Category: Children’s

Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Book Dares Young Girls to Dream

From the sports they should play to the careers they should pursue, young girls are often told what they can’t do. But in a new children’s book, A Girl Like Me, Park Slope resident, Nina Crews shows them that not even the sky is the limit. Crews uses photographs of multicultural girls in a unique…

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Author Panel: Empowering Children Through Books

Three authors who specialize in books that inspire and empower children will take part in a panel at Books are Magic in Cobble Hill Sept. 30. Chana Ginelle Ewing, Arabelle Sicardi and Jamia Wilson will join moderator and nonfiction editor at “School Library Journal” Vanessa Willoughby to talk about the books the messages kids can…

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Children’s Book Encourages Kids To Be Hands On

The sign of a good children’s book is one that kids want to read again and again, and that parents don’t mind reading again and again. If you’ve read Dragons Love Tacos to your kids more times than you can count, you may be able to give it a rest for a while. Get ready to…

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Latest installment in popular children’s book series to be released

  Abby Hanlon’s popular “Dory Fantasmagory” chapter book series has readers clamoring for the next installment, but thankfully, they will not have to wait long. With three books in the series available to read in seventeen languages around the world, young readers and their parents have discovered, as noted in a starred review from Publisher’s…

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Moving Children’s Book Tours Brooklyn

All photos courtesy of Penguin Random House There are some children’s books that inspire people of all ages with their profundity, and “Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms” is no exception. The book touches on such universal themes as the immigrant experience, feeling out of place in a new setting and the love in intergenerational relationships. Its February…

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Children’s Author/Illustrator Inspires Creativity In Clinton Hill Students

Children’s author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe visited P.S. 56 in Clinton Hill to share his latest book, Radiant Child: The Story Of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat with the school community. In preparation for Steptoe’s visit, teachers read the book in their classrooms and discussed the art and themes explored in the book. The students were…

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Greenlight Hosts Musical Story Time For Hip-Hop’s Youngest Fans

From it’s underground roots in the Boogie Down Bronx to it’s chart-topping, mainstream success today, hip-hop has a rich and colorful history. In the follow-up to the best-selling punk music primer What is Punk?, author Eric Morse, gives readers a history of the movement that even its youngest fans will enjoy. In What is Hip-Hop?, Morse and…

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New Children’s Book Deals With Middle School Jitters

Starting middle school can be a scary transition for anyone, but Abbie Wu is totally stressed out. In Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom (HarperCollins), young Abbie is anxious about starting at a new school and doesn’t think anyone in her family understands. She wants desperately to fit in but feels as if she is the only person in the…

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