Tag Archives: Children

For Jerry Pinkney, Caldecott win is ‘very confirming’

Seattle Times – “Up close with the winner of the Caldecott Medal for best-illustrated children’s book of the year.”

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UW prof Eliza Dresang is a champion of children’s literature

Seattle Times – “A chat with UW professor Eliza Dresang, who chairs a national committee that chooses the American Library Association’s list of notable children’s books.”

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Kids pack in nearly 11 hours of media use daily

Cnet – “A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows a “dramatic” rise in the amount of time children and teens spend using entertainment media, “especially among minority youth.” The study, “Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-year-olds,” only focused on recreational use of media, not homework, school-related online research, or reading books for school.”

Direct to the study

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Seattle author hits the big time of the children’s book world

Seattle Times – “Northwest author Bonny Becker has hit the big time with her children's book “A Visitor for Bear.” At least as big as big time gets in the world of children's publishing.”

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Classic children’s stories top list as JK Rowling fails to work her magic

Scotsman – “FROM Charles Dickens, OIiver Twist to the 2008 paperback Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, a huge comic hit with reviewers last year, top British children's writers named their all-time favourites yesterday. The 35 top titles named by the five “children's laureates” in a comprehensive list ran from Robert Louis Stevenson to Enid Blyton. But they ignored two writers whose works have transformed children's literature in the 21st century – JK Rowling and Philip Pullman.”

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Picture Books, Seriously

Kids Lit – “Children’s book illustrations are now being shown in museums, studied in art courses, and of course being purchased as investments.”

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Child’s Play, From Clicks to Downloads

New York Times – “To all those traditional developmental stages in a child’s life, like learning to walk, talk and read, we can now add technological milestones like using a mouse, downloading music and surfing the Internet.”

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10 personal growth lessons from children

Evolving Times – “Children bring a great amount of wisdom with them when they join us here in this world. I have known this for many years and have always loved being around children. But it was not until I became a father, a bit more than four years ago, that I discovered just how wise these little beings really are.”

So true!

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On Children’s Books and Ratings

Commentary from Kids Lit.

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