Bezoars, screaming mandrakes, and basilisks all figure in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, but their origins date back centuries. Now, the New York Academy of Medicine has launched a digital exhibition exploring the connections between Rowling’s books and historical texts. Read all about it on the Fine Books Blog.
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Children’s picture-book creator Ashley Evanson talks with Literary Features Syndicate about her craft and the magic of childhood.
Harry Potter’s million-audio milestone, French classics professors protest cutbacks, and Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” creator gets a kids book addressing gender fluidity, this week in the world of children’s books. Listen Up! Harry Potter’s Million-Audio Milestone : Classics Professors in France Protest Education Reform in Style: Rebecca Sugar announces ‘Steven Universe’ children’s book that addresses
Staying in the Lines Coloring books have reached the zenith of sophisticated stress-release and mindfulness for adults – one need look no further than the pricey pattern tablets offered with creamy Faber-Castel colored pencils – but coloring books for kids offer inexpensive, portable, and decidedly screen-free ways to relax and pass the time. The following