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Nothing Wimpy About Jeff Kinney's New Bookstore

Michael Levin | Posted 06.14.2015 | Books
Michael Levin

Imagine that you are the author of one of the most successful franchises of children's books in publishing history: To date, nine books and three movies, and more to follow. You're happily married, raising your kids in a small New England town. So what do you do next with your life?

The Poetry of Illustration, the Illustration of Poetry: Frog and Toad Together in San Francisco

Dean Rader | Posted 02.19.2014 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

For readers unfamiliar with these characters, I often describe Frog and Toad as amphibian versions of Bert and Ernie. Frog is like Ernie -- affable, good-natured, and a bit of a trickster. Toad is Bert: a little crankier, a tad more reluctant, occasionally grumpy.

Don't Waste the Miracle

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

There's a spiritual energy that covers the earth during the holiday season. It's that undefinable "something" that makes people more selfless, more friendly and kind when December rolls around.

Falling Leaves and Letting Go

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

In one week, I fly from Chicago to visit my daughter in Vermont. Since girlhood I've dreamt of seeing the changing colors of fall in New England. A dream I cling to so tightly, I'm filled with anxiety. What if I miss it like I did three years ago?

Divine Calling

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Start acting as if you're already there by finding a place of trust within, a place where you know your dream is being brought to fruition. Live as if it's already happening, and the physical world just has to catch up.

A Collaboration Between Father and Daughter

Peak Johnson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Peak Johnson

Using over a year of pictures from their iPhones, Yanatha Desouvre and his wife, Amy, started compiling images of their two children partaking in different activities together.

PHOTOS: Classic Literature For Babies

Posted 11.14.2012 | Books

This Thursday, Cozy Classics (by Simply Read Books) will launch with Pride and Prejudice and Moby-Dick. What is Cozy Classics, you might ask? Well, th...

Black Children's Books You Must Share With Your Youngster

Posted 09.16.2012 | Black Voices

Bedtime reading is one of our favorite childhood memories. There was nothing better than being told stories about princesses, magical adventures, myt...

Marilynne Robinson: 'When I Was A Child I Read Books'

Posted 03.20.2012 | Books

By Madeline Crum, The Huffington Post: The following is an excerpt from "When I Was A Child I Read Books" by Marilynne Robinson [Farrar, Straus and Gi...

Have You Hugged a Book Today?

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 05.12.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

All things considered, I deem my children's journey as emerging readers to have been nothing short of remarkable, and I can't help but feel indebted to those who've helped cultivate their enduring love of books -- during this National Reading Month of March, and always.

PHOTOS: 'Curious Critters' Up Close

Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

From Curious Critters: Award-winning wildlife photographer David FitzSimmons hopes that children will learn to appreciate nature through reading hi...

Tori Spelling, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno ...

Vulture | Gwynne Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Knowing so much about the personal lives of Spelling and other star authors, it's hard not to read their whimsical tales as either autobiography, subc...

Jamie Lee Curtis' New Children's Book

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That explains her career choices. She chooses to write children's books. (Her latest, My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story, is in stores.) She opts fo...

If Snooki Can Write A Children's Book...

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So there you have it, the perfect recipe for a children's book -- a bunch of animals acting strangely and a plot that doesn't make much sense. ...