This 6-Year-Old’s Statement About His Favorite Book Is All Too Real

This 6-Year-Old’s Statement About His Favorite Book Is All Too Real

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There’s no feeling quite as homey as re-reading your favorite books; books from your childhood, books that held your teenage heart, books that adult you has used as guide points while you navigate through life.   Books can act as tiny, magic, paper-filled mentors helping you to feel less confused, less misunderstood, less alone. I know that I’m definitely someone who turns toward their favorite books when life gets too hectic or wild or hazy and I just need grounding and something to remind of me who I am.    Yay, books!   But, given the deep and powerful love we can feel for …

[NSFW] These Photoshopped Children's Book Covers Are Totally Ridiculous

[NSFW] These Photoshopped Children's Book Covers Are Totally Ridiculous

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Let’s be honest, a lot of times, the covers were the best part of our favorite children’s books. “Animorphs” had those crazy covers of people transforming into animals. And then there was that whole species of children’s book that featured holographic covers.   Well, an anonymous artist has taken the initiative to improve some of these covers. Take a look at some of our favorites.   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   via Buzzfeed   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   via Pinterest   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   Featured image courtesy of Rolling Stone

[NSFW] These Photoshopped Children’s Book Covers Are Totally Ridiculous

[NSFW] These Photoshopped Children’s Book Covers Are Totally Ridiculous

Book Culture

Let’s be honest, a lot of times, the covers were the best part of our favorite children’s books. “Animorphs” had those crazy covers of people transforming into animals. And then there was that whole species of children’s book that featured holographic covers.   Well, an anonymous artist has taken the initiative to improve some of these covers. Take a look at some of our favorites.   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   via Buzzfeed   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   via Pinterest   via thingsyoushouldlearn.com   Featured image courtesy of Rolling Stone

Cute Animals in Pants Don’t Improve Kids’ Behavior, Study Shows

Cute Animals in Pants Don’t Improve Kids’ Behavior, Study Shows

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From Wilbur the pig to Sylvester the donkey and Luna the bat, children’s books are chock-full of cuddly anthropomorphic animals designed to teach kids some lessons about how to live a moral life. But an increasing amount of scientific research is showing that dancing pigs and rabbits in T-shirts may not be the best way to teach kids values like sharing and empathy.   According to a study conducted at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), children who were read books with human characters were far more likely to share their belongings than peers who read …

5 Children’s Books That Tackle the Refugee Crisis

5 Children’s Books That Tackle the Refugee Crisis

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The refugee crisis has displaced more people than any time in history. By the end of 2015, 65.3 million people were asylum-seekers, refugees, or internally displaced. That’s almost 1% of the global population. Given how far-reaching this is, it’s important to educate younger generations on how this emergency affects people’s lives. Many children’s authors have risen to the occasion. We’ve assembled a few children’s books that humanize refugees.   5. “Adriana’s Angels” by Ruth Goring, ill. Erika Meza   via Amazon   This book takes readers back to the 1990s in Colombia, where a family must flee to find a new home in Chicago. …