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Your Favorite Book Characters Are As Real As You Feel They Are

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts

For readers who really dive into a book, it can be difficult to accept that the characters within are mere constructs of ink on paper. Perhaps you’v...

Something New for Bedtime Tells these Children "You are Special"

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 02.15.2017 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Sometimes people ask me why all of our pajamas are new. Here's why: besides the basic hygiene issue, there is something wonderful about brand new paj...

From Poem to Children's Book - My Darling Child Shiloh by Aaron Ozee

Marisa Sanfilippo | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home
Marisa Sanfilippo

Growing up, I was hooked on Shel Silverstein. I mean, who wouldn't be right? From the prose to the graphics, he had a creative way of telling a story....

Reading is Resistance

Karin Schott | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Karin Schott

In a past life, in the Cambridge, Massachusetts of the 80's, I was a canvasser for the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, which later merged with th...

Story Time With My Immigrant Mother

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.24.2017 | Latino Voices
Christine Stoddard

I must’ve been in kindergarten when my younger sisters and I crowded around our mother to hear her read Disney’s The Little Mermaid book to us for...

17 Years Without Television

Teresa Messineo | Posted 01.25.2017 | Parents
Teresa Messineo

The year was 2000 and we were in the middle of watching Harvey (the Jimmy Stewart classic with the six-foot rabbit) when our television made a strange...

Discovering Deafness Through Children's Literature

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

Books that feature deaf/ hard of hearing characters or protagonists should be added to every child's collection! Whether you are the parent of a deaf child or the parent of a hearing child, introducing developing young minds to deafness can help cultivate an appreciation for human diversity.

Here's A Reminder That Dolly Parton Will Send Your Child Free Books

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents

It’s the 71st birthday of icon and role model Dolly Parton, so it’s the perfect excuse to remind you that not only is the country singer a legenda...

Why our kids need real books.

Danielle Lindner | Posted 01.13.2017 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

We all have a tablet, I-phone, I-pad, something we carry or use to get things done and often use to entertain our kids, or even read a book ourselves....

Book Review: The Disney Story: Chronicling The Man, The Mouse & The Park

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Chuck Mirarchi

THE DISNEY STORY Chronicling The Man, The Mouse & The Parks By Aaron H. Goldberg 211 pp. Quaker Scribe Publishing. $15.95. There are many books writt...

Meet 217 #Muslims2Follow in 2017

Melody Moezzi | Posted 01.09.2017 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

Some authors write for posterity. I write for obsolescence. As an activist, my aim is to make my work irrelevant as soon as possible by helping end th...

Move the Furniture!

Ellie Newman | Posted 01.02.2017 | Women
Ellie Newman

It's time to move the furniture. I mean this both literally and figuratively. A few weeks ago, our family rearranged our living room furniture. We'd h...

Why We Should Continue To Read Aloud To Older Children

Smart Parents | Posted 12.27.2016 | Parents
Smart Parents

No one questions the idea that reading aloud to young children is a good thing. Reading aloud to children not only helps develop their literacy skills...

How To Win Those Pesky Book Challenges

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

Worried about not having enough time to read? Feel that a book challenge is going to get you reading just like an exotic Good Morning America diet wi...

I Read 52 Books This Year. Here's What I Learned.

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living

I am truly terrible at keeping New Year’s resolutions. My New Year’s quests to diet and exercise usually crash and burn in about a month. Last yea...

5 Reasons People Are Turning to Audiobooks Over Turning Pages

Denise Brodey | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
Denise Brodey

If you think I am going to confess my love of audiobooks right here on your screen, you're wrong. That would be too easy. What is more interesting to ...

Wander into College Lusting for More

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 12.08.2016 | College
She's Fit To Lead

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by LI Cohen, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. Despite w...

Returning to Therapy

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.29.2016 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Book therapy, that is. Eight years ago I began my year of reading a book a day. I was looking for escape, wisdom, comfort, and clarity after losing my...

A Return to Simpler Times (Before Technology Complicated Things)

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.09.2016 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

I've always had a tremendous appreciation for technology. I'm continuously wowed by the innovations that have revolutionized our lives, but I also fea...

How I Read 65 Books in a Year Without Speed Reading

Ozan Varol | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Ozan Varol

"Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth." -- Archimedes, Greek mathematician and astronomer Books are to me what the lever was to A...

We Are All Eagles: Combating Implicit Bias in Schools with Belief, Hope and Confidence

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.02.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

I was assigned to be a part of the Blackbirds. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it happened many decades ago, at my neighborhood eleme...

Five Ways Reading Can Improve Health and Well-Being

Healthline | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living

For many of us, there's nothing quite like getting lost in a good book. Reading can transport us to another world, providing escape from life's eve...

The Powerful Secret That No One Really Wants To Talk About

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Our over-confidence disappears through sharing and confession and we are much happier when we recognize this. It also gives us a mutual understanding and the serenity that comes from trust.

Information Is Money: Why Is It Important To Read?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Marianna Glynska

These days we are constantly loaded with a different kind of information which is sometimes hard to follow. The news bombards us from all over the wor...

Teen Made Up Clown Attack To Avoid Being Fired For Lateness, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 10.04.2016 | Crime

An Ohio teenager pretended to be the victim of a creepy clown attack because she was running late to work and didn’t want to lose her job, police sa...