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Accessible Fantasy

Hannah Sutker | Posted 01.23.2015 | Books
Hannah Sutker

There is nothing quite like being transported to a completely new world, of following the turbulent life of a plucky young protagonist who defeats fantastical evil against all odds and grows into their own. Answer this: in the current popularity of realistic fiction, where is everyone's favorite hero?

Increasing Global Connectedness Through Trade and Investment

Anne Goddard | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Some of my fondest memories as a parent were of reading to my children. They would snuggle up next to me with book in hand, excited for me to take them deep into stories told in words and pictures.

6 Tips to Make Your Kids Love To Read

Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcón | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcón

Reading brings many benefits for kids: it helps them expand, organize and get to know their environment and the world around them.

20 New Classics Every Child Should Own

Jordan B. Nielsen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Books
Jordan B. Nielsen

In the interest of widening the spotlight of our adulates, allow me to submit 20 new pictures books which in 20 years time may find themselves as dog-eared and long-loved as those on Time's list of venerable selections.

The Dying Magazine Blues

Roz Warren | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Roz Warren

I love magazines, which is why I am alarmed and dismayed by the fact that they're doomed. How do I know? I've read about it, of course. In magazines.

That E-Book Is Not a Cat! 10 Tips About Digital Books

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Ellen Freudenheim

I took a three-day foray into the belly of the electronic publishing beast, attending the Digital Book World (DBW) Conference 2015. I emerged with a whole new vocabulary ("flowable") and some top line news for readers.

Too Good Teachers

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Phu Nguyen

I am not ashamed to admit my lack of knowledge at the time and now because it doesn't mean I'm stupid. It means no one bothered to teach me a lot of basics because they assumed I already knew them.

Kids, Families and E-Reading: Growth and Trust

David Kleeman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
David Kleeman

Next to the long and storied history of the print book, the eBook is still in early infancy, and that is what makes it so fascinating to study. In the coming years, the content and context of eReading are certain to evolve greatly.

Breaking Down Barriers: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Nearly 50 others have now joined us in the practice of making a grant a day. As of Dec. 31, 2014, we have made 790 total grants in 55 countries.

A Writer's Guide to Surviving Trauma

Diriye Osman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Diriye Osman

Whenever readers ask me how I started writing, I find myself stumped, because I know people want their anecdotes edited and perfectly formed. The real...

The New Years Challenge I Know I Will Accomplish

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Books
Helene Cohen Bludman

The premise is that in 2015 you will read 50 books of various types. Books that you may have planned on reading anyway, and others way off your radar. A book written by an author who has your initials. A book written in the year you were born. A book with a one-word title. And so on.

The 15 New Books to Read in 2015

Adam Grant | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Adam Grant

There are few better ways to start a new year than picking up some fresh perspectives to put into action. Here's a sneak preview of 15 exciting books on business and behavior that will hit the shelves in the first half of the year.

DO NOT Add These Books To Your 2015 Reading List

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.06.2015 | Comedy

Not even Adele Dazeem should read these books. Reading more is a great New Year's resolution, but for his first show of 2015 Jimmy Fallon warns tha...

Mark Zuckerberg Goes Old School in 2015

Alex Goldstein | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Alex Goldstein

The CEO of the world's largest social media platform has announced his new year's resolution, and it involves ancient technology: 2015 is the year of the book. Mark Zuckerberg declared he is going to "read a new book every other week" throughout 2015. He has invited the whole world to join him.

My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2015

Allison Pataki | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Allison Pataki

If you're looking for a reason to get excited for the New Year, I've got ten for you.

5 Book Recommendations for the New Year

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Dr. Gail Gross

Children model what they see, and when they see you immersed in a book, they will learn to place the same value on reading.

Why I Read 52 Books This Year

Tara Anderson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Tara Anderson

My worldview was shifted this year due to the amazing books I read. I explored my alimentary canal, spent time with Shackleton on an Arctic expedition, discovered free-diving, realized just how freaky Scientology is, took career advice from Amy Poehler, and thought about how I want to die. Not bad for a bunch of books.

Your Winter Reading List

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Books
Suzanne Grossman

Winter is a great time for cozying up with a good book especially with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. Here are some my favorites to get you through the colder months or even if you're lucky enough to be somewhere warm.

Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

HuffPost Korea | Soo-Jin Park | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world. Bohbot, a French phot...

Binge-watching: The Latest Reinvention of Entertainment Consumption

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just like a book that you can read all in one sitting, you can now watch 8-12 episodes, one after another.

Pondering the Deeper Meanings of This Holy Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Something is deeply awry in our nation with the world's biggest economy that lets its children be the poorest group and the younger they are the poorer they are during their years of greatest brain development. The Prince of Peace is mocked as we let a child be injured or killed by guns every thirty minutes.

The 10 Best Health Books in 2014

Brad Stulberg | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Perhaps my favorite part of being a minimally trained health writer is that it provides the perfect excuse to read! With no further adieu, here are the top 10 books in the realm of health -- defined broadly as the harmony of physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs -- from the past year.

A Fifth-Grader Discusses Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

This is the interview with my granddaughter, a fifth-grader discusses Common Core.

The 10 Best Books For Grownups In 2014

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Few things make me happier than finding a book that I absolutely love. Once drawn into a book, it's not easy for me to put it down. This year there were many that kept my attention, but these are my ten favorites.

Why One City Chose To Put Up An 'Ugly' Christmas Tree

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

READING, Pa. (AP) — Reading's official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway spruce went up la...