Jeff Kinney was traveling to Virginia to for a signing of The Long Haul, the 9th Wimpy Kid installment, when he took time out to speak to me about his highly unexpected (at least to himself) success.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, librarians enjoy pumpkin pie and the Thanksgiving Day Parade as much as the next person. But it should come as no surprise that for the librarians at The New York Public Library, one of the things they're most thankful for are books.
The words marched across the page, cold and unfeeling like a barricade. No way around them, no hint of subtlety to their meaning, no chance to rearrange the letters and make them right.
Some of your books are weird. Are they appropriate for my child? "I do not know your child. But I will say I do not subscribe to the notion that every...
Bored students are uninspired to learn and less likely to retain what is being taught. Yet we desperately need students to be both inspired and well-educated, especially when it comes to the ocean. Youth are the seeds of an upcoming generation.
It was routine for me to enjoy books with my children before they fell asleep. The books I picked out helped them get to know me, and the ones they chose showed me who they were.
I admit, but not proud of it, at times I can be a jaded New Yorker. My partner always tells me to slow down.
Françoise Mouly knew intuitively how important comics were to the growth and development of her own children's literacy and love of reading, and she wanted to create that experience for a bigger audience.
"Pick up anything Martin Gardner wrote," advises mathematician, magician and MacArthur award winner Persi Diaconis. "You'll smile and learn something." This is very true, but with over 100 books to choose from, by Gardner's own estimation, where should one start?
Ever since I was a child, I loved storytelling. I used it in making my own Muppet shows, in-school fanzines, and invent stories when I was at home. It...
Glory in the Morning gives parents a vehicle to share the power of being believed in and the realization that eyes aren't the only way we see with their children. Kids don't need my backstory to understand the underlying message of the book.
For me, Macbeth is the play that I co-wrote with Shakespeare. Okay, technically I just adapted it into a graphic novel for kids, but by sticking my head under the hood and seeing how the play's engine worked, I learned some interesting things along the way.
As a gay mother I've had to be discerning because many children's books include a mother and father, and have often thought about writing some of my own to reflect his upbringing.
PEN joined a coalition of advocacy groups, led by Free Press, in New York on Monday to advocate for the Open Net and preserve net neutrality. Author F...
As a young girl, I was indoctrinated and blindly aligned myself to that belief system. But not anymore. I, along with many others, have outgrown that life-view. Welcome tall, short, fat, thin, young, old and every color. Welcome me. Welcome you
Why do we have so few good options to educate ourselves about America's foundational text? And, what are the costs of this constitutional ignorance?
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Published on September 9th, 2014
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