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Children’s books

Things to Do With Your Kids

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

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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There And Back Again

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

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

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

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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Today in Awesome

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

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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Things to Do With Your Kids

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

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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Children’s Books, Translated Into Latin

Attention linguistics geeks: Are you the kind of person who scoffs at the idea of Latin as a “dead” language? We’re not sure why this happened, but we’re choosing to accept and embrace the fact that someone took the time to translate classic children’s books into Latin. For fun? For a college course? Who cares! Non plaudite. Modo pecuniam jacite. (Translated: Don’t applaud. Just throw money.) More titles after the jump.

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