Children’s Books: In an Instant, Everything Changes

Children’s Books: In an Instant, Everything Changes

Nursery rhymes are quirky things, what with their peculiar images (a girl named Muffet sitting on a tuffet) and mysterious chants (“ring around a-rosy”). Perhaps operating under the principle that any quirky thing can be made quirkier, Jon Scieszka and Julia Rothman use an illustrated 19th-century collection of ditties as the raw material for a … Read more

Dearborn Public Schools announce new library book review criteria in response to community concerns

Dearborn Public Schools announce new library book review criteria in response to community concerns

DEARBORN, Mich. – Books have been a hot topic in Dearborn for the past couple of weeks, resulting in the school district to create new criteria for evaluating books in school libraries. On Wednesday, Dearborn Public Schools announced how the district plans to review potential books that students will access in school. According to the … Read more

National Bookshop Day: London events and how to support your local bookshop

National Bookshop Day: London events and how to support your local bookshop

Taking place on Saturday, October 8, the annual campaign, organised by the Booksellers Association,  encourages consumers to shop at their local bookshop to support their high street. Jeffers will be signing copies of his latest book Meanwhile Back on Earth in Muswell Hill’s The Children’s Bookshop. Meanwhile, in Essex, Wilson will be celebrating her new … Read more

‘Martha Graham’ Review: The Revolutionary of American Dance

‘Martha Graham’ Review: The Revolutionary of American Dance

Before her death in 1991, Martha Graham gave a videotaped interview in which she laid out, in an almost deadpan tone, a philosophy of the art she revolutionized. “The body should be pliable to begin with, and it should be eager,” she opined. “It should realize what technique is . . . Every time the … Read more

Campbell Co. school earns more than 2,000 books for students

Campbell Co. school earns more than 2,000 books for students

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Campbell County’s Valley View Elementary School in LaFollette was selected to participate in Book Blast, a program that encouraged students to get monetary donations from friends and family for books. On Thursday morning every student got a brown paper bag filled with books. “I am stoked. I don’t know what other … Read more

45 Best Book Character Costumes for Adults and Kids

45 Best Book Character Costumes for Adults and Kids

Is there anything better than cozying up with a good book? We think not, but the next best thing might be dressing the part of your favorite heroes and heroines from the page. Book characters make ideal costumes because they’re a little unexpected, they start great conversations and they can be worn for many occasions … Read more

Lionel Gelber Prize for books on global affairs increases purse to $50K

Lionel Gelber Prize for books on global affairs increases purse to K

TORONTO – A Canadian award for books on global affairs has more than tripled its purse to $50,000. Presented by University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Foreign Policy magazine, the prize previously awarded $15,000 annually to an English non-fiction book on international affairs. Organizers say they’re excited to increase … Read more

HIGHLIGHTS EXPANDS THE BOOKS OF DOING COLLECTION WITH THE LATEST INSTALLMENT, THE BOOK OF HOW

HIGHLIGHTS EXPANDS THE BOOKS OF DOING COLLECTION WITH THE LATEST INSTALLMENT, THE BOOK OF HOW

New volume invites children to delight in the science behind how the world works COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Highlights, the global media brand dedicated to nurturing and developing the whole child, today launched The Highlights Book of How. Following the best-selling Book of Things to Do, The Highlights Book of How is … Read more