The Bad Kid by Sarah LariviereClaudeline Feng LeBernardin is very good at being bad. Her Grandpa Si was a real-life gangster, and Claude always thought she’d take over the family business when he was gone. Instead, Claude’s dad is in charge—and she’s sure he’s running things into the ground. She wants to step in, but her parents are keeping secrets and her partner in crime, Fingerless Brett, is suddenly on the straight and narrow.
Then, when a very strange character by the name of Alma Lingonberry shows up in the neighborhood, Claude gets closer to the crime life than ever. Before long, she’s swept up in a maddening mystery that’s got her wondering: What does it really mean to be bad?
Bad Children’s Books: 14 of the Worst
Like it or not, this probably means at home, on you, the parent. A safe way to experiment is important because your child knows that you will always love her or him no matter what. But a book can also be a safe way to try out new behavior as a reader if you talk about the book in the context of how it makes you both feel. What was really interesting to me was how many of the illustrators from one great book, also wrote their own wonderful book that falls into this category. We start and end with a Bang! Molly Bang!
Teaching my seven-year-old students about the Civil War was a powerful and rewarding experience. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest moments in the history of our young country. Unfortunately, children today are exposed to far more violence i. Violence happens to them and they are violent toward others. Not all children are violent but violence has become a fact of life for many.
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THE facts of life in the marketplace are threatening children's books with a choice between gloss or loss. Good children's literature has historically been supported by institutions. Traditionally, publishers estimated that 85 percent of juvenile books were sold to libraries. That figure has recently dropped to as low as 25 percent for some publishers. Good recent books go out of print because school and public libraries can't afford replacement copies and publishers can't afford storage space. Moreover, the public is increasingly loath to vote tax support for libraries. For example, Proposition 13, the popular tax reduction initiative of , alone reduced California libraries' purchasing power by 20 percent, and the children's book budgets were hardest hit.