10 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Kid

10 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Kid

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Dr. Seuss is a muse to many a folk. He talks about Whos and the places they’ll go. Though he might only seem like a fun one for kids, he’s also got thoughts for our old-people heads. Though I’ve done my best to write just like Seuss, I’ll give him the mic. Here’s some quotes to peruse.   1. I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.     2. A person’s a person, no matter how small.     3. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your …

This Children’s Literature Map Shows the Best Kids’ Books From Europe

This Children’s Literature Map Shows the Best Kids’ Books From Europe

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A collaboration between schools from all over Europe has led to this wonderful map, showing the favorite children’s book in each country.   Schools in Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania worked together to create a great project named READ AND SHARE eTwinning featuring information on the best children’s books from each European country. They conducted research among their friends and family members, as well as online, in order to decide on the book for each place.    Take a look! On first glance, it’s easy to spot Pippi Longstocking in Sweden, The Moomins in Finland, Le Petit Prince in France, …

Give Children the Gift of Rocket Science This Holiday Season

Give Children the Gift of Rocket Science This Holiday Season

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“It’s not rocket science” might be a phrase that is lost on future generations as the level of intricate, intelligent science becomes more and more attainable. When I hear the term “rocket science” it is always in comparison to something that I can actually do, you know, because who would understand rocket science? Andrew Radar’s newest book aims to educate the masses on the basic concepts. His target audience is children ages six to ten,  but don’t worry, he says that adults can learn a thing or two from it as well.   Image Via Rocket Science/Andrew Rader/Galen Frazer    Rader, a SpaceX …

Paddington Bear to Enjoy Final Marmalade Sandwich in 2018

Paddington Bear to Enjoy Final Marmalade Sandwich in 2018

Paddington: adorable bear, attracter of shenanigans, toddler fashion icon, passionate advocate of the marmalade sandwich. What’s not to love? After many, many years and many, many adventures, the Paddington books are finally drawing to a close, with the last in the series announced for next year.   The final Paddington Bear book, Paddington at St. Paul’s,  will be released in July of 2018, the one year anniversary of the death of creator Michael Bond. The story will follow Paddington as he is mistaken for a choirboy during a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.   In an interview with BBC, Bond’s daughter, Karen Jankel, said …

The Children’s Adaptations I Hate the Most

The Children’s Adaptations I Hate the Most

Often, beloved books are made into wonderful movies extending the joy from page to screen, engaging new generations of readers. Sadly, equally as often, CGI-sodden, terrible, heinous crimes against literature are committed in the form of bad movie adaptations. More often than not, these crimes are committed against children’s books. Their delightful illustrations and beautifully imagined scenes prove too tempting for movie studios to resist.   1. The Cat in the Hat   Speak for yourself, Jim. / Via WiffleGif   Sex jokes, poor acting… Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times said the film was ‘all effects and stunts and CGI and prosthetics, with no room …