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5 Ways To Keep Books Relevant Today

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.16.2016 | Books
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I can't remember the first book I ever read, and I can't remember the name of every book that has changed my life. I can, however, tell you every story I have read that has made a significant impact on my life. When I was growing up we didn't have Kindles and laptops and smartphones that had every book ever written at the touch of a button.

7-Year-Old Writes Book To Show Black Girls They Are Princesses

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.23.2016 | Black Voices

Morgan Taylor wants to make sure every little black and brown girl feels like royalty. Which is why she wrote a book titled, Daddy's Little Princess, ...

Listen to the Kids! 12 Memorable Novels With Child Narrators

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.08.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

If we listen closely, children can remind us of what is truly important in life and refresh our jaded, grown-up viewpoints. These twelve inspiring, funny, and memorable novels, narrated by children, are exemplary of the notion that kids, while they can say the darndest things, are often wise beyond their years.

The Children’s Books That Took Our Breath Away in 2015

Brightly | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents

Every year, there are a handful of books that we can’t forget. Whether because of their beautiful illustrations, astounding writing, meaningful mess...

What to Read Next: Holiday Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Looking for some good reads that go with hot chocolate and lazy vacation days? Check out these picture books for Christmas and Hanukkah, along with stirring novels and nonfiction for tweens and teens.

Why We Need More Characters With Cancer in Children's Books

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

Writers of children's fiction have a unique responsibility. We should absolutely be creating diverse and under-represented characters, but our motivation must be clear.

21 Halloween Costumes For Grownups Who Are Big Kids At Heart

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.15.2015 | Good News

Hey, just because you're an adult doesn't mean you have to grow up! Seriously, let's face it -- though many of us are attempting to adult, we all kno...

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.” So begins ...

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 otherworldly f...

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, and ...

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 doing...

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 y...

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

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.03.2016 | 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 ba...

The Best June Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.03.2016 | 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 05.22.2016 | 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 book...

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?