How to stop an 8-year-old’s reading freeze

What happens? One minute, your kids are whizzing through books like little dynamos – then suddenly their reading habits fall off a cliff. But there is a way to stop …MORE ››

Five Oddball Books That Will Mesmerize Kids

Have you ever noticed how children just love things that are wacky, weird or just a bit, well, odd? These crazy capers – at times surreal, sinister and mildly disgusting …MORE ››

Where did all the ‘stuff’ go?

Many homes that, just a few years ago, were filled with records, magazines, DVDs, newspapers and – yes, books – now instead feature a few shiny digital devices. And for …MORE ››

It all began with Batman…

Our lovely anecdote about two young brothers will touch your heart. But more importantly, it also shows why it’s so important to ensure little ones can get their hands on …MORE ››

Seven Children’s Books Adults Can’t Resist

Hang on, these were meant to be for kids, right? In a golden age for young literature, we name the books that sent thousands of adults flocking to the junior …MORE ››

How to make a classroom smile for a year

It’s a philanthropic buzz like no other – empowering an entire classroom of low-income children to buy their own books for a full school year. That’s exactly what the Bodenhamer …MORE ››

Six Children’s Books That Were (Surprisingly) Banned

Over the years, censors have shown an admirable ability to get themselves worked up over the silliest things. Hard to believe, but each of these books has actually been removed …MORE ››

Five Deliciously Scary Books for Children

Want your child to have a good night’s sleep? Maybe don’t choose these spooky reads as their bedtime story… 1. Grimm’s Fairy Tales (The Brothers Grimm) So you think you …MORE ››

Six Superb Kids Books about Presidents

There has been a lot of mudslinging and name-calling during this Presidential campaign. But you can distract your children with these six informative and quirky books about some of our …MORE ››

Where’s the Hope for Hispanic Students?

Already lagging behind by the time they start kindergarten, many Latino children across America go on to face a downward educational spiral that leads directly to dead-end jobs and unemployment. …MORE ››

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