Children’s Books That Finally Focus on Females

Children’s Books That Finally Focus on Females

Book Culture

Gone are the days of children’s books dominated by male characters! Authors such as Kate Pankhurst (a distant relative of Emmeline Pankhurst), Elena Favilli, and Francesca Cavallo have decided to tell the stories of powerful women who are often excluded from textbooks and historical fiction.    Image courtesy of The Stripey Horse   Pankhurst’s book, titled Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, details the lives and accomplishments of women such as Anne Frank, Frida Kahlo, and Marie Curie. She has sold over 52,000 copies, although she told The Guardian that she never expected such success: I didn’t anticipate the interest from parents that was out …

Charming House That Inspired “Charlotte’s Web” Hits the Market

Charming House That Inspired “Charlotte’s Web” Hits the Market

Book Culture

Spiders aren’t usually a selling point for houses, but that might be a little different for E.B. White’s house which inspired the beloved children’s book “Charlotte’s Web.’ The house, which includes the barn where Charlotte and Wilbur supposedly lived, is being offered for $3.7 million by current owners Robert and Mary Gallant.   The 44-acre property is situated in North Brooklin, Maine, with views of Acadia National Park. Some unique features of the house include six working fireplaces, a wood stove, and 19th century stenciling, according to “Yankee Magazine.” The Gallants have also maintained the gardens that White’s wife, Katherine, cared for …

A History of Coloring Books in Honor of National Coloring Book Day

A History of Coloring Books in Honor of National Coloring Book Day

Book Culture

We all know someone who owns an adult coloring book (if you don’t own one yourself). Adult coloring books are marketed as a way to de-stress and have recently infiltrated bookstores everywhere.   In honor of National Coloring Book Day, here’s a brief history of how they got started.    Coloring books originated in the 17th century, according to art historian Anne Louise Avery. Artists would use coloring outlines to learn artistic skills, such as watercoloring. Robert Sayer, an 18th century British print seller and publisher, produced multiple books which were meant for adults to paint, such as The Florist.    Image courtesy …

You Probably Missed These 3 Moments on This Week’s GoT Episode

You Probably Missed These 3 Moments on This Week’s GoT Episode

Book Culture

Feel like you missed out on some of the action in the latest episode of GoT? Youtube channel WatchMojo has you covered. They publish a weekly video called “Watch the Thrones” that catches viewers up on all the drama and action of each episode.    Check out their video for the latest episode, “The Queen’s Justice:”   Video Courtesy of WatchMojo.com   Until next week, happy watching!    Featured image courtesy of Vox 

5 of the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

5 of the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Book Culture

Every bibliophile loves a good library, and these five are definitely top-notch. Located all over the world, these libraries represent a variety of cultures and national histories. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some of our favorites:   1. Trinity College Library, Ireland Image courtesy of Flickr   It’s no wonder that this library always finds its way to the top of beautiful library lists. Located at the University of Dublin, Trinity College Library dates back to 1592 and houses over six million printed volumes.   2. The Tianyi Pavilion Library, China Image courtesy of Absolute China Tours …