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The Velveteen Rabbit

Christmas, Fact and Fiction

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Human beings are story-telling creatures. Stories help us to understand our world, to find our place in it and sometimes our purpose, too. So, the distinctions we draw between fact and fiction are rarely as absolute as we might wish them to be.

Spilled Milk: I'm a Horrible, Awful Parent

William Lucas Walker | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

Serendipity is defined as the unexpected phenomenon of finding something delightful or valuable when you least expect it.

The Sweet Way My Son Helped His Brother Deal With Grief

Whit Honea | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Whit Honea

We found his brother mid-smile, with a ray of sunshine across his face and his hair a golden tussle. I held the moment as long as I could, willing the story to end on this page.

Literature on Love

Kara King | Posted 11.20.2012 | Teen
Kara King

As a "bookie," I'm constantly reading. When I need an answer, I turn to my fictional favorites. Today, I look to books for answers on the most written-about topic in the history of mankind, love itself.

'Velveteen Rabbit' Gets Interactive

Wall Street Journal | By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Picture this: A child cozies up for a bedtime story, but with an electronic book that allows her to, say, tickle a character, record her own voice rea...

Children's Books That Can Still Make You Cry

The Guardian | Imogen Russell Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many books make me cry when I encounter them for the first time, although fewer these days than during my mascara-smeared teens. But it's rare that a ...