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Peter Rabbit Becomes The Face of The Hop to Health Initiative

Peter RabbitWhere is Peter Rabbit jumping off to? Beatrix Potter’s famous character will be the face of the new Hop to Health initiative.

Penguin Young Readers Group, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the National AfterSchool Association, and Nickelodeon came together to launch this venture. The organizers behind Hop to Health have made it a mission to promote healthy eating habits, endorse an active lifestyle, and fight against childhood obesity.

Here’s more from the press release: “This fall, 60,000 free copies of a new special edition Peter Rabbit book, On Your Mark, Get Set, Hop!, will be distributed to more than 300 out-of-school time providers across the United States. The books will be accompanied by posters and placemats, empowering children and families to develop healthy habits for life. This new book features art inspired by Nickelodeon’s Peter Rabbit CG-animated series, which is based on the characters created by Beatrix Potter in her classic children’s book collection The Tales of Peter Rabbit.”

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Discovery Children’s Museum Hosts the Storyland Exhibit

Discovery Children's MuseumThe Discovery Children’s Museum is hosting the “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” traveling exhibit.

According to the museum’s website, the curators created seven “three dimensional, bi-lingual (English and Spanish) play and learning environments that highlight the six pre-reading skills.” The Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) define those skills as “disposition to read, print awareness, letter knowledge, sound awareness, vocabulary, and narrative skills and comprehension.”

They drew inspiration from the following titles: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault, Abuela by Arthur Dorros, and Tuesday by David Wiesner. The closing date for this exhibition has been scheduled for January 04, 2015.

Travel the World with Free Children’s Books

What’s your favorite children’s book setting?

The travel site cheapflights.co.uk has published an infographic exploring some of the most beautiful real-life locations from children’s books.

We’ve embedded the complete infographic below along with free digital book links to some of the books for your for your Kindle, iPad or other eReader.

 

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Playing with Famous Author Dolls

Over at UneekDollDesigns, artist Debbie Ritter sells handmade dolls of famous authors and celebrated literary characters.

The collection includes the trio of ghosts who haunt Ebenezer Scrooge. Ritter has also created dolls of Jane Eyre from Charlotte Bronte‘s famous novel and Mrs. Haversham from Dickens’ Great Expectations.

Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit come as a matching set. Flavorpill made a list of other dolls, including Shel Silverstein, J.R.R. Tolkien and Joyce Carol Oates. Above, we’ve embedded a Mark Twain doll. What’s your favorite?

Emma Thompson to Write New Peter Rabbit Book

Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson has landed a deal with Penguin Young Readers Group to write The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit.

The book is slated for release in September 2012 to commemorate the 110th-year anniversary of Beatrix Potter‘s The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The book will be released simultaneously in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Here’s more from the release: “In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter’s adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr. McGregor’s garden, all the way to Scotland, where he meets the gentle giant Finlay McBurney, a distant Scottish relative. Emma was inspired to set the tale in Scotland by her knowledge of Beatrix’s childhood holidays there.”

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