At the American Library Association’s annual conference, the nation’s librarians learned how to circumvent community objections to events like Drag Queen Story Hour and other outrageous, taxpayer-purchased materials.
Reluctant to let me browse alone through fake mustaches, wooden puzzles, and Fisher-Price gear, the clerk insisted on being helpful.
‘Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals’ may be difficult to describe, but it has what matters most: that vital spark that brings good books alive.
‘De-platforming’ dissident voices is the new weapon de jure, and it’s no longer confined to social media or university speaking schedules. It’s affecting publishing and libraries as well.
In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, her family shows entirely reasonable fear plus charitable, patient treatment of people whom long experience indicates may rape and scalp them. This is the opposite of racism. It is remarkable.
Reading the book as a parent aware of the times, I couldn’t help but think that this classic children’s book, which was published in 1957, would never be released now.
Children will grow up to experience sadness firsthand, but does that mean that we should spoon-feed them sadness from a young age?
Both books about Pence’s bunny are propaganda and don’t belong in any elementary schools. Young children should not be reading stories freighted with political ideology.
Today one of the popular themes of political children’s books is that as soon as you’re born you’re a victim because of your sex or skin color.
Looking back, it turns out that no book I ever read was about me. None of that matters when reading fiction. But celebrated author Junot Díaz just doesn’t get it.
In the case of a bull who’d choose peace under his cork tree over fame with the matadors, we might argue that he chose the better. But our world is not the fictitious world of Ferdinand.
Sharing gorgeous pictures and well-crafted stories with our children is an excellent way to combat the dehumanizing habits and beliefs that make our world shrill, angry, and sad.
The show’s dark humor and violence evoke a bedtime story told by your strange, Tim-Burton-loving uncle.
Imagine how many talents and contributions such as Curious George were lost to the Holocaust. Thankfully, the story of H.A. and Margaret Rey is one that can be told.
The late Anna Dewdney penned a humorous, comforting children’s book series about a little llama. And she has a last request for us all.
If you’re expecting ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ to be your Portkey back to the world of the original story, you’re in for a disappointment. ‘Cursed Child’ doesn’t belong with the other Potter books.
By a certain age, kids are aware of what is happening in the world at large, so it’s important not to avoid the topic.
Children need stories about happy, functional families. Here are some great ones to enjoy this summer and beyond.
Let’s focus on some less-heralded — yet still highly praised — read-aloud books for the three- to five-year-old preschool set.
Five ways to teach children to enjoy good stories without getting brainwashed.
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