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Children Authors & Illustrators Help Bring Normalcy to Sandy Hook Elementary School

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.21.2013 | Books
Rocco Staino

Twelve children's authors and illustrators traveled to the Sandy Hook Elementary School to participate in the school's first assembly program. This came about through the diligent effort of Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of more than 70 books.

6 Adorable, Instant Classic Valentine's Day Storybooks

Posted 02.14.2013 | Parents

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal hasn’t had the best luck trying to explain the concept of Valentine’s Day to her 5-year-old son. “All he really c...

Nanny Emma's Picks: The Best Books for Kids, Part I (ages 1-6)

Emma Jenner | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

It's hard to tell which recently published books will stand the test of time, but in my decades of experience as a nanny, I've learned what to look for: Books that are designed to be read with children, not to them. Here are some of my recent favorites.

8 Books To Help Teach Your Kids About Black History Month

Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents

These eight children’s books, recommended by HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal, are great ways to celebrate Black History Month and President’s Day w...

8 Quirky Books To Read With Kids This Month

Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal has made exactly one New Year's resolution. "I am only going to read books I like this year. If I don't like a book, I ...

PHOTOS: Babar's Legacy

Laurent de Brunhoff | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books
Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar was born in 1931 when I was 6 and my brother Mathieu was 5.

9 Mesmerizing True Stories Kids Will Love

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I want to read books with my son that expose him to history and the men and women who changed it. I want to feed his curiosity about time past and help him understand bygone eras. Luckily, there are a slew of fantastic options available to do precisely that.

WATCH: Second Grader's Obama Story Gets Animated

Posted 10.18.2012 | Comedy

One of Kristen Schaal's greatest assets is her distinctively squeaky voice, and never before has it been used as effectively as it is in "Diary of a B...

The Season in Picture Books

Jay Bushara | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Jay Bushara

Let's pack up our trail mix and slip on our waders for a long day's journey behind short-term bottom lines with the hope of discovering some wild thing on the loose, here in this season when almost nothing ever happens by accident.

12 Books To Read In September

Devon Corneal | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

It's the unofficial end of summer and everyone is heading back to school. Parents are collapsing into bed at night elated by the end to long, hot summ...

A Children's Book Legacy

Alexandra Kennedy | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Alexandra Kennedy

Viewed in their original forms -- gouache or ink, watercolor or pencil, collage or oil -- the illustrations are testaments to craftsmanship, a rival to any art form.

Great New Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Every month we highlight a few exceptional books for different ages -- the perfect thing to get your reader hooked on a new author or rediscover an old favorite. Here are our picks for August.

9 Irreverent Fairy Tales To Read With Your Kids

Devon Corneal | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

This month, as summer winds down, change things up during story-time with new takes on our old favorites.

Cheri Daniels and the Scholastic Summer Challenge

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

I recently had the chance to chat with first lady Daniels about her favorite books, her thoughts on the importance of reading rituals, and how she's helping to ensure that the children of Indiana grow up as successful readers.

The Wild Soccer Bunch

Landon Donovan | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Landon Donovan

I was five when I played my first soccer game and it changed my life forever. Physical activity was always part of my childhood, as was reading. Fit minds are just as important as fit bodies, which is why I'm endorsing the Wild Soccer Bunch.

14 Of Our Favorite Food-Inspired Children's Books

Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste

Looking back on your favorite books from childhood, how many of them revolved around food? Our guess: A lot! Classic children's books, by authors r...

50 Kids' Books That Will Make You Smile

Julie Handler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Julie Handler

With technology developing at a record pace and kids mastering iPads before they're even out of diapers, it's more important than ever to instill the love of reading in our children.

All Ages Comics Are for Everyone, Not Just Kids

Dave Scheidt | Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Comic books are not for kids. They are not for "geeks" and certainly are not for girls. They're for everyone. One of the most important things to happen in comics in the past few years has been the rise of all-ages books.

Draw Me a House

Sophie de Rakoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Books
Sophie de Rakoff

Draw Me a House, written and illustrated by Thibaud Herem, a French-born illustrator based in London, is one of the most engaging in the new world of "interactive" coloring books.

Mother's Day Books For Moms

Devon Corneal | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

With poetry, photographs, creepy monsters, and a weird family next door, this month's recommendations give us a chance to celebrate the women who bring home the bacon, tuck kids into bed, bake cakes and remind us how important it is to always listen to our mothers.

Meet Alfonse

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I will always remember one of my first reading groups in Yonkers, N.Y. One afternoon four little girls walked in and took a seat with me at our reading table. I said, "Oh, it's us girls today!" Then little Alfonse walked in and I said, "And one boy!"

Some Things Are Scary (No Matter How Old You Are)

Jay Bushara | Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents
Jay Bushara

It's what we sort of know that's really scary: the gaping, haunting silence before somebody shouts boo, but also the silence that comes when we are about to shout boo at someone else.

The Daily Szep -- The Old Days

Paul Szep | Posted 05.21.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Writer Wednesday: 11 Writing Tips From Children's Books

| Posted 03.14.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief: The books we read as children were written to teach us important lessons about various topics including friendship and bodily...

11 Gorgeous Children's Book Illustrations

Martin Salisbury | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Martin Salisbury

We examine the role of the picture book in introducing children to the visual arts as well as language, and consider important issues such as the appropriateness of certain subjects and styles of illustration for children.