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Children’s classics land on list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

Amazon includes Charlotte’s Web and The Giver on its list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. 

Get to Know Brenton Thwaites

Brenton Thwaites plays Jonas in the forthcoming Walden Media/Weinstein Company adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. Though he’s not exactly a household name yet—at least outside of his native Australia—his star is on the rise, with several high-profile films scheduled for release in the year ahead. While you’ll have to wait until August to see […]

Memories of “The Giver”

This summer will see the release of the Walden Media/The Weinstein Company big-screen adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning book The Giver. (If you haven’t read it yet, we recommend you do so as soon as possible–and we’re not alone.) At the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference in Boston this past November, we collected […]

And the Newbery Goes to…

In the world of children’s literature, there is no higher honor than the Newbery Medal. Awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the year’s “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children,” the prize virtually guarantees a significant boost to both its recipient’s acclaim and his or her book sales. Last […]