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Oprah gifts children's books to Beyonce and Jay-Z's new baby. What should Blue Ivy be reading?

What do you give to the girl who will grow up having everything? Well, the lifelong gift of reading is a great choice. Aunt Oprah reportedly sent Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter a trunk full of children’s books.

Sure, some kids might be disappointed with books as gifts, but when they come from Oprah, they deserve a special spot in your 2,200-square foot nursery. We can only hope little Blue Ivy Carter will eventually treasure her books even more than the $5,200 Swarovski crystal bathtub from Aunt Kelly Rowland — I guess it’s understandable if she doesn’t — but Oprah no doubt picked some of the best children’s titles. Here are our guesses and hopes for which books Oprah chose for Blue Ivy’s growing library: READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011: Top-selling books


He dominated tech, and he dominated the publishing industry. Steve Jobs left a legacy that will not soon be forgotten — one part of which was the year’s top-selling book. Elsewhere, George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire set, a World War II story from the author of Seabiscuit, and the ever-scrappy Katniss Everdeen landed in the top 10. Jobs was equally powerful in eBooks, joined by the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Liz Lemon, and Jaycee Dugard, and Edward Cullen. Who else landed the top shelf? Click through to see 2011’s most popular books. READ FULL STORY

'A Hero for WondLa' cover reveal -- EXCLUSIVE

The Spiderwick Chronicles author Tony DiTerlizzi kicked off another mega-bestselling franchise in 2010 with The Search for WondLa, a children’s adventure series that centers on Eva, a girl believed to be the last human left in a pollution-ravaged world. While the first installment is currently in development for film at Paramount, the second book in the series, A Hero for WondLa, is set to come out May 8, 2012. EW has the cover for the upcoming novel exclusively. Check it out below! READ FULL STORY

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever': Genuinely funny


Cabin Fever, the sixth installment (available today) of Jeff Kinney’s massively popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, won’t disappoint fans of Greg Heffley and his misadventures. Like the five volumes that came before, Cabin Fever is a smart, thoroughly enjoyable read densely packed with laugh-out-loud gags for the kids and keen insights for the parents.

I’ll throw up a light spoiler alert for those of you who want to know absolutely nothing about Cabin Fever before you read it yourselves. READ FULL STORY

'Marcel the Shell with Shoes On' book -- EXCLUSIVE video preview


Marcel the Shell, the itty-bitty star of 2010′s most adorable YouTube sensation, has a beautifully illustrated book out now called Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me. The little dude, who seems alternately amazed and saddened by his own tiny existence, also has a television show in development, according to a Jezebel interview with creators Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp.

EW caught up with Slate and Fleischer-Camp to get the scoop on how Marcel’s handling his growing fame; also, check out an exclusive video preview of the Marcel app, which is available now on iTunes!: READ FULL STORY

'Elephant and Piggie' author Mo Willems on his latest best-seller and his new Pigeon app -- VIDEO

it should be a new copy.” That might just be his secret: His most recent book, Elephant and Piggie’s Happy Pig Day! is currently a New York Times best-seller. The author chatted with EW about his most pliable characters — the sensitive pachyderm and the irrepressible swine — and discussed his first app, Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App, which becomes available today.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: My wife and I have read all your books to our two children, including your Knuffle Bunny series, and I’ll just throw it out there, we’re a nuffle family, not a k-nuffle family.
MO WILLEMS: It’s all fine. I don’t really care much. The knuffle/nuffle thing became so brother against brother and it split up families. So if you’ve figured out a way to make that work, I’m all good.

A knuffle kerfuffle.
Right, when people ask me how to pronounce it, I often say, “It depends on how you pronounce it.” READ FULL STORY

'Marcel the Shell with Shoes On' is back with a children's book!

Marcel the Shell, the tiny star of 2010’s cutest YouTube sensation, is expanding his media empire. The little dude, who seems alternately amazed and saddened by his own itty-bitty existence, will be releasing a children’s book, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me (out Nov. 1). He also has a television show in development, according to a Jezebel interview with creators Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp.

The best part about the Marcel the Shell video is his tentative, pipsqueak voice (performed by Slate, a former Saturday Night Live cast member), so it’s a good thing that Slate has recorded an accompanying audio version. READ FULL STORY

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Neil Patrick Harris, Anjelica Huston, and more stars read from new Dr. Seuss Collection, 'The Bippolo Seed'

Seven short stories, written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss for Redbook magazine in the 1950’s, have been rediscovered and will be available in book form for the first time tomorrow with the release of The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories. Aside from scholars and collectors, few people have seen these rare stories. Now you’ll not only be able to read them, but also hear Seuss’ whimsical new tales read by big stars in the audio version. Shelf Life has obtained exclusive snippets of stories read by Neil Patrick Harris, Anjelica Huston, William H. Macy, Joan Cusack, Jason Lee, Edward Herrmann, and Peter Dinklage: READ FULL STORY

'Bumble-Ardy': Maurice Sendak is back with a piggy tale


The first book both written illustrated by Maurice Sendak in 30 years, Bumble-Ardy starts on a familiar note: a child character, feeling mistreated by adults, looks to start some mischief. This time, our hero is a nine-year-old pig whose parents, due to negligence or malevolence, have never thrown him a birthday party. After his parents gorge themselves and therefore become food themselves, poor Bumble-Ardy goes to live with his sweet aunt Adeline, who throws him a quiet but lovely ninth birthday celebration. But that’s not enough for the long-deprived little pig. When Adeline leaves for work, he throws a ruckus of a party on his own, inviting hordes of his unusual-looking friends to an all-out bash. Like Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are, Bumble-Ardy is a dark, moody work. READ FULL STORY

Perez Hilton's children's book, 'The Boy with Pink Hair'


In a nod to Lady Gaga’s brand of self-acceptance, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton begins his book with “He was born that way — the Boy with Pink Hair.” Parents who aren’t fans of the controversial, sometimes pink-haired Hilton don’t have much reason to get riled up about his new children’s book. It tells the simple story of a boy with bright, “cotton-candy” hair who gets bullied, makes a friend, and discovers a true passion. No, the “Boy with Pink Hair” isn’t a euphemism for “Boy with Homosexual Tendencies,” READ FULL STORY

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