“The Hunger Games: The Exhibition”

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There’s a lot of me in this week o’ Hunger Games on Out of the Box. That is likely because I am a giant fan girl. And probably because I have more time on my hands than fellow fangirls Katie and Shoshana. But also because I was lucky enough to go to “The Hunger Games: […]

The next great American theme park?

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The Hunger Games is being made into a theme park. Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar book store. It seems certain that the apocalypse is nigh. Before that happens, though, I have some ideas for kid’s-book-based theme parks, too: Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet This park is particularly interactive because the price of admission is a loved […]

Happy (C)Han(n)uk(k)a(h)!

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The Festival of Lights began last night, and I’ve got the latke lunch to prove it. Here are some recent Hanukkah-themed picture books to (let’s be honest) get smothered in applesauce. Reviews are from The Horn Book Magazine’s 2015 Holiday High Notes and from The Horn Book Guide Online. For more Horn Book Hanukkah recommendations, […]

Hunger Games Week

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In honor of the release of Mockingjay Part 2 — the final installment of the Hunger Games movie franchise — we’ve got a full week of Hunger Games–related content for you! We kick things off with Siân’s off-the-wall theme park ideas inspired by news of the coming Hunger Games amusement park. Stay tuned for Mockingjay […]

Things I Did Before They Were Cool: Coloring Book Edition

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Recently, I have seen many articles about coloring books for adults (like this one). I paid little attention because I was so ahead of this trend. You see, my right-out-of-college boyfriend and our group of friends were super into board games. Initially I tried to play, but it became very clear to all of us […]

Goldilocks and Little Bear app review

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It’s not exactly news that I love Nosy Crow’s apps, particularly their fairy-tale series (see our reviews of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Snow White). The latest in the series, Goldilocks and Little Bear (November 2015), makes the most of the app format. Choose from “Read […]

Fanfare15 matchy-matchy

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While I recover from unintentionally wearing The Nest tights (don’t let the wasps get me!!), you can enjoy The Horn Book’s 2015 Fanfare list, the best children’s books of the year. For more matchy-matchy, click here. It’s fun!

DinoWriMo: Professors

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Who is dinosaurs’ favorite children’s lit professor? Parasaurolophus Nodelman.   For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: Great Ladies

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Who was dinosaurs’ favorite children’s book review journal editor? (sorry, Roger) Xenotarsosaurus Sutherland. For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: Imprints

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You know some fossils are imprints. But did you know what a dinosaur’s favorite imprint is? ROARing Brook Press. For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.