November 27, 2012
Leonard S. Marcus’s Listening for Madeleine responds directly to Cynthia Zarin’s image-distorting New Yorker profile.
November 07, 2012
As one reads Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, present and past entangle just as childhood and adulthood spar.
November 01, 2012
Son is primarily concerned with probing the ideas of family and parental relations first presented in The Giver.
August 15, 2012
Betsy Rosenthal's delightful book tells the story of her mother, Edith, who is “number four” in a family of twelve children.
April 04, 2012
There is the countervailing widespread public opinion in India that children’s books should be utilitarian, printed in functional English, and crammed
November 17, 2011
When children’s books evade uncomfortable truths and whitewash the history of what is real, they betray their audience. In addition to manipulating ch
September 21, 2011
By now, hundreds of children’s books about the Holocaust have been published—fiction and non-fiction, as well as hybrids of varying quality: books abo
May 25, 2011
Notwithstanding the whirlwind of adaptations, adulterations, dramatizations, spin-offs, ad-ons, pop-ups, memorabilia, and kitsch that have spiraled th
April 13, 2011
In a mere hundred pages, Simon Winchester’s new book encapsulates reams of research and commentary in the overcrowded field of Charles Lutwidge Dodgso
December 29, 2010
Two recently published picture books, remarkable examples of biography for children, eschew romanticization of their subjects and the perpetuation of