(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! 

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From The Guardian: Eric Carle talks about how children identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar

From Galley Cat: Disney celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday with a new Winnie-the-Pooh story.

The BBC reports that Helen Mirren is slated to narrate the audiobook version of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, a story rediscovered after 100 years.

(Children’s) BookNotes, Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Alice in Wonderland, Soviet fairy tales, and even Simon Cowell make news this week in the world of children’s books.

The Guardian ran this story on how the Soviets rewrote children’s stories while also sparking a new wave of illustration.

A New Chapter for First Edition of Alice in Wonderland, over on The Fine Books Blog.

The Bookseller staff reports that Simon Cowell says children’s books are ‘quite boring’ as he reveals plan to write his own: http://bit.ly/1XtBpBJ