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

The Canon of Children’s Literature: Does it Exist? Should it?

Mensa For Kids and National Endowment for the Humanities both offer versions of a canon of children's literature — but is a "canon" helpful?

When Books Become Your Parenting Community

In a society where so many parental communities lo longer exist, it’s not so weird to turn to books to help us through major life decisions.

Who is DC’s New Superhero, Whistle?

Willow being Jewish is not a token mention or awkward addition; Jewish cultural references are consistent and fit seamlessly into the story.

For the Love of Outside: 15 Nature Books for Kids

These nature books for kids show that no matter where they live, kids can still have a relationship with nature.

Read-Alouds Rock: Falling in Love with Early Chapter Books All Over Again

A reader shares her experience falling in love with early chapter books all over again through reading aloud to her son.

17 Star Wars Books for Kids

Whichever path they find themselves on: Jedi, Rebel, or the Dark Side, there are excellent Star Wars books for kids at every age, including Poe Dameron: Free Fall.

A (Very Brief) Literary Tour of Medicine

A very brief guide to medicine, as seen through the lens of literature, including Heart: A History.

What is Star Wars: The High Republic? And Where to Start Reading

The High Republic starts a new chapter in the Star Wars franchise, stretching across all age ranges. Here’s what you should read first, including Star Wars: The High Republic Vol. 1: There is No Fear by Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito.

Library Trips and Read-Alouds: Why I Treasure These Times With My Son

A reader reflects upon the impact of her weekly library visits and read-alouds with her son.

Classics That I’d Love to See as Comics

What are some classics you'd like to see adapted into graphic novels? Here are some outstanding choices for the format.