Childrens literature

How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Your book club meets next month, but you’re just too busy to run down to Barnes and Noble to pick up Infinite Jest. Sure, you could order it on Amazon, but it’s way too heavy to lug around in your backpack and your bookshelf is looking pretty crammed. That’s OK, though! With a library card, an internet connection, and an e-reader, you can download the book—for free!—without ever leaving your…

Why Does Daenerys Think She Can’t Have Children? – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Watching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation newsletter and website. So is Viserion an ice dragon now? The Night King’s acquisition of a dragon is definitely a game-changer, but what does this mean for the poor, revived Viserion? Some fans have started calling him an “ice dragon” — a name that recalls George R.R. Martin’s children’s novel, “The Ice Dragon,” as well as the ice dragons mythologized…

Books Become A Bridge Out Of Grief In ‘The Futilitarians’ – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Futilitarians Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading by Anne Gisleson Hardcover, 260 pages | purchase On paper, few things may seem more navel-gazing than a memoir about being in a book club. But Anne Gisleson takes that ostensibly narrow premise and goes universal in her debut book, The Futilitarians. She writes about her time spent in a circle of friends who call themselves the Existential Crisis Reading…

Why Does Daenerys Think She Can’t Have Children? – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Watching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation newsletter and website. So is Viserion an ice dragon now? The Night King’s acquisition of a dragon is definitely a game-changer, but what does this mean for the poor, revived Viserion? Some fans have started calling him an “ice dragon” — a name that recalls George R.R. Martin’s children’s novel, “The Ice Dragon,” as well as the ice dragons mythologized…

More children to be diagnosed with high blood pressure under new guidelines – CBS News

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

More children and teens are likely to be diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure under new guidelines released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). An estimated 3.5 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. have hypertension, or abnormally high blood pressure, but experts say the actual prevalence is likely much higher as elevated blood pressure readings often go undetected. “If there is diagnosis of hypertension, there…

If You Want Your Children To Go To Harvard, Don’t Have Them In The Summer – Forbes

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

There are many things parents can do to give their children the best chance of going to a top university, but the most important is not to have them in the summer. Two studies this week revealed the odds are stacked against summer-born children getting into elite higher education. The obstacles faced by summer-born children have been well-documented. Previous research has shown that, in a system where the school year…

If You Want Your Children To Go To Harvard, Don’t Have Them In The Summer – Forbes

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

There are many things parents can do to give their children the best chance of going to a top university, but the most important is not to have them in the summer. Two studies this week revealed the odds are stacked against summer-born children getting into elite higher education. The obstacles faced by summer-born children have been well-documented. Previous research has shown that, in a system where the school year…

‘Woodland Elves’ book series helps connect children to other cultures of the world – Marion Star

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Mia Chatman, 7, plays at one of the stations on the quarter mile Woodland Elves Trail, which winds around the wooded yard of Williamson’s residential home.(Photo: Hasan Karim/Marion Star)   MARION – Her fantasy series “The Woodland Elves” was originally a gift to her grandchildren, but local author Shary Williamson has turned it into a tool to connect children to other cultures and languages from around the world. Fans of…

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional messages in Chinese. This quickly sparked concerns over taste, parental consent and what these children…

Hard-Won Advice in Books on Aging and Elder Care – New York Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

We may as well know what’s coming. Here’s what I learned. “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande Photo I started here, with this book by a New Yorker writer and physician who aims to help readers avoid what he calls a “warehoused oblivion,” even if none of us will win the ultimate battle. The book is a good introductory text in part because of the sobering statistics. By age 85, 40…

Ex-area resident’s books win awards – Danville Commercial News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

In 2003, Michael Kinnett sold everything he owned, bought a travel trailer, and moved from central Illinois to Florida with his wife, Billie. “I haven’t regretted it a second yet,” the Rossville native said in a telephone interview from Apalachicola, Fla. That move changed the course of his life, as he became immersed in local history and ended up writing two award-winning books. Kinnett, 60, is…

Use old books to create fun decor – Bryan-College Station Eagle

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Old books are one of my favorite thrifty finds. They are everywhere and they’re often inexpensive. If you frequent garage sales or thrift stores, you have likely seen piles of books begging for a home. Our local library even gives them away sometimes. Hundred-year-old treasures lie in wait, often for a dollar or less. That’s a price tag that is hard to beat these days. Books…

3 children killed inside Clinton, Maryland home – FOX 5 DC

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

3 juveniles found dead inside home in Clinton Police on scene of death investigation in Clinton, Md. Death investigation underway in Clinton, police say Posted: Aug 18 2017 08:34AM EDT Updated: Aug 18 2017 05:34PM EDT Image Gallery 2 PHOTOS \n \n CLINTON, Md. – Three children were found dead inside of a home in Clinton, Maryland on Friday morning, according to investigators. In a news conference Friday afternoon, police said all three…

Police: 3 Children Dead in Clinton Homicide – NBC4 Washington

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Three children were found slain Friday morning inside a home in Clinton, Maryland, police say. An adult family member arrived at the home Friday morning and found the children dead in the house, located on the 6400 block of Brooke Jane Drive, Prince George’s County police said.  “We are now in the midst of a major investigation into what happened to these children and who killed them,” police department spokeswoman…

Ex-area resident’s books win awards – Danville Commercial News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

In 2003, Michael Kinnett sold everything he owned, bought a travel trailer, and moved from central Illinois to Florida with his wife, Billie. “I haven’t regretted it a second yet,” the Rossville native said in a telephone interview from Apalachicola, Fla. That move changed the course of his life, as he became immersed in local history and ended up writing two award-winning books. Kinnett, 60, is…

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional messages in Chinese. This quickly sparked concerns over taste, parental consent and what these children…

Ex-area resident’s books win awards – Danville Commercial News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

In 2003, Michael Kinnett sold everything he owned, bought a travel trailer, and moved from central Illinois to Florida with his wife, Billie. “I haven’t regretted it a second yet,” the Rossville native said in a telephone interview from Apalachicola, Fla. That move changed the course of his life, as he became immersed in local history and ended up writing two award-winning books. Kinnett, 60, is…

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional messages in Chinese. This quickly sparked concerns over taste, parental consent and what these children…

Johnny Cash’s children denounce Charlottesville neo-Nazi wearing T-shirt with Cash’s name – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

“He received humanitarian awards from, among others, the Jewish National Fund, B’nai Brith, and the United Nations. He championed the rights of Native Americans, protested the war in Vietnam, was a voice for the poor, the struggling and the disenfranchised, and an advocate for the rights of prisoners. “He was on the advisory board of an organization solely devoted to preventing gun violence among children,” it continued. “His pacifism and…

Johnny Cash’s children denounce Charlottesville protester who wore shirt with his name on it – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The five children of iconic singer Johnny Cash took to Facebook on Wednesday to release a statement involving a protester wearing a T-shirt bearing Cash’s name over the weekend in Charlottesville. The protesters at the white nationalist rally last Saturday were fighting to stop the removal of a Confederate monument with the likeness of former General Robert E. Lee. A 32-year-old counterprotester named Heather Heyer died when a man drove…