Today is the birthday of Ruth Faison Shaw, an art teacher who spotted a kid smearing iodine on the school walls and saw a way kids could express themselves. Plus: art is alive and well in cats, or at least in a photographer taking portraits of cats going wild for - and sometimes on - catnip.
How The Baby Sitters Club Became The Book Series All The 80s Kids Were Reading (Cool Weird Awesome 333)
Netflix is about to release a show based on The Baby-Sitters Club I used to re-shelve all the time at the public library where I worked. Here's the story of how the series came to life.
The New York Public Library released a list of its top 10 all-time most borrowed books. One book you won’t find on the list is “Goodnight Moon.” Despite being one of the most iconic children’s books of its time, the New York Public Library didn’t have a copy for decades, because an influential librarian didn’t like it. Plus: the amazing origins of Silent Record Week!
Found together on my bookshelf.
This three year old likes to read before sleeping.
Sol Yurick wrote the novel that was eventually adapted into one of my favorite movies, The Warriors- which manages to be totally ridiculous and totally awesome at the same time.
Reading list, a photo by bcarlson33 on Flickr. I have a lot of reading ahead of me for this project.
Owen, research assistant, a photo by bcarlson33 on Flickr. Owen is reading up on Franklin Pierce for the project.
Nice to be back guest hosting NHPR's Word of Mouth! Today's show includes a look at the new book "Beautiful Souls" by Eyal Press, Chad Lambert's new graphic novel about the history of "Saturday Night Live,"
Brady: What happens to books that are bought but never read? -Sharon, Illinois Books are just like you and me - they have a wide range of interests and most of them don't mind not being