children's books


Baltimore's mayor is in very hot water over her self-published kids books

She's taken about $800,000 in “self-dealing” arrangements involving the books
Carter Sherman
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100 Copies of John Oliver’s Gay Kids’ Book Got Sent to Karen Pence’s School

"Please accept our gift... which you may include in your school’s library or classrooms, and share with your family and friends."
Drew Schwartz
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John Oliver Made Pence's Kids' Book Gay and Now It's Outselling the Original

Pence's rabbit, Marlon Bundo, falls in love with a boy bunny in the 'Last Week Tonight' version and now it's at the top of Amazon's bestseller list.
Drew Schwartz
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This Children's Book Is All About a Black, Gay Santa Claus

VICE sat down with author Daniel Kibblesmith to hear how 'Santa's Husband' came to be, and how folks are reacting to it.
VICE Staff

A Pro Skater Has Written the First Good Skateboarding Book for Kids

Karl Watson's 'My First Skateboard' is the best way to introduce your whippersnapper to the magical world of shred sleds.
Zach Harris

This Author Is Under Attack for Making Santa Black and Gay

'Santa's Husband' twists the evolving tradition of who and what Santa Claus represents. Its creator tells us what he's learned from the furor that's followed.
Valentina Valentini
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Bernie Sanders Is Writing a Guide to Political Revolution for Teens

"The current generation of young people is the smartest, most idealistic, and least prejudiced generation in the modern history of the United States," the senator writes in the YA book.
Drew Schwartz

Make an MC of Your Kid With This Illustrated Rap Alphabet Book

Andrew Morgan draws Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, and Kanye West as adorable, blunt-smoking letters of the alphabet.
Andrew Nunes

I Tried and Failed to Learn Manners from Bill O'Reilly's Children's Book

Who better to teach me when to say "please" than a Fox News host, who was just ousted from Fox News after reports of settling multiple sexual harassment lawsuits?
Mitchell Sunderland

"Alternative Facts" Get Their Own Little Golden Book Cover

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway’s rebranding of lying as “alternative facts” gets a children’s book remix.
DJ Pangburn

Revisiting George Saunders's Great, Forgotten Children's Book

The 2000 book deserves the same critical acclaim as the rest of George Saunders's work.
Nathan Scott McNamara

Children's Books Are the New Frontier in Weed Normalization

The author of 'Hairy Pothead' and 'Green Buds and Hash' explains why children's books are the perfect way to make weed approachable.
Sean Neumann