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Children’s books

  1. We Heartily Approve of This Little Girl’s List of Kick-Ass Fictional Ladies

    I am no man!

    Fantasy and young adult literature can get a bad rap sometimes, but Mia's list of some of her favorite heroines is a perfect breakdown of why strong female characters like Katniss or Divergent's Tris are so important. Reminder: you don't need to be in the target demographic to benefit from reading these character's stories, either. The qualities they embody are always relevant, whether you're a young adult or just a plain old grownup.

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  2. 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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  3. Dorkly Shows Why Amelia Bedelia Is the Stuff of Nightmares

    No! Not horses, Amelia!

    We've got a real axe to grind with Amelia Bedelia. To see more of her literal escapades, head over to Dorkly.

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  4. Some Monster Made a Gritty Reboot of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    ...he's going to ask for your life.

    [Warning: Grossness to come.] If You Give a Mouse A Cookie is best known as a beloved illustrated children's book about an overall-wearing mouse with escalating dietary demands, but GrittyReboots is determined to leave no childhood unplundered. The Youtube channel has given the titular mouse a makeover in time for Halloween, and this time, when you give him the milk...it's too late.

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  5. Neil Gaiman’s New Children’s Book Features Snow White Saving Sleeping Beauty (Feat. Smoochin’)

    Strong. Female. Characters.

    Neil Gaiman continues his streak of standing up for women in genre and just generally being the best by including a same-sex kiss between awesomely-developed characters Sleeping Beauty and Snow White in a new children's book.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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