If You Give a Child a Book . . .

YOU GIVE THAT CHILD THE WORLD.

1:15 PM
October 7th, 2014

Harry Potter illustrations by Mary GrandPré

(Source: odious, via misswallflower)

1:13 PM
October 7th, 2014
wordpainting:

I’ve felt that way before.


wordpainting:

I’ve felt that way before.

(Source: theyuniversity, via booklover)

1:08 PM
October 7th, 2014
7:33 AM
October 3rd, 2014
Brilliant or Beautiful: but who says we can't we be both?

joannechocolat:

Not long ago I was doing a signing in a children’s bookshop. As I was sitting at the counter, I heard a nine-year-old boy and his mother talking.

"I don’t want that book," the boy said. "It’s a girl colour."

The mother pointed out the many attractions of the book; the sword-wielding warrior on…

8:32 AM
September 30th, 2014
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.
8:31 AM
September 30th, 2014
wordpainting:

Yup, that ought to do it.

Classic reverse psychology!


wordpainting:

Yup, that ought to do it.

Classic reverse psychology!

11:01 PM
September 25th, 2014
gatsbylives:

I mean, look at this awesome Chagall-inspired art. I love it.


gatsbylives:

I mean, look at this awesome Chagall-inspired art. I love it.

8:57 AM
September 9th, 2014

nubbsgalore:

september 8 is international literacy day. globally, two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of the 126 million illiterate youth, are female. the discrepancy is a result of 33,000,000 fewer girls attending primary school than boys. but any child born to a literate mother is twice as likely to be immunized and live past the age of five, and is also twice as likely to receive an education. (sources here)

photos by (click pic) joey l. at a school for hamar girls in labaltoy, ethiopia; muhammed muheisen in pakistan; altaf gadri at an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; paula bronstein at a thai refugee camp for burmese refugees; reuters, from a school in bori bana, a slum in abidjan, ivory coast; zohra bensemra from a school at a refugee camp in islamabad; anja niedringhaus at a makeshift school in budyali, afghanistan; kate holt in makuyuni, tanzania; reuters, from a school in islamabad; and lana slezic from a bombed out school in afghanistan. 

(via booklover)

9:09 AM
August 24th, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"She likes to read, so I take her to the library for 2 hours every day. We mainly read books about animals."(Nairobi, Kenya)


humansofnewyork:

"She likes to read, so I take her to the library for 2 hours every day. We mainly read books about animals."

(Nairobi, Kenya)

9:28 PM
August 23rd, 2014
I mean, it’s amazing! You can be an author and no one will know that about you, but then they find one of your books and the whole world changes!
Little boy shopping in the store right now! :) :) :)

(Source: openbookstore)