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Food for thought

Reviews of The Onion's Great Escape by Sara Fanilli and A World of Food: Discover Magic Lands Made of Things You Can Eat by Carl Warner.

A Pre-Olympics London Tour

Pop-Up London is an engaging, interactive children's introduction to the 2012 Summer Olympics host city.

Potty Mouth and Potty Training: Our Journey and the Books We've Enjoyed Along the Way

When mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong's daughter developed an early interest in potty training, "poop" became her favorite greeting.

2012 Great Kids' Summer Books

Keep your child reading this summer with this list of 2012's top kids' books from The Horn Book, which has reviewed kids' literature for more than 80 years.

Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia is the major repository for the beloved children's illustrator and author.

Books Can Help Parents Discuss Tough Topics with Teens

Reading the same book as their child can help parents discuss difficult issues such as date rape, drugs, alcohol and weight.

For Earth Day, a Look at Trash

For ages 5-9, a book of facts about our discards can provide educational reading for Earth Day.

Women’s History: Bikes and Spies

Women's history books for tweens and teens focus on the bicycle and heroes of World War II.

Black History: Segregation and Little-Known Inventors

Two fascinating books chronicle Jim Crow segregation and modern African-American achievers, as told by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

'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.

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.

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.

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