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Your Baby Can Read? That's Nice, But It's Not What Toddler Story Time Should Be About

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Reading to children isn't about pressuring your kid into becoming some sort of prodigy who can wow your friends at parties by reading index cards at six months.

Best Books To Give To Kids You Don't Know Very Well

Librarian Connection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Specifically, I want to be the cool godmother who slipped a teen Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You. I also want to be the goddess who gave the p...

Does George W. Bush Love Books?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

The press surrounding George Bush's memoir reminded me of Karl Rove's claim from a few years ago that the two of them had a "book competition" for three years. Did Bush really have time to read?

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Mackenzie Bearup, Georgia Teen Who Donates Thousands Of Books To Children In Need

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Will Giving Kids Books Make Them Not Want To Read?

Telegraph | Michael Morpurgo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When I was seven years old, my stepfather handed me a novel to read. It was a yellowing copy of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens -- a story which he ha...

I Confess: I'm a Book Slut

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.06.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

For as long as I can remember, I was a monogamous reader. I'd start a book and read it straight through no matter how much time that took. Now I'm a book slut.

Weekend Reads

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last weekend, you told us about the books that you couldn't wait to read. We had too many responses to fit everything into one slide show, so here are...

E-books: What Would da Vinci Say? Ross King's New Reading

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

Strangely, Leonardo was suspicious of printed books and the printing press. He distrusted a process that produced what he called "infinite children" without differentiation between original and copy.

Kids Plus Computers Equals the Perfect Match

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Holly Robinson

There is an infinite amount of knowledge. Why not soak it up as fast as you can, in a community of online learners, game players, and musicians?

A Book About Children's Books for Book Loving Adults

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

For grown-ups who want to know more about the books kids read there's a great new resource --- A Family of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Childre...

Pat Conroy's Memoir

AP | KIM CURTIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"My Reading Life" (Doubleday, $25), by Pat Conroy: Best-selling novelist Pat Conroy doesn't just love books, he devours them. He doesn't just visit li...

Oops, Book Titles Gone Wrong

Michael Gerson | Michael Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the history of badly timed book titles, Los Angeles Times reporters Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten hold a distinguished place. The publication of...

Bookstore Bingo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With eBook sales up, you'd think we'd overhear fewer ridiculous things in bookstores. But it seems there's no end to the crazy scenarios booksellers e...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We're sick of mean book reviews. You're sick of mean book reviews. Seriously, what's the point of reading about books that a reviewer doesn't like? ...

Fifty First (J)Dates: Alikewise: The Online Dating Equivalent to Wearing Glasses

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Meredith Fineman

We're continuing on the journey/search for the expansive online dating saga, from JDate to Match to....books? I tried "Alikewise" (the name is sort of...

Be Kind to the Author Whose Book You Can't Stand (or, Authors Have Feelings, Too!)

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

So my plea is a simple one. If you had a problem with my book or a part of my book, by all means talk about it, discuss it with others -- just make sure I'm not in the room, too.

Study Says

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New research suggests that cheap reading glasses might be readily available, but in the long term they can cost you your eyesight. ...

The 4th Grade Slump can Last Forever

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

We cannot continue to ignore the fourth-grade slump, the long dark tunnel of k-12 education, or the failure to put creativity at the center of education. Whether Superman comes or not.

Overprogrammed and Out-of-Touch: Why Picture Books Aren't Good Enough

Zak Kukoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Zak Kukoff

When students are forced to put down the books they find interesting, they start to associate reading with discomfort and even blandness, depriving them of a lifelong love of reading.

What Is the Purpose of Public Education?

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

If we start with the commonalities that we all agree education must serve, perhaps we can then move forward and develop a plan of evolution and reform that more of this country buys into.

The Education Doctor is In: Interview with Dr. Robert Needlman

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

Child development is a pyramid, not a race. If we rush children through the early stage of enjoying beautiful pictures and great stories together, they won't be as likely to develop their own rich visual imagery.

Digital Age Hopes, Stone Age Acceptance

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Most weeks I pick up two or three random books (from a local store that sells used books). Some of them I read cover to cover, others - I skim. I fi...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Best Used Book Stores

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sometimes stroling into a used bookstore can be a bit overwhelming. With books piled from floor to ceiling, it can take awhile to find the perfect pic...

Note to Parents

Erin Ganju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Erin Ganju

We've actually seen the opposite hold true in developing nations, where picture books (or story books) remain a crucial tool in laying a solid foundation for literacy and life-long learning among children.

Making Sense of the Memoir

Will Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Weaver

Hunting has a brutal side. Crippled birds not found. Blood trails and gut piles. Shooting accidents (my family has had its tragedies). It soon became clear to me as I wrote: tell the truth or stay home.