Children’s book takes young readers behind bars

Author Melissa Higgins documents daddy’s night in the slammer. I smell a Newberry Award. Plus, Thanksgiving 2012 sets new Instagram record, Durex trades condoms for tweets, Don Cheadle returns as Captain Planet, and more.

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I can’t speak for anyone else, but in my childhood home, pa’s brushes with the law wasn’t ideal conversation for the dinner table, nor at bedtime. Thankfully for kids today, Melissa Higgins is pushing that conversation forward. The children’s author has penned “The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail,” a picture book described by one reviewer as a “gentle but honest book covering a topic important to far too many young readers.” (via Happy Place)

For other, let’s say, interesting works of children’s fiction, here’s a list of seven other “WTF” kids’ books to consider for story time.

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