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Is Tech Killing Our Favorite Children's Book Characters?

Jamie Krug | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

They don't have to imagine how my favorite childhood characters from books walk or talk, what their voices sound like or how they interact with their friends and family -- it's all right there, laid out in front of them on screens both big and small.

The Poetry of Illustration, the Illustration of Poetry: Frog and Toad Together in San Francisco

Dean Rader | Posted 02.19.2014 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

For readers unfamiliar with these characters, I often describe Frog and Toad as amphibian versions of Bert and Ernie. Frog is like Ernie -- affable, good-natured, and a bit of a trickster. Toad is Bert: a little crankier, a tad more reluctant, occasionally grumpy.

This Is What Children's Books Looked Like In The 1800s, And It's Super Fascinating

Posted 12.17.2013 | Books

As a holiday gift to history buffs, or really anyone interested in anything, The British Library has uploaded one million images to Flickr. They're al...

Here's What Your Favorite Children's Book Series Says About You

Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

As Ralph Waldo Emerson once (more or less) said, "you are what you read, you guys." If the books we read shape our character, the books we read when w...

17 Holiday Books To Read With Your Kids All Season Long

Posted 12.12.2013 | Parents

Huff Post blogger Devon Corneal loves picking out holiday books for the kids in her life. (Ok, so maybe she buys a bunch for herself too, but she ask...

How My Kid's Camp Counselor Got Me Into Bed (Finally!)

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lauren Cahn

Alas, my bloodshot eyes remind me that not everyone is teachable. I've long since figured out a way to game the system -- and stay up notwithstanding the siren call of "goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."

11 Books by Celebrity Authors With Real Star Power

Lesley Kennedy | Posted 12.14.2013 | Parents
Lesley Kennedy

While the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress's TV show is far from family-friendly, her new children's book, It's About a Little Bird, is for the kiddos.

Library Releases List Of 100 Great Children's Books

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Beloved authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle helped the New York Public Library celebrate children's literature Monday as the library release...

11 Great Halloween Books To Entertain Your Little Goblins

Devon Corneal | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents

It's almost time for monsters, ninjas, fairies, witches and hobos to hit the streets and start begging for candy. HuffPost Parents blogger Devon Corne...

Why I've Stopped Writing Children's Literature

Gary Soto | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books
Gary Soto

At eight years since the publication of the book, I will say that it wasn't a mistake. As an author, I come clean. I made the mother say this--she's my character, right? I have stopped writing children's literature. At my age, the genre is too dangerous.

What 26 Classic Kids' Books Are REALLY About

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Parents

Dan Wilbur, creator of the blog Better Book Titles, has a special type of laser vision: he looks at popular books and sees straight through to the (so...

21 Great Reads For Back-To-School Season

Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal is done. She's gone to every park, planned every playdate, caught a million lightning bugs, eaten every flavor of popsi...

More Children's Books Rush Limbaugh Should Write

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Comedy Editors | Posted 09.05.2013 | Comedy

Rush Limbaugh is releasing a children's book. No, that part's not a joke. Limbaugh's book, entitled Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Tr...

The 15 Greatest Kid Detectives

Jordan B. Nielsen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Jordan B. Nielsen

Are you raising an aspiring super-sleuth? Is the young reader in your life a code-cracking, baddy-busting, fiend-foiling, eagle-eyed P.I.? Then look no further because this round up includes some of the most quick-witted kid detectives of children's literature.

Emma Mustich

How Much Do We Know About The Media Our Kids Consume?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents

When bad news dominates the headlines, as it has so often over the past few months, we find ourselves asking a frighteningly familiar question: how ca...

The Ultimate Summer Reading List For Kids

Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents

Summer has officially started -- and while there are a variety of ways to keep kids occupied after the classroom doors clang shut, it's crucial to str...

LeVar Burton's Favorite Children's Books

Posted 06.17.2013 | Books

Reading Rainbow presenter LeVar Burton stopped by the HuffPost Live studio recently to share his favorite children's books. Check it out above!...

9 Kids' Books With Powerfully Useful Life-Lessons

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Lauren Cahn

When children's literature is done right, it connects with us on some visceral, primal level -- somewhere beyond conscious thought -- delivering foundational life lessons that shape us into the people we become and remain imprinted on us throughout our lives.

Are Some Kids' Books Healthier Than Others?

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Leslie Patricelli didn't keep junk food in the house when her three kids were toddlers, but th...

Edgar Awards Also Has Books for Kids (Video)

Rocco Staino | Posted 07.13.2013 | Books
Rocco Staino

Each year over 500 writers and lovers of mysteries gather in New York City for a black-tie evening to celebrate the winners of the Edgar Awards. However, few lovers of children and young adult books realize that the awards also honors authors in those fields.

9 Books to Get Kids Hooked on Reading for Life

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From the classics to more recent must-reads, fantasy to funny, these essential books will engage, entertain and maybe even enlighten kids and teens.

Bayne Gibby, Actor, Releases Children's Book, You Mean the World to Me

Leslie Hendry | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books
Leslie Hendry

When I came across on Facebook the book's cover of an illustrated sweet orange mama cat hugging her baby blue kitten with the title You Mean the World to Me, it grabbed my attention.

Travel The World With Children's Books (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 04.12.2013 | Books

From childhood, books help us travel in our minds. But many of our favorite children's books can inspire actual travel. Cheapflights.co.uk and Neomam ...

Celebrate Jackie Robinson With a Book

Rocco Staino | Posted 06.03.2013 | Books
Rocco Staino

What better way to celebrate the opening of major league baseball's 2013 season, the release of bioepic film 42 and Jackie Robinson Day than reading a book with a kid.

8 New Picture Books To Pick Up This Month

Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents

Here in the northeast, Spring is finally here which means it's time to clear out the winter cobwebs with picture books! HuffPost blogger Devon Cornea...