Millions of American students of color spend their days leafing through books where none of the characters look remotely like them. Is it any wonder they feel excluded?
The growing number of brave, independent girls in children’s books don’t only provide positive role models for female readers – they also teach boys valuable lessons about the supposed ‘weaker’ sex.
Boo! Hiss! Every good children's book needs a rotten sneak, a sniveling turncoat who drops everyone else right in it. We celebrate the best of the worst.
Kid’s books are bursting at the seams with memorable characters who have BIG personalities. But which of the following do you most resemble?
Because sometimes it’s not only who the character is and what they do, but where they do it….
Lots of well-intentioned moms and dads fall into the same trap while trying to persuade their kids to read. If only parenting was really that easy….
The ultimate tonic for reluctant readers (and a visual treat for any pair of eyes), graphic novels are growing more popular every year. Here are some of the best ones for tweenagers.
For such a wealthy nation, America lurks way behind other developed countries in looking out for preschool-aged children. That’s why Book Trust is trying to plug the gap.
Peek beneath the imaginations of the greatest writers and you’ll find…the real people they based their characters on.
It’s official: Kindergarten is the new first grade. And for any number of reasons, that’s just a bad idea.