#Educational

YouTube Books For Kids! 20 Books for Children To Watch

While your little ones watch these YouTube books for kids (read by celebrities and authors), you can kick your feet back and take a breather.

How Many Books Can A Kindle Hold?

Take a semi-scientific dive into how many books the various Kindle models can hold. For the Biggest Books We Can Think Of, Richardson's Clarissa topped the list.

Word Nerdery: Is “W” A Vowel?

Is the letter "w" a vowel? What even is a "vowel?" A dive into what makes a letter what it is and whether or not "w" gets to shine as a vowel.

The Psychology of a Book Hangover

Why do our heads get stuck in books long after the story has ended? (One quick rec: read a modern comic like Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, Lumberjanes, and Saga).

Contemporary Censorship in New Zealand

The long, ongoing tradition of highly organized censorship in New Zealand sparks interesting questions around responsibility, taste, and expression.

Mondays With Michelle Obama Launches Monday, April 20th

Introducing Mondays with Michelle Obama, where Former First Lady Michelle Obama will read beloved children's books aloud.

7 of the Best Homeschooling Books

If you’re looking for the best homeschooling books, about its basic principles or ideas to supplement things you’re doing, this list can help!

Fun Writing Prompts To Entertain Your Kids (And Keep You Sane)

These writing prompts for kids will keep them entertained for hours, and these kids' books about writing are here to encourage your budding author.

9 Fun Sight Word Games for New Readers

Consider playing these sight word games to master letter recognition with your preschooler, state capitols with your fifth grader, and more.

Why Did The New York Times Bestsellers List Become THE List?

We see books touted as New York Times best sellers all the time, but why is the New York Times Best Seller list considered "the" list for readers.

How is the Value of a Book Determined?

Taking a look at who, exactly, is buying rare books, what they are buying, and how value of a book is determined by talking to the experts.

Open-Access Textbooks Are A(n Awesome) Thing

Open-access textbooks are the future. Time to get on board with this list of excellent free textbook resources for professors, students, and autodidacts!

The Benefits of Leading a Bookish Life in 2020

We know it in our hearts, and studies and commentary on the benefits of leading a literary life continue to confirm that reading is good for us.

Plagues and Priest Holes: 6 Nursery Rhymes and Where They Came From

Some nursery rhymes have such strange messages, it's easy to speculate about their meanings. We look at some possible origin stories and make up our own.

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Essays (With Essay Examples!)

What's an essay, anyway? What are its different forms? If you're lost, check out our handy guide, complete with essay examples!