Literary Linking: September 11 – 15

This week’s article topics include: Harry Potter gifts galore, racism in Dr. Seuss’ books, The Princess Bride, and more!

The best bookish links the week of September 11 – 15:

Is the Cat in the Hat Racist?
It’s disheartening to read about some of the racist elements of Dr. Seuss’ work, but we have to acknowledge these facts to improve children’s publishing now and in the future.

17 Harry Potter Kitchen Gadgets for Muggles Who Want To Be Cooking Wizards
Keep this list for the holidays because it has awesome gift ideas for the Harry Potter-loving home chefs in your life. I’m not sure what I like more, the Hogwarts Express toast rack or the Hedwig & Pigwidgeon salt shakers… I guess both will have to end up on my wish list!

PB Teen’s Harry Potter Collection Has Everything Your Nerdy Adult Bedroom Needs
It’s a big Harry Potter merchandise week. My husband might be surprised one of these days to come home to a bedroom completely decked out in golden snitches and Hogwarts-themed pillows 🙂

As You Wish: The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the movie version of The Princess Bride, but for some reason they can’t re-release the film, so they’re releasing a beautiful hardcover edition of the book. With 50 full-page illustrations, it looks absolutely gorgeous.

Hippos, Birdies, T-Rexes, Pigs: How Sandra Boynton Built an Empire and Won Your Child’s Heart
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Sandra Boynton’s first book, “Hippos Go Berserk!” and she has been churning out uplifting, humorous and downright cute books ever since. If you’ve never picked up a Boynton book, you’re missing out.

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