Tag: Children’s Books

no more poems

“Violent” Children’s Book Causes Uproar with Parents

Singer-songwriter Rhett Miller’s, No More Poems!: A Book In Verse That Just Gets Worse, is attracting all sorts of controversy and uproar after rubbing families the wrong way.

WXYZ reports that school teacher and mother to two young girls, Kayla Sykes, bought a copy from Costco to read her children. She later came across one of the book’s controversial poems that made her feel as though she was going to “vomit.”


no more poems

Image via Amazon


The poem titled “Brotherly Love,” follows a girl who has to deal with her annoying little brother, and is rather violent about it.


One verse reads:


Feed your brother poison.

Maybe drop him down a well.

And I’m the one who’ll wind up.

Living in a prison cell.


Amazon markets the book toward children ages seven to ten. It goes without saying that this age range isn’t quite accurate.

Angry tweeters are currently calling for the book to be boycotted, and Costco has already pulled the book from a number of its stores.



Miller tweeted about his disappointment to the book’s backlash.




Featured Image via WXYZ

The Boy at the Back of the Class

Heartfelt ‘Upbeat’ Refugee Tale Wins Children’s Book Award!

BBC reports that Onjali Q Raúf’s The Boy at the Back of the Class has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize!

Raúf’s debut novel is already being described by Waterstones children’s buyer, Florentyna Martin, as a “future classic.”

The story follows a young refugee whose newfound friends from school help him reunite with his family. Raúf was inspired by the people she befriended while working in refugee camps.


The Boy at the Back of the Class

“Children’s books have a raft of difficult topics to convey to young readers, and Raúf embraces this with an approach that is funny, upbeat, and overwhelmingly open-hearted,” Martin added.

Raúf is the founder and CEO of Making Herstory, a human rights organization working to end the abuse, trafficking, and enslavement of women throughout the world. Her debut novel is already a significant step towards bringing attention to the circumstances surrounding those who are wrongfully separated from their loved ones.

Congratulations on your well deserved achievement, Ms. Raúf! And thank you for the reminder that everyone deserves a home that their family can call their own.




Featured Image via BBC

World Book Day

10 Adorable Kids’ Costumes for World Book Day

On US World Book Day, we take a look back at the the UK and Ireland’s World Book Day costumes in March of this year. 



Today, families in England, Ireland, and Wales are celebrating World Book Day (which, ironically, is not a worldwide holiday). Young readers are dressing up as their favorite characters from a delightful variety of children’s books, sharing, spreading, and thoroughly enjoying a love of reading!

Take a look at the best costumes from all over the web:


1. addie the Jampire

From the picture book Jampires, written by David O’Connel and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre.





Based on the beloved children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle.





From the book Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie and also the novel series Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling.


View this post on Instagram

#worldbookday2019 💙💖💙

A post shared by Saima Ali (@ali_saima95) on





From the book series The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, written by C. S. Lewis.






From the children’s book Fing written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross.




6. Minnie as Miss Root

From the book The Demon Dentist, written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross.





7. Little Cindy Lou Who, ready for another holiday!

From the children’s book How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.




8. Looks like this Pinocchio has been telling some lies.

From the classic book Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi and illustrated by Scott McKowen.




9. A Jr. Christmasaurus.

From the book The Christmasaurus written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Shane Devries.




And last but not least…


10. A live beanstalk.

Based off the old fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk.


View this post on Instagram

Fee-fi-fo-fum #worldbookday #worldbookday2019 #jackandthebeanstalk

A post shared by Stacey (@sweet_home_of_mine) on



Now this is parenting done right!

Happy World Book day to young and old alike.


Image result for world book day

Image Via World Book Day



Featured Image Via Delph Community Primary School.