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It's Picture Book Month: Give the Gift of Wonder

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

November is National Picture Book Month. It's a gentle reminder of the importance of reading printed picture books to the children in our lives. I wish I could tell you what being read to, nestled in my mother's arms, meant to me, but I didn't have that kind of mom.

James Dashner: A Brilliant Mind

Kaavya Raman | Posted 11.23.2015 | College
Kaavya Raman

It is no secret that authors create worlds for readers. They shape new worlds, new words and new characters that eventually become our best friends. James Dashner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner series, is one of these brilliant minds.

3 Ways to Encourage Reading -A Reluctant Reader Success Story

Lisa Lewis Tyre | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Lisa Lewis Tyre

Almost nothing could entice my daughter to read simply for the pleasure of it. The year she turned thirteen, all of that changed. Now she reads close to eight hours a day. How did we get there? Here are three strategies that I believe significantly helped her fall in love with reading.

Sherry Turkle On The Power Of Talking (Face To Face)

Boston Globe | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology

“Who in this cafe is talking?” Sherry Turkle looks around a trendy coffee shop in Downtown Crossing. The walls are lined with old tomes, a...

Response to Intervention and Bob's Law

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 11.19.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The problem in education reform isn't a lack of good ideas. It's a lack of good ideas implemented with enough clarity, consistency and integrity to actually make a difference in rigorous experiments. A recent large-scale evaluation of Response to Intervention (RTI) illustrates this problem once again.

This Man's Wish To Donate Millions Of Books To Africa Just Came True

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.19.2015 | Black Voices

In less than two decades, Bob Brown has donated more than 5 million books to Africa. Through his International BookSmart Foundation, Brown, an 80-yea...

Abundance in Many Forms

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The children never lack in enthusiasm when they nestle up with a volunteer to listen to a story, just for them. When they arrive, they are overflowing with anticipation for what's going to happen, and when they leave they are filled with an extraordinary amount of joy and love.

My Proudest Mom Moment

Caurie Putnam | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

My proudest mom moment happened in front of an audience of one. As all parents know, it is a feeling that doesn't come often, but when it does, it is a beautiful gift.


Richard Abrons | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Richard Abrons

If you asked me what was the one thing I enjoyed most during my childhood, my answer would be reading. Oh, there were lots of other things to enjoy -...

25 Books You'll Want To Curl Up With In A Reading Nook

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 11.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

It's no wonder that reading nooks are a dream home feature for many book lovers. Reading nooks are cute, cozy, and a perfect escape from the daily gr...

8 Fast, Excellent Reads

Kirkus | Posted 11.11.2015 | Books

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7 Surprising Ways Your English Major Will Come in Handy

Avelist | Posted 11.11.2015 | College

I never studied English because I knew it would secure me a high-paying job, but because I love reading and writing. Which, as it turns out, are pretty useful skills when it comes to searching for a job. Next time someone asks you "What are you planning on doing with your English degree?" you'll have your answer ready: "Whatever I want."

Teaching the Love of Reading

Karin Schott | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Karin Schott

I am not a literacy expert. I'm just gonna say that right up front. I am sure there a people with much more education than I have who can tell you all about what happens in a child's brain when you read to them.

Our Favorite Things On The Internet This Week

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.06.2015 | Style

It's November -- the perfect month to get cozy and comfortable. And what better to cozy up to than this concise little list of the best the Internet h...

WATCH: What Can A Mouse Teach You About Being Kind?

HooplaHa | Posted 11.05.2015 | Good News

What do a mouse and kindness have in common? This mother and daughter duo! Natalie, a mother from Boulder, CO., adds kindness to the world by writing...

The (Reading) Circle of Life

Byron Garrett | Posted 11.05.2015 | Education
Byron Garrett

Of all the things we can do, reading to our young children is probably the most important way we can prioritize education and improvement in young people.

Do I Hope My Kids Dance? Sure. But I Hope They Do This A Hell of A Lot More.

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

As a busy mother of two with an unpredictable work schedule and tendency to fill whatever openings do exist in my schedule with anything to help satiate an unhealthy desire to be SuperWoman, little time is left to read. But the result is more grand than ever I expected.

Google and Grow A Plant That Never Lets You Fail In Five Steps

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Growing a beautiful plant takes care, time and efforts. So does building a real relationship with a person. So do startups. So does anything in life.

Saying Goodbye to a Great Voice

Caroline Roy | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Roy

There is hardly anything more grounding than arranging a funeral for someone we love. It is a keen reminder of how personal, historic and universal fa...

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.

'My Dad's Amazing'

Sara Lindberg | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

Thursday night was a buzz of energy in my house. In fact, the last week has been one non-stop continuous question. "When is it going to be Friday?" As soon as Cooper realized that it was the night before the BIG DAY, he became a little man on a big mission.

8 Books To Read Before You See The Movies This Fall | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.23.2015 | OWN

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Recommended Reading: Monster Stories for Halloween

Katie Li | Posted 10.22.2015 | Books
Katie Li

Fall is a wonderful time to read, rivaled only by lazy summer beach reading. The weather is getting cooler and the air is crisper. Kitchens warm with baked apple treats and pumpkin reigns in pastries and beverages alike. October in particular has a special spooky charm, especially when the leaves turn and the shadows get long as the days get darker.

7 New Fall Books for a Happier, Healthier and Spiritually Stronger You

Melissa Fenton | Posted 10.22.2015 | Books
Melissa Fenton

From life changing new ways of eating, to learning to let go of the things that hold us back, these titles are sure to both inspire and ignite your heart and soul to begin making real and doable lifestyle changes, keeping you living longer and healthier.

YouTuber Takes His Love For Books to the Next Level

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.21.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

He's a successful YouTuber, a book enthusiast, and has cultivated quite the following on social media. Ben Alderson - aka Benjaminoftomes - is a superstar in his own right. Now, Ben is embarking on another journey with his new micropublishing house.