Childrens literature

Pesticides warning over school yard slime craze that could leave children at risk of serious eye injuries and even … – Daily Mail

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thousands of youngsters are putting their health at risk because of a new craze Children are creating a home-made polymer slime to trade on the playground Health experts warn that the slime could seriously damage eyes and fertility  By Anthony Harwood For The Mail On Sunday Published: 21:21 EST, 25 February 2017 | Updated: 21:38 EST, 25 February 2017 e-mail 4 View comments It is the biggest craze since loom…

Pesticides warning over school yard slime craze that could leave children at risk of serious eye injuries and even … – Daily Mail

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thousands of youngsters are putting their health at risk because of a new craze Children are creating a home-made polymer slime to trade on the playground Health experts warn that the slime could seriously damage eyes and fertility  By Anthony Harwood For The Mail On Sunday Published: 21:21 EST, 25 February 2017 | Updated: 21:38 EST, 25 February 2017 e-mail 4 View comments It is the biggest craze since loom…

‘The Poky Little Puppy’ And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75 – NPR

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Little Golden Books were sold for just 25 cents in department stores, drug stores and supermarkets. This ad, aimed at grocery chains, illustrated how shoppers picked up the inexpensive picture books during their every day shopping. Courtesy of Penguin Random House hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Penguin Random House In the 1950s and ’60s, if there were any children’s books in a house, at least one of them was…

‘The Poky Little Puppy’ And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75 – NPR

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Little Golden Books were sold for just 25 cents in department stores, drug stores and supermarkets. This ad, aimed at grocery chains, illustrated how shoppers picked up the inexpensive picture books during their every day shopping. Courtesy of Penguin Random House hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Penguin Random House In the 1950s and ’60s, if there were any children’s books in a house, at least one of them was…

State budget threatens children’s program – Danbury News Times

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

More than 200 families in greater Danbury that use a United Way service to find help for children with early signs of developmental disabilities would lose the resource under a proposed state budget cut. The Help Me Grow program, which provides parents with referrals to childhood development specialists and helps parents track early childhood behavior, would be cut under the budget proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for 2018-19. “In…

The Lost Poetry of the Angel Island Detention Center – The New Yorker

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

When Chinese immigrants were detained at Angel Island, in the San Francisco Bay, they wrote poetry on the walls.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY FOTOSEARCH / GETTY Although it was widely known as the Ellis Island of the West, Angel Island wasn’t meant to herald immigrants to the United States so much as to keep them out. Located just across from Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay, the immigration station started operating in 1910, largely…

Billionaire Elon Musk credits his success to these 8 books – CNBC.com – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials SHOWS Careers Careers 11 Hours AgoCNBC.com When Musk decided he wanted to learn rocket science, he studied textbooks on astrophysics and engineering. While reading advanced texts on physics may not be for everyone, this book offers a lighter take on the science behind SpaceX. “It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design,” Musk…

In Trump’s America, Mother of Four Fears Being Deported and Leaving Children with Abusive Husband – The Intercept

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Last year, C. paid close attention to a presidential election for the first time in her life. A 31-year-old mother of four, C. was born in Mexico and has lived in Los Angeles since she was two-years-old. After Donald Trump won the Republican nomination, C., who asked me not to use her name because she fears being deported, watched with alarm as his nativist message swelled the defiant movement behind…

In Trump’s America, Mother of Four Fears Being Deported and Leaving Children with Abusive Husband – The Intercept

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Last year, C. paid close attention to a presidential election for the first time in her life. A 31-year-old mother of four, C. was born in Mexico and has lived in Los Angeles since she was two-years-old. After Donald Trump won the Republican nomination, C., who asked me not to use her name because she fears being deported, watched with alarm as his nativist message swelled the defiant movement behind…

Mississippi family yearns for children stranded in Yemen – Jackson Clarion Ledger

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Mustafa Almatari and his wife wonder about their two sons, Khaled, 12, and Mohammed, 10, who are both trapped in Yemen, caught in a legal limbo that seems almost impossible to navigate. Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger Ridgeland resident Mustafa Almatari talks alongside his family Monday about his two sons, Khalid, 12, and Mohammed, 10, who are stranded in Yemen awaiting word about traveling to the U.S….

Children’s sex book causes stir in Indonesia – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Image copyright TIGA SERANGKAI A children’s book is at the centre of a controversy in Indonesia because it teaches children about masturbation. A photo of the book – I Learn to Control Myself, written by Fita Chakra – has spread across social media since Monday, sparking a discussion online about sexual education and igniting parents’ anger. “Moms, please be careful when you buy a book for your kids. Check and…

Billionaire Elon Musk credits his success to these 8 books – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials SHOWS Careers Careers 1 Hour AgoCNBC.com On Sunday, Elon Musk‘s SpaceX made history, successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch pad that also sent astronauts to the moon. The win comes after multiple failures for the SpaceX and Tesla CEO, who wants to change the way people travel and send humans to Mars. Since…

Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89 – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89 – The New York Times – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Writing Poetry Can Lift Spirts, Spur Creativity At Any Age : Shots – NPR – NPR

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

Creating some form of art is commonly believed to help older people stay mentally and physically healthy. Scientific research hasn’t quite caught up with that belief. But that hasn’t deterred the dozen or so older adults in Janet Hoult’s poetry workshop. She refers to them all as “my poets.” They meet weekly at the Culver City Senior Center in Culver City, Calif. Hoult is 80. Her eldest pupil, Ruth Berman,…

Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes – NPR

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

Creating some form of art is commonly believed to help older people stay mentally and physically healthy. Scientific research hasn’t quite caught up with that belief. But that hasn’t deterred the dozen or so older adults in Janet Hoult’s poetry workshop. She refers to them all as “my poets.” They meet weekly at the Culver City Senior Center in Culver City, Calif. Hoult is 80. Her eldest pupil, Ruth Berman,…

Books: New and noteworthy books – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017

‘A Piece of the World’ by Christina Baker Kline(Photo: William Morrow) USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (William Morrow, fiction, on sale Feb. 21) What it’s about: A novel that imagines the life of Christina Olson, the handicapped woman in Maine portrayed in Andrew Wyeth’s famous 1948 painting Christina’s World. The buzz: This is…

Quote Is An Action RPG That Takes Aim At Books – Kotaku

Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017

Quote is a game about eradicating knowledge. Specifically the knowledge locked away inside books. Why bother re-writing history when you can just destroy it instead? Advertisement In Quote you play as a young girl named Novella. She’s the priestess for Bliss, the god of ignorance. In practice, this means exploring different towns and dungeons in search of books that can be fed to a gnarly looking nightmare creature whose Lovecraftian…

Children and Duterte’s drug war: Lessons from the past – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Manila, Philippines – Jose flipped three coins into the air when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire. They shot the 15-year-old suspected drug user seven times. The boy hit the ground, along with the coins that he had tossed as part of a traditional Filipino game called hantak. He had been playing with his friends while selling cigarettes on a rundown street in Caloocan City. Jose, whose…

Children and Duterte’s drug war: Lessons from the past – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Manila, Philippines – Jose flipped three coins into the air when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire. They shot the 15-year-old suspected drug user seven times. The boy hit the ground, along with the coins that he had tossed as part of a traditional Filipino game called hantak. He had been playing with his friends while selling cigarettes on a rundown street in Caloocan City. Jose, whose…