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.
At-risk literacy specialist Callie Feyen shows us how to read and enjoy a picture book—with a pirate as our guide—from pre-reading to post-reading! And our hearts are touched along the way.
Some self-doubt in the shoe department leads to a surprising reflection on how to teach reading with The Sleepy Little Alphabet—and love it.
In this week’s book club discussion of Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant, we consider the power of names and naming.
Are you a fan of the beloved L.M. Montgomery novels? Enjoy 10 great quotes from Anne of Avonlea and share your favorite with us.
Meeting the author of a favorite childhood book, Watership Down, a young Heather Eure is inspired in her own quest to be a writer.
Are you a fan of the beloved L. M. Montgomery novels? Enjoy these 10 great Anne of Green Gables quotes, and share your favorite with us.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton shares her top 10 YA and children’s books (actually, 17 or so).
Beatrix Potter’s ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ is a disturbing book. Here are 14 tongue-in-cheek reasons it should be banned.
Artful chocolate, famous punk authors, poetry in the supermarket, and how to not write a novel. It’s the best in poetry: our monthly Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Just in time for Children’s Book Week, we visit the children’s book exhibit, The ABC of It, at the New York Public Library.
If words have the power to shape a child’s soul, and books are the carrier of those words, then the library, according to Kimberlee Conway Ireton, is a powerful place indeed.
Write a coming-of-age poem inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling” in this week’s poetry prompt from Seth Haines.
Adventures with dragons may be a rite of childhood. Kimberlee Conway Ireton has 10 great books about dragons to read with your children.
On this World Read Aloud Day, Kimberlee Conway Ireton give us 6 great benefits of reading aloud to our children.
A visit to the scene of Little House on the Prairie reminds us that, sometimes, it’s the telling of a story that makes it extraordinary.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton reads Llamas in Pajamas — and 10 great children’s poetry books — with her kids. In fleecy pajamas.
Sara Barkat retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood in the style of a graphic novel. Can you find a poem in the images?