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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.

8 New Picture Books To Pick Up This Month

Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents

Here in the northeast, Spring is finally here which means it's time to clear out the winter cobwebs with picture books! HuffPost blogger Devon Cornea...

9 Quirky Kids' Books That Celebrate Spring

Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents

So what if there are still the odd piles of snow on the ground? HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is convinced spring is just around the corner, and is r...

8 Books To Help Teach Your Kids About Black History Month

Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents

These eight children’s books, recommended by HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal, are great ways to celebrate Black History Month and President’s Day w...

8 Quirky Books To Read With Kids This Month

Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal has made exactly one New Year's resolution. "I am only going to read books I like this year. If I don't like a book, I ...

10 Books To Add To Your Holiday Reading List!

Posted 12.21.2012 | Teen

Finals are over. Winter break is finally here. The family (bless them) is already driving you crazy. Here's what you need to do, ASAP: put on a comfy ...

Poetry for the 99 Percent

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Ru Freeman

Many of them admitted to me that it was not easy to write a poem for a large project in which they were just one piece of the puzzle. For many, this was their first foray into writing for a Y/A audience, as well. They took enormous creative leaps.

Judy Blume and the Socialization of Girls

Crystal Bui | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Crystal Bui

Blume has written over 21 books for girls with more than 80 million copies of her books sold worldwide; her work has been translated into 31 languages, making her an internationally acclaimed girls' book author

Accosting Boys in Showers: LGBTQ Athletes and Homophobia

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.25.2012 | Sports
B.J. Epstein

As long as gay athletes are scared to come out, because they worry about what their teammates and fans might think or even because they fear for their safety and their future, society will not recognize that it is possible to be both gay and sporty.

Balanced Life -- Looking for Some Reading Suggestions in Children's or Young-Adult Literature?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: Some reading suggestions in children's and young-adult literature. I've written many tim...

I'm With Meghan Cox Gurdon

Ru Freeman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

As the parent of three avid readers, I agree with Meghan Cox Gurdon's point that what is considered "banning" in the book trade is known in the parenting world as doing our job.

Censorship?

stltoday.com | By JANE HENDERSON Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some commenters have said that because Hopkins' books are available in the libraries, this is not censorship, but a matter of judgment. That festival ...