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  • Chapter & Verse 'Harriet the Spy' celebrates its fiftieth anniversary

    The children's novel by Louise Fitzhugh focuses on a young girl who loves to spy on her friends and neighbors. 'Louise Fitzhugh remembered what it was like to grow up and wasn’t afraid to write about it,' author Judy Blume said of the book.

  • 25 banned books that may surprise you

    The following books may seem harmless to most readers, but they all made it onto banned books lists at one time or another.

  • 20 banned books that may surprise you

    20 banned books that may surprise you

    Why do books get banned from schools and libraries? Even readers who disagree with the practice of banning can comprehend that books heavy on sex and/or violence can polarize decision-makers when it comes to young readers. But there are other books – titles like "Where's Waldo?" or "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" – whose presence on a banned book list seems completely mysterious. The following 20 books seem innocent to many, but they have nonetheless raised reader objections at one time or another.

  • Reader recommendation: The Long Secret

    Reader recommendation: The Long Secret

    Monitor readers share their favorite picks.