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The Skull of the 'Real' Pooh Bear Goes on Display
Offbeat  (tags: Public Display, Skull, Books, Pooh Bear, London Museum, UK )

- 6 days ago -
The skull of the bear that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh books is going to be put on public display for the first time, in a London museum.
Cats on the Job Book: Dogs Do What You Want, Cats Do What They Want
Offbeat  (tags: cats, books, work )

- 14 days ago -
Dogs work. Cats sleep, purr and preen. At least that is what dog people would have you believe. Author Lisa Rogak set out to discover what cats really spend their time doing. The result is her book called Cats on the Job.
Tally Ho Ginger! London Mansion Where the Biggles Children's Books Were Written By Captain WE Johns
Offbeat  (tags: biggles, books, mansion, london, england, uk, for sale, history, books )

- 35 days ago -
The mansion where the daring adventures of Biggles was written by author Captain William Earl Johns has gone on sale for £3.75 million. Park House in London was once the home of the famous children's author of the world-famous book series.
Do Children Still Need to Read the Classics of English Literature?
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Schools, Books, English Classic, UK )

- 60 days ago -
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for a return to the classics of English literature in schools, but are they still relevant and appropriate for today's children?
BELIEF Florida Principal Tries to Quietly Ban Book to Appease Christians, Sets Off Sh*Tstorm Instead
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, culture, interesting, society, unusual, children, ethics, freedom, freedoms, books, learning )

- 99 days ago -
A high school principal in Tallahassee, Florida is in hot water over his unilateral decision to drop a controversial book from a summer reading list for students.
The Story Of Nancy Drew, Once Far More Ballsy Than The Girl Sleuth You Know
Offbeat  (tags: Nancy Drew, girl crime detective, before-her-own-time, solving mysteries, books, cool, interesting )

- 151 days ago -
"Almost as many girls write to me as boys, and all say that they like to read boysâEUR(TM) books," Edward Stratemeyer, head of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, wrote in 1905. "But it's pretty hard to get a boy to read a girl's book, I think."
EarthTalk: Blood of the Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: books, tigers, extinction, endangered, wildlife, protection )

- 166 days ago -
Set against the backdrop of China's ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world's most treasured and endangered animals
13 Books About Cats Every Feline-Lover Should Read, Because Fiction Does Not Get Any Cuter Than This
Offbeat  (tags: cats, books )

- 222 days ago -
Feline- and lit-lovers, your moment has come: these 13 books about cats are your dream bookshelf. I would know, because IâEUR(TM)m both, too.
Sheila Kitzinger, Natural Childbirth Expert, Dies Aged 86
Offbeat  (tags: Prolific author, books, child birth, pregnant women, health )

- 227 days ago -
Prolific author and anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger - who wrote more than 25 books on childbirth - has died at her Oxfordshire home at the age of 86.
10 Delightful Photos Of Famous Artists And Their Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, artists, books )

- 244 days ago -
Since the ancient Egyptians dedicated a religious sect to the cat-goddess Bastet and made elaborate temples in her honor, artists around the world have paid worshipful homage to the feline form. Artists and Their Cats, a new book from Chronicle Books,
Is Reading Boring?
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, technology, books )

- 248 days ago -
March is National Reading Month. These days, reading is often no easier a sell, and a major culprit standing in the way is the allure of digital devices.
Tributes Paid to Best-Selling Author Sir Terry Pratchett as He Dies Aged 66 After Long Battle With Alzheimer's Disease
Offbeat  (tags: Sir terry pratchett, orbituary, books, sad news )

- 257 days ago -
British fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his publisher said today.
Ladybird Books: The Strange Things We Learned
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Books, Lady Bird )

- 264 days ago -
Ladybird Books is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The books delighted children for decades, but what did they teach us and have their lessons stood the test of time?
Dogs Are Still Man's Best Friend, But What About Cats? They're Just Too Cool to Care
Offbeat  (tags: cats, books )

- 272 days ago -
Max Cryer's new book is a celebration of feline trivia and folklore

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