Children’s Picture Books – Mittens, Dogs, Interrupting Chicken and Farting Troll – Twin Cities

Who is at the top of your wishlist? I bet it’s the kids. So here’s a roundup of picture books that mix text and illustrations in a way the little ones will appreciate. No need to remind you why books are such a great gift, but we’ll do it anyway. …

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Chuck Avery: Learning From Bad Books

Last week I finished reading a “bad” book. This is not my assessment; that is the judgment of most critics. I liked it. When I was teaching and wanted to motivate my students to read, I would tell them that it was almost impossible to read a book – even …

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What are the advantages and disadvantages?

EBooks are great because they’re lightweight, easy to use on a phone or tablet, and you can get them anywhere, anytime. Printed books are enjoyable because of the smell, feel, and physical nature they provide. They are more immersive than an ebook can be. Which one is right for you? …

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Tackling Europe’s racist colonial past must go beyond history books – EURACTIV.com

Teaching colonialism is a first step in tackling structural racism in Europe, but inequalities will only be eradicated if taken into account in education as a whole, experts say. “Colonialism, slavery and the Holocaust are rooted in our history and have profound consequences for today’s society”, reads the EU action …

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The best children’s books ever written

Roald Dahl’s Twits First published in 1969, Eric Carle’s iconic work has been a favorite around the world for decades. After the journey of a tiny bug that just can’t get enough of it (despite spending a week soaking up everything from Swiss cheese to salami), this treasured classic undoubtedly …

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What happens next in the books

that of David Goyer Foundation adapts Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi short stories and novels for Apple TV +, and Foundation season 2 is likely to draw inspiration from its story “The Mayors”. For decades, Asimov’s sci-fi classic was generally considered impossible to adapt. The story spans an entire millennium, there …

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Wilbur Smith: Prolific Thriller Writer Who Has Sold 140 Million Books

Wilbur Smith was a bestselling author whose swashbuckling thrillers set in Africa portrayed the continent as a place of heroes, adventure and romance. Smith, who died aged 88, had written 49 novels, sold some 140 million copies during his lifetime and was fortunate enough to see a number of them …

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It’s been a minute with Sam Sanders: NPR

Many lists of banned books include Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds All the American boys, by Alison Bechdel Fun house, Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Ruby Bridge It’s your time, and Toni Morrison Beloved. Estefania Miter / NPR / NPR …

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Ari Shapiro chooses “Build your house around my body”: NPR

The 2021 NPR Books We Love list is here. NPR’s Ari Shapiro shares one of his favorite books from this year, Build your house around my body by Violet Kupersmith. ARI SHAPIRO, HTE: Today, NPR unveiled a tool that book fans look forward to every year. We used to call …

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Small and Penobscot Books Launch New Novel | Castine Patriote

Topical feature CastineOnline Exclusive, November 24, 2021Small and Penobscot Books launch new novel by Rosemary Wyman At the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center on November 18, Castine author Don Small made his debut with Margaret — A Novel, recently published by Penobscot Books. Small detailed the story of the novel’s …

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