[via BuzzFeed Books]
Click through to see the full list and the reasons these books were challenged…
Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Librarian mohawks – makes you do a double take, right? Those are two words that usually do NOT go together.
But thanks to Vista, now they do, as five good-natured librarians made good on their promise this spring and got mohawks because the community pushed them to a big milestone – Vista was the first county library to make it over the 1-million check-out mark.
That means the community checked out more than 1 million books, DVD’s and CDs over the course of the fiscal year, which ended June 30.
Do you dare to take the librarian mohawk challenge?
I’ve loved biology since I was a child. I needed no prodding to learn about the life cycles of animals and plants, about the microscopic cities of organelles within a cell. But in other realms of science and mathematics, fiction enticed me to explore areas I wouldn’t have.
Lots of YA books, for all their fantastical plot elements and contemporary detail (in at least one of these novels, witches and iPods are never far apart), address some of the same themes the classics do, including race, female sexuality, mental illness, and, obviously enough, love. In honor of the classics, YA, and the joy of reading of both together, we’ve rounded up some of the most-taught books in America and paired them with contemporary reads that tread the same, timeless territory…
The theatrical trailer for the movie adaptation of Michael Bond’s beloved children’s classic, Paddington, was released this week. The film will star the likes of Sally Hawkins, Colin Firth, and Nicole Kidman, and it will be released in theaters later this year.