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Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas Talk

Published: Sep 24th, 2018

On September 12, 2018, Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas spoke at the opening reception for the George A. Smathers Library’s current exhibit, “Racism, Representation, and Resistance in Children’s Literature 1800-2015.” Dr.… Read More

The Upside of Digital Devices

Published: May 1st, 2018

A great new book from Nicole Dreiske, friend of the Center, is out today. It’s already gotten the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. Check it out!  

Animated Fairy Tales Get A Real World Edge At ‘Animation Reimagined’ (Modern Eden Gallery)

Published: Apr 16th, 2018

Curated by Michael Cuffe of Warholian, the ‘Animation Reimagined’ exhibition will bring together many animated classic icons – both past and modern-day – “fantastically recreated in new paintings and from… Read More

Jacqueline Woodson is the laureate of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018

Published: Apr 13th, 2018

Congratulations to American author Jacqueline Woodson, who has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018! The jury’s citation reads, “Jacqueline Woodson introduces us to resilient young people fighting to find… Read More

The Work of Nicoletta Ceccoli

Published: Apr 13th, 2018

Jerry Griswold writes, “A leading figure in European picture books, Nicoletta Ceccoli creates dark and eerie children’s books. But are they really for kids? Or has she created a new… Read More

“Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium”

Published: Feb 18th, 2018

Walter S. Judd Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Biology University of Florida March 1, 2018, 5:30 PM Marston Science Library, Room L-136 University of Florida Event is free and open to… Read More

2018 Mock Caldecott

Published: Jan 22nd, 2018

On January 14, 2018, a group of UF faculty, graduate students, librarians, and community members got together to choose our top picture book of 2018–our “Mock Caldecott” winner. Although there… Read More

Akron Adventures | A Mystery Podcast for Kids

Published: Nov 9th, 2017

The Akron Adventures Podcast is a series of fictionalized mysteries for children of all ages inspired by real historical events and locations across the city of Akron and its neighborhoods. The… Read More

Cozy Classics

Published: Nov 9th, 2017

Cozy Classics is a board book series that reconstitutes classic novels as 12-word primers. Check out these crafty modern takes on classic tales and easy readers! Learn more here.

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine | A Mark Twain Fairy Tale

Published: Oct 5th, 2017

Check out this video about the newly discovered unfinished fairy tale by Mark Twain! Author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead explain how they finished Mark Twain’s tale.