Just wanted to note that my review of Michelle Ann Abate's Raising Your Kids Right: Children's Literature and American Conservatism (2010) is now posted on the Teachers College Record website -- review here.
Abate's book is an interesting overview of children's literature creations by contemporary conservatives, including Bill O'Reilly and William Bennett. Abate wrote this study to examine whether these recent books had value or merit for a broader audience and whether they could hold up to books by non-conservatives. Abate astutely takes seriously this perhaps overlooked, but significant, trend of conservatives addressing children. I also contrast this book with Julia Mickenberg's excellent Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States (2006).