Category Archives: kid lit

Once upon a product placement…

Young Adult Novels Plumb New Depths Of Product Placement by Anonymous, jezebel.com, February 20, 2008 About a year ago, I was desperate to review Dial L For Loser from the New York Times best-selling tween book series The Clique. I … Continue reading

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No more bosom friends?

Why Would You Want To Keep Your Kid From Having A Best Friend? By Sadie Stein, jezebel.com From the NY Times: “Increasingly, some educators and other professionals who work with children are asking a question that might surprise their parents: … Continue reading

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Return of the Babysitters

  Say Hello To Your Future: Could The Baby-Sitters Club Inspire Young Girls To Create Their Own Jobs? By Hortense, jezebel.com, March 20, 2010 When I was in 4th grade, my friends and I shared an obsession with the Baby-Sitters … Continue reading

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What does Tolkien offer to women?

The sorority of the Ring By Cath Elliott, The Guardian March 17, 2010 How can I be a feminist and a The Lord of the Rings geek? Because Tolkien has more to offer women than critics may think. I know … Continue reading

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Jo, Anne… Bella? Oh dear.

Twilight girls learn to give it all up for love  Jordan Baker, Sydney Morning Herald, November 19, 2009  When I was growing up, my literary heroine was Josephine March from Little Women. Jo was a lanky tomboy with no interest … Continue reading

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Gilbert Blythe: young and cannot properly flirt

The Ballad of Anne and Gilbert By Diana Peterfreund, April 23, 2009 I was in a pretty strange mood yesterday (anyone who follows my Twitter feed can back me up on that one). And I was chatting with Justine about … Continue reading

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Attack of the Rich Kid Book

Where, Oh Where Is Superfudge? By Rachel Shukert, babble.com, February 4, 2008    Let me begin with a small disclaimer: it is not my intention to make anybody feel old, least of all myself. Although I already feel old; recently … Continue reading

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Rowling Magic

J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, delivers her Commencement Address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the … Continue reading

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