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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 ...

Does Reading 'Moral' Stories to Children Promote Honesty?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

All over the world, young children are exposed to classic fairy tales, myths and other stories. Most kids love hearing stories, but in addition to being a fun activity, storytelling is also thought of as an educational tool that can promote moral reasoning and honesty.

50 Of The Best Kids' Books Published In The Last 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Parents

Little kids may insist you read the same books over and over at bedtime (sometimes more than once in the same night), but that doesn't mean you can't ...

20 Terrific Books To Read With Your Kids This Spring

Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents

Is it spring yet? Please say it's spring! Promise, no more snow? HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal can't tell you that we've said goodbye to winter chill...

9 Kids' Books To Read For Valentine's Day (And Love All Year Long)

Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

It's that time of year -- hearts and kisses and chocolate abound, and HuffPost Parents blogger Devon Corneal has a list of books celebrating affection...

Is There a Right Way to Explain Evolution to a 6-Year-Old?

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

She started crying. The contradiction was overwhelming, and my explanation just made things worse. I tried to cheer her up, adding, "Then there were dinosaurs! Apes turned into people!" Full. Mental. Meltdown.

Honey, I Killed the Kids' Love of Reading

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Not that into reading? Keep trying! Stop labeling our kids, and instead start figuring out what they love, what interests them... and make reading the vehicle to learn more about it.

Read Every Day: A Healthy Prescription for Your Child

Dr Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Dr Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

Reading builds motivation, curiosity and memory. It nurtures children and encourages them to form a positive association with books and reading later in life.

11 Books by Celebrity Authors With Real Star Power

Lesley Kennedy | Posted 12.14.2013 | Parents
Lesley Kennedy

While the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress's TV show is far from family-friendly, her new children's book, It's About a Little Bird, is for the kiddos.

Introducing Your Kids to Great Literature

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Talk to your kids about the stories you loved at their age and why. Describe the wonder you felt when you first read a favorite book and the worlds it opened for you.

Can You Tell Me a Story?

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

We relate to our friends and families by telling stories about our days. We get to know one another with stories from our past. We imagine the future by concocting stories of what may be.

Back-to-School Books for Kids and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Finding the right book for your kid can be a challenge. But if you guess right and keep new ones coming, you may be on your way to raising a lifelong reader.

21 Great Reads For Back-To-School Season

Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal is done. She's gone to every park, planned every playdate, caught a million lightning bugs, eaten every flavor of popsi...

Finding a Summer Reading Program For Kids

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Jeanette Pavini

Keep your children's minds sharp with a summer book reading program that offers kid-friendly perks and freebies.

37 Books That Teach Kids About Race

Kristen Howerton | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

As Black History Month comes to a close, I thought I would share some resources for talking to kids about racism, in terms of both the historical context of our country and the present-day issues of prejudice.

Nanny Emma's Picks: The Best Books for Kids, Part II (ages 6-10)

Emma Jenner | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

There's something magical about going into a bookshop or library with a child who's just learning to read by herself. The sense of wonder is infectious, and you can almost see new ideas popping up as children excitedly survey the shelves and reach out to the books that call to them.

Nanny Emma's Picks: The Best Books for Kids, Part I (ages 1-6)

Emma Jenner | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

It's hard to tell which recently published books will stand the test of time, but in my decades of experience as a nanny, I've learned what to look for: Books that are designed to be read with children, not to them. Here are some of my recent favorites.

Common Sense Media's Feel-Good Holiday Gift Guide

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

No matter how much planning you do ahead of time, shopping for holiday gifts can feel overwhelming. Check out these hand-selected highlights from our Feel-Good Gift Guide to inspire, educate and entertain kids of all ages and stages.

15 Kids' Books To Cozy Up With This October

Devon Corneal | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

As the days get shorter and the air cooler, I start looking for books about ghosts, ghouls, witches, demons, vampires and disturbing vegetables. Yes, you read that right -- disturbing vegetables.

Great New Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Every month we highlight a few exceptional books for different ages -- the perfect thing to get your reader hooked on a new author or rediscover an old favorite. Here are our picks for August.

Writer Wednesday: 11 Writing Tips From Children's Books

| Posted 03.14.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief: The books we read as children were written to teach us important lessons about various topics including friendship and bodily...

8 Unusual (But Really Great) Children's Books For February

Devon Corneal | Posted 04.02.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I'm a sucker for good packaging, and with the books I like, you often can judge a book by its cover. But in case you're still searching, I want to help.

Do Kids Still Read? A Family Dinner Table Talk

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 01.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: There's a new reading sheriff in town. As of Tuesday, Walter Dean M...

If They Like Reading THIS, Then They Will Love THAT

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.03.2011 | Parents

(This is one of a series of posts in the Parentlode Book Club. You can also find a list of books that parents either love or hate, or suggestions of a...

Offbeat Holiday Books

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.16.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I always look forward to the holiday book reviews, because, although I buy my fair share of toys, I'm a book-lover at heart. Every year I hope that they will provide me with perfect additions to kids' bookshelves. Every year, I'm disappointed.