Steve Barancik

Steve Barancik

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Former Hollywood screenwriter, now proprietor of best-childrens-books.com and the Best Children's Books Download Store at store.best-childrens-books.com
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"Madeline" turns 75! Celebrate by giving her a read.

watre: “ “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines In two straight lines they broke their bread And brushed their teeth and went to.

Sweet, old interview with Maurice Sendak by Fresh Air's Teri Gross. Ignore the "atheism" headline. The story is really about aging and dying gracefully and with appreciation.

[havent watched this yet, just pinning for later] Atheist's View On Life Could Make Anyone Cry. 4 Minutes In, The Interviewer Almost Gets Choked Up.

Granted, most parents probably aren't hoping, when they read to their kid in bed, that he/she grows up and gets a tattoo of the book they're reading. But some of these are pretty incredible! (And quite a tribute to the power of books.)

Granted, most parents probably aren’t hoping, when they read to their kid in bed, that he/she grows up and gets a tattoo of the book they’re reading. But some of these are pretty incredible! (And quite a tribute to the power of books.

It's Cesar Chavez Day! With the new movie out, your kids are hearing about him. Well, guess what? There's a picture book biography about the man too. Click to the review.

Cesar Chavez picks corn as a child, from Kathleen Krull's 'Harvesting Hope: the Story of Cesar Chavez,' illustrated by Yuyi Morales.

Do you think about writing a children's book? Do you have the mistaken impression that it'll be easy? You'll want to read this.

image from "Bible Readings for the Home Circle." Think writing for children is easy? Think all it requires is inspiration?

It's African-American History Month. Celebrate it with books!

April Martin Luther King was killed on this day in We turn that positive by celebrating The Coretta Scott King children's book awards, celebrating African-American authors and illustrators, named after Dr.

Barbara Park passed. But her Junie B. Jones will be forever with us.

The author of the million-selling “Junie B. Jones” children’s series has died. Random House Books for Young Readers says Barbara Park died Friday at age 66 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

A children's book with a twist - Round trip by Ann Jonas. After you read it, flip it over and continue the story - each illustration becomes something different upside down!

1970 honor: In Leo Lionni's "Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse," we learn it's no fun being the villain! We also learn about friendship.

Caldecott 1970 honor: Leo Lionni's "Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse,"