Childrens literature

New Zealand library cracks case of the missing books – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A library in New Zealand has solved a longstanding mystery as to why books were going missing and reappearing in strange and hidden places. Auckland library staff grew increasingly puzzled when books kept turning up in unusual places, tucked under tables and chairs and hidden in hard-to-find spots around the library. “It was really odd and we couldn’t quite figure it out, we were finding books delicately tucked under shelves…

Don’t tell children to ‘sit still’ – they will end up as fat couch potatoes – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Telling children to “sit still” sets them up for a lifetime of obesity, a report by MPs and peers has warned. Parents and teachers should “treasure the young child’s natural inclination to be physically active” instead of telling them to stop fidgeting or to be seated for long periods, the parliamentary group said. Fitness experts said today’s children were being fed a diet of “sofa and screen time” while being…

Don’t tell children to ‘sit still’ – they will end up as fat couch potatoes – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Telling children to “sit still” sets them up for a lifetime of obesity, a report by MPs and peers has warned. Parents and teachers should “treasure the young child’s natural inclination to be physically active” instead of telling them to stop fidgeting or to be seated for long periods, the parliamentary group said. Fitness experts said today’s children were being fed a diet of “sofa and screen time” while being…

Britain’s desperately unhappy children need more time with mummy – and less online – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When we opened the phone lines in October 1986, we were inundated with calls. Thanks to the anonymity of the phone line, young people felt safe to ask for help, and the vast majority of calls were about physical and sexual abuse. From the very start we heard from children who felt life was not worth living, usually because they were being threatened into silence by their abusers. Some things…

NFL – Ten underdogs covering fuel huge NFL Sunday for books – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:52 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Las Vegas sportsbooks didn’t win every decision from Sunday’s 12-game NFL slate. Some bookmakers had to settle for coming out ahead in only 11 of them. The Westgate SuperBook and Caesars Palace sportsbooks each went 11-1 on Sunday and enjoyed their best week of the season as 10 underdogs covered the spread, with eight pulling outright upsets. “We didn’t…

Children born in Afghanistan captivity fear new lives in Canada won’t last – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

After years of living underground, shuffled between cells no bigger than a bathtub, the three children of a US-Canada couple held for years by Islamist militants are marveling at the sun and adjusting to their first taste of freedom – but are still terrified that “this magical wonderland” will end, their father has said. Joshua Boyle, his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their children were rescued on Wednesday, after being…

Prince Harry meets ‘amazingly brave’ children with serious illnesses – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“It’s quite daunting at first meeting him, but he’s so down-to-earth – really inspirational, very caring. “What he does with WellChild, it means the world to us.”  After spending three hours at the event, the Prince did not go home empty-handed either. Erin Cross, a seven-year-old who has battled leukaemia for five years, gave him a felt-tip pen picture of the two of them, and a helicopter flying over head….

Don’t tell children to ‘sit still’ – they will end up as fat couch potatoes – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Telling children to “sit still” sets them up for a lifetime of obesity, a report by MPs and peers has warned. Parents and teachers should “treasure the young child’s natural inclination to be physically active” instead of telling them to stop fidgeting or to be seated for long periods, the parliamentary group said. Fitness experts said today’s children were being fed a diet of “sofa and screen time” while being…

Underdogs fuel huge NFL Sunday for books – ESPN

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

10:52 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Las Vegas sportsbooks didn’t win every decision from Sunday’s 12-game NFL slate. Some bookmakers had to settle for coming out ahead in only 11 of them. The Westgate SuperBook and Caesars Palace sportsbooks each went 11-1 on Sunday and enjoyed their best week of the season as 10 underdogs covered the spread, with eight pulling outright upsets. “We didn’t…

Pedophile geophysicist described as ‘savage individual’ admits luring children, adults into online sex abuse – Fox News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Falder shared the abuse images using names such as “666devil” and “evil mind”  (Scotland Yard/Sky News) A gifted young scientist has admitted cajoling children and adults into online sex abuse and blackmailing them into performing even more degrading acts. Geophysicist Matthew Falder, 28, lead a secret double life during years of study at Cambridge University, where he was known as a fun party-goer. He used many false…

Rescued hostage Joshua Boyle says children are ‘improving’ – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Rescued Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle said his children are “improving” after spending their entire life being held captive in the mountains of Afghanistan. “The children are improving, we mentioned before that the eldest Najaeshi Jonah was doing well but that his younger brother Dhakwoen Noah was still struggling as much as ever with even just being able to look at his grandparents faces without terror,” Boyle told CP24 in an…

Rescued hostage Joshua Boyle says children are ‘improving’ – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Rescued Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle said his children are “improving” after spending their entire life being help captive in the mountains of Afghanistan. “The children are improving, we mentioned before that the eldest Najaeshi Jonah was doing well but that his younger brother Dhakwoen Noah was still struggling as much as ever with even just being able to look at his grandparents faces without terror,” Boyle told CP24 in an…

Children of disabled or single parents more likely to claim welfare themselves – report – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Parental disability and single parenthood are the “clearest pathways” for the transfer of disadvantage from one generation to the next, a new report finds. The report, authored jointly by the universities of Sydney and Melbourne, has called for a greater policy focus on “leveling the playing field” for children in vulnerable families. “Disparities in young people’s outcomes are not simply the result of their – or their parents’ – differential…

5 new books not to miss this week, including Tom Hanks’ stories – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We’ve picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa. USA TODAY ‘Endurance’ by Scott Kelly(Photo: Knopf) ­ USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Endurance by Scott Kelly…

Playwright Boeson brings her one-woman ‘Snowcatcher’ show to children – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

“It started out as a story of the blizzard, and it still is, but in the midst of writing it my mom almost died, and it changed the course of the story in a really personal way,” Boesen says. “So this story, for me, is sort of working out that event.”

Children’s tsar savages NHS over paucity of mental healthcare – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The children’s commissioner has launched a savage attack on the head of the NHS, accusing him of denigrating research that shows an “unacceptable” lack of children’s mental health provision. In a highly unusual move, Anne Longfield has published an open letter to Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, accusing him of ignoring young people’s experiences of the service and the frustrations of their parents. Laying out a list of…

Infamous Murderer Of Children Can’t Be Cremated To Music Of Berlioz, Court Says – NPR

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ian Brady, seen here in police custody prior to a court appearance, was sentenced to life in prison after killing five children. William H. Alden/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption William H. Alden/Getty Images Ian Brady, seen here in police custody prior to a court appearance, was sentenced to life in prison after killing five children. William H. Alden/Getty Images Ian Brady killed five children in the 1960s, in an…

We’re dealing with monsters: why adults need kids’ books more than ever – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

As the majority of the so-called adults in charge across the globe begin to mirror the villains I grew up reading about, I find myself going back through old, worn favourites as well as buying plenty of new releases that help keep me sane. Kids’ literature, after all, is probably the best place to look for advice on dealing with monsters. I don’t know where I’d be without them. Currently,…

Dolly Parton celebrates children’s album with $1 million donation – The Tennessean

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

CLOSE Dolly Parton celebrates new children’s album with patients at children’s hospital video by Michael Schwab/Tennessean Buy Photo Dolly Parton met with cancer patients at Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital to sing songs from her new children’s album and share a story of how niece Hannah Dennison, right, recovered from cancer at the hospital and inspired her new song “Chemo Hero”. Dolly’s sister Rachel Dennison is at left. Friday Oct. 13, 2017,…

Infamous Murderer Of Children Can’t Be Cremated To Music Of Berlioz, Court Says – NPR

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ian Brady, seen here in police custody prior to a court appearance, was sentenced to life in prison after killing five children. William H. Alden/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption William H. Alden/Getty Images Ian Brady, seen here in police custody prior to a court appearance, was sentenced to life in prison after killing five children. William H. Alden/Getty Images Ian Brady killed five children in the 1960s, in an…