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If you publish a book in Norway, the government will buy 1000 copies (1,500 if a children's book) and distribute them to libraries throughout the country.

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Dolly Parton has given away more than 100 million books to young children through her Imagination Library. This was inspired by her father, who couldn’t read, and she wanted to make sure all kids have early access to books.

What children's books are in the public domain?

In my opinion, it is useful to put together a list of the most interesting details from trusted sources that I've come across answering what children's books are banned. Here are 50 of the best facts about Children's Book Publishers and Children's Book Characters I managed to collect.

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  1. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library sends registered children in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, 1 free book a month ages 0-5...And it is not income based. She didn't have books growing up and wanted to invest her wealth into sharing books with children.

  2. The release of a new Harry Potter book had such an impact that researchers in Oxford found that the admission rate of children with traumatic injuries to the city's emergency rooms plummeted on the publication weekends of both Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince.

  3. Dr. Seuss's editor bet him $50 that he couldn't write a children's book in 50 words or less. Dr. Seuss won the bet with his book Green Eggs and Ham.

  4. The children's book 'Love You Forever' simple four-lined verse was a poem the author would sing silently to himself after his wife gave birth to two stillborn babies.

  5. Dr Seuss's first book was rejected 20+ times. He was on his way to burn it when he ran into a college friend who had just been made children's editor at Vanguard Press. Seuss later said, 'If I'd been going down the other side of Madison Ave, I'd be in the dry-cleaning business today.'

  6. During a UK tour in 2011, Drake spent an ‘‘obscene amount of money’’ on first editions of children’s classic books ‘Charlotte’s Web’ and ‘Winnie the Pooh’.

  7. A 12-year-old boy spent 2 years collecting over 160,000 bottles after school and donated all the money he made ($2,700) to orphans in an AIDS epidemic region in China. He also donated his personal savings ($30) and collected 800 books to give to the children.

  8. There is a special type of font for people with Dyslexia. Henry Winkler (Fonzie on Happy Days) has written a series of children's books using this font. He did so because he has dyslexia. The books tell the story of Hank, a kid with Dyslexia. The font has more space between letters.

  9. The writer behind the Iron Giant, Ted Hughes, had written the book for his two children--to help explain to them the 1963 suicide death of their mother

  10. Dolly Parton thinks it is so important that every child has books to read that she started a foundation that will mail children a free age-appropriate book every month from birth to their 5th birthday

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What children's books are free on audible?

Why children's books are good?

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The book "to train up a child" by Michael Pearl advocates the use of severe corporal punishment and even starvation to control children. It has been linked to multiple child deaths.

J.K. Rowling is quoted as saying "I have met thousands of children now, and not even one time has a child come up to me and said, 'Ms Rowling, I'm so glad I've read these books because now I want to be a witch" when her books were accused of satanic themes. - source

The author of the book Eragon, Christopher Paolini, started writing the book at age 14. It placed on the New York Times Children's Books Best Seller list for 121 weeks. - source

In 1958, Alabama tried to ban a children's book about a white bunny marrying a black bunny, claiming it promoted mixed-race marriage. The author was confused, since he'd made the bunnies black and white to look picturesque in the illustrations.

Dr. Seuss published a book in 1939. He wanted to draw "the sexiest-looking women" he could but its failure caused him to abandon the adult audience and focus on children's books instead. - source

How to illustrate a children's book when you can't draw?

Waldo from the popular "Where's Waldo?" children's books consistently appears in predictable locations on each illustration. Taking advantage of this fact, you can find Waldo in under 10 seconds on almost every illustration.

How to write a children's book?

Dr. Dolittle, the star of a series of lighthearted children's books about a guy who could talk to animals, was dreamt up by Hugh Lofting while in the gruesome carnage of the trenches of World War I, as a distraction, in letters to his children.

"The Rainbow Fish", a children's book meant to encourage sharing and giving, is criticized as "promoting Socialism".

Mr. Rogers' funeral was attended by 2,700 people which included TV show hosts, authors of children's books and the PBS president

The creator of James Bond also wrote the children's book, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang.

In 2014, a priest discovered a sealed room in a old church in Liverpool. The room hadn't been open since before WWII. It was full of childrens toys, books and candy.

When is children's book week 2019?

Henry Winkler ('The Fonz') has dyslexia, has written an 18-book children's series whose main character is dyslexic, and he plays the kid's music teacher in a BBC TV adaptation. The teacher is based on the one person who provided him moral support in his own schooling.

Stephen King has written a children's book using a pseudonym and reviewed it as himself.

Hungarian psychologist László Polgár wrote a book on how to raise a genius. He showed his ideas to his teacher, they got married and raised their three children to be chess grandmasters, two of them are record breakers and one became the first female to beat the top-ranked male.

The Orange County, FL School District, that had previously allowed outside religious groups to hand out Bibles to school kids, completely reversed that policy after the Satanic Temple requested the right to hand out copies of "The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities" under the same policy

Satanist are distributing a Coloring Book for Children (this webpage contains a link to the PDF ebook)

How to publish a children's book?

The "Love you Forever" children's book is actually about the author's "dead babies."

The children's book "Rascal" became popular in Japan in the 1970's which let to a mass importation of pet raccoons for kids. When people realized raccoons are TERRIBLE pets they were released and there are wild raccoons causing problems in Japan to this day.

Shel Silverstein, know for his children's books of poems, wrote the iconic song "A Boy Named Sue" for Johnny Cash.

The children's book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark were the most challenged books from 1990 - 1999 because of the violent nature of the stories and the surreal, nightmarish illustrations contained within.

Before the discovery of X-rays and xylophone popularity, the Persian King Xerxes was used for the X letter in children's alphabet books.

There is a conspiracy theory that we are living in a parallel universe due to the spelling of the children's books The Berenstain Bears

Pizza Hut sponsors a program to increase reading among schools and children. Students who read books according to the goal set by the teacher, from October - March, are rewarded with a free Personal Pan Pizza; the classroom whose students read the most books gets a pizza party.

Before R.L. Stine published his award winning children's book series "Goosebumps" He was contracted to write "Spaceballs: The Book"

The lyrics of the first original USSR anthem commissioned by Stalin, the lyrics of the second anthem (after De-Stalinization) and the lyrics of the current anthem of Russian Federation were all written by the same man, Sergey Mikhalkov (who was mostly a writer of children books and fables).

Stan and Jan Berenstain, authors of the Berenstain Bears, wrote a book called "How to Teach Your Children about Sex without Making a Complete Fool of Yourself"

Children's books have 50% more rare words written in them than words spoken in an average showing of adult prime-time television.

Karen Zerby the leader of The Church of God/Family International Practiced and promoted Pedophilia. Her own son (Ricky Rodriguez) was used as a model in a book teaching how to have sex with children. He eventually left the church and Murdered one of his abusers and committed suicide.

The Children's Books Co-Authored by Henry Winkler Utilize a Font That Helps Prevent Dyslexics From Flipping the Letters

Beverly Cleary (author of popular children's books Beezus and Ramona and Henry Huggins) is still alive at 101 years old

Edward Packard came up with the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books when he told stories to his children, and allowed them to decide what the character did, and went on to sell of 250 million books.

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