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 …

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, …

Children’s Books That Finally Focus on Females

Children’s Books That Finally Focus on Females

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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 …

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. …

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. …