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The Season in Picture Books

Jay Bushara | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Jay Bushara

Let's pack up our trail mix and slip on our waders for a long day's journey behind short-term bottom lines with the hope of discovering some wild thing on the loose, here in this season when almost nothing ever happens by accident.

12 Books To Read In September

Devon Corneal | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

It's the unofficial end of summer and everyone is heading back to school. Parents are collapsing into bed at night elated by the end to long, hot summ...

A Children's Book Legacy

Alexandra Kennedy | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Alexandra Kennedy

Viewed in their original forms -- gouache or ink, watercolor or pencil, collage or oil -- the illustrations are testaments to craftsmanship, a rival to any art form.

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.

9 Irreverent Fairy Tales To Read With Your Kids

Devon Corneal | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

This month, as summer winds down, change things up during story-time with new takes on our old favorites.

Cheri Daniels and the Scholastic Summer Challenge

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

I recently had the chance to chat with first lady Daniels about her favorite books, her thoughts on the importance of reading rituals, and how she's helping to ensure that the children of Indiana grow up as successful readers.

The Wild Soccer Bunch

Landon Donovan | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Landon Donovan

I was five when I played my first soccer game and it changed my life forever. Physical activity was always part of my childhood, as was reading. Fit minds are just as important as fit bodies, which is why I'm endorsing the Wild Soccer Bunch.

14 Of Our Favorite Food-Inspired Children's Books

Posted 06.22.2012 | Food

Looking back on your favorite books from childhood, how many of them revolved around food? Our guess: A lot! Classic children's books, by authors r...

50 Kids' Books That Will Make You Smile

Julie Handler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Julie Handler

With technology developing at a record pace and kids mastering iPads before they're even out of diapers, it's more important than ever to instill the love of reading in our children.

All Ages Comics Are for Everyone, Not Just Kids

Dave Scheidt | Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Comic books are not for kids. They are not for "geeks" and certainly are not for girls. They're for everyone. One of the most important things to happen in comics in the past few years has been the rise of all-ages books.

Draw Me a House

Sophie de Rakoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Books
Sophie de Rakoff

Draw Me a House, written and illustrated by Thibaud Herem, a French-born illustrator based in London, is one of the most engaging in the new world of "interactive" coloring books.

Mother's Day Books For Moms

Devon Corneal | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

With poetry, photographs, creepy monsters, and a weird family next door, this month's recommendations give us a chance to celebrate the women who bring home the bacon, tuck kids into bed, bake cakes and remind us how important it is to always listen to our mothers.

Meet Alfonse

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I will always remember one of my first reading groups in Yonkers, N.Y. One afternoon four little girls walked in and took a seat with me at our reading table. I said, "Oh, it's us girls today!" Then little Alfonse walked in and I said, "And one boy!"

Some Things Are Scary (No Matter How Old You Are)

Jay Bushara | Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents
Jay Bushara

It's what we sort of know that's really scary: the gaping, haunting silence before somebody shouts boo, but also the silence that comes when we are about to shout boo at someone else.

The Daily Szep -- The Old Days

Paul Szep | Posted 05.21.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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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...

11 Gorgeous Children's Book Illustrations

Martin Salisbury | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Martin Salisbury

We examine the role of the picture book in introducing children to the visual arts as well as language, and consider important issues such as the appropriateness of certain subjects and styles of illustration for children.

7 Books For Your Outsider Kid

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.01.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Here are some books that celebrate the trouble we all have fitting in sometimes. From monsters to farm animals to utensils, it never hurts to remember that just because something is different, that doesn't mean it isn't wonderful.

Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.21.2012 | Parents

It's no secret that classic fairy tales aren't the bright and happy stories Disney would have you believe. (The way the Brothers Grimm tell Cinderella...

Disturbing Trend Found In New Children's Books

Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

From Jenn Savedge and Mother Nature Network: Take a minute to think about your favorite book from childhood. Do you envision lots of furry animals...

7 Child Protagonists That Adults Can Relate To

Sharon Heath | Posted 04.03.2012 | Books
Sharon Heath

Whether the heroes and heroines of these books are precocious or tentative, suicidal or resourceful, disconnected or endearing, each of them bumbles along as we all did -- as we all do! -- without a handbook.

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.

Holiday Windows Go SoHo

Rocco Staino | Posted 01.19.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

Decorated store windows rank right up there with the tree in Rockefeller Center as must-dos during this holiday season.

Why 'The Ugly Truth' Is So Appealing

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Kids are changing faster in these years of early adolescence than at any time since infancy. They're trying to figure out not only how their bodies work but who they are going to be and where they fit in.

November to Be Picture Book Month

Rocco Staino | Posted 01.03.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

"Picture books celebrate childhood. They speak universal truths and help children better understand the world around them."