inkpop Fundamentals: October 12, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on October 12, 2010
★ Bye bye picture books As a result of the economic downturn, and in an attempt to enlighten their children’s lives, parents are bidding a fond farewell to picture books; instead replacing them with chapter books that are of a higher reading level, and less engaging for budding readers, but may provide them with more opportunities in adulthood. According to booksellers, picture books are now collecting dust on bookstore shelves before being returned to publishers unsold – apparently the cause of parents believing that children would benefit more from text-heavy chapter books. But literacy experts don’t agree. According to them, picture books help young readers develop critical thinking skills that may not be met should picture books be removed completely from their lives. The New York Times.
★ Unpublished YA trilogy optioned for the big screen! Author Julie Cross’ Tempest may not have reached publication status yet, but the YA title, the first in a planned trilogy, has already been scooped up by Summit Entertainment. Hoping to follow in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Twilight franchise; the series is said to tell the tale of a time traveling 19-year-old who goes back two-years in time after witnessing his girlfriend’s murder. It is here that he the man he believed to be his father recruits him to join a secret government agency that will save his girlfriend’s life – if he becomes a member. Hollywood Crush.
★ ‘Twilight’ the illustrated edition Perhaps you’ve forever been plagued with questions about the history behind the characters of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight; or maybe you’ve oftentimes wondered about Alice Cullen’s mysterious back story – well, now’s your chance to learn more about the character’s you love so much. Come April 12, 2011, Meyer will release The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide – a tome that includes over 100 photographs and illustrations, character histories, genealogical charts, maps, and much more. MTV.
Over to you…what do you think of picture books – yay or nay? Do you feel that you would have loved reading as much as you do now had you not been exposed to children’s books as a young child? Will you read Tempest once it hits bookstores? Are you excited for the release of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide – why or why not?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
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Erika (aka inkpoperika)