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Westboro's Attack On This Kids Book Was No Match For This Community

The Huffington Post – 2016-02-10

A beautiful new children's book brought a community together on Saturday, Feb. 6 after its first public reading became the subject of a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church. Square Zair Pair is a...

It’s not just about reducing screen time: a rethinking of how we view kids

The Washington Post – 2016-02-09

In her book “The Importance of Being Little,” Erika Christakis delivers a strong case for child-centric learning.

This Amazing Children's Book Asks Kids To Question What Is 'Normal'

The Huffington Post – 2016-02-27

An important new children's book is on the market that encourages kids to question and consider the idea of "normal." Normal Norman, by author Tara Lazar and illustrator S.britt, follows an eager...

Pope answers kids' tough questions in first book for children

Yahoo! News – 2016-02-26

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, who has penned weighty encyclicals and decrees, has taken a stab at the simpler side of his job with a book for children to answer such...

A new California bill would let schools expel kids for sexting

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-05

Students could soon get kicked out of school for sexting. A new state Assembly bill, AB 2536, would give schools the right to expel or suspend students for what it calls sexting -- sending nude or...

Latest Hillary Clinton bio for kids highlights successes and failures

Yahoo! News – 2016-03-05

As Hillary Clinton sets her sights on becoming the first female president of the United States, the Democratic front-runner has found herself in another role - the subject of children's books....

A judge thinks 3-year-olds can defend themselves, so immigration lawyers tried it on their own kids

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-13

Can young children represent themselves in immigration court? One federal immigration judge thinks so. Judge Jack Weil is assistant chief immigration judge for the U.S. Department of Justice. Part of...

This New Kids' Book Aims To Teach A Powerful Lesson In Self-Acceptance

The Huffington Post – 2016-03-15

Author Greg McGoon is set to release his third children's book, Traveling the Twisting Troubling Tanglelows' Trail, on Tuesday, and The Huffington Post has an exclusive first look.  The first in...

Germany’s LeYo! Relates Digital Interactivity and Analog Books for Kids

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-03-18

Carlsen's LeYo! books, out since November, merge print and digital reading for young readers by triggering interactive content on digital devices. The post Germany’s LeYo! Relates Digital...

'World of Warcraft' to get a book series aimed at kids

Engadget – 2016-03-31

World of Warcraft has been around for more than a decade, fleshing out the world of Azeroth with new lands, stories and characters. Its subscriber base is slowly shrinking, but the Warcraft brand...

Beverly Cleary on turning 100: Kids today ‘don’t have the freedom’ I had

The Washington Post – 2016-04-03

The beloved author talks about her life, her books and how childhood has changed.

Black and Latino parents want better teachers and harder classes for their kids

Los Angeles Times – 2016-04-10

Headlines and talk shows across the country often feature parents worried about their children's stressful workload or pulling their kids out of new standardized tests. But an umbrella...

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

The Huffington Post – 2016-04-13

Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."  It's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a...

Bologna 2016: In Digital Hall, Kids' App Developers Talk Discoverability and Other Challenges

Publishers Weekly – 2016-04-12

The new Digital Hall of this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair featured a score of digital service providers, companies offering software solutions, and independent producers.

Kids Comic Con: Celebrating 10 Years of Kids and Comics in the Bronx

Publishers Weekly – 2016-04-26

For ten years, families and kids have flocked to the Bronx for Kids Comic Con to meet creators, take part in workshops, and learn how comics are created.

Amazon expands kids subscription service

The Bookseller – 2016-04-27

Amazon is adding content for children aged nine-12 to its Fire for Kids Unlimited subscription service, including Harry Potter and Dennis the Menace books.

The Elevation Church Kids Release Their Sophomore LP, ‘One In a Million’

Publishers Newswire – 2016-05-05

MUSIC NEWS: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Syntax Creative is pleased to announce a new deal with Elevation Church, which Outreach Magazine named in 2015 the 15th largest church in America. Pastored by Steven...

Taken Out of Context by Jesse Watters, Bill O'Reilly and the Fox News Ministry of Truth -- The False Narrative of Out-of-Control Kids

The Huffington Post – 2016-05-06

When I opened an email from Fox New's Jesse Watters I was wary. Bill O'Reilly's sidekick (not sure what else to call him) said that my book (Students First and Other Lies) had come up on a search...

Junk food billboards, posters and digital ads targeting kids face ban

The Guardian – 2016-05-13

Advertising watchdog launches consultation to limit where adverts which promote products high in fat, salt and sugar to children can be shownIt could be goodbye to McDonald’s billboards, Pepsi...

BEA 2016: It’s Show Time! Kids’ Events on Author Stages: Act II

Publishers Weekly – 2016-05-13

Children’s authors will be front and center on the Uptown Stage today, when back-to-back kids’ programming takes place.

How One Woman Is Helping Black Kids See Themselves In Books

The Huffington Post – 2016-05-19

It seems like Tamara McNeil is on an impossible mission whenever she searches for books about black characters for her son, MJ, who recently turned one. Visiting various bookstores and libraries to...

Hublot fetes Kobe Bryant, hero/villain, watch ambassador and soon-to-be kids' storyteller

Los Angeles Times – 2016-05-21

Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot recently honored retired Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Wednesday night at a private dinner in an art-filled $22 million Beverly Hills home, an evening that included an...

Epic Success in Kids' E-Book Subscription

Publishers Weekly – 2016-05-19

Children's e-book subscription service Epic, based in Redwood City, Calif., is one company that is bucking the naysaying trends.

Black preschool kids still get suspended much more frequently than white preschool kids

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-07

Schools suspend minority students at much higher rates than their peers, sometimes starting from the beginning -- preschool. The Civil Rights Data Collection, a national survey conducted by the...

What will my kids read this summer? I'm pretending not to care

The Christian Science Monitor – 2016-06-11

An unspoken rule of our annual start-of-summer literary field trip is that there will be no fatherly homilies on the 'Importance of Reading.'

Kids’ market climbs in WBD week

The Bookseller – 2016-06-13

World Book Day director Kirsten Grant right has praised this year’s “phenomenal” event, which saw children’s book sales rise by 24.7% in WBD week, despite sales of the £1 WBD titles falling...

Booksellers call for more diverse kids books

The Bookseller – 2016-06-17

Independent booksellers called for more diversity in children’s books at an Inclusive Minds event, because their customers are asking for a greater range of ethnic diversity and family types in...

Michael Ian Black's New Picture Book Explains 'Beasty' Donald Trump To Your Kids

The Huffington Post – 2016-06-19

How do you explain the tricky topic of Donald Trump to your kids? Just read them Michael Ian Black's new book, which aims to break down the bizarre phenomenon that is the presumptive GOP nominee...

Story of Kids Company to Biteback

The Bookseller – 2016-06-23

Biteback is to publish the story of charity Kids Company by its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh.

What Lee Smith can teach us about summer reading for kids

The Christian Science Monitor – 2016-06-24

Smith read broadly and avidly as a child, and she seems to remember just about every book that she devoured.

Catching up with Steven Spielberg's movie kids - where are they now?

Los Angeles Times – 2016-07-02

Steven Spielberg tells stories with faces. He focuses on eyes wide open to wonder, basking in the light of profound discoveries. The filmmaker's fascination with that most immediate expression of our...

Prestel looks to treble UK sales for kids’ books, despite 'Brexit'

The Bookseller – 2016-07-04

The UK division of a German publisher is pushing ahead with plans to expand its children’s book business, despite the economic uncertainty caused by the UK’s decision last week to leave the...

Hoboken's Little City Books to Add Kids’ Store

Publishers Weekly – 2016-07-07

One year after opening, the New Jersey indie is prepping for expansion by adding a children's bookstore around the corner.

Microsoft uses BBC Micro Bit and virtual reality to prepare autistic kids for jobs

Betanews – 2016-07-09

Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning not all people that meet the classification have identical behaviors. Some of these folks are very functional, while others may struggle more to socialize,...

Groban Out at HMH Kids

Publishers Weekly – 2016-07-13

After 10 years at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Betsy Groban, senior v-p and publisher of children's books, is leaving the company. A spokesperson for HMH said the house has not yet found a replacement,...

Winnie the Pooh voted favourite kids book character

The Bookseller – 2016-07-16

AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh has come atop a poll of favourite children’s book characters, commissioned by the Reading Agency.

HCG launches two new kids’ lists

The Bookseller – 2016-07-22

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is to launch two new imprints in 2017: Pat-a-Cake, which will publish early learning titles for the pre-school market; and Wren & Rook, which will produce...

Nat Geo Kids’ T-Rex chatbot aims to ‘get into the mindset of readers’

Digiday – 2016-07-22

National Geographic Kids is the latest publisher to jump onto Facebook Messenger bot platform, where since April there have been built 11,000 other bots from brands and publishers. Tina the T-Rex...

From the delegates: 'I know that she'll take care of my kids'

Los Angeles Times – 2016-07-29

Democratic National Convention Day 4: 'When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit,' Clinton says July 28, 2016, 11:52 p.m. The final day of the Democratic National Convention is over:• In her...

A Definitive Ranking Of Every 'Bailey School Kids' Book Ever Written

The Huffington Post – 2016-08-05

The ‘90s was a great a decade for serialized literature of the young adult variety. Think: “The Baby-Sitters Club,” “Goosebumps,” “The Magic Tree House,”...

Gaiman, Pullman support Cover Kids Books campaign

The Bookseller – 2016-08-06

Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, Chris Riddell and Malorie Blackman are amongst more than 500 people who have signed an open letter calling for more children’s book coverage in newspapers.

Isla Fisher interviewed by child about her first kids' book

BBC News – 2016-08-06

Actress Isla Fisher talks to six-year-old Ottilie about writing her first children's book, dressing chickens and her favourite roles.

Kids at sea, many for first time

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-10

Steve Lopez on what's been saved along the California coast -- and what the bulldozers are still aiming for Aug. 9, 2016, 12:13 p.m. California's 1,100 miles of coastline is a glorious global...

No more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day for kids, experts say

CBC – 2016-08-23

Children from the age of two to 18 should eat or drink no more than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, according to recommendations published Monday in an American Health Association journal.

What Ken Burns left out of his new kids’ book about presidents and why

The Washington Post – 2016-08-24

‘Grover Cleveland, Again!’ skirts the full story on Jefferson and Hemings

Former Raven Trevor Pryce to debut kids series 'Kulipari' on Netflix

Baltimore Sun – 2016-08-26

For most athletes, their best years are well behind them by the time the hit the big four-oh. But at 41, former NFL star Trevor Pryce has found a new and what he calls a better life among the frogs...

Obamas Cover Essence, Open Up About Their Impact On Black Kids

The Huffington Post – 2016-09-08

After eight years in the White House, the Obamas certainly have accomplished a lot.  But, in the October issue of Essence magazine, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama said...

Embracing Technology and Arabic Culture, Lamsa App Gets Kids Reading

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-09-07

Driven by 'a responsibility to encourage children to want to read and learn,' Badr Ward and his Lamsa team offer a multimedia app for Arabic-language kids and parents. The post Embracing Technology...

This Boy's Dream Of Being A Princess Inspired An Innovative Kids' Book

The Huffington Post – 2016-09-10

A powerful bilingual book that aims to create a space in the world of children’s literature for gender-nonconforming and gender-diverse kids will hit shelves this week.  Author Laurin...

Trump Proposes Home-School Vouchers for Poor Kids. It’s a Dumb Idea That No One Wants.

Slate – 2016-09-15

A version of this story was originally published by ProPublica.

Go ahead, curse in front of your kids

Los Angeles Times – 2016-09-22

I always seasoned my vocabulary with as many four-letter words as 50-cent ones, at least until my first child was born two years ago. That’s when I found myself — and I’m almost embarrassed to...

Amazon's Kindle for Kids bundle offers children's books for $99

Engadget – 2016-09-23

To offer kids a way to read via Kindle, Amazon is back with another $99 bundle. The Kindle for Kids offer combines the latest e-reader with a cover and a "2-year worry-free guarantee."...

Kids' Books at Brooklyn Book Festival 2016: A Photo Essay

Publishers Weekly – 2016-09-22

Readers, authors, and publishers gathered together in downtown Brooklyn on September 17 and 18 for the 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, featuring programs for both children and adults.

Canadian Publishing 2016: Canadian Kids Publishers Extend Reach into U.S., TV

Publishers Weekly – 2016-09-23

Canada has a pretty good reputation on the world stage when it comes to publishing children’s books,” says Orca publisher Andrew Wooldridge.

Amazon is 'kids favourite online retailer'

The Bookseller – 2016-09-28

Amazon is children's favourite online retailer, statistics from kids marketing platform SuperAwesome have revealed, with 54% of girls and 47% of boys, aged between 7 and 9 years old favouring the...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg stars in a children’s book, and other best kids’ and YA books

The Washington Post – 2016-09-28

‘I Dissent,’ “The Sound of Silence’ and ‘The Singing Bones.’

Barbershop Cuts Prices For Kids Who Read Aloud During Appointment

The Huffington Post – 2016-10-13

A barbershop in Michigan is getting a lot of buzz. The Fuller Cut barbershop in Ypsilanti, Michigan gives $2 discounts to kids who read books aloud to their barbers while they’re getting their...

Allis the tractor charms kids and prompts second book

Stuff – 2016-10-13

The road to reach Hawke's Bay girl Allis Chalmers is long, snaking through rolling hills and  speckled with sheep and cattle.

MPIBA 2016: Kids' Booksellers, Authors Get Primed for Fall

Publishers Weekly – 2016-10-13

With 15 new stores signing on as members in 2016, the Mountains and Plains Independent Bookstore Association is booming.

Kids' Comics at New York Comic Con: Super Hero Girls to Big Nate

Publishers Weekly – 2016-10-13

This year's New York Comic Con featured plenty of children's comics – and plenty of children.

HCG seals string of kids' deals

The Bookseller – 2016-10-20

Hachette Children’s Group division Quercus Children’s Books has acquired a fantasy YA début by Josh Martin, who recently finished an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University.

Randi Zuckerberg Hopes to Battle Inequality in Silicon Valley With Her New Kids Show

AdWeek – 2016-10-22

"I've spent a decade in Silicon Valley," said Randi Zuckerberg. "Innovation is everywhere. It's supposed to be the center of forward thinking. [So] why can I count the number...

Too much action: how kids' comic Action drowned in its own ultraviolence

The Guardian – 2016-10-21

Forty years after the sudden demise of a popular 70s comic, David Barnett looks back at its shocking tales of football hooliganism, savage sharks and rampaging teenagersForty years ago this week,...

New Kids' and YA Books: Week of October 31, 2016

Publishers Weekly – 2016-10-27

Hitting shelves next week are a picture book tribute to the creator of Peter Rabbit, a middle grade novel featuring two pranksters, and a YA novel centering on the romance of two teens from different...

Children’s Book Summit: Nielsen on Kids, Their Trends, and Their Parents

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-11-01

Taking a holistic approach that might warm the heart of a millennial mom, Nielsen's third conference on the young readers' market looked at their parents, too. The post Children’s Book Summit:...

First-Time Author Offers Kids A Splashy Tale Of Self-Acceptance

The Huffington Post – 2016-11-18

In his heartwarming new picture book, first-time author Aaron Clippinger takes his young readers under the sea for an environmentally conscious lesson about compassion and...

The Kings take it to the kids in 4-2 victory over Oilers

Los Angeles Times – 2016-11-18

There are many benefits to assembling a young team, but there can be almost as many risks. Speed and enthusiasm are great assets but inexperience and inconsistency can send a youthful group into a...

Bill O’Reilly declares himself the voice of civility — in a kids book

The Washington Post – 2016-11-21

Written with James Patterson, “Give Please a Chance” is not a parody.

Kids Who Love 'The Snowy Day' Are Getting An Early Holiday Present

The Huffington Post – 2016-11-22

If you’re looking to build a diverse children’s library, one of the first books you’re likely to come across is “The Snowy Day.”  Ezra Jack Keats wrote and...

Kids' books surge 'could cause problems' for China's publishers

The Bookseller – 2016-11-29

Chinese publishers are rushing to capitalise on the growth in the country’s children’s books market, with book sales data company Open Book citing a 15% year-on-year rise in value terms in 2016...

Is it time to stop lying to our kids about Santa Claus?

CBC – 2016-12-02

Jolly Old Saint Nick is perhaps the most beloved icon of the Christmas holidays. But an essay recently published in the medical journal Lancet Psychiatry questions what we should be telling our kids...

Global Kids Connect Surveys China, Latin America and Brexit

Publishers Weekly – 2016-12-08

Organized by PW and the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Global Kids Connect conference examined a booming Chinese kids' book marketplace, a renewed rights market in Spain and Latin America, and...

China, Brexit Big Topics at Global Kids Connect Conference

Publishers Weekly – 2016-12-09

The second annual Global Kids Connect conference surveyed China's booming children's publishing market, potential Brexit fallout, and more.

Global Kids Connect: A Further Look at Issues and Trends for Children’s Publishers

Publishers Weekly – 2016-12-13

The second annual Global Kids Connect conference, held on December 8 in New York, brought together members of the book industryto discuss the future of global children’s publishing.

Santa's Christmas gift-giving has nothing to do with whether kids are naughty or nice, study shows

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-15

Hey kids, grown-ups have been telling you a big lie about Santa Claus. It’s not about whether he’s real — he is, of course! — but about whom he decides to visit.  The lie is so pervasive...

'Cursed Child' Boosts Kids' July Sales

Publishers Weekly – 2016-12-20

The July publication of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' helped raise sales in the children's/young adult segment 31.1% in July over a year ago. July sales of adult books fell.

This Children's Book Puts The Spotlight On Kids With Food Allergies

The Huffington Post – 2017-01-06

With her new children’s book, Ginny Heenan aims to help kids with food allergies by making one the main character. In Avril Knows, Heenan writes about a girl named Avril who has a nut allergy....

'Goodnight Moon' Author Didn't Actually Hate Kids

The Huffington Post – 2017-01-11

What if your favorite children’s book was (*gasp*) written by a lousy kid-hater?  Well, if your childhood fave was Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, or any of Margaret Wise...

Lion Forge Heads to ALA with a New Line of Kids' Graphic Novels

Publishers Weekly – 2017-01-20

Lion Forge senior editor Andrea Colvin will oversee Lion Forge's newly expanded children's comics imprint, Roar Comic/CubHouse. She talked with 'PW' about the newly expanded imprint and the...

What we can learn from the Dutch approach to bringing up kids

BBC – 2017-01-24

A British mum who lives in Amsterdam and an Asian-American are sharing their insights in a book called The Happiest Kids in the World.

Subscription Services Provide Book And Toy Options To Parents Of Brown Kids

The Huffington Post – 2017-01-25

As the white mother to a black son, I am constantly searching for media and products that promote representation. I want my son to see himself reflected in the TV shows we watch, the books we read,...

Adults Sales Rose in August But Slipped for Kids

Publishers Weekly – 2017-01-26

Sales of adult trade books rose 10.3% in August over August 2015, but sales of children’s/young adult titles slipped 1.3%, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers as...

Virago ventures into kids’ classics

The Bookseller – 2017-01-27

Virago is making a big push into the children’s market, by publishing 22 titles through its modern classics list this year. 

A year in review: The kids are all right

The Bookseller – 2017-01-27

Another record year for the children’s sector in revenue terms, led by Middle Grade fiction from burgeoning brand David Walliams and dependable diarist Jeff Kinney, underpinned the print market’s...

Boom! Debuts Kids’ Graphic Novel ‘The Not-So Secret Society’ This Summer

Publishers Weekly – 2017-01-30

The publisher of such hit graphic novel series as Lumberjanes and Steven Universe, Boom! Studios plans to release 25 weekly digital comics as part of the launch for 'The Not-So Secret Society,' a new...

Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report: Insights From the US, UK, India and Australia

Publishing Perspectives – 2017-02-03

With new attention to diversity issues, Scholastic's sixth biennial survey adds an Australian edition, and looks extensively on reading aloud at home. The post Scholastic’s Kids & Family...

Savannah Guthrie's New Kids' Book Shows That Princesses Can Be Strong Women

The Huffington Post – 2017-02-08

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The Struggle To Figure Out How A Song In A Kids' Book Really Goes

The Huffington Post – 2017-02-10

Sometimes when you read a book to a child, you reach a part that’s meant to be sung. But what do you do when you don’t know the intended tune and don’t see any sheet music on...

New Book 'The Pumpkin And The Pantsuit' Explains The 2016 Election To Kids

The Huffington Post – 2017-02-14

“How do I explain this election to my kids?” For many parents, that was the question reverberating in their heads on Nov 9th, 2016 and for the months afterward.  Now a new...

AstroBot Kit Teaches Kids the Joys of Coding

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-20

One of the most intriguing robot kits at this year's show, UBTech's AstroBot kit can be built into one of three different characters and programmed using a simple mobile app. Available this spring...

Literati, a New Subscription Service for Kids' Books, Launches

Publishers Weekly – 2017-02-22

The Austin, Tex.-based company, founded by a former Google staffer, charges a recurring $9.95 membership fee to deliver five curated titles a month.

Garbage Collector Rescues Books From The Trash For Low-Income Kids

The Huffington Post – 2017-03-02

José Alberto Gutiérrez is known as the “Lord of the Books” to the thousands of book-loving children he’s helped in Bogotá, Colombia. The garbage collector,...

9 Kids Found Living Alone in Chicago Home With No Food, Heat

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-06

Nine children were transported to a Chicago hospital Sunday after they were found living in squalor, unattended in an Englewood apartment, according to police.

The perfect children’s book for kids who won’t be quiet

The Washington Post – 2017-03-07

Our best children’s and young adult books this month feature a rooster, a suffragette and a YA tale of unlikely friendship

Nearly 2 Million Kids Die from Pollution Each Year

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-08

More than a quarter of deaths in children under age 5 worldwide are tied to polluted environments, such as contaminated water and smoggy air, according to a new report. The report, from the World...

German city keeps kids inside amid hunt for killing suspect

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-09

HERNE, Germany (AP) — Authorities in Herne ordered kindergartens to prevent children from playing outside Wednesday during an ongoing manhunt for a 19-year-old suspect in the slaying of a boy that...

Don't you just hate it when your kids do this?

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-11

Today in Entertainment: 'Avatar 2' release date pushed back yet again; Charlie Rose will return to 'CBS This Morning' March 10, 2017, 12:04 p.m. Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and...

Psychiatrists say mom understood she was killing kids in tub

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-11

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman tried to be an "ideal Christian, loyal mother" but felt overwhelmed by her husband's desire for more children and his religious stance that they...

Kids interrupting a BBC interview? Great writers wouldn't be surprised.

The Christian Science Monitor – 2017-03-14

South Korean political expert Robert Kelly went viral after an epic on-the-job encounter with his very young and very lively children.

Kids' couch potato ways develop well before adolescence, U.K. study indicates

CBC – 2017-03-14

Children may be developing couch potato ways as early as age seven, contrary to the widely held view that it starts in adolescence, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sports...

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