You never love a book the way you love a book when you are ten. It is an honor to be in that sacred space in some children’s brains.
An old post: Summer Reading on Better Book Titles!
(Left to Right: To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Bell Jar, A Confederacy of Dunces, Gatsby, The Old Man and The Sea, Huck Finn, Of Mice and Men, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
Hard as it may be to imagine, but there are certain things in this world more grating and ubiquitous than Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”: Persistent spelling and grammar errors.
What a loss the children’s and young adult literature world endured today.
We will always remember you, Walter, your legacy of diversity and inclusivity, and, above all, that reading is not optional.
We’re so saddened by Walter Dean Myers’s passing, but continue to be inspired by his work.
In case you haven’t seen it, Newsies is the Christian Bale Gateway Drug, in which he plays a scrappy young turn-of-the-century paper seller with dreams of being a cowboy in Santa Fe. This naturally involves dancing and riding a horse while singing about it on the empty streets of New York.
You gotta arise and seize the day.
And hip thrusts.
I am pretty sure things happen in the movie, something to do with papers and striking, but who cares when you can just look at Christian Bale?
Newsies for the win!
Mr. Badger (or Neil Gaiman, if you prefer) reads.
"Photographer Cambridge Jones has collaborated with The Story Museum for its latest exhibition which celebrates childhood story heroes and sees well-known authors dress up as their favourite literary characters."
Holly Smale as the White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia), Philip Pullman as Long John Silver (Treasure Island), and Neil Gaiman as Badger (The Wind in the Willows)
More photos and some really excellent commentary at the BBC article here