Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a person who liked to make things.
She was born on 29th of April 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, the city she loved and lived in all her life until her death on March 13th 2017.
She will be missed by all who love her: from her beloved family to her amazing fans. Her award-winning books are part of her huge legacy, and her curious and creative spirit lives on in them, and in her children.
Her YouTube videos and TedTalk contributions were funny and inspiring, and the impact she had on the world and people around her will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Amy.
If you feel the need for something a little more grown up then Amy’s book Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is perfect. As recommended by John Green, of Paper Towns fame:
“You know how you have—or I hope you have—a quirky and delightful friend who is just the most fascinating person you know? I have the perfect gift book for that person. Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a wonderfully eccentric memoir that is enhanced by texting, really.”
In the past, the room has served to fulfil many witches and wizards’ greatest needs. Dumbledore once stumbled upon the room with an especially full bladder, to find it full of chamber pots. Whilst it transformed into a broom cupboard for the mischievous Fred and George to hide from Filch. Lest not forget, the room fulfilled the requirements of Dumbledore’s Army, serving as their headquarters and practice area. For you, the room will transform into a shop, stocking everything Harry Potter (basically essentials for every doting fan). Read More
Dahl biographer, Donald Sturrock, told the Today Programme:
“I can tell you that it was his agent who thought it was a bad idea, when the book was first published, to have a black hero. She said people would ask: ‘Why?'”
In response to this news David Almond, author of Skellig, has stated that “the nation’s children are being shortchanged”. Almond complained how “authors and illustrators are being scorned” by the list of television stars, reality show winners, and comedians.
World Book Day often offers a range of books, all on offer for £1 with a World Book Day voucher, given away at schools. However, the usually diverse range is celebrity author heavy this year, leading many children’s authors to speak out about being crushed out of the genre by celebrity writers. Read More
The heart-warming rags to riches story follows a boy trying to break his dad out of prison. Frank’s dad went to jail for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery but he wants to put the money back and so Frank and him hatch a daring plan to break out and restore the missing cash. Read More
The Oxford University Press insists the scene is taken out of context. The startled old woman was not in fact horrified by sexual activities occurring in the bushes.
Ed Brody’s tweet soon gathered attention. Before long other Twitter users were adding innuendos and awkward moments found in children’s books. These included an illustration of Hitler walking his dog, naked breasts in Where’s Wally, a priest watching children undress, and more.
“Magic really does happen at DISCOVER CHILDREN’S STORY CENTRE in London as their new Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson exhibition brings 12 of their enchanting picture books to life.
A World Inside a Book – Gruffalos, Dragons and other Creatures opens to the public on Saturday 21st of October 2017 until September 2018.”
A recent online auction made one lucky seller over $80,000 (more than £60,000)! Because such a hefty price tag is unheard of for an unsigned piece of fiction, this was deemed a record breaker by officials.
The original owner, a private UK collector, kept the first edition 1997 book in pristine condition, and it was sold by Heritage Auctions based in Dallas, Texas, USA.
The series will follow the 20th anniversary exhibition at the British Library starting in late October where the public will be able to access ancient texts, artefacts and artwork. The documentary will unveil all things magical, the history and myths that inspired the Potterverse, magical objects and the folklore at the heart of the Harry Potter series. Read More