When do we learn to be bothered by slugs and spiders? Deva Curnutte finds herself in the backyard with her son, a slimy creature and an urge to return to Charlotte’s Web.
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Author Megan Willome shares her Top 10 list of holiday books for children. Adults with childlike hearts will love them too.
A crack of thunder starts a reading journey through Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and A Wrinkle in Time. Join Deva Curnutte on a dark and stormy night at home with books.
From teaching to sharing treasured books with her grandchildren, Mary Van Denend finds libraries — and love — at the heart of literacy.
Frosty windows, a dog-eared Little House book, and houses old and new provide the backdrop for this reflection in our new At Home with Books column.
Another Poetry at Work Day is in the books. Come see how we celebrated all around the world.
Pour a cup of tea and enjoy these haiku picture books (including a cat tale!) that will make you smile and get you writing.
Finding “Refusing Heaven” by Jack Gilbert in a Chicago-area bookstore leads to a consideration of what matters in these lives we live.
The Floodgate Poetry Series brings together three poetry chapbooks that demonstrate some of the beautiful poetry being written today.
Laura Willis shares her favorite cookbooks, along with memories of the cookbooks that warmed her mother’s and grandmothers’ kitchens.
The poems of “From Professor Murasaki’s Notebooks” by John Latham linger in the mind, and in the heart, long after the reading is done.
Great tips for teaching reading—from librarians, teachers, and literacy specialists—plus professional picks of 10 terrific alphabet books.
If you could only choose ten books that inspired you, what would they be? Megan Willome shares her personal Top 10.
Aren’t children’s books just for kids? Why should grown-ups consider sneaking a peek (or ten)—with a book buddy at their side?
Early readers Molly and Joe want to help a child learn to read. Learn fun facts about books and write a page-turner limerick with this fun reading activity coloring page.
Thank You Notes is a monthly prompt that focuses on expressing our thanks to a particular person, place, or thing—in poems, paragraphs, or pictures. This month we’re crafting thank you’s to Books!
Put down the device and journey with us as we learn more about our attention span and the joy of getting lost in a book. Then get lost in your poetic thoughts and write them down.
Step back in time and tell us about a special story that was read to you as a child, or one you’ve read to a child. From these memories, we will create poetry.
Without books, we’d have less understanding of the world and each other. What do reading and books mean to you? Join us as we consider this and write poetry about a life with books.
From non-fiction to fiction, we’ve got books on the writing life that will help you make that life worth living.