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The Books On Your Children’s Back To School Reading List That You’ve Probably Forgotten

They're the classics of literature. You know the titles and they're likely to be on your children's back to school reading list but did you ever read or do you remember these books?

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Donald J. Sobol
Donald J. Sobol
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‘Encyclopedia Brown’ Author Donald J. Sobol Dies at 87

Donald J. Sobol, the author of the extremely popular boy-detective book series ‘Encyclopedia Brown,’ died last week of natural causes. He was 87.

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Ben Gabbe, Getty Images
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Hotels Cash In on the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Phenomenon — Dollars and Sense

If you’re one of the bazillions of people obsessed with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ it might be time to book your summer travel plans — several hotels are now offering vacation packages inspired by the steamy erotic novel.

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Seventeen
Seventeen
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Petition Convinces Seventeen Magazine to Stop Altering Photos of ‘Real’ Girls

Earlier this year, Maine teenager Julia Bluhm launched a petition asking Seventeen magazine to stop using photo manipulation tools like Photoshop on pictures of its models. And now the publication has vowed to “show real girls as they really are.”

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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New Book Promises to Tell All About Adele

A new book promises to delve into the private life of none other than the ultra-private Adele. We don’t think she’s going to like this too much!

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sparks Surprising Retail Boom — Dollars and Sense

The juggernaut known as ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ hasn’t just been a boon for its publisher — the bondage-themed erotic novel has also brought a welcome surge of business to sex toy shops, clothing retailers and even hardware stores.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Barnes + Noble Discrimination

A 73-year-old Scottsdale, AZ resident is accusing book retailer Barnes & Noble of discrimination after an employee had him booted from the store for shopping by himself in the children’s section.

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Rob Kim, Getty Images
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What Exactly is ’50 Shades of Grey’ (and What Can You Expect From the Movie)?

So what’s this ’50 Shades of Grey’ thing you keep seeing everywhere? Women all around you are reading it — ladies on the bus, that khaki-pantsed woman clutching her pearls in the coffee shop, your mom. And now they’re making it into a movie.

Lucky for you, I read this thing so you don’t have to.

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The Writer's Coffee Shop | YouTube
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Listen to a Hilarious ‘Clean’ Version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ [MATURE CONTENT]

E. L. James’ trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey” continues to create buzz almost a full year after its release. A couple weeks ago, it was banned by a library in Florida, causing soccer moms to kick up their crazy level. Then, innocent cutesy Disney Star Selena Gomez spoofed it with, ‘Fifty Shades of Blue.’

Now, the erotic S&M-laden novel series gets a thorough scrubbing by radio show ‘Kid Kraddick in the Morning’. Since the original text was too raunchy for air, KiddNation replaced all the suggestive language with acceptable alternatives.

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Do You Live in One of America’s Most ‘Well-Read’ Cities?

The people at Amazon have emerged yesterday with their annual list of the most well-read cities in America.

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Writer's Coffee Shop
Writer's Coffee Shop
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Florida Library Bans ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Soccer Moms Freak Out

E.L. James’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has taken the publishing world by storm, with many deeming the steamy erotic novel “soccer-mom porn.”

And while it certainly isn’t suitable for children, a lot of adults are upset that the libraries in Brevard County, Fla. have banned the book from its shelves.

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Harper & Row
Harper & Row
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R.I.P. Maurice Sendak, Author Of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’

There’s going to be a wild rumpus in heaven tonight. Maurice Sendak, beloved author and illustrator of such children’s classics as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and the controversial ‘In the Night Kitchen,’ passed away in Danbury, Conn. following complications from a recent stroke. He was 83.

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