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Children’s Book Week Kicks off April 29th for Its 100th Anniversary!

Children’s Book Week kicks off this year on April 29th! According to this article from the American Booksellers Association, the event will commence on April 29th (Monday) and continue onto May 5th. In service of the 100th anniversary of the event, the year’s theme will be “Read Now, Read Forever’, trying to encourage kids to read more while also looking to the history of children’s books as an overall experience. Bookstores around the country will be helping to host the event, with over 25,000 independent bookstores, libraries, and schools helping to promote it.

The banner for the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week

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Established in 1919, the Children’s Book Week was started by a librarian of the Boy Scouts Franklin W. Matthiews in order higher standards to child literacy and education, as well creating true engagement for literature among young people. The event has been celebrated annually every since, with in 1944 the Children’s Book Council assuming control over the event. The event will be celebrated twice this year. If you want help get involved follow this link and help out, as well as getting your child involved! Celebrate and have fun!

 

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George W. Bush’s Daughters to Release Children’s Book

Twin daughters of former President George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, are working on their second book together according to the Los Angeles Times.

Sisters First is being written as a children’s book, and will touch upon similar themes of sibling bonding as their Sisters First: Stories From Our Wild and Wonderful Life memoir. The book will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and released on October 8.

 

sisters first by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

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“It’s all about sisterhood, whether it’s blood sisters like Barbara and me, or friends or colleagues like y’all,” Hager told her “Today Show” co-anchors while making the announcement. “We had so much fun working on it together.”

Their new book, illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki, follows a young girl’s ever growing bond with her baby sister. While her baby sister can’t do much at first when she arrives, the two eventually become inseparable.

 

 

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This Amazon Kids’ Bundle Will Help Kids Complete Their Summer Reading List

Attention, parents! Summer vacation is starting sooner than you think. Your children are ecstatic! But what does this mean for you? Well, for starters, you will probably have to make sure your children actually do the required summer reading. Fortunately, Amazon thinks it has the perfect solution for you.

 

 

Amazon is offering something called the Kindle for Kids Bundle. Amazon continues to prove even more that it is the GOAT. This $99.99 bundle comes with the latest edition Kindle (you can choose the case) and a two year warranty. The Kindle itself also comes with four gigs of storage. More than enough space to hold all those books.

 

 

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But wait! That’s not all! Not only is there an almost $30 discount, it also comes with the capability to enforce something called FreeTime. It is a parent controlled progress tracker — NOICE. The parent is able to lock applications and games from being accessed by the child on other Amazon devices until they finish reading up to a certain point. Social media sites and other outlets can also be easily blocked. Your children will love you.

 

Amazon also has its own list of recommended books to read this summer (age divided categories). With Amazon and this Kindle bundle, you and your child will have a summer full of reading. Which isn’t a bad thing. Yay for summer reading. Go, You. Go, Amazon.

 

 

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10 Beautiful Beatrix Potter Quotes to Remind You How Great She Is

The internet is rife with completely warranted criticisms of the appalling new James Corden-led Peter Rabbit movie. It is, frankly, an insult to Beatrix Potter’s beloved character and to Beatrix herself. So I started reading up on quotes from Potter to remind myself of the true magic of the lovely worlds she created. 

 

Peter, his mother Josephine, and sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-Tail reside in the same universe as Potter’s other wonderful animal creations such as Jemima Puddleduck (a duck), Mrs. Tiggy Winkle (a hedgehog), and Squirrel Nutkin (a squirrel), among others. They are a magical, charming, amusing bunch and Potter was truly a visionary. Here are ten of her best quotes.

 

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1. There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.

 

2. I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.

 

3. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. 
 

 

4. Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. 
 

 

5. I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense.
 

 

6. Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.
 

 

7. If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.
 

 

8. There’s something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.

 

9.  I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.

 

10. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. 
 

 

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