluise first heard of HopSkipDrive, a transportation service that parents use to book rides for their kids, she had some concerns. Like most parents, she was nervous about putting her...

Sales of Adult Trade Up, Kids Down Through September

Publishers Weekly – 2016-01-28

Sales of adult trade books rose 2.9% in the first nine months of 2015, according to figures released by the AAP. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment for the nine-month period were down...

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