Category Archives: Books

A Visit to Magic Town

Magic Town is a wonderful new virtual world experience for kids, that’s full of exciting stories and playful interactivity. The website is also supported by an iPad app that allows young users to enjoy Magic Town almost anywhere! Created by some very clever people at Mindshapes, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a conversation with […]

Asterix’s Sky Celebration

This was too quirky for me to resist sharing! In celebration of Asterix’s 50th birthday, the French Air Patrol sky acrobatics team jetted off to paint a very special picture in the clouds…

When is it time to retire a children’s brand?

It has been brought to my attention that a certain large yellow creature of the avian variety, a vampire with a penchant for counting to ten, and a myriad other equally fantastical residents of a cozy New York suburb have been educating kids on televisions around the world for a staggering 40 years. Similarly, Paris […]

Disney’s Digital Reading Magic

Eric and I were lucky enough to be treated to a sneak preview of Disney Digital Books last week. Just imagine having an interactive library of over 500 Disney stories, both classics and new adventures on your computer, and you’ll be on the right track. I’m not talking about the plain old grayscale Kindle kind […]

Six Children’s Books That Need The Hollywood Treatment

Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times article has been causing a lot of talk in my Twitter-verse lately, regarding the best kids’ book ever, and what with the recent announcement of two of my favorite children’s reads being adapted for the silver screen, Eric and I have been thinking about some more books that need making […]

Curiouser And Curiouser

This week has started off proving to be quite the book-adaptation-fest. For starters, there’s been several gorgeously lavish pics released, revealing Tim Burton’s typically bizarre interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, or should I say, “Lewis Carroll’s, Tim Burton’s, Alice in Wonderland”? And then secondly, it’s been announced that the BBC is making a small-screen version […]

More News On The Amanda Project

One of the very first things I blogged about here in January was a new ultra-cross-platform tween brand, set to be released this year called, The Amanda Project. There’s not much to see at that link yet, but keep it handy. I’ve been keeping an eye on press releases from T.A.P creators, Fourth Story Media, […]

An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton

I’m labeling this one under inspiration, both in a traditional sense and the web 2.0 way. Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven’t already, please meet Dallas Clayton. Dallas is a very interesting fellow who’s work I’ve been following for a month or two, after hearing about how awesome his Awesome Book is. What I love […]

Bappy Hirthday Dr. Seuss!

No that’s not a typo, someone at Wired.com came up with the title before I got around to post this. I happened to notice Google had a beautiful tribute logo this morning, and discovered that today would be the 105th birthday of the great children’s author, Dr. Seuss. You can find out all about him […]

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