Children's literature

Going rogue takes courage, and what better place to cultivate that feeling than between the hard covers of children's books, where rebellious protagonists like Pippi Longstocking and Oliver Twist have long captivated young readers with their verve and spunk. The British Library is celebrating these brave characters and others in a free exhibition running from November 8, 2019 through March 20

Author-illustrator Maira Kalman’s bibliography is an impressive one. In addition to creating whimsical covers for the New Yorker, Kalman claims dozens of books to her credit: she debuted in 1985 with the picture book debut, Stay Up Late, and since then titles have included instant classics like Last Stop, Grand Central (1999), Looking at Lincoln (

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How many seagulls does it take to lift a giant peach?

No, that isn't the beginning of a bad joke -- it's a valid area of scientific inquiry recently pursued by University of Leicester physics students. The students investigated the claim made by Roald
This is 'volume three' in a series of posts following the progress of the upcoming Grolier Club exhibition on children's literature. In previous posts, we have discussed how the project got started and
Our occasional series profiling bibliomystery authors continues today with Marianne MacDonald, author of the Dido Hoare series.  MacDonald's books feature Dido Hoare, an antiquarian bookseller and amateur sleuth operating in London.  The first entry in the series, Death's Autograph, was published in 1996.  The most recent entry, Faking It, was published in 2006.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that readers love lists. Collectors do, too. The Library of Congress made a splash this summer with its Books That Shaped America list and exhibit. The exhibit, which