In “Understood Betsy,” Dorothy Canfield Fisher wrote a timeless children’s story about growing up and self-reliance.
In “A Hurricane in My Head,” Poet Matt Abbott has a suggestion for what to do when your young teen’s phone dies.
Author Megan Willome takes poetry advice from Winnie-the-Pooh and revises a poem.
Join author Megan Willome as she enjoys reading aloud in the new column, A Ritual to Read to Each Other. This month, the gifts unique to audiobooks.
To find the wisdom of ‘The Little Prince,’ author Megan Willome says don’t look directly at the story or it will blind you, like sun on desert sand. And don’t be a grownup.
Being a grandfather is the best job in the world, and here are the top 10 reasons why. It’s also possibly the easiest, because your grandchildren teach you.
Grab your mushy gushy Valentines! Join author Megan Willome for the Children’s Book Club as she reads ‘Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime.’
Author Megan Willome shares her Top 10 list of holiday books for children. Adults with childlike hearts will love them too.
Author Megan Willome takes a trip to the library with Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye. Refreshments will be served.
Author Megan Willome gets serious about some silly dinosaurs in an opposites book by Sandra Boynton for this month’s Children’s Book Club.
When we read a bedtime story to a child, something happens in their soul. What exactly? Well, it depends on the story.
Are you engaging in the luxury of fear? Take a cue from illustrator Susie Jaramillo, and learn the secrets to making art despite the self-doubt that picks at your artistic heart.
Eugene Field is perhaps the perfect poet for Take Your Poet to School Week. It was the schoolchildren of St. Louis who saved his house from demolition.
In 1686, the English Puritan minister and writer John Bunyan published what we know today as “Divine Emblems,” the first book of poetry for children.
Math can be beautiful, especially with tigers and elephants and gold. Join us as we read ‘One Grain of Rice’ with Megan Willome as our guide. Plus, get more great math title recommendations!
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?
“A is for Azure,” written by L.L. Barkat and illustrated by Donna Falcone, is a book about color, the alphabet, and literacy. It’s also full of childlike wonder.
You can teach children to read and write important high-frequency words by creating “predictable sentence” charts that are personalized for them and their friends. We’re helping you add beautiful art!
What do you think is beautiful? What is wild about the color yellow? Join Callie Feyen and her kids in a summer challenge to read 100 books and find out.
Reading to our grandsons has taught us that the “social time” of reading is just as important as the reading itself — reading tells them they matter.