Pippi Longstocking Slated for Big Screen Return

    Just in time to celebrate Pippi Longstocking’s 75th anniversary in 2020, French film company StudioCanal and Britain’s Heyday Films are partnering up to produce a new adaptation of Astrid Lindgren’s (1907-2002) beloved children’s book series starring a plucky, red-haired Swede named Pippi. The most recent big-screen adaptation of the Pippi books was backContinue reading “Pippi Longstocking Slated for Big Screen Return”

Harry Potter and History Collide at the New York Academy of Medicine

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. 

(Children’s) BookNotes April 20, 2016

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 addressesContinue reading “(Children’s) BookNotes April 20, 2016”

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 followingContinue reading