Melanie's Marvelous Measles Is A Book For Children That You Can Buy

Melanie's Marvelous Measles is a book about how awesome it is to catch the measles. Children ages 4-10 are invited to learn that the measles is actually pretty fun, has no serious possible side-effects, and is something kids should look forward to getting. » 2/04/15 1:40pm 2/04/15 1:40pm

In New Neil Gaiman Book, Sleeping Beauty Is Woken By Snow White's Kiss

Neil Gaiman's upcoming children's book, The Sleeper and the Spindle, is a richly illustrated collaboration with artist Chris Riddell that retells the story of Sleeping Beauty. But this time the princess is rescued not by a prince's kiss, but by a queen's. » 10/13/14 10:30am 10/13/14 10:30am

The walls of reality are breaking down! Over at the Guardian, children's authors are interviewed by their own characters, as portrayed by children in costume.This is delightfully metafictional. » 3/06/14 3:40pm 3/06/14 3:40pm

And the next beloved children's book Ghibli is animating is...

When Marnie Was There, the 1967 novel by Joan G. Robinson. It was #18 on Hayao Miyazaki's list of recommended children's books, so this shouldn't be a shock, although it's worth pointing out that Marnie will be directed by The Secret World of Arriety's Hiromasa Yonebayashi, as Miyazaki still maintains he's retired. » 12/12/13 9:20am 12/12/13 9:20am

Let Oderus Urungus of GWAR read Goodnight Moon to children you hate

Know any children who won't go to bed? Well, sit them down in front of this video, in which the demonic lead vocalist of the legendary metal band GWAR reads this classic children's book to them. It won't help them sleep, but they should run into their bedrooms in pure terror immediately, and that's close enough. » 10/24/13 2:40pm 10/24/13 2:40pm

This children’s book will teach you all about the Houses of Westeros

Bran Stark might have had an easier time learning those House mottos if he'd grown up with a book like this. mrstater posted this series from the imaginary children's book of Game of Thrones houses, inspired by Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? » 11/04/12 12:00pm 11/04/12 12:00pm

Great Children's Books That Look Death in the Eye

Children's stories have been dealing with death since the days of fairy tales where the Princess doesn't wake up. And some of the most soulful depictions of death aimed at kids come from the science fiction and fantasy genres. Except, in the ever-optimistic tone of children's books, death is a mirror for how wonderful… » 6/08/12 4:40pm 6/08/12 4:40pm

Classic video games reimagined as popular children's books

For parents who complain that their kids are playing too many video games, Caldwell Tanner's imaginary books offer the perfect solution, blending Mario with Dr. Seuss, Pokemon with Maurice Sendak, and warning of the perils of giving Link a cuckoo. » 4/14/12 4:30pm 4/14/12 4:30pm

Batman and Bane will punch literacy into preschoolers' brains

Christopher Nolan's Batman movies have offered grim and mature take on the Dark Knight. But at least one set of The Dark Knight Rises tie-ins aren't aimed at the older, violence-consuming crowd. Instead, they're aimed at children who are just learning to read. » 3/25/12 2:00pm 3/25/12 2:00pm

The beautiful astronaut book Umberto Eco wrote to teach children about…

Umberto Eco is best known for his novels, like Foucault's Pendulum and The Name of the Rose, but he also wrote a handful of children's books. In his marvelous book The Three Astronauts, Eco offered children a lesson on tolerance, while also training their brains in basic semiotics. » 3/18/12 8:00am 3/18/12 8:00am

Scar your children with the delightful book Sorry Your Mother is Undead

Worried your child won't be able to handle the next apocalypse? Never fear — there's a "children's book" available to help explain why Mommy is all green and craves brains, titled That's Not Your Mommy Anymore. Check out a few pages right now! » 9/09/11 6:30am 9/09/11 6:30am

Year's Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Books for Kids: Origami Yoda,…

Your children need to be prepared for the things they'll face in real life — like an origami Yoda puppet, and a six-armed troll. And cafeteria food that bites you. Here's Kirkus Reviews' list of the best kids' SF/fantasy books. » 11/17/10 1:00pm 11/17/10 1:00pm

The One "Wild Things" Change That Bothered Maurice Sendak

When Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers set about adapting Where The Wild Things Are into a movie, Maurice Sendak encouraged them to take a free hand and change stuff. But Eggers and Jonze tell us one change made Sendak nervous. » 10/01/09 1:15pm 10/01/09 1:15pm

The Brits Win the Space Race in "Empress of Mars"

In the closing years of the 23rd Century, the British Arean Company, a private corporation, establishes first human colony on Mars. How do the Brits get there first? Find out in Kage Baker's new novel. » 5/13/09 2:43pm 5/13/09 2:43pm

The Cute, Friendly Side to the Monster Manual

It's never too soon to introduce children to cryptozoology, and that's why new kids' book Monster Isle is the perfect teaching tool. We've got exclusive images of the book's cute, misunderstood monsters. » 1/12/09 8:30am 1/12/09 8:30am