Childrens literature

Alice McDermott’s 6 favorite books of poetry – The Week Magazine

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (Scribner, $22). I love the value of big books of poetry, and for good reason: My parents literally weighed the paperbacks I was required to purchase for school. (Signet Classics’ edition of Middlemarch at $5.95 was a good deal. Forty-five cents for The Turn of the Screw? Not so much.) Yeats’ collected works might as well be called Poems for All Occasions. Love, marriage,…

5 new books you won’t want to miss this week, including John Grisham – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 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 ‘The Rooster Bar’ by John Grisham(Photo: Doubleday) ­ USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. The Rooster…

Alice McDermott’s 6 favorite books of poetry – The Week Magazine

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (Scribner, $22). I love the value of big books of poetry, and for good reason: My parents literally weighed the paperbacks I was required to purchase for school. (Signet Classics’ edition of Middlemarch at $5.95 was a good deal. Forty-five cents for The Turn of the Screw? Not so much.) Yeats’ collected works might as well be called Poems for All Occasions. Love, marriage,…

Tara Bergin’s poetry is a perfect guide to these frightened, frightening times – New Statesman

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tara Bergin’s first book of poems, This Is Yarrow, was one of the strangest and most assured debuts of recent years. It introduced the reader to an uncanny world we almost recognised, or almost wanted to recognise. Refreshingly, and sometimes unnervingly, Bergin didn’t seem to expect the reader to identify with her. Her new collection, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx, pushes further into this territory. The opening poem, “The…

Children raised by same-sex parents do as well as their peers, study shows – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

As the marriage equality vote draws toward its close, a comprehensive study published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows children raised in same-sex-parented families do as well as children raised by heterosexual couple parents. The review of three decades of peer-reviewed research by Melbourne Children’s found children raised in same-sex-parented families did as well emotionally, socially and educationally as their peers. The study’s findings will undercut one of the…

Police: Two arrested after attempting to steal car with children inside – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Two men were arrested Sunday morning after attempting to steal a car with two children inside in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police. The incident occurred in the 5400 block of North Lovejoy Avenue around 8:08 a.m. when a newspaper delivery man exited his vehicle and left it running while on his delivery route, police said. The man’s two children, ages 1 and 4 years old, were still inside…

Alice McDermott’s 6 favorite books of poetry – The Week Magazine

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (Scribner, $22). I love the value of big books of poetry, and for good reason: My parents literally weighed the paperbacks I was required to purchase for school. (Signet Classics’ edition of Middlemarch at $5.95 was a good deal. Forty-five cents for The Turn of the Screw? Not so much.) Yeats’ collected works might as well be called Poems for All Occasions. Love, marriage,…

5 new books you won’t want to miss this week, including John Grisham – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 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 ‘The Rooster Bar’ by John Grisham(Photo: Doubleday) ­ USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. The Rooster…

Tara Bergin’s poetry is a perfect guide to these frightened, frightening times – New Statesman

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tara Bergin’s first book of poems, This Is Yarrow, was one of the strangest and most assured debuts of recent years. It introduced the reader to an uncanny world we almost recognised, or almost wanted to recognise. Refreshingly, and sometimes unnervingly, Bergin didn’t seem to expect the reader to identify with her. Her new collection, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx, pushes further into this territory. The opening poem, “The…

Generation ISIS: When Children Are Taught to Be Terrorists – NBC … – NBCNews.com

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Abu Shahed first realized his 11-year-old son was being brainwashed by ISIS when he saw the fourth-grader’s textbooks. They were filled with images of “bombs, guns, machine guns, tanks, warplanes and other war symbols,” the father of four recalled. The militant group’s black flag also featured in materials given to children at the ISIS-run school that Abu Shahed’s son was forced to attend after the militants captured the Syrian town…

Private schools scrap prize-giving to spare children’s feelings – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

But, according to the Daily Mail, some parents branded the change “nonsensical” and said it does little to prepare children for real life. Mark Lehain, director of the Parents and Teachers for Excellence Campaign and former headteacher of Bedford Free School, said: “Every school has got to decide what it wants to do to celebrate pupils’ achievements but, in my personal experience, the more people involved the merrier. “You can…

Books: Surviving the California wildfires, George Saunders wins the Man Booker and more – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Where do you find a posse of bestselling novelists in L.A.? At Jennifer Egan’s Thursday reading at ALOUD at the Central Library for her latest, “Manhattan Beach.” The audience included Jade Chang (“The Wangs vs. The World”), Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny (“The Nest”) and Eden Lepucki (“California”) — all there to enjoy the conversation with Egan about her book. The discussion was moderated by Marisa Silver (yes, another bestselling author). What…

Will DACA Parents Be Forced to Leave Their U.S.-Citizen Children … – The Atlantic

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Though often described as “kids,” a majority of DACA beneficiaries are in their 20s—and some of them have children of their own. A recent study conducted by Tom Wong of the University of California at San Diego along with the Center for American Progress, National Immigration Law Center, and United We Dream found that 25.7 percent of DACA recipients have a child who is a U.S. citizen. “If extrapolated to…

Trump Is Inspirational … for Poetry – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Photo Credit Jennifer Heuer My readers have the best words, as Donald Trump might say. Evidence for that comes from the caliber of the 2,750 poems submitted to my Trump poetry contest. With the help of the Poetry Society of America, I’ve picked my winners, and here they are, offering us a mix of humor, bite and hope. Richard Kenney, a published poet from Port Townsend, Wash., offered “A Prayer”:…

More phthalates banned in children’s toys by US government – CNN

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Children waiting up to 18 months for mental health treatment – CQC … – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Children with mental health problems are waiting up to 18 months to be treated, a government-ordered report will reveal next week, in an indictment of the poor care many receive. A Care Quality Commission report into child and adolescent mental health services (Camhs) will warn that long delays for treatment are damaging the health of young people with anxiety, depression and other conditions. The NHS watchdog will conclude that when…

Adoption: A father’s highs and lows of taking on two children – BBC News

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Image caption Adrian said seeing his children grow up has been rewarding “I can’t imagine family life being any different to this.” Adrian, from Pembrokeshire, has two adopted children, a girl aged 10 and a boy aged seven. As Wales sees an “unexpected increase” in children being put up for adoption, he said anybody considering giving a child a home should be prepared for challenges but also for love, joy…

Parents sue Chicago day care center, alleging children were … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

The parents of a 3-year-old boy allegedly assaulted by his preschool teacher are suing the Chicago branch of the local day care chain, alleging a pattern of abuse condoned by its owner and staff. According to the lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, the parents of the child — who filed the suit as John and Jane Doe — enrolled him at the Belmont Avenue branch of Children’s…

Doki Doki Literature Club’s Horror Was Born From A Love-Hate … – Kotaku

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Doki Doki Literature Club snuck up on everyone and became a cult hit. Dan Salvato, its writer and lead developer, played on the anime tropes present in its pink and cheery exterior to trick players into experiencing an unsettling story. “People might go into Doki Doki Literature Club making fun of it as a tropey anime game,” he said, “only to find themselves caring about the characters (and possibly very…