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Children are pre-teens, right?[edit]

User:MarnetteD suggested six weeks ago 2015-01-26 that Category:Child characters in literature --which now specifies "biologically and/or chronologically under age 21"-- should be restricted to age 12, perhaps 13 or even 14. Only today I read the notice at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels#Category definition and replied there with observations concerning our comprehensive practices concerning of child writers and --in a word I didn't use-- children's literature. That is, we include teen/YA writers and generally include teen/YA literature.

MarnetteD cross-posted at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Books#Category definition. I am the first to reply at either location.

--P64 (talk) 21:39, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

I suppose that was meant to be provocative? I would say children includes teenagers up to the age of majority, but sometimes you have to say "children and teenagers" or "children and young adults" for clarity. I've added a comment at the Novels discussion. Robina Fox (talk) 06:28, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Discussion of exactly how to categorize the ages is going to be very contentious and a long haul. Psychologists disagree among themselves and book publishers and booksellers are almost as difficult (worse, actually). The recent invention of "tween" being an example. I teach Children's Literature (and in that role I also teach Developmental Psychology) and in my Children's Literature course I teach Pre-K to YA. We begin with ABC books and end with The Hunger Games; which is rather insane, but the course is designed for Education and Creative Writing majors and we need the coverage. We are just now discussing, barely and very tentatively, about how to, maybe perhaps, tease out picture books and read-aloud books from books intended for other ages (solo reading) so we may have two different classes, or three (or Lord knows how many). That said, I would suggest not diving into trying to create new categories on Wikipedia without some serious discussion beforehand by editors who are willing to work in the different areas--and it seems at the moment that we are small town (underrepresented area), ergo dividing our resources may not be a good idea at all. HullIntegritytalk / 12:43, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

New categories[edit]

Please add suitable articles to the categories Children's novels about animals, Children's novels about dinosaurs and Novels about horses! Robina Fox (talk) 06:32, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Is Tigger a Tiger?[edit]

This is a weird question, but it's within the scope of this WikiProject: Is Tigger a Tiger? The question revolves around a user's addition of |species= to the infobox and the value "Tiger". Please comment at Talk:Tigger if you'd like to weigh in. Thanks! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:42, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

RfC for Kenji Miyazawa[edit]

There is currently a RfC at Talk:Kenji Miyazawa#RfC: How should this be worded?. ミーラー強斗武 (StG88ぬ会話) 19:58, 26 April 2015 (UTC)