20+ book gifts for hip kids – and adults, too!

Books for cool kids

Got a kid on your holiday shopping list? Wanna introduce them to the Beats, modern design, the '60s, jazz, folk, or rock & roll? Or, just give 'em something fun? Check these way cool tomes for tots (and grown-ups, too).Most of these are picture books; a few are available for Kindle, too. Click on any title to learn more or to purchase.1. Hit the Road, Jack Jack is a … [Read more...]

Help find a children’s book!

A friend is looking for a book that her mother had as a child. It was very special to Mom and her daughter would like to identify it so she can buy a copy for her!Here's what we know:-- Mom was born in 1964 in the USA, and would likely have read the book in the last half of the 1960s or the early 1970s.-- We don't know when it was published. We believe it's a … [Read more...]

Giles Paley-Phillips’ “The Fearsome Beastie” to become film

ome Beastie book / film - kidlit

A CGI animation short film of The Fearsome Beastie by award-winning author Giles Paley-Phillips, and released by Maverick Arts Publishing, is in the works.The book will be adapted by Slurpy Studios and co-directed by Katie Steed and Jon Hunt, in collaboration with UCA.UCA has a strong track record in animation, having produced four Oscar winners to date.The film … [Read more...]