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Children’s books

  1. Things We Saw Today: Chewbacca Dog Comes With His Own Bandolier

    Baby got 'bacca.

    This costume reportedly won third place at a Petco Star Wars Contest, which begs the question: who won first? If you happen to have an adorable walking carpet of your very own, Petco actually sells a Chewbacca dog hoodie.

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  2. Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Breaks $1 Million In A Day, LeVar Burton Breaks Down In Tears [VIDEO]

    Awwwwww

    LeVar Burton blew the internet away yesterday when he published a Kickstarter for a relaunched Reading Rainbow. And then the internet blew LeVar Burton away and gave him $1 million in 11 hours. Grab some tissues and watch his reaction. For the record, it's currently sitting around $1.8 million. Hooray!! (via Geekosystem) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  3. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Will Scar Even More Children As a Movie

    Things to Do With Your Kids

    Children and adults, rather. I don't care how many decades it's been, you don't get over Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

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  4. The Lord of the Rings Quiet Book Lets You Pick A Royal Outfit For Aragorn

    There And Back Again

    Julie Gillrie has sent us her latest Quiet Book project - The Lord of the Rings. Or should I say, The Quiet Book and the Ring? As you can imagine, it's filled with adorable stuff.

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  5. Who’s The Final Doctor Who ebook Author? Neil Gaiman, Of Course!

    Hello Sweetie

    Doctor Who's 50th anniversary is a big event, and it extends to more than just the TV end of the Doctor Who universe. Earlier this year, the BBC announced it was enlisting children's authors to produce eleven short stories - one for each of the eleven Doctors - that would be released in ebook form as another way to mark the big 5-0. So far, the authors have included Eoin Colfer, Marcus Sedgwick, and Malorie Blackman, among others. The BBC has revealed that Neil Gaiman will be the icing on the cake with his Eleventh Doctor story, Nothing O'Clock.

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  6. Dearth Of Racial Diversity In Children’s Books Is Terrible: Depressingly Unsurprising

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    In unsurprising (yet still disheartening) news, racial representation in children's literature sucks. According to a report from Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University Wisconsin-Madison, there were some disturbing trends in racial representation in children's books for the publishing year of 2012. Out of the thousands of books they received, only 8% were written by or about someone of color. EIGHT percent. Not even a tenth.

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  7. Tell Your Inner Fourth-Grader to Get Pumped: We’re Getting an Encyclopedia Brown Movie

    The beloved children's series about a mildly insufferable boy-detective and his crew of crime-stoppers is being made into a movie.

    After nearly a half-century of writing, Donald Sobol's series of children's books following the adventures of plucky boy detective Encyclopedia Brown are set to be transformed into a big screen blockbuster. Protagonist Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown, so nicknamed for his impressive and occasionally unnerving memory and intelligence, solves mysteries in twenty-eight books, often by asking a single question or forcing the guilty party to incriminate themselves. He's joined by his best friend and unofficial bodyguard Sally Kimball in a small detective agency in his garage, frequented mostly by other children.

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  8. Neil Gaiman Announces a New Book, Interstellar Dinosaurs Are Involved

    We've heard murmurs about Neil Gaiman's upcoming children's book for a while, but now the author himself is chatting it up. In what sounds as delightfully nonsensical as the ravings of Lewis Carroll but with 100% more dinosaurs, Gaiman has just officially announced an his next children's book, Fortunately, the Milk. By all means, check out the video of the always adorably awkward Gaiman describing the book below.

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  9. The BBC Enlists Famous Children’s Authors To Pen Doctor Who Short Stories For 50th Anniversary

    Today in Awesome

    Once upon a time, there was a man called The Doctor. The BBC had the fantastic idea of inviting author's of famous children's works to collaborate on a series of eleven short stories for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Fans rejoiced. The End. 

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  10. The Star Trek Book of Opposites Is Perfect for Your Adopted Klingon Child

    Things to Do With Your Kids

    David Borgenicht is pretty awesome. We have decided this with very little evidence. In fact, our only piece of evidence consists of this, The Star Trek Book of Opposites, a picture book using pictures from Star Trek to illustrate the difference between different books. It is rather silly. In fact, that's why we love it so. Next time we need to know the antonym to a certain word, we're consulting this thing.

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