Nightmarish Children's Book Promotes the Open Carry of Guns

Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, the two cofounders of Michigan Open Carry, have teamed up and written a new children's book that's a MUST READ for any tiny gun nut. "My Parents Open Carry" is "a wholesome family book that reflects the views of the majority of the American people, i.e., that self-defense is a basic… » 8/04/14 2:20pm 8/04/14 2:20pm

Let Oderus Urungus of GWAR read Goodnight Moon to children you hate

Know any children who won't go to bed? Well, sit them down in front of this video, in which the demonic lead vocalist of the legendary metal band GWAR reads this classic children's book to them. It won't help them sleep, but they should run into their bedrooms in pure terror immediately, and that's close enough. » 10/24/13 8:50pm 10/24/13 8:50pm

Rejoice! They've Made a Documentary about The Phantom Tollbooth

If you were a child in America in the past so many years, you probably read or at least can acknowledge the existence of Norton Juster's great children's classic The Phantom Tollbooth. Though Juster may have written the book, it was equipped with equally important illustrations by Juster's longtime friend Jules… » 10/11/13 3:10pm 10/11/13 3:10pm

Rush Limbaugh Has Written a Terrible Magic School Bus Rip-Off for Kids

Since Rush Limbaugh can do very little that is not worthy of immediate and unstinting public ridicule, he has gone ahead and written a children’s book about a suspiciously-named protagonist, a substitute teacher named “Rush Revere” who kidnaps some students in a time machine so he can teach them about the… » 9/05/13 9:10pm 9/05/13 9:10pm

Teach Your Kid to Love Herself and Others Through Children's Books

The children's literature market has come a long way since (the ever wonderful and important) Pat the Bunny. These days, kid's tales tackle topics from adoption to egg donation — and they do it in giant books with adorable, full-color illustrations. Basically, if you're looking for something to explain to your… » 4/10/13 10:00am 4/10/13 10:00am

Sylvia Plath Wrote a Children's Book and It's Delightful

Sylvia Plath, the brilliant, tragic literary giant you were Most Likely to Be Obsessed With in high school, isn't all Ariel and The Bell Jar. In 1959, she wrote The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit, a children's book about Max Nix, a boy who longs for an awesome all-purpose suit. Although all six of his older brothers find… » 3/27/13 9:30pm 3/27/13 9:30pm

J.K. Rowling Will Now Be Making Her Long-Awaited Return to Children’s…

Just like how Michael Jordan played baseball competently and then came back to play basketball superbly, J.K. Rowling will be re-entering the children's fiction racket...at least for one book. The Casual Vacancy may have coasted to a big debut, selling 124,603 copies or ten times the next-highest debut, but J.K.… » 10/07/12 1:30pm 10/07/12 1:30pm

First Look: Marcel The Shell's First Children's Book

Marcel The Shell is making the leap from overnight viral sensation to the subject of a new children's book, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me (on sale November 1). We spoke to Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, authors of the book and creators of Marcel, and found out that there as so many more things… » 10/03/11 12:10pm 10/03/11 12:10pm