Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Children’s Book Series Overview Every generation of readers has a book or series that becomes a phenomenon. For kids growing up in the mid 2000’s, that series was Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Since 2006, this book series has become one of the most successful children’s book series in the world, with over 200 million copies produced around the world. There have also been four film adaptations, and the Wimpy Kid series has been included in the popular browser game Poptopica.
Mixing fantasy melodrama with the secret lives of feral cats, the Warriors novel series by Erin Hunter has seen tremendous success since the first book was published in 2003. Spawning seven self-contained series, standalone “super editions” and even a manga series, Hunter’s books clearly have tapped into the imaginations of people everywhere.
Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat: A Children's Book Overview Children’s taste in media changes every generation. What used to entertain and be appropriate for the previous generation doesn’t always work with the present or future generations of kids. While authors are constantly striving to find out what books will get kids excited to read, one author seemingly cracked the code over fifty years ago.
Author Spotlight: Steven King There are many great writers out there that have made their way into just about every household, store, and library. There are names that are synonymous with literature, names like Shakespear, Twain, Tolkien, and Dickenson. However, many of these classic writers are just that, they are classic and they are established in another time. That’s not to say that more modern writers have not made their way into the spotlight. Today we think of names like Rowling, Martin, and the focus of my writing today, the great Stephen King.
The Berenstain Bears Books by Janice and Stanley Berenstain: A Children’s Book Series Overview The Berenstain Bears is a children's literature series created by Stan and Jan Berenstain and continued by their son, Mike Berenstain. Mike assumed partial authorship in 2002 and full authorship in 2012 following Jan's death. The books feature a family of humanlike grizzly bears who generally learn a moral or safety-related lesson in the course of each story. The main characters of each Berenstain Bear story are the parents, Mama and Papa, and three children, Brother, Sister, and Honey.