Why write a children's book about a pit bull? Because these dogs are being massacred. One million pit bulls will be killed in shelters next year, and children can save them.
Julianne Moore's acting career began with theatre and television roles in the early-mid 1980's and has since soared to a rarified prominence that very few actors can lay claim to.
How would your life change if you gave something away every day? In 2012, I made a commitment to give away $1000 grants, every single day, to individ...
Reading When God Winks gave me hope that there is a Higher Power who loves his children (me included) unconditionally. The notion that he puts serendipitous events on our paths to lift our spirits was a lovely concept to me.
BookExpo America commences in one week, and with hundreds of authors, events and signings, it's a busy and confusing place to be. I talked with a few publishers who helped me narrow down what young adult book fans should do at BEA.
The history offered is a fictional form of the Pilgrim story, the one most of us of a certain age grew up with and not unexpected given the author's known conservative stance. But it is the writing itself that really makes it such a dreadful book.
Being a leader is a complex task, but the defining moments of great leadership can be surprisingly simple. As a father of three kids under six, I've noticed some striking parallels between the morals of bedtime stories and the legacies of illustrious leaders.
Swimming let me be competitive in a way that I wasn't in any other part of my adolescent life, which I think is a trait that's so critically important to encourage, particularly in young girls who are often taught to be nice, to compromise
Contrary to what you might read, there are parents out there who don't hire bi-lingual nannies or fall to pieces when their kids brush up against a non-organic toy.
When they wake you with a tray of pancakes and handmade cards this year, thank them and tell them how much you appreciate them. But also use the moment to usher in a new year of family consciousness in which everyone -- not just you -- is responsible for getting through the day.
Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.
Here's a list of my very favorite childhood leading ladies. They offer lessons in perspective. They encourage curiosity and scrappiness in equal measure. And they remind us that even the biggest challenges can be overcome with gumption.
As I watched my four-year-old granddaughter sitting underneath the kitchen table in her favorite princess outfit and realized that she didn't have her...
We thought we'd take the opportunity to pick the literary brain of SCBWI's own Kristine Carlson Asselin, who is a very accomplished writer in her own right.
My first grandchild, Cameron John Shanahan, was born on April 8, 2014. I was looking forward to his arrival from the moment my son, Brian, and his wife, Pam, told me they were expecting.
While the physical ramifications of allergen ingestion rate are high on many affected children's fear scales, the social challenges of food allergies can be even more daunting.