Male Characters Still Outnumber Female Characters in Children’s Books

The giraffe or elephant main character in your children's book is probably male. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-01-20 14:26:39 UTC ]
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Male Characters Still Outnumber Female Characters in Children’s Books

The giraffe or elephant main character in your children's book is probably male. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-01-20 14:26:39 UTC ]
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World Book Day: British and Irish children head to school dressed as book-based characters

World Book Day is celebrated on March 5 in Britain and Ireland and an important part of the day is children dressing up as a literary character for school. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s books show rise in racially minoritised characters, survey finds

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education records a 26% increase since its first report in 2017, but stresses continuing inequities in representationThirty per cent of children’s books published last year featured racially minoritised characters, according to new research.The sixth report on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-11-30 15:21:11 UTC ]
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Report shows fourfold rise in minority ethnic characters in UK children’s books

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education welcomes steep increase in representation, but warns there are ‘no quick fixes’The proportion of children’s books featuring a minority ethnic character has almost quadrupled in the last four years, according to a new survey – but researchers say “we... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-11-04 14:36:37 UTC ]
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Read Harder: A Children’s Book That Centers a Disabled Character But Not Their Disability

We've got books for the Read Harder task asking you to read a children’s book that centers a disabled character but not their disability. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-13 11:32:00 UTC ]
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Children's books eight times as likely to feature animal main characters than BAME people

According to UK study, just 5% of children’s books have black, Asian or minority ethnic protagonists – a small improvement from 1% in 2017Two years after the stark revelation that only 1% of British children’s books featured a main character who was black, Asian or minority ethnic, the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-11 00:01:23 UTC ]
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Happy pub day to the first mainstream children’s book featuring a Sikh character.

A groundbreaking children’s book based on an equally groundbreaking sports hero comes out today: Fauja Singh Keeps Going by Simran Jeet Singh, featuring the story of the first centenarian marathon runner, is also the first children’s book from a major publisher that features a Sikh main... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-25 16:06:55 UTC ]
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'Highly concerning': picture books bias worsens as female characters stay silent

Guardian research shows that the top 100 illustrated children’s books last year showed growing marginalisation of female and minority ethnic charactersThe most popular picture books published in 2018 collectively present a white and male-dominated world to children, feature very few BAME (black,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-13 05:00:18 UTC ]
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Popular Rang-Tan Character From Palm Oil Deforestation Ad Will Star in a Children’s Book

The idea of an advertising character becoming the focus of a children's book might normally feel a bit icky, but here's a worthwhile exception. The orangutan character from London agency Mother's "Rang-tan" ad--originally made for Greenpeace and later repurposed as grocer Iceland Foods'... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BAME characters should be 'more central' in children's books

Ethnic minority characters should feature in more books and not be defined by their "otherness". Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Alarming' study reveals only 4% of children's books feature a BAME character

Only 4% of all the children’s books published in the UK last year featured a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) character, according to “alarming” new figures from a study into ethnic representation in children’s literature. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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When Children’s Book Authors Don’t Like Children’s Books

Authors like Louisa May Alcott and A.A. Milne learned their success in children's literature didn't translate to respect for their art. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-04-27 10:33:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: Thinkingdom Children’s Books

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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Thinkingdom Children’s Books

“Helping every kid to become a book lover” is the motto at Thinkingdom Children’s Books, which was established in 2002 to translate classic and award-winning children’s books. Less than one year later, it published two well-known authors: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: The Continuing Story of the Children’s Book Market in China

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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2018: Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House

The contradictions embodied in the folk symbol of the witch captured the attention of Sally Yan, founder and editor-in-chief of 11-year-old publishing company Beijing Dandelion. “The witch is a popular figure in Western classics: sometimes as the protagonist; other times, in the periphery. The... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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