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Peter Reynolds, Picture Book Master, Talks to The Book Doctors about Books, Kids, Writing, Twins and How to Get Published Successfully

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We met Peter Reynolds at the New England Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, when he gave one of the best talks we ever heard.

Jane Yolen, America's Hans Christian Anderson, on Rejection, Reading Out Loud & the Keys to Writing Great Books for Kids

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

One of the great things about attending a great writer's conference is that you get to bask in the glow, and imbibe the wisdom of, great writers.

From AIDS Reporter To Children's Author? Why It's A Natural Step

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

It's a normal and deeply human need we have to nurture the next generations. It's not exclusive to heterosexuals. Judging from my own experience, it's not even necessary to want children of your own to feel this desire to "pass on" and share what you have learned.

Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators' Kristine Carlson Asselin Give The Book Doctors the Skinny

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We thought we'd take the opportunity to pick the literary brain of SCBWI's own Kristine Carlson Asselin, who is a very accomplished writer in her own right.

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

Christine French Cully | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Christine French Cully

Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not.

Paying Homage To Little Golden Books

Posted 04.28.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Art of Disney's Golden Books [Disney Editions, $35.00], in which a number of art directors behind contemporary an...

17 Children's Books We Still Adore As Grownups

Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty

Whether it was your beloved bedtime storybook your parents read to you as a child or the inspiring novel you read in your high school literature class...

When Values Collide with Business: Ethnicity in Children's Books

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Only 93 books published last year (less than three percent) featured black characters. The trend for other ethnicities fares no better.

9 Childhood Classics You Should Reread As An Adult

Zola Books | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Remember the books your parents/teachers/babysitters read to you when you were a kid? When it came to my parents, they chose the books they had loved as children themselves. When my mother read these to me, she would often end up crying at the end.

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...

Book of Maybes: Dandies

Danielle McKechnie | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
Danielle McKechnie

Have you ever looked closely at a dandelion? Have you ever inspected it so thoroughly that when you drew in a breath, some of its white, feathery, se...

50 (More) Inspiring Children's Books With A Positive Message

Julie Handler | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Julie Handler

When we expose our kids to a variety of positive and inspirational content early and on a regular basis, we can make a profound difference in their lives and help encourage a growth mindset.

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...

Pictures Of Babies As Book Characters Are Worth WAY More Than A Thousand Words

Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents

In honor of the U.K.'s National Storytelling Week (Feb 1. - Feb 8.), photo studio Venture Photography had a novel idea: To recreate classic kids' book...

Is Tech Killing Our Favorite Children's Book Characters?

Jamie Krug | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

They don't have to imagine how my favorite childhood characters from books walk or talk, what their voices sound like or how they interact with their friends and family -- it's all right there, laid out in front of them on screens both big and small.

The Poetry of Illustration, the Illustration of Poetry: Frog and Toad Together in San Francisco

Dean Rader | Posted 02.19.2014 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

For readers unfamiliar with these characters, I often describe Frog and Toad as amphibian versions of Bert and Ernie. Frog is like Ernie -- affable, good-natured, and a bit of a trickster. Toad is Bert: a little crankier, a tad more reluctant, occasionally grumpy.

This Is What Children's Books Looked Like In The 1800s, And It's Super Fascinating

Posted 12.17.2013 | Books

As a holiday gift to history buffs, or really anyone interested in anything, The British Library has uploaded one million images to Flickr. They're al...

Here's What Your Favorite Children's Book Series Says About You

Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

As Ralph Waldo Emerson once (more or less) said, "you are what you read, you guys." If the books we read shape our character, the books we read when w...

17 Holiday Books To Read With Your Kids All Season Long

Posted 12.12.2013 | Parents

Huff Post blogger Devon Corneal loves picking out holiday books for the kids in her life. (Ok, so maybe she buys a bunch for herself too, but she ask...

How My Kid's Camp Counselor Got Me Into Bed (Finally!)

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lauren Cahn

Alas, my bloodshot eyes remind me that not everyone is teachable. I've long since figured out a way to game the system -- and stay up notwithstanding the siren call of "goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."

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.

Library Releases List Of 100 Great Children's Books

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Beloved authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle helped the New York Public Library celebrate children's literature Monday as the library release...

11 Great Halloween Books To Entertain Your Little Goblins

Devon Corneal | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents

It's almost time for monsters, ninjas, fairies, witches and hobos to hit the streets and start begging for candy. HuffPost Parents blogger Devon Corne...

Why I've Stopped Writing Children's Literature

Gary Soto | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books
Gary Soto

At eight years since the publication of the book, I will say that it wasn't a mistake. As an author, I come clean. I made the mother say this--she's my character, right? I have stopped writing children's literature. At my age, the genre is too dangerous.

What 26 Classic Kids' Books Are REALLY About

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Parents

Dan Wilbur, creator of the blog Better Book Titles, has a special type of laser vision: he looks at popular books and sees straight through to the (so...