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Bringing Books Up To Date

5th January 2011 | 17 Comments

I read two interesting bits of bookish news yesterday. The first was about the removal of the “n word” from Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. The second was about the modernization of Lois Duncan’s books. Both of these essentially involve bringing the books up to date for contemporary audiences. However, I think there are some important […]


Nathan Bransford on Dead/Absent Parents

23rd September 2010 | Closed

Nathan Bransford wrote a really excellent article about the common portrayal of dead and absent parents in children’s literature. It’s well worth reading his post in its entirety, but I wanted to share just a few paragraphs that sum up his point, and articulate a lot of the thoughts that have been floating around in […]


Hell Hath No Fury Like the Book Community Scorned

19th September 2010 | 86 Comments

It takes a lot to make me angry, but if you want to see me pissed just ban a book. Hearing about people who try to silence important issues and determine what other people can read makes me want to go on a rampage. This morning I got on Twitter and saw a tweet from […]


Mock Trailer: The Hunger Games

11th July 2010 | 5 Comments

I discovered this seriously incredible mock movie trailer for The Hunger Games thanks to a tweet from Vania of Reverie Media. It is not an official trailer; it was put together by a hardcore fan who apparently has amazing video editing talent and time to spare. You must watch this.


News: Library of the Early Mind

11th July 2010 | Closed

Library of the Early Mind, the documentary I posted about a few days ago, was featured in Publisher’s Weekly. If you are interested in reading more information about the film, check out the article: New Film on Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators. If you missed my original post, check out the trailer here: Library of […]