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The Murder Complex Is a Killer Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Everything changes for Meadow once she meets Zephyr James -- a programmed assassin with a shattered memory who is trying to put together the pieces of his life. Is there meeting a coincidence? Or is there more to them crossing paths?

5 Ways To Cultivate Fearless Summer Readers

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Pam Allyn

We can stock our children's lives with stories and in this way, help them achieve academically and also inspire them deeply. Summer can be a transformational season for your child as a reader. Here are five ways to make sure this real-time magic happens.

Inauthentic Reading Assessment

Peter Greene | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

The type of reading we demand students do on reading tests is a type of reading that isn't done anywhere except on reading tests. Well, and of course now, also, in all the classrooms that are trying to get students ready for these inauthentic reading tests.

I Am Not Your Manic Pixie Bookworm

Kaite Welsh | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Kaite Welsh

Why is it that reading, once a tool for female empowerment, has become a tool of female exploitation?

4 Bad Side Effects of Reading Fiction According to the 19th Century

Beth Bartlett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Beth Bartlett

These days we're desperately trying to get more people to read ("Please, read anything, here's a YA novel by the Kardashians") but in the 1800s, it was a different story.

The Story of Ferdinand: Talking With Kids About the First Children's Book on Gender Nonconformity

Lori Day | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lori Day

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf was published in 1936, just before the Spanish Civil War. Because it was widely viewed as pacifist propaganda, it was banned in many countries.

Hope Lives in Books

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

We not only read to be entertained but unknowingly used it to work out the anguish we lived with. Books were one of the bright spots in a bleak childhood.

What I Didn't Do on My Summer Vacation

Patrick Corvington | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

While for many kids summer is long-awaited, for many parents it's long-feared. It's a time when low-income kids are losing ground and gaining weight rather then gaining ground and losing weight; a time when they are slipping down the summer slide.

A Fiction First Aid Kit: 7 Bibliotherapy Techniques to Help You Feel Better With Fiction

Lucy Horner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Lucy Horner

Using books as therapy is accessible to us all, is free with a library card, and even has a name: bibliotherapy. Here are a few ways to apply bibliotherapy to your own life and create your personal fiction first aid kit for challenging feelings and situations.

How to Keep the Learning Cap on Over the Summer

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Summer is officially here! Well, almost. It is a time to relax and have some fun. For parents and educators, however, it is time to ponder over the 's...

15 Adorable Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Father's Day With A Book

Tom M. Burns | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Tom M. Burns

The common stereotype is that all dads get ties and underwhelming macaroni art for Father's Day, but did you know that Father's Day is one of the biggest book-buying holidays of the year?

Top 10 Father Figures in Literature: Great Reads for Father's Day

Allison Pataki | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Allison Pataki

This weekend we will celebrate our fathers and the important men in our lives. In their honor I've come up with my list of top ten great reads about great father figures in literature.

7 Ways Books Can Change Your Life

Himay Zepeda | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Himay Zepeda

There are also many books that have helped me articulate my own emotions or thoughts, helped me find a voice. If it weren't for the books I've read, I'd be a very different man today...I'd even argue I'd be less of a man.

'Hexed' - Witches, Romance, & Tons of Fun

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

If you like cheerleaders, hot guys, and witchcraft (who doesn't, right?), you need to add Hexed by Michelle Krys to your summer reading list, and pronto!

How To Make The Most Of Your Commute

Katie DiBenedetto | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie DiBenedetto

There will always be the temptation to throw your hands up and start looking for awesome apartments downtown, where your social life can be your main priority. But commuting takes a different kind of discipline and as a result, its own rewards.

STEM Needs to Be Updated to STREAM

Rob Furman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

How do we expect our future employees to be able to compete in science, technology, engineering, the arts or math without putting a major emphasis on the critical need to be able to read, comprehend and write?

How Do I Understand And Appreciate Books Better?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Quora

It is far nobler to have too meager and too humble an opinion to offer about the books you read, than being the kind of deluded blowhard who shouts from rooftops and Twitter accounts that Khaled Hosseini is the best living writer in the world.

10 Apps for Kids to Play and Learn

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Your kids love to play on the smartphone or tablet. Wouldn't it be really cool if they do what they love and learn along the way? Here are 10 handpicked apps that will do exactly that!

Winning At Monopoly

Hugh Howey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Hugh Howey

Is Amazon a disruptor because of its size? Or is its size a result of previously stifled innovation?

Laura Powell's 'Goddess' Is an Enchanting Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Britain is crumbling and a young soon-to-be Priestess named Aura from the Cult of Artemis is blind to it all. But everything changes when Aura meets a rebellious boy named Aiden.

The Crucial Activity More Dads Should Do With Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents

This Father's Day, some parents are putting the focus on an important gift dads can give to their kids, rather than the other way around. Jordan Ll...

Teaching Teens Money

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Don't you just love these Spring days? We might just get a Spring in NYC after all - and we feel like we certainly deserve it after the winter we endu...

Reading to Feed the Soul

Cindy Tansin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Cindy Tansin

Wouldn't you rather be climbing Mt. Everest or fighting off a rogue wave or falling in love with a time traveler? And what better to beat rush hour traffic than a great audio book?

We Gave These Classic Children's Books A Makeover So Today's Generation Can Finally Understand

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books

Kids these days. Rather than pick up a book -- with pages! -- they busy themselves with nonsensical "reading" on their tablets, if, that is, they both...

Reading in the Age of the Tablet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Suren Ramasubbu

Nearly any book you can think of can be read as an electronic book (e-book) today. Granted, reading an electronic book on a computer never really took off as a trend, but the advent of electronic readers (e-readers) started the turnaround.