Friday, August 12, 2016

Children's Books Roundup with PW

A 'Fantabulous' Centenary Celebration for Roald Dahl
Born on September 13, 1916, Roald Dahl masterfully demonstrated the boundless possibilities of imagination and humor in his fiction for children. Penguin Young Readers Group and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate are marking the centennial of his birth with a extensive yearlong commemoration.

Kinney to Head Abroad for
'Wimpy Kid 11' Tour

Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, with more than 165 million copies in print worldwide, is an international phenomenon. This fall, Kinney will again head overseas for a tour that will take him to nine countries, in addition to nine markets in the U.S. more



From Slate:
Watership Down and the power of not-quite-appropriate children's books.
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From the Bookseller:
Scottish Book Trust launches an award to recognize outstanding contributions to Scottish children's literature.
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From NPR:
Jacqueline Woodson's New Novel for Adults Has Its Roots in Adolescence.
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From the Huffington Post:
The Great Gilly Hopkins Is Finally a Movie.
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From the Guardian:
The horror of female adolescence – and how to write about it.
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From the Week:
The vintage beauty of childhood books.
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From News24:
'Obscene' British children's book seized from Uganda school.
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From Quartz:
Man who climbed Trump Tower calls himself Leven Thumps, after the middle grade fantasy series by Obert Skye.
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From Chalkbeat:
Black boys in 'book deserts' don't get inspiring literary experiences. Let's do better.
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From Comics Alliance:
Oh, What Happiness! Remembering Moomin Creator Tove Jansson.
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From SCPR:
Why Gene Luen Yang made Superman a bully.
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From Brightly:
The 11 Best Teachers in Children’s Literature.
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