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My Multicultural Chidren's Book Day post is up! MCCBD is January 27th.
I am excited to take part in this year's Multicultural Children's Book Day! The MCCBD team have asked me to include a ton of great information in this blog post (including info about a book drive with First Book) so (deep breath) here goes. Book Review: She Doesn't Want the Worms ...
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Want to Read a Great  Children's Series to your kids?   "Captain Under Pants" is a great "giggle-all-the-way- through" series of kids book with cartoon illustrations.(HORAY for Cartoonists) Does anyone know if "Captain Under Pants"  was ever published in  a bi-lingual edition?  Captain Underpants is a chance to have fun Teaching your kids that irreverent humor and laughter (free speech) is OK. ( I heard the cartoonist was attacked for being   "too poopy" for boys AND girls? )  
Monkey Poop sounds like it should be the title of a Great little kids book! .Little kids like to giggle it helps them  learn to think. The book reviewed in Monkey Poop IS available in a bi-lingual (Spanish-English) edition but it seems is not highly recommended in translation. :( :( ???  
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The We Need Diverse Books indiegogo campaign! Some great prizes here!
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I am always complaining about this! There has been a big push for this and I have a stack of kids books that are showing more diversity in their main characters! 
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In February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, “Should a Girl Be First in Space?” It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. In 1961, NASA sent Alan Shepard above the...
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Don't forget to check for sleeping iguanas!
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My blog series on the #weneeddiversebooks  tumblr!
This past summer Amitha Knight hosted 16 Asian American children’s book authors on her blog and asked them about their writing (including #WeNeedDiverseBooks team member Mike Jung). So many great quotes and helpful advice from authors speaking to how important books are to them. Great interview(s) Amitha!
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Giveaway on the blog this week: LIES WE TELL OURSELVES by Robin Talley
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The final recap post!
The Asian American Children's Author blog series has come to an end! What was originally going to be summer series went all the way through to October. I interviewed 16 Asian American kid's authors, asked them the same 3-4 questions (the 4th one was optional), and learned so much about them and ...
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M.D. turned writer of MG and YA fiction represented by the Sheldon Fogelman Agency. Also a blogger, book lover, identical twin, and a mom!


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Let’s Compile the Anti-Anti-YA Reading List | ShelfTalker
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Many of you will already have read Ruth Graham's Slate.com article, Against YA, with its finger-wagging subtitle, “Read whatever you want. B

The Great Multicultural Children's Books of 2013 You Might Have Missed |...
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It's that time of year again! The time when lists of the best books for kids start sprouting up like the crocuses of May. With the big Newbe

Industry Q&A with publisher Donna Bray
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Interview by Caroline Sun Please tell us about the most recent diverse book you published. I have two answers for that, both examples of the

Livia Blackburne: My Traditional Debut and My Indie Debut: A Case Study ...
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Note: Poison Dance is still on sale for $.99 until December 15 (Regular price $1.99). Check it out at: Ebook: Kindle (US) | Nook | Kobo | iB

Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan pack Brookline Booksmith
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The line for Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan’s book signing at the Brookline Booksmith on Monday night was so long that it stretched betwe

Westford teen's robotic arm deserves a hand
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WESTFORD -- Shiva Nathan has one huge, global idea. He puts on an electroencephalogram, or EEG, headset reader and concentrates. The device

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
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A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

The Laws of the (Amazon) Jungle—Eight Rules Authors Need to Know to Stay...
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Everybody tells authors we must use social media to have successful careers in the E-age, but nobody talks much about the dangers that lurk

Children's space stories are ready to take off again
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SF Said: Publishers have been wary of this kind of science fiction for years, but it's set to thrill a new generation

The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter | The New York Public Library
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The ABC of It is an examination of why children’s books are important: what and how they teach children, and what they reveal about the soci

"Why The Library Saved My Life"
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I work with some amazing kids. One of them has been volunteering at my branch for several years now. I'll call her C.R. (And at 17, she's no

This TARDIS Bookshelf Will Take You Places
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The TARDIS bookshelf: when the love of books and Doctor Who come together.

KidLit Cause and Contest!
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M.T. Anderson was part of our charity event. After the Boston Marathon bombing, I wanted to do something different to help. I belong to a gr

Judging a Book by Its Cover: A 6-year-old Guesses What Classic Novels Ar...
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What happens when a kid judges a book by its cover? My six-year-old tries to figure out the story by looking at these classic novels.

Member Monday: 15 Minutes to a Great Critique
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Usually blog posts take a while for me to construct but at the suggestion of Julie Kingsley today’s post is going to be done in 15 minutes o

JK Rowling is building Hogwarts-style treehouses in her back yard
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JK Rowling's children probably get a little bit more of the Hogwarts magic than your average child does, and it looks like Rowling's latest

One last journey into the night
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PLOCK, Poland - Israel Arbeiter crawls through an opening on the ground floor of an abandoned building and descends into the dank, garbage-s