Children's

Leonard S. Marcus’s Listening for Madeleine responds directly to Cynthia Zarin’s image-distorting New Yorker profile.

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As one reads Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, present and past entangle just as childhood and adulthood spar.

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Son is primarily concerned with probing the ideas of family and parental relations first presented in The Giver.

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Betsy Rosenthal's delightful book tells the story of her mother, Edith, who is “number four” in a family of twelve children.

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There is the countervailing widespread public opinion in India that children’s books should be utilitarian, printed in functional English, and crammed

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When children’s books evade uncomfortable truths and whitewash the history of what is real, they betray their audience. In addition to manipulating ch

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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

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Notwithstanding the whirlwind of adaptations, adulterations, dramatizations, spin-offs, ad-ons, pop-ups, memorabilia, and kitsch that have spiraled th

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In a mere hundred pages, Simon Winchester’s new book encapsulates reams of research and commentary in the overcrowded field of Charles Lutwidge Dodgso

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Life Lessons

Two recently published picture books, remarkable examples of biography for children, eschew romanticization of their subjects and the perpetuation of

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