Tag Archives: children’s literature

Nine Awesome Picture Books with Girls as Main Characters

The girls are missing. Children’s literature is remarkably devoid of female main characters. As a recent video illustrates so drastically, in a study of more than 500 children’s books, 25% had zero female characters. Even though there are loads of … Continue reading

Posted in children's literature, social issues, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Book Club: Ten Nine Eight and Diversity

Children’s literature is often not meant to represent reality – I love fantastical, imaginative works. But one place it really falls down is its failure to represent the vast diversity of children, in both the world and America. Considering half … Continue reading

Posted in Book Club, children's literature, social justice | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Book Club: Little Pookie

Book Club is a semi-regular feature on the blog where I reflect on a children’s book (or series) and my personal experiences with it. (Just a note on this one – this is based on three of the five Little … Continue reading

Posted in Book Club, children's literature | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Club: Where the Wild Things Are

Book Club will be a semi-regular feature on the blog where I reflect on a children’s book (or series) and my personal experiences with it. The first one is obviously the namesake for this blog! Where the Wild Things Are … Continue reading

Posted in children's literature, parenting | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments