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  1. Clifford the Big Red Dog Author Has Passed Away At 86

    Norman Bridwell, who wrote the classic book series Clifford the Big Red Dog in honor of his daughter, passed away last Friday.

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  2. [UPDATED] HarperCollins Refuses To Publish Book Until Author Condemns Her Daughter’s Sexuality

    Incoherent rage-screaming.

    HarperCollins might profit off LGBTQ titles in its catalog, but don't take that as an indication of commitment to equality.

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  3. Felicia Day Announces the Perfect Memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    I AM EXCITE!

    Perfect title is perfect.

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  4. This Redesign on the Harry Potter Books is Genuinely Magical

    It's just like—oh you get the idea.

    Kincső Nagy, a Hungarian design student, took as her final project the complete revamp of the covers and interior illustrations for the Harry Potter series. And these beautiful glowing cut out covers for Prisoner of AzkabanThe Goblet of Fire, The Chamber of SecretsThe Sorcerer's StoneThe Order of the PhoenixThe Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows are just the tip of the iceberg.

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  5. Publisher Changes Title Of Book Series “For Boys” After a Little Girl Objects

    Bugs for everyone!

    Imagine this: you are a child from California who loves the crap out of some bugs—so much so that, at the tender age of six, you know what the word "entomologist" means. One day you find the coolest book ever about insects, and it's only after you finish reading it that you turn it over and find it's part of a series of books "for boys." You are a girl. This makes you unhappy.

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  6. The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: Books!

    The original nerd gift.

    It's December 1st... do you know where your holiday shopping list is? No? Well, we're going to be helping you out there all week, starting with the nerdiest gift of all: books. Here are some mighty tomes that have come out this year that we think your loved ones would be lucky to get.

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  7. This Little Girl Loves Books SO MUCH. Let’s All Love Books With Her.

    Little girls slayin'

    Holy cow, eight-year-old Madison from Cleveland really loves books. Let her win you over in the first ten seconds and then blow your mind at 1:30 and 2:15. Madison 2016. Madison forever.

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  8. [Updated] Today Daniel Handler Is Matching All Donations Made To The #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

    Innnteresting.

    After making a bunch of terrible and quite racist jokes at the expense of African American YA author Jacqueline Woodsen on Wednesday night, Series of Unfortunate Events author David Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket) has announced that he'll be donating a lot of money to a campaign dedicated to changing the landscape of children's literature—and he wants you to donate, too.

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  9. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Daniel Handler Makes Racist Jokes At Expense Of African-American Authors

    Last night Jacqueline Woodson was awarded the National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Brown Girl Dreaming, her book of poetry about growing up as an African-American woman during the '60s and '70s. Upon accepting the award, Woodson thanked the audience of authors for "changing the world," a statement to which ceremony host Daniel Handler (better known by his pseudonym of Lemony Snicket) chose to respond with a "joke" about watermelon.

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  10. George R.R. Martin Wants to Put the “Craziest” ASoIaF Fan Theory to Rest Once and for All

    All theories must die.

    George R.R. Martin likes to play with his fans sometimes, but in this instance, he's ready to tell the truth.

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