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Reading, Then Writing With Kids

A parent on the experience of watching her son read with, and write a book for, his younger brother, and the benefits of the process.

How to Read Problematic Baby Books

On that moment when the book you're reading to your kid has racist or sexist parts: do you keep going, or stop?

Ode to Library Holds

A reader muses on library holds and interlibrary loans, which make books more accessible and their patrons' reading lives more convenient.

What’s up with Baby Board Books?

What's the point of board books, other than giving babies something to chew on?

A Light in the Darkness: JANE, THE FOX & ME

Jane, the Fox, & Me by Emily Arsenault and Fanny Britt is a thoughtful and nuanced look at childhood bullying.

How Mirka Got Her Sword: Yarn, Yelling, and Yiddish in Hereville

Here’s an example of perfect symmetry in a graphic novel. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (words and images by Barry Deutsch, ...

Happily Ever After…Without the Kids

This is a guest post from Jordanna Max Brodsky. Jordanna hails from Virginia, where she made it through a science and ...

Parenting as a Reader

As the (very) proud aunt of a niece and nephew, and a seasoned nanny, I’ve bought my share of baby, ...

10 Adorable Children Reciting Poems

There are few things in the world cuter than tiny people doing grown up things (although if you’re anything like me ...

Kids Should Read Whatever They Want, Whenever They Want

Time and again, I’ve come across scenes in novels where a young character is wandering around a library, whether personal ...

Things Get Broken. Things Explode. It’s a Dinosaur Disaster.

To be fair, dinosaurs are kind of low-hanging fruit in the children’s non-fiction market. It’s not hard to sell dinosaur ...

Why I’ll Have My Kids Wait to Read Harry Potter

When my older daughter was five years old, she was at the pediatrician’s office getting her annual check-up. Her doctor ...

The 12-Book Program: A Holiday Survival Guide

They’re comingggg. Everyone’s most-anticipated and most-dreaded holidays are right around the corner. And, people, we need to be ready. There ...

The Long Summer of Not-Reading

It was the end of the school year before the one we’re in right now, and I was about to ...

What Would a World Without Libraries Look Like? Kids Have Their Say.

Sometimes the job has its perks. A few years ago, I was asked to be a judge for a student ...