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Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” Turns 30

  “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.” That quote and many others extolling the virtues of reading great books comes from Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Originally published on October 1, 1988, Dahl’s now-classic

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(Children’s) BookNotes, Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What do Beatrix Potter, Helen Mirren, QE2, Eric Carle, and Winnie-the-Pooh have in common? They all made news this week in the world of children’s books. Read on!   @ericcarle @GuardianBooks  @GalleyCat  @penguinkids  @finebooks From The Guardian: Eric Carle talks about how children identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar From Galley Cat: Disney celebrates Queen

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(Children’s) BookNotes, May 31, 2016

@PolisBooks @Redwood_Digital  @PublishersWkly @nzbookcouncil @BFGMovie @roald_dahl @vanityfair A children’s book author admits to using a ghostwriter, a banned book in New Zealand makes its debut stateside, and moviegoers prepare for the film adaptation of the BFG, this week in children’s book news. Six-time Olympic gold medalist Chris Hoy admits using a ghostwriter for his children’s book,

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