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Summer Reading

26 Entertaining And Educational Books For Back-To-School Season

Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents

The kids are in school. Finally. If you're like HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal, you let them slide this summer. They barely cracked a book during the ...

Claire Fallon

See Summer Off With These Outstanding Beach Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.28.2014 | Books

Beach season isn't over QUITE yet!

7 Audiobooks That Make Any Road Trip Better

Posted 08.22.2014 | OWN

Road trips don't have to be boring.

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 08.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Summer Reading Suggestions for Congress and the President on Child Refugees

Luis Zayas | Posted 08.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis Zayas

President Barack Obama might check out a copy of Lauren Heidbrink's "Migrant Youth, Transnational Families, and the State," which explores the consequences of not recognizing the unaccompanied child's autonomy.

8 Beach Reads and the Beaches to Read Them On

Fathom | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Fathom

All summer books are not created equal, and neither are the beaches we read them on.

My Capricious Reading Habits, Authors' Sustained Attentions

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Now, I am no longer a young reader, but it is summer. I am reading. And, in many ways, still reading at the frantic pace I embraced at eight and nine. I want to gather stars for completed books before fall arrives with its demands to read other things.

Sign Off the Internet and Start Reading Outside

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Stop reading this blog. It's summer and you should turn off the Internet, p...

Women in Print: Five Must-Reads for Your Summer List

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Barbara Lee

If you're lucky enough to be planning a few beach days or weekend getaway and need a break from emails and news headlines, consider these reads that blend the personal with the political.

Vacation Reading

Allison Hill | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.20.2014 | 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 09.20.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.