Picture Book About a Trans-Child Wins A Major Award!

Picture Book About a Trans-Child Wins A Major Award!

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Today’s world can often seem extremely anti-LGBTQ, with society feeling oppressive toward people who fall outside the line of heterosexually. But there is still a lot of good news, especially with the recent news about the book called Julian Is a Mermaid.       The book is a children’s picture book that tells the story of a young boy called Julian who comes to terms with his queer identity, showcasing his attempts at dressing in woman’s clothing and how his nana reacts to his attempts to embrace his new identity. The author and illustrator Jessica Love, who was partly inspired by …

Can You Resist Bookstores? No? Then These Memes Are For You!

Can You Resist Bookstores? No? Then These Memes Are For You!

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We’re all book nerds here, so I’m sure I’m in good company. The only thing I love more than a good meme is a good bookstore. Why not combine the two? If you, like me, can’t control yourself in a bookstore, these memes are for you.     The best invite   Image via Meme   Yes. Yes I do. Also I have zero chill. Any self control I may usually use is just gone. Maybe I’m the only one, but if I even pass a bookstore in the street I have to be gently steered away, or sometimes physically …

This Children’s Book Helps Kids Cope with Loss

This Children’s Book Helps Kids Cope with Loss

The truth about death is pretty depressing: it’s inevitable. As adults, we’re consciously aware of this fact mostly because we have no say in the matter—even if we escape death in our personal lives, that luck can only be tragically temporary (just like us, unfortunately!!!).   It’s often easier to joke about death than it is to confront it directly, as evidenced by this article. RIP, human nature. It can be difficult to live with the reality of death… so can you imagine how impossible it might feel to explain it to a kid, like spoiling the ending of an …

Legendary Children’s Author and Illustrator John Burningham Dies at 82

Legendary Children’s Author and Illustrator John Burningham Dies at 82

There is something magical and pure about children’s picture books. Even more than any other books, they teach and bring joy. Furthermore, for younger generations to grow up loving books and being introduced to the wonders of creativity and imagination is a fantastic thing!   To all the children’s authors today, I thank you for your work! But today specifically, we honor one particular author and artist who we have sadly lost, children’s author and illustrator John Burningham.     Image Via Telegraph Media Group   According to his official website, johnburningham.com, Burningham studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating …

Florence Welch’s Debut Book Is Here and It Is Stunning!

Florence Welch’s Debut Book Is Here and It Is Stunning!

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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, has just released her debut book, Useless Magic. Published under Penguin Random House and released yesterday, July 5th, this collection of personal poems, illustrations, and more is stunningly unique, and something you definitely don’t want to miss!   Image via Amazon   Florence and the Machine formed in 2007 in London, consisting of Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a blend of other guest artists and musicians. By 2009 they’d released their debut album, Lungs, packed with the popular chart toppers Dog Days Are Over, Kiss with a Fist, and You’ve Got the Love, and rapidly gained international fame.   Since the start of …