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Review: Seeds of Change, by Jen Cullerton Johnson

Title: Seeds of Change Author: Jen Cullerton Johnson, ill. Sonia Lynn Sadler Genre: Picture book Age Category: 6-to-8-years In honor…

Finding the Best Children’s Books: Reviews, Lists, and Blogs

Today I wrap up my series on how to choose children's books by pointing to a number of book lists…

Disney Princess Books: Commercialism in Children’s Literature

In this penultimate article in my series on how to choose children's books, I will address the issue of commercialism…

Choosing Children’s Books with Educational Themes

Perhaps the most obvious way a children’s book can have developmental value for a child is by its ability to…

Interview: Barbara Bietz, Jewish Books for Children

Here's another in my series of interviews with children's book bloggers. Today I report on my interview with Barbara Bietz…

Children’s Book about the Civil War: The Storm Before Atlanta

Title: The Storm Before Atlanta Author: Karen Schwabach Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction Age Category: 9 - 12 years Children's Book…

Interview: Monica Edinger, educating alice

Here's another in my series of interviews with children's book bloggers. Today I report on my interview with Monica Edinger…

Stories of Virtue and Vice: Stories and Character Development

Stories can have a powerful influence on the formation of character and values in children.  As such, the potential for…

Criteria for Choosing Books for Children: Mischief

Mischief is a very common feature of children’s books.  But is reading about mischief good for kids?  In this article…

Character Development in Children: Books with Exemplary Characters

Today I continue my (lately dormant) series of articles on how to choose children’s books.  In the last article in…

Children’s Literature Guide: Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com

Here's another in my series of interviews with bloggers at children's literature websites. Today I report on my interview with…

Read Children’s Books Online: Big Universe

If you haven’t noticed, computers are transforming books and publishing.  For example, e-readers like Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad—along with…

Mockingjay: Summary and Review

Title: Mockingjay Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: Young Adult Fiction (Books for Teens) Age Category: 16 to 19 years + Today…

Cynthia Leitich Smith: Children’s Book Author Interview

Here's another in my series of kidlitosphere blogger interviews. Today I report on my interview with children's books author and…

ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World’s Zoos and Aquariums

Title: ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums Authors: Andrew Bleiman, Chris Eastland Genre: Non-Fiction Picture…