The music is loose! Face your fear and learn a poem by A.E. Stallings about listening to “Peter and the Wolf” By Heart.
“Rainbow Crow” by Megan Willome and illustrated by Hasani Browne tells crow stories in poetry for young readers.
A new children’s book ‘The Midnight Ball,’ by Sara Barkat, combines a delightful story and illustrations with poetic device and telling time. Can you find the double meanings?
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.