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Tuesday: encounters with books (and blogs)

April 6, 2021 @ 8:37 am | Filed under: , , ,
I’m chuckling over the word “encounters.” In my Rule of Six (or Seven) list, that word flows naturally: encounters with beauty, encounters with living books, encounters with ideas to ponder and discuss… But when …

Today in Books

January 19, 2012 @ 7:56 pm | Filed under:
Yesterday I was looking for a book for Beanie—Diane Stanley’s Michelangelo—and I kept coming across picture books I really really really need to read to Rilla. It’s that fifth-kid thing again, where I’ll …

Books and Stuff

October 7, 2011 @ 4:39 pm | Filed under: , ,
What I’ve got on deck, since a few of you have asked: • Middle-grade novel called NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH, forthcoming from McElderry in Fall 2012. • Early reader called FOX AND CROW ARE NOT FRIENDS, …

Comic Books for Children

April 3, 2009 @ 1:01 pm | Filed under:
People often ask me for comic book recommendations for young kids. Most comics today are written for adults, and they are emphatically NOT for children. Back in the days when Scott was writing Gotham …

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CPSIA and the Illegal Books Meme

March 4, 2009 @ 8:51 pm | Filed under: ,
Like many people, I’m still reeling from the bizarre, ill-considered piece of legislation that recently went into effect which (among other things) makes it illegal for Americans to buy, sell, or barter children’s books …