February Children's Books: A Tale for Every Holiday

For such a short month, February is certainly packed with holidays. And we've got great new picture books to commemorate each of them.
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For such a short month, February is certainly packed with holidays. And we've got great new picture books to commemorate each of them.

Are App Books the New Pop-Up Books?

Kids used to be wowed by the ability to pull a tab and make a little cardboard bee fly back and forth on a page. Now, on an iPad book app, they can ...Remember when pop-up books used to amaze kids? Now iPad book apps are blowing the minds of parents, too.

Children's Picture Book Trend for 2011: Cats?

Every so often in the world of children's picture books, a specific animal species will unexpectedly jump into the spotlight. Sometimes you can tra...Well, we're only a few weeks into 2011, but the animal taking the most starring roles so far seems to be the oh-so pedestrian cat.

KidPop News: Sanitized Twain, Hazardous Nintendo and Bawdy Kids' Shows

Amazon Huck Finn Gets Politically Correct In a move that has already begun to stir up rafts of controversy, publisher NewSouth Books...Get the latest news from the world of children's entertainment.

New Kids' Music: Some of the Best CDs Were Saved for the End of the Year

Some great family music albums have been released throughout 2010, including Frances England's "Mind of My Own," Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's "Underground...Four musical favorites for kids squeezed in just at the end of the year.

Top Christmas Carol Mystery Lyrics Explained

Even Santa can get stumped by some Christmas lyrics. Illustration by Christopher Healy
Kids are loaded with questions this time of ...
What's a French hen, anyway? We answer your burning questions about Christmas carol lyrics!

Children's Christmas Books: New Versions of Old Classics

Every holiday season sees several new renditions of the classic Christmas stories '"Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "A Christmas Carol." One real...'Tis the season for updates of classic holiday stories. Which versions stand out?

'Disney Epic Mickey' Revives an Icon and Takes Video Game Storytelling to a New Level

Mickey Mouse meets his ancestors in the "Disney Epic Mickey" game. Credit: Disney Interactive Studios
"Disney Epic Mickey" (for Nintendo Wii, $39....
Mickey Mouse may be the world's most recognizable cartoon character, but when was the last time you thought of the guy as a hero?

Kinect Isn't the Only Game In Town: 3 More Innovations in Gaming

Microsoft's new Kinect system, which lets players control Xbox 360 games with nothing more than their own bodies, has justifiably made a big splash in...These new games and devices make playing a video game a wholly new and different experience.

Young Readers: Choose Your Dystopia

What's exciting young readers today? Based on current themes in publishing, it's incredibly awful visions of the future. But thankfully, terrible visi...What's exciting young readers today? Based on current themes in publishing, it's incredibly awful visions of the future.

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