February Is Children's Book Month at 1book140

1book140_icon.JPG Our Twitter book club has read so many books in so many varieties, it's hard to believe we've neglected one of the most vibrant, creative categories of all: children's lit.

As any parent knows, the best representatives of the genre are hardly just for kids. My wife and I, for instance, battle ceaselessly over who will read the next installment of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Everyone has their favorite; let's hear yours. I'm especially interested in modern classics, as I'll admit to not knowing much about the last 20 years in young-adult publishing.

Put your nominations in the comments below. We'll set up a vote tomorrow (Friday).

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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He helps run @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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