Stories of loss and survival

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is not something I think of as a children’s book, but it clearly involves a refugee. But I could concede the point. And with recent UN reports of at least 60 million refugees in the world today, the topic is well worth a few more books. And not just for children. Do any of these inspire you?

Jon Walter’s top 10 refugee heroes in children’s fiction | Children’s books | The Guardian.
http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/jun/18/jon-walters-top-10-refugee-heroes-in-childrens-fiction

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Kid’s favorites

May 4-10 is Children’s Book Week. And, let’s face it. Most of us wouldn’t be writers if books hadn’t grabbed us as children. Timid Timothy, The Kitten Who Learned to Be Brave by Gweneira Maureen Williams did it for me. I read that the day I got my library card and decided I wanted to be a writer. It was my first favorite. Here are the favorites of 25 graphic novelists. What’s yours?

25 Graphic Novelists Tell Us Their Favorite Children’s Books
http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=63675