Tag Archives: Children’s Books


by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986) is mostly remembered now as a very successful and honored children’s author. She won the 1931 Newbery Medalfrom the American Library Association for The Cat Who Went to Heaven, and in 1968 she was a highly commended runner-up … Continue reading

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Explaining Donald Trump to Kids

A new children’s book will be released on July 5, penned by comedian Michael Ian Black. In “A Child’s First Book of Trump,” Black lampoons Donald Trump: The beasty is called an American Trump. Its skin is bright orange, its figure … Continue reading

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BY NONA BLYTH CLOUD Whenever a small group hungers for power over a larger group, the weapons they use are the same:  Terror and Guile. The larger the target area in geography, the greater the population, the more Guile must … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guin’s Speech at The National Book Awards: “We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets, visionaries—the realists of a larger reality.”

By Elaine Magliaro Ursula Le Guin is an award-winning American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories. Her preferred genres are fantasy and science fiction. Le Guin has also written poetry and essays. Harry Kunzru (The Guardian) wrote last month that many … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Two “Open Carry” Advocates in Michigan Publish a Pro-Gun Book for Young Children

By Elaine Magliaro Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew are the two co-founders of Michigan Open Carry. They are also the authors of a new children’s book titled My Parents Open Carry, which tells the tale of a young girl and … Continue reading

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