Classic children's books on coding reprogrammed for a new generation

Author Lisa Watts, who helped to teach a generation of children about computers a quarter of a century ago, hopes new books will inspire tomorrow’s programmers“Back in the 1980s, the big question was: what are we going to do with these computers? We were empowered – we had a ZX81 or a BBC Micro – but would we just play games with them? People wanted to find out what the change was going to be, but we didn’t know: we had no idea about the internet and things like that. Although apparently we predicted it in one of our books …”When it comes to children and computer programming, Lisa Watts wrote the book. In fact, she wrote and edited a whole series of them in the early 1980s as a key member of the team at publisher Usborne. Related: 'Great big poo balls!' What it's like making a Kano computer with your kids Related: Can programmable robots Dot and Dash teach your kids to code? Related: Are tablet computers harming our children's ability to read? Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rachel Denwood, who spent a decade helping to build HarperCollins Children’s Books into a big-brand kids’ giant, is looking to build a broader base of hits in her new role at Simon & Schuster Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How a Classic Children’s Book Got Hijacked by the Culture Wars

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie has been criticized, and lauded, as a parable of the welfare state. Both sides have it wrong. Continue reading at Slate

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Author sued for making children's books from classic novels

A Swedish writer is being sued for infringing copyright after making children’s versions of novels such as Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Author Who Turns Classics Into Children’s Books Is Sued

The author Fredrik Colting, whose KinderGuide books are based on classic novels. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Bawden children’s books to become Virago classics

Virago will this year publish three Nina Bawden children’s books as part of its Virago Modern Classics (VMC) range. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Princeton’s Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Soviet Children’s Books

Princeton University Library has digitized 47 Russian children's books as part of its Cotsen Children's Library of international literature for young readers. The post Princeton’s Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Soviet Children’s Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Which modern day children's books will become classics?

We’ve had the BBC’s best children’s books of all time and not a single one was published after 1968, so what are the future classics, books written in the last 20 years that people will still be reading in 50 or even 100 years time? Join in our discussion to predict the future classics! Many of... Continue reading at The Guardian

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New book by classic children's author Richard Scarry will be released

Scarry's son Richard Scarry Jr. recently found a manuscript by his father and completed the illustrations. The book will be released on Aug. 26. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Kickstarter Loves This Children's Book That Gets Kids Excited About Coding

Linda Liukas's project, Hello Ruby, smashed its Kickstarter funding goal in under four hours.We know that the goal of teaching future generations to code will make big strides within the next year. There are already some pretty ambitious ideas out there, like video games and adorable yet highly... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Media Decoder Blog: A New Children's Book Parodies a Beloved Classic

"Goodnight iPad" is a bedtime tour of our electronic lives, mimicking the tone of the classic "Goodnight Moon." Continue reading at The New York Times

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For Thinkingdom Children’s Books, the main goal in creating its first series of original children’s picture books goes beyond “helping every kid to become a book lover,” which has been the company’s motto since 2003. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Chinese Children’s Book Market Is Still on a Roll

The oft-quoted numbers remain as compelling as ever: 370 million people under the age of 18, an additional 17.5 million babies born annually, and at least 600 active publishers in the children’s book industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2019: Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House

With the 12th anniversary of Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House just around the corner, founder and editor-in-chief Sally Yan has embarked on a personal project to reread and reexamine her company’s bestsellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Top 10 Children's Books in China - A Quick Market Analysis

The two biggest online book retailers in China are Dangdang and JD, which combined take up nearly two-thirds of the market. However, despite serving the same readership, their top 10 bestseller lists tend to differ greatly. Interestingly enough, for 2017, their charts share not even one title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Eleven years ago, in 2007, China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG) participated in the Bologna Book Fair for the first time. Their booth in Hall 29 was small, shabby, and minimally decorated and very few visitors dropped by. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Thinkingdom Children’s Books

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Children’s Books in China 2018: Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House

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Though describing the massive Chinese children’s book market is as easy as A, B, C (amazing, booming, crowded), explaining the forces behind its growth may take more than 1, 2, 3—but that is still a very good way to start. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2017: Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House

Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House grew from three full-time staff (counting founder and editor-in-chief Sally Yan) in 2007 to eight within a year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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