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“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock (1948), chapter 2. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in his nurse’s arms.” Shakespeare, As You Like It, (1599), II. vii.
Get ready for the coolest possible way to get some steps in. In late spring, a curious ad popped up in Katie's social media. It was a call for adventure, one that Katie answered with her intrepid pup, Finley.
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a student vows to eat no more lobsters, an athlete wins a significant award, and more.
If few people consider cold-blooded beasts cuddly, how can authors and illustrators of children’s books make them more appealing? Last summer, the blog ran a post to try raising the profile of reptiles with a selection of picture books starring …
Can you tiptoe your tiger through the forest without making a sound?
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a material shortage forever alters a Princeton tradition, an alum is forced to take charge, and more.
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 …
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