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'Dead End in Norvelt' Awarded 2012 Newbery Medal

'Dead End in Norvelt' Awarded 2012 Newbery Medal

"Achingly funny" novel of a New Deal town is named the past year's best children's book. "A Ball for Daisy" wins the Caldecott Medal.

January 2012
Kids' Books: Poetry, Art & History

Kids' Books: Poetry, Art & History

In January we look forward to better times, but these kids' books also look back, in different ways, at poetry, art and African American history.

January 2012
The Best Children's Books of 2011

The Best Children's Books of 2011

The Horn Book Magazine has published its Fanfare List of the top kids books published in the past year.

December 2011
Find a Book that Fits Your Child

Find a Book that Fits Your Child

Parents can help kids find books that match their interests and reading level.

December 2011
Gift Books: In with the Old!

Gift Books: In with the Old!

New books for kids revisit The Odyssey, nursery rhymes, the Phantom Tollbooth and Houdini.

December 2011
The London Mental Olympics

The London Mental Olympics

To prepare for the 2012 Olympics, kids can read a London guidebook, a history of Britain or (for the trans-Atlantic flight), a new collection of Dr. Seuss poems.

November 2011
'Zombie in Love' Gives His Heart

'Zombie in Love' Gives His Heart

An appropriate Halloween love story for kids, Kelly DiPucchio's book seems to say there's someone for each of us,

October 2011
Meet Mozart's Sister

Meet Mozart's Sister

Children's book reviews include the story of Mozart's sister and mysteries surrounding 13 artists.

September 2011
Books for a Long Summer Drive

Books for a Long Summer Drive

Backseat activity books can keep the kids amused and learning while you head off to vacation, or once you get there.

August 2011
Funky Facts for Frivolous Fun

Funky Facts for Frivolous Fun

For kids' summer reading, books of light facts go well with light meals, light suntan and plain old light.

July 2011
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