April 20, 2018

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Authors “Heartened” by Seuss Museum’s Removal of Mural

A mural at the new Seuss Museum in Springfield, MA, prompted three authors to pull out of an event there. The museum may now use the art as a “teachable moment.”

Is the Cat in the Hat Racist? Read Across America Shifts Away From Dr. Seuss and Toward Diverse Books

For its 20th anniversary year, the literacy awareness program will shift its focus toward a year-round promotion of diverse books. This comes amidst heightened awareness of representation in kid lit and scrutiny of racial imagery in the work of Dr. Seuss.

Newly Discovered Dr. Seuss Book to Publish in July

What Pet Should I Get?, discovered among text and illustrations belonging to Ted Geisel, also known as “Dr. Seuss,” will be released by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015.

Dr. Seuss Ebooks Finally Available September 24

Children’s book classics such as Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat and the Hat will be available in ebook format for the first time beginning on September 24. Fifteen of author/illustrator Dr. Seuss’s (aka Theodor Geisel) beloved titles will make their digital debut on that date, keeping the original layouts and iconic illustrations from their print editions, says publisher Random House Children’s. By November 2013, a total of 41 ebooks will be available for children, parents, and educators.

Pick of the Day: Bink & Gollie (DVD)

Bink & Gollie. DVD. 14 min. Weston Woods. 2012. ISBN 978-0545-44752-2. $59.95; CD, ISBN 978-0-545-44757-7: $12.95; CD with hardcover book, ISBN 978-0-545-44808-6: $12.95.

K-Gr 3–Kate DeCamillo and Alison McGhee’s humorous tale (Candlewick, 2010) about friendship has won numerous well-deserved awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal. Bink and Gollie live in an exotic tree house and often communicate by walkie-talkie. These three short stories feature tall, sensible Gollie who has a rich imagination and a formal way of speaking, and short, […]