Book Bits: Beverly Cleary, banned books, National Cereal Day, and more (March 7, 2016)

Book Bits: a random collection of interesting, book-related news from around the web. Enjoy!

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Easter is just around the corner! Check out this Easter devotional that we reviewed last year.

Oops! We missed it: World Read Aloud Day was February 24. It’s not too late, though–you can read aloud with your children every day!

Beverly_Cleary_1971Beverly Cleary, author of such popular works as Henry HugginsRamona Quimby, Age 8, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle turns 100 this April!

Did you hear the hubbub around a recent picture book that got banned in February by its own publisher? The picture book was A Birthday Cake by George Washington; here’s an interesting reflection on the proceedings by the author.

Did you know that today is National Cereal Day?

For fun: Do you know these 100 opening lines to famous children’s works?

RR_Jerry BridgesAnd, finally, some news that weighs heavy on my own heart: we lost a great saint this week–Jerry Bridges. Amongst his other kingdom service, Bridges wrote truly excellent books on the Christian life that are accessible to the average Christian as well as offering meat to more seasoned believers. One of my personal favorites was a graduation gift pick of ours a few years back (The Gospel for Real Life).

Image credits: Beverly Cleary from Wikipedia, Jerry Bridges from Gospel Coalition
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Betsy is the Managing Editor at Redeemed Reader. When she reads ahead for you, she uses sticky notes instead of book darts and willfully dog ears pages even in library books. Betsy is a fan of George MacDonald, robust book discussions, and the Oxford comma. She lives with her husband and their three children in the beautiful Northwest.

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