Children

Free Sesame Street video

Pharmaceutical megagiant Pfizer is giving away copies of a Sesame Street video, Sesame Street Goes to the Doctor, ostensibly about why it\'s okay to take some drugs. ;) Send them a request on letterhead to get a free tape.

ALA Announces Award-Winners

ALA has just announced the winners of the Newbery Medal and
the Caldecott Medal, as well as other book awards for children and
young adults.
The Newbery goes to A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park, and the
Caldecott was won by David Wiesner\'s The Three Pigs.
You can read the press release here.

Mubarak Inaugurates Children\'s Book Fair

From the Arabic News:

Egypt\'s First Lady Suzanne Mubarak on Thursday stressed that child culture no longer depended solely on books, but on other vehicles of knowledge in today\'s changing world.

The statements came in Mrs. Mubarak\'s word at the inauguration of the 18th Cairo International Children\'s Book Fair. . .

Mrs. Mubarak called on caring for child books and developing them and to focus on scientific books and simplified books that meet the needs of children.

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Protect the Innocent?

Gerry writes \"Editorial in CSMonitor about society (in general) and libraries (in particular) treatment of children as \"mini-adults\". Just something to chew on...\"
They say Don\'t treat children like mini-adults.

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