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Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.21.2012 | Parents

It's no secret that classic fairy tales aren't the bright and happy stories Disney would have you believe. (The way the Brothers Grimm tell Cinderella...

Disturbing Trend Found In New Children's Books

Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

From Jenn Savedge and Mother Nature Network: Take a minute to think about your favorite book from childhood. Do you envision lots of furry animals...

7 Child Protagonists That Adults Can Relate To

Sharon Heath | Posted 04.03.2012 | Books
Sharon Heath

Whether the heroes and heroines of these books are precocious or tentative, suicidal or resourceful, disconnected or endearing, each of them bumbles along as we all did -- as we all do! -- without a handbook.

8 Unusual (But Really Great) Children's Books For February

Devon Corneal | Posted 04.02.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I'm a sucker for good packaging, and with the books I like, you often can judge a book by its cover. But in case you're still searching, I want to help.

Holiday Windows Go SoHo

Rocco Staino | Posted 01.19.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

Decorated store windows rank right up there with the tree in Rockefeller Center as must-dos during this holiday season.

Why 'The Ugly Truth' Is So Appealing

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Kids are changing faster in these years of early adolescence than at any time since infancy. They're trying to figure out not only how their bodies work but who they are going to be and where they fit in.

November to Be Picture Book Month

Rocco Staino | Posted 01.03.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

"Picture books celebrate childhood. They speak universal truths and help children better understand the world around them."

I Read My 5-Year-Old Banned Books & You Should, Too

Lisa Catherine Harper | Posted 11.29.2011 | Parents
Lisa Catherine Harper

It shouldn't matter what kids want to read. They should just read. If they want to spend half an hour doing MadLibs, or reading a sports magazine, or a comic book, or novel, or a fix-it book, or a book of jokes they should. It's all reading.

Feral Children in Children's Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.02.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Reading this Roger Moorhouse piece on the eighteenth century German feral child, Peter of Hanover, reminded me of Victor of Aveyron who showed up ...

Ten Books About 9/11 to Share With Kids & Teens

Rocco Staino | Posted 10.14.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

Here are ten books that you may want to share with kids and teens in preparation for the 10th anniversary of September 11th.

But Mom, Everybody's Reading It: A Guide to Kid's Books and Peer Pressure

Pamela Sage Dodson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Parents
Pamela Sage Dodson

Children yearn to grow up faster than most parents want them to. One area that parents thought might still be under their watchful eye was reading. What could be the problem with reading? Believe it or not, peer pressure.

Dahl, Rowling, Blume And 7 More Authors Your Child Should Know

Cicily Janus | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Cicily Janus

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.

Daniel Handler's Summer Reading List

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 09.25.2011 | Books
Jenny Rosenstrach

You should have seen the look on our 9-year-old's face when I told her that Daniel Handler was going to contribute a Summer Reading List for Dinner: A...

Summer Book Club for Kids

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 09.25.2011 | Books
Jenny Rosenstrach

As soon as I drew up summer reading lists with point systems and rewards, my 7-year-old was curled up with the dog on the couch reading Amulet (10 points) and her sister was asking why the library has to be closed on the Fourth of July.

I'm With Meghan Cox Gurdon

Ru Freeman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

As the parent of three avid readers, I agree with Meghan Cox Gurdon's point that what is considered "banning" in the book trade is known in the parenting world as doing our job.

Cavern of Waiting Treasures: The Library Bookmobile

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I associate bookmobiles with summer, the coolness offered on a blistering hot day, the books offered with all the time in the world to read them. Bookmobiles still ply their trade, from Mobile, Alabama (how perfect!) to Ames Iowa.

Sherman Alexie On Why The Best Kids Books Are Written In Blood

WSJ | Sherman Alexie | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books

Recently, I was the surprise commencement speaker at the promotion ceremony for a Seattle alternative high school. I spoke to sixty students, who'd co...

7 Tips To Keep Kids Reading All Summer | Natalie Hollingshead | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

School may be out for the summer, but if you want your kids to be in teachers' good books come fall, don't forget about summer reading. Children sh...

Ben Craw

Anna Barber, Scribble Press: 27 Million and Counting | Ben Craw | Posted 07.27.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

'The Hunger Games' And One Mother's Frazzled Nerves

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

If you are a parent, then reading books about starving, near-death or homicidal teenagers will mess you up. Reading five of these books in a row will really mess you up.

Books Might Be Hit By New Legislation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Unless that is extended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the US, publishers will be required to ensure third-party testing of finis...

How to Get Your Children's Book Published

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

A staggering number of adults want to write books for kids. So we thought we'd get the inside skinny from one of our favorite children's book resources, Jennifer Laughram.

Are eBooks OK For Small Children? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I was pretty lucky this holiday and received a coveted iPad. But before I even got the thing out of its box, my older daughter started reaching for it...

Best Of The Best Lists 2010:

Lisa Von Drasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Von Drasek

The following are titles picked by 6 or more of nine major sources, from The Boston Globe to the Washington Post, plus one bonus selection, for a total of twelve.

WATCH: 'Books For Christmas!?!?!?!'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"That's not toys! That's books," one little kid with very big opinions shouted at his parents last Christmas morning after unwrapping a package of thr...