Children’s Book from Pope Francis

Answers letters from kids worldwide

Graveyard Cross CHICAGO—A Chicago publishing house that already published two books by Pope Francis has been compiling his first children’s book. Titled “Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World,” the book consists of the pontiff”s personal responses to 30 hand-written letters and drawings solicited from children ages 6 to 13. Loyola Press, the…

Taylor Swift Donates 25,000 Scholastic Books

New York City Schools are the Beneficiaries

Taylor Swift and the Scholastic Possible Fund Aim to “Open a World of Possible” for Children with Books for Independent Reading

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, singer, songwriter Taylor Swift and Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, announced a donation of 25,000 new, age-appropriate books from the Scholastic Possible…

Teach Children about Gardening and Vegetables

Green Reen the Garden King is out

back cover of Green Reen NEW! Green Reen the Garden King from the Color Olors Series of Children’s Books

Teach your children about the wonderful attributes of vegetables and the joy of gardening with Nina Carother’s latest inspiration, Green Reen!

Yes, Green Reen is the Garden King. To his row of vegetables he does sing. He must pick some vegetables before he can play, so his mother can make her stew today.

Out into the garden Green Reen does go. His friends show up while he is on his last row. Games are played when he is done. Vegetables are needed for a day of fun.

Published by All Star Press – Books That Change Lives in October, 2015.   Geen Reen is a wonderful 32-page, full color children’s book.

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Nobel Laureate Alexievich Says Prize Brings Obligation

 Berlin – Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel literature laureate, said during a visit to Berlin on Saturday that she felt the award obliged her move forward in her fight for democracy and human rights.
“I have the feeling of carrying an obligation,” the 67-year-old Belarusian author and investigative journalist said at a press conference. “Being…

“The Martian” Movie Better Than The Book?

4 Other Films That Beat Their Source Material

If you believe Wired then The Martian movie directed by Ridley Scott is better than “The Martian” book written by Andy Weir. Writer Angela Watercutter preferred The Martian movie to the original source material, and had this to say about it: “The story of astronaut Mark Watney and his fully science-enabled quest to stay alive while…

The 4 Most Overlooked Messages of Pope Francis

If you didn’t hear the pope in his unprecedented speeches before Congress and at the White House, and if you only read mainstream media reports, you’d think the pope was a progressive who only fought for issues like climate change, illegal immigration and world peace. Here are a few sample headlines about the papal address to…

Egypt, the Holy Bible, and Contempt of Religion

Graveyard Cross Egyptian Coptic church Egypt, the Bible, and Contempt of Religion
Sept.  2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “Pray for the Persecuted Church, Egyptian Christians face hostility”
This is what happened when Medhat Ishak attempted to hand a Bible to a group of shoppers in suburban Cairo, insulting a religion was not…

The Trapped Chilean Miners & the Story Behind the Book

Job interviews can be marathons. But I’ve never heard of one quite like what journalist Hector Tobar went through on his way to becoming the chosen author for “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free.” Tobar, a journalist and author, is the…

Forget plagiarism: There’s a bigger threat to academic integrity

School libraries ebooks Adele Thomas, University of Johannesburg Academic plagiarism is no longer just sloppy “cut and paste” jobs or students cribbing large chunks of an assignment from a friend’s earlier essay on the same topic. These days, students can simply visit any of a number of paper or essay mills that litter the internet and buy a completed…