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2012-02-23 10:05:29

Research shows steady decline in natural world, wild animals in illustrated books for kids Was your favorite childhood book crawling with wild animals and set in places like jungles or deep forests? Or did it take place inside a house or in a city, with few if any untamed creatures in sight? A new study has found that over the last several decades, nature has increasingly taken a back seat in award-winning children's picture books -- and suggests this sobering trend is consistent with a...

2012-01-05 13:15:15

How do you tell a little girl that her grandfather, her mother, her friend“¦ has died, and that he or she has gone forever? Txabi Arnal, a lecturer at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has analyzed literary picture books that deal with death to see how they address this question. Taking this piece of research as the basis, he has defended his thesis entitled El tratamiento de la muerte en el álbum ilustrado infantil. Obras publicadas en castellano (How...

2011-06-14 08:35:00

--Expert Advice On Selecting Children's Picture Books With Eye On Diversity-- NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly eight in ten (78%) U.S. adults believe that it is important for children to be exposed to picture books that feature main characters of various ethnicities or races--but one-third (33%) report that it is difficult to find such books, according to a recent survey that was commissioned by The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to...

2011-05-25 15:04:00

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children's Books, The Ocean Project, and the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have partnered again to celebrate World Oceans Day (http://worldoceansday.org/), held annually on June 8th. For the second year in a row, hundreds of aquariums, zoos, schools, and other organizations will host fun-filled "1, 2, 3 and the Seas: Counting on You" family events inspired by Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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