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Count on Deborah Hopkinson, a distinguished author of children’s non-fiction, to take on the challenge of introducing two giants of American culinary herstory in picture book biographies. Her subjects are Amelia Simmons, whose American Cookery (1796) was the first of …
In a very small studio in NYC, a magician creates vast worlds.
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a baseball player turns pro, a former instructor laments the loss of the gymnasium, and more.
A Happy 4th of July to all! We’ll be back and blogging on Tuesday, July 12!
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Jesse Owens runs in Palmer Stadium, local authorities ban rogue swine, and more.
TODAY IS NATIONAL CAPS LOCKS DAY, AND WE ARE CELEBRATING IN STYLE!
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, New Jersey’s governor worries that the colonists won’t support a college, a court rules in favor of an alum, and more.
Little Board Books that Wouldn’t Be Banned: Lawrence Schimel’s Rainbow Family Stories Illustrated by Elina Braslina
Last summer, two children’s books ran into trouble with authorities in Hungary and Russia because they featured families headed by same-sex parents. At first, I assumed the books originated in the old Eastern bloc and anticipated a bit of a …
Always searching for more escape room inspiration, Katie was delighted when her mom sent her a dandy little escape challenge that fit right in the palm of her hand. Though it was small, but packed a mighty punch! Take it away, Katie!
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a rainstorm disrupts Class Day, a London newspaper points to Princeton as a positive example to follow, and more.
In 1829, the Irish-born writer Edward Mangin (1772-1852) had thirteen half-penny chapbooks just 83 mm tall bound up for a present. Twelve published by Philip Rose in Bristol and one by J. and C.
Announcing the winners of our annual 350 for 50 writing contest! This year, young writers were challenged to compose a short, 350-word story that included the sentence, “Each box had a story.” Winners from our four age categories enjoyed a $50 shopping spree on Amazon.
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a team sets off to compete in the Olympics, a group of women gain access to campus resources, and more.
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