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Summer Reading

Vacation Reading

Allison Hill | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Allison Hill

I go to work and browse the bookshelves. Ask my fellow booksellers for recommendations. Buy more books. Then I evolve and start "surfing" online. Reading reviews and blogs. Spying on staff picks from other bookstores.

6 Things For Children To Understand About Writing And 4 Ways To Help Them Get Started

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

Just like a coach sees the difference in her players if they spent the summer lounging instead of being active, I certainly see a literary sluggishness in my students if they return to school in the fall without picking up a book or writing in their journals with true engagement.

What You Should Really Do If You Want Your Kids to Read This Summer

Katie Hurley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

The truth is that you can't force your kids to read. Or you can, if you want to raise kids who hate reading and avoid it at all costs. But you can inspire a love of reading.

A Teacher's Unlikely Crush (on an eReader)

Kyle Redford | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.

11 Hot-Tempered Books For Hot Summer Days

Oyster Books | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

These summer reads are more spiked than sweet. Indulge in the seedier side of the season with our favorite hot-tempered page turners from Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Neil Gaiman, and more

Go 'Behind The Scenes' With Dahlia Adler's YA Debut

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

It's only mid-summer, which means there's still plenty of time to get in a good beach read. Enter Dahlia Adler's Behind The Scenes: It's funny, contemporary, and also extremely heartfelt.

A Summer Reading List (For Grown-Ups)

Grammarly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Grammarly

Every year, students embark on summer vacation with reading lists. Usually consisting of classics and a few token young adult titles, the lists are designed to stave off summer reading loss, a backsliding of literacy skills that affects many students during the summer months.

Bits on the Beach

Naomi S. Baron | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
Naomi S. Baron

Hours of my day as a professor and writer are spent reading onscreen. But when I know I'll want to reflect on what I have read, to read it again, and to have it stare back at me when I'm working in my study, I read in print.

Summer Is Also for Learning

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Because of the "shut down" nature of the school calendar, it is easy for us to quickly engage in similar mental cessation at this time. In fact, many of our colleagues seek to completely shift out of teacher mode during the summer. In my humble view, this is a mistake.

7 Reasons It's OK To Love Your eReader

Kendra Alvey | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books
Kendra Alvey

Don't let anyone tell you you're not a book lover because you have an eReader. Obviously you're a book lover, you own a device specifically for reading books!

Summer Reads: The Good, the Bad, and the Just So-So

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

To qualify as a "great summer read," I want a book that offers sympathetic characters, depth of emotion, and a forward narrative momentum that keeps me sitting on the porch long after the fireflies have gone to bed.

My Letter to the Members of the Cape Henlopen School Board About Their Censorship of my Great Big Gay-YA Novel

emily m. danforth | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
emily m. danforth

I'm proud that The Miseducation of Cameron Post is now in the company of so, so many novels that have been banned and challenged and censored throughout history--many of them among my all time favorites, the very books that shaped me as a reader, a writer, and a person.

Author Maggie Stiefvater Talks About Her Brand-New Book Sinner

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.02.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

On any given day you can find Maggie Stiefvater doing something different from the day before. 'I think a big part of being me is nothing is ever typical," she says. "You can me find working on a hobby, writing, driving my car some place fast or surrounded by my goats... Everyday is different.'

How to Organize Your Books

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Marty Kaplan

They may not have souls, but they're not inanimate objects, either. Ideas are alive in them, and they can contain characters more real than some people I know. Writers spend years struggling to create them, to get them published, noticed, bought and read; how can they not embody some of an author's spirit?

The One Book You Should Read Before College

Amy Yoelin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

As graduation celebrations pass, you may be left with a plethora of self-guidance books given to you by various people as gifts. If you haven't found one that you like, there's no need to fear. I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe will provide you an accurate portrayal of college.

Summer Reading with Our Daughters

Robert Hoch | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Robert Hoch

I am glad for the disarray of our coffee table. Maybe it's a little raft in a world too full of conventional politics, a raft salvaged from cast off pieces, caught in the currents of a deeper wisdom, a more authentic quest for freedom.

Disadvantaged Youth Most Affected By Loss of Summer Reading: Recommended Reading List

Quassan Castro | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Poor children are most vulnerable to decline in reading skills during the summer. Ninety percent of reading achievement loss for disadvantaged youth takes place during the scorching summer months.

10 Sizzling Summer Reading Picks to Grow Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

As much as we'd like to take the entire summer off, planning and building our business empires is an engine that needs to be fed to stay on track. Thanks to modern technology, we can conveniently bring all of our summer reading to the beach or pool.

The Murder Complex Is a Killer Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.24.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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.

5 Award-Winning Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

Posted 06.23.2014 | OWN

Suddenly there are a lot more gold-stickered covers at the bookstore. Here are our picks from the recent honorees, including a few surprises. By Le...

24 Books That Will Captivate Your Kids This Summer

Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is grateful that her kid is in school for another week. She's sorry that the rest of your children are already running ...

What I Didn't Do on My Summer Vacation

Patrick Corvington | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

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

Allison Pataki | Posted 06.12.2014 | 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.

5 Summer Must-Reads That Are Actually About Addiction

Substance.com | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Substance.com

If summer, for you, means the chance to find a beach and lose yourself, for once, in a piece of writing longer than an email, never fear -- we've done the hard work for you and checked out a whole bunch of this year's hottest reads.