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Child Literacy

Calling All Harry Potters, Bilbo Baggins and Katniss Everdeens

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

So come on all you Bilbo Baggins, Captain Ahabs, Harry Potters, Anne of Green Gables and Katniss Everdeens. I know you are out there and we need you to win this one. Because how this story ends affects us all.

8-Year-Old Book-Lover Gives Enthusiastic, Inspiring Speech About Reading

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents

Eight-year-old Madison Reid might just be the new unofficial spokesperson for child literacy. The third-grader took the Internet by storm last wee...

This State Education Commissioner REALLY Wants Kids To Read

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Good News

Rhode Island teachers and administrators are serious about reading. Last year, the principal of a Rhode Island elementary school ate a worm after t...

On The Importance Of Reading With Children: 7 Great Books To Read With Kids

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Zoë Triska

It's safe to say that I've always been a big reader. I can clearly remember the first time I sat and read a full book, when everything just clicked. It was magical.

Getting Kids to Read and Cook

Rozanne Gold | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Rozanne Gold

It's back-to-school month with no letup in our country's interminable decline into child illiteracy and obesity.

Saki Knafo

Maurice Sendak's Legacy In A Brooklyn Library

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- Before he made beautiful children's books that sold millions of copies, Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday at age 83, lived in Brooklyn, N...

Los Angeles -- Literary Riot

Diane Luby Lane | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Diane Luby Lane

Performing poetry gives us the chance to take our fragmented stories and make them sources of sharing and teaching -- things that unite rather than divide.

Kids Like E-Books, Parents Not So Much

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Children are ready to try e-books, with some thinking that a bigger selection of electronic texts would make reading for fun even mor...