Jaime Herndon

Jaime Herndon finished her MFA in nonfiction writing at Columbia, after leaving a life of psychosocial oncology and maternal-child health work. She is a writer, editor, and book reviewer who drinks way too much coffee. She is a new-ish mom, so the coffee comes in extra handy. Twitter: @IvyTarHeelJaime

You Can’t Spell Fungi Without Fun: Books to Read About Marvelous Mycelia and More

Foray into fungi with these books about all things mushrooms for children, teens, and adults.

Adding Jewish Books to Your Diverse Reading

Further diversify your reading this High Holiday season with Jewish books, which are themselves becoming more and more diverse.

8 New SFF Books Out in September to Add to Your TBR Right Now

From a sci-fi rendering of Hamlet to a heart-pounding story set in darkness, you don't want to miss these September SFF releases.

What We (Don’t) Talk About When We Talk About Adult Graphic Nonfiction Books

Is there a difference between illustrated adult nonfiction and comics? What terminology does—or does not—imply about books.

Building a Junior Naturalist Kit For Your Child

Putting together a junior naturalist kit for your child is a great way to help them become interested in nature.

8 New Nonfiction Books Being Released in August

August's new nonfiction books include a memoir exploring the model minority myth, a historical look at Middle Eastern horsewomen, and more, including Mexikid by Pedro Martín.

8 Science Books Out This Summer That You Don’t Want to Miss

Whether you love math, the magical world of plants, space, or something else, these forthcoming science books will fill your TBR.

9 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books With Disabled Main Characters

SFF provides a way of re-envisioning disability, challenging ableism head-on and creating new stories. Here are some to get you started.

“Living Books”: What Are They, and How I Use Them

Living books are a major part of certain educational philosophies, but how do you use them? One homeschooling parent explores.

8 Great Books to Read About the Relationship Between Humans and Animals

These 8 books that explore the relationships between humans and animals in a variety of ways, including the personal and professional. Start with Birding While Indian: A Mixed-Blood Memoir by Thomas C. Ganno.