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6 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Giving Tree' Author Shel Silverstein

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts

“I’ll tell you the story of Jimmy Jet -- and you know what I tell you is true. He loved to watch his TV set, almost as much as you.&rdquo...

Minimalist Children's Book Covers Test Your Knowledge Of Kid Lit

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents

A new series of children's book cover designs is testing readers' knowledge of classic kid lit and encouraging a love of reading. The children's book ...

25 Children’s Books To Teach Your Kids Meaningful Values

Goodnet | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents

Books are awesome, aren’t they? They open a whole new world of imagination, letting the reader travel to a distant land or accomplish otherworl...

26 Picture Books You Won’t Want To Miss This Fall

Brightly | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents

Fall brings with it many things — back to school shopping, fading tans, alarm clocks, routines, homework, chilly temperatures, darker evenings,...

Science Proves Reading To Kids Really Does Change Their Brains

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents

Pediatricians often recommend parents routinely read aloud to their young children. Now, for the first time, researchers have hard evidence that...

8 Famous Authors On The First Book They Ever Loved

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts

What does it mean to love a book? Should it be relatable? Beautiful? Must you share common interests? Is it not just as exciting to curl up with one ...

What Pet Should I Get? What Dr. Seuss's Books Teach Your Kids About Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.03.2015 | Money

By Paul Sisolak, Contributor "I will do it right now. I will do it!" I said. "I will make up the mind that is up in my head." Yes, Dr. Seuss is ...

The Best June Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Grab a book for the road, tuck one in your kid's backpack for camp or pop a beach read in with the sunscreen. Wherever you go, bring one of these great summer reads for kids. Check out our picks for June.

How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Anyone who's "read" a picture book can tell you that you don't need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures, a parent or child can narrate the action and the empowering experience can help kids develop a love of books.

11 Fun And Fabulous Children's Books From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts

The quaint cover of The Giving Tree, with its loosely sketched lines, speaks to the quiet power of the story. Regardless of what you think of ...

The Movement To Teach Kids About The Real Life Women They Should Admire

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents

In January, a group of five female students at Harvard Business School launched Lil' She & Lil' Me -- a movement to inspire young children by sharing ...

Popular Children's Book 'Fancy Nancy' To Hit The Small Screen

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents

Fancy Nancy fans, rejoice! The beloved children's book series is going to be adapted into a television show. Variety reported on March 27 that Disn...

20 New Classics Every Child Should Own

Jordan B. Nielsen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Jordan B. Nielsen

In the interest of widening the spotlight of our adulates, allow me to submit 20 new pictures books which in 20 years time may find themselves as dog-eared and long-loved as those on Time's list of venerable selections.

3 Books to Help Kids Feel Good About Themselves and Their Bodies

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

We all want to find entertaining reads for our kids and tweens, but unfortunately, even some of the best stories reinforce body and gender stereotypes.

6 Children's Books That Are Just As Amazing Now As When You Were A Kid

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books

A book that you love as a child will likely loom particularly large in your imagination throughout your life. You read it at a time when everything wa...

17 Kids' Books From 2014 That Make Great Holiday Gifts

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

It’s that time of year again -- and you’re frantically trying to finish your holiday shopping. You’ve got the toys, but now you want something m...

How A 7-Year-Old Girl Persuaded A Publisher To Drop 'For Boys' From A Book's Cover

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents

When 7-year-old Parker Dains picked up a copy of Biggest, Baddest Book of Bugs at the library, she flipped the book over and saw something totally unn...

Finally Embracing My Passion

Trish DeLuca | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Trish DeLuca

Writing is the key to freedom for me and the gift that allows me to reach inside and bring parts of me into the light that would otherwise remain shrouded. In this first week of the final month of another calendar year, I look ahead ask myself: Will writing take me to places I've never been?

Life lessons from Charlotte's Web

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

My young children are fortunate enough to have never experienced the harsh realities of life and death. The closest they have come is an imaginary spider dying.

Peter Reynolds, Picture Book Master, Talks to The Book Doctors about Books, Kids, Writing, Twins and How to Get Published Successfully

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We met Peter Reynolds at the New England Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, when he gave one of the best talks we ever heard.

Jane Yolen, America's Hans Christian Anderson, on Rejection, Reading Out Loud & the Keys to Writing Great Books for Kids

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

One of the great things about attending a great writer's conference is that you get to bask in the glow, and imbibe the wisdom of, great writers.

From AIDS Reporter To Children's Author? Why It's A Natural Step

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

It's a normal and deeply human need we have to nurture the next generations. It's not exclusive to heterosexuals. Judging from my own experience, it's not even necessary to want children of your own to feel this desire to "pass on" and share what you have learned.

Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators' Kristine Carlson Asselin Give The Book Doctors the Skinny

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

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.

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

Christine French Cully | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Christine French Cully

Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not.

Paying Homage To Little Golden Books

Posted 04.28.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Art of Disney's Golden Books [Disney Editions, $35.00], in which a number of art directors behind contemporary an...