Category: Children

5 Books To Read If You Love ‘Winnie The Pooh’

Aside from the simplicity of the story, this book is filled with so much heart, as well as beautiful quotes to take to heart, especially for those who grew up either reading and/or watching 'Winnie The Pooh.'

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The Most Bearific Winnie the Pooh Quotes!

In honor of the adorable, honey eating treasure, on this day I bring you his best quotes. All of these are sure to put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

 

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“A hug is always the right size.”

 

“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live a day without you.”

 

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

 

 

“It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.”

 

“If it’s not Here, that means it’s out There.”

 

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”

 

“Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”

 

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Winnie the Pooh is an icon. Period.

 

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Watch Out! The Witches Are Back!

The Witches have made a comeback! It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 30 years since Roald Dahl’s masterpiece book was first adapted into a movie back in 1990, starring the fabulous Anjelica Huston!

 

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You’d think we’d be safe this time around, but the clan of evil women have joined forces with the fabulous Anne Hathaway as the The Grand High Witch and Octavia Spencer as additional cast! Spooky, we know!

 

 

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Director Nicolas Roeg did a spectacular job with the movie in 1990, because it still has a cult following to this day. But rumor has it, Roald Dahl did not approve of the film, as the ending was changed from the book, so lets see how things turn out this time around.

 

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Even though the book came out in 1983, I remember reading it as a kid much later and being downright terrified. And the movie was perhaps one of the single most horrifying and equally thrilling children’s movies to have ever been released, in my opinion!

 

 

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So, safe to say, we are quite excited and thrilled for the upcoming adaptation, and hope it does justice to the previous fantastic 1990 movie, as well as the timeless book. And maybe this time around, Roald Dahl would finally be content!

 

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Pure Gold: Jonathan Van Ness’ Children’s Book Debut

Jonathan Van Ness, the author of Over the Top and star of Queer Eye, has stepped out of his comfort zone. Bringing his signature humor and positivity, Van Ness has written a Children’s Book to inspire kids to celebrate everything that makes them special.

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Looking back on his childhood, Van Ness never understood why he was more over the top than the rest of the children. It came to a point when he realized that there was little to no solace in books to make him feel as though his uniqueness was what made him special. This inspired Van Ness to write a book of his own that focused on a gender-neutral character in the form of a guinea pig.

 

Peanut Goes for the Gold is a heartfelt picture book that shows the uniqueness of a gender nonbinary guinea pig named Peanut. Peanut never fails to show their uniqueness. As the blurb states, “Whether it’s cartwheeling during basketball practice or cutting their own hair, this little guinea pig puts their own special twist on life.” By using gender-neutral pronouns, Van Ness gives room for children to insert themselves into the story in ways that they wouldn’t normally be able to.

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Although Peanut can love themselves at such a young age, it wasn’t as easy for Van Ness to do the same. In his book, Over the Top, Van Ness shares his experiences with being different from other children. Growing up in a small Midwestern town, his unique personality caused “years of judgment, ridicule and trauma.”

 

Over the Top gives permission for Van Ness to share a side of himself that others haven’t seen. By sharing the pain and passion he felt at such a young age, it made headway for many to gain more insight into the whole Jonathan.

Through the good and the bad, Van Ness has been able to rise above and uplift children who may be experiencing the same.

 

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Starring ‘Twinkle’

As a child, we expected to be surrounded by bullying. In fact, it is so common that almost every movie that revolves around a school setting has some form of bullying. Some, sadly, are more extreme than others. A young author made it her responsibility to help kids deal with bullying in a more positive way through her first book, Twinkle.

 

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Akire Lynn Williams was a victim of bullying herself when she was just eight years old. She tried speaking with her teachers, but to her surprise, there was little to nothing to stop the continuous battle. In order to deal with the stress of bullying, Akire was able to express herself through writing.

Akire’s family was unaware of the experiences she had at school and was sad to know that she was going through this. At the same time, they were proud that Akire was able to write a book that shows others they are not alone.

 

 

The story is about a girl named Twinkle who ran away from home because she was bullied for being too small. The story resonated with her because most of the bullying that Akire experienced was towards her height.

 

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According to 11-year-old writes book inspiring others to stand up against bullying, after writing the book, Akire “felt more confident with myself, I felt bigger, like everybody wants to be my friend ever since I wrote the book, but like I’m just way more confident and outgoing.”

 

 

There are three lessons that can be learned from reading Twinkle. One is to always speak up. It can be hard to tell an adult what is going on but tell your parents and your teachers so that something can be done to prevent it from happening again.

Two is don’t be a bully. Don’t pick on someone for being different from you. You don’t know what they may be going through and your actions can cause more harm.

The last and most important lesson is to always be a star. No matter what you are going through, never forget to be yourself and be the light in the room.

 

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Akire at such a young age was able to use her own pain with bullying to inspire others to stand up against bullying. Her confidence to do so has allowed Akire to win the ‘No Bullying Hero’ award in D.C. and the Peace award in Chicago.

 

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