I've taken it upon myself to pick out the books I believe to have the most universally sound parenting advice. The lessons learned in these books are powerful, making them worth a second read as an adult.
Three cheers for The New York Review Children's Collection. They have been reissuing lost and neglected juvenile classics, wonders of children's literature that a new generation of children will be dazzled by.
This is my last month as the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. It has been an incredible run. One of my favorite moments took place in a California school shortly after I was appointed.