Category: children’s books

Awesome Book Cakes

Awesome Book Cakes

Cakes have gone way beyond the simple round, two-layer frosted cake we all associate with birthdays.  These days, cake-making has become an art, and cake-makers vie to create the most beautiful or astounding cakes.  A fair number of them are inspired by books. There are children’s book cakes: Alice in… Read more »

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Classic YA/MG Challenge

Classic YA/MG Challenge

I’ve joined the Classic Young Adult & Middle Grade Challenge hosted by Wendy and the rest of the folks at The Midnight Garden. It’s a year-long challenge that accompanies their monthly Classic YA/MG Read-alongs. To enter the challenge, you commit to reading (or rereading) at least 8 classic YA and/or… Read more »

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News & Notes – 3/22/14

News & Notes – 3/22/14

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: The Independent will no longer review gender-specific children’s books, which it claims (with justification)… Read more »

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It’s World Book Day!

It’s World Book Day!

It’s World Book Day!  The UK and Ireland are celebrating their version of Children’s Book Day, but there’s no reason those of us outside those countries can’t join in the fun. Here are some suggestions for celebrating: Read aloud to a child. Re-read one of your childhood favorites. Go to… Read more »

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Children’s Book Lists

Children’s Book Lists

Here are some of the best lists of great children’s books that I’ve come across: 101 Best Chapter Books to Read (or Hear) Before You Grow Up (Tara Ziegmont, Feels Like Home blog) The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess (Mighty Girl) 100 Chapter Books You MUST Read to Your… Read more »

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