#Educational

What’s the Science Behind Reading?

We're taking a look the science behind reading, including its effects on the brain, body, and mental and emotional states.

A Brief History Of Writing Styles: From Pictures to Modern Alphabets

A look at the history of writing styles, from early pictorial methods to the alphabets and symbols we use today.

Why There Aren’t More Jointly Authored Novels

A look at the history of jointly authored novels, including authors' approaches, the benefits, and the pitfalls of coauthorship.

What Made Black And Blue Pens Standard? A Colorful Look at Ink

Taking a look at ink, one of the tools we use to write and preserve words, and how the ink colors we choose affect us.

So What’s The Difference Between A Myth, A Fairytale, And A Legend?

In case you were ever wondering what the difference between a myth, a legend, and a fairy tale is, well, here's your Folklore 101 guide.

How To Keep Reading When You’re Too Tired To Read

Are you in the middle of a good book, but too tired to read any further? Here are some tips for staying awake to the last page!

The World’s First Novel Is Older Than You Think

What was the first novel? Why was it written? What need did it fill? Who wrote it? And most importantly, can you still read it today?

Health and Happiness: Medical Books For Kids

These medical books for kids will help demystify illness, healthcare, and the functions of the human body.

Books For Dummies: A Key to Information

You may know them as the brunt of sitcom jokes, but the For Dummies books opened a door to a world of information.

Kwame Alexander Creates WORDPLAY Digital Writing Series

Kwame Alexander has co-created WordPlay, a 10-episode digital series to help teach kids about writing.

A Century of Shakespeare and Company

A look back at the history of the 100-year-old Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris.

Will I Melt My Brain? Facts About Listening to Audiobooks in Your Sleep

Want to listen to audiobooks while you catch zzz? We're laying out the facts of listening to audiobooks in your sleep.

15 Art Books for Preschoolers to Bring Out Their Inner Picasso

From hands-on activity guides to picture books about famous artists, these art books for preschoolers can fuel your next afternoon project.

How to Find the Editor of a Book

How -- and why -- you may want to find the editor of a book.

What Makes a Book a Beach Read?

The beach read. Every summer the word reappears in conversation, but what exactly is a beach read. We've got some ideas and some book recs that fit.