Just For Fun
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Patronus
I took the test. I clicked on answers as quickly as I could. I tried to give the answers that best reflected my inner self. And then... Wait, what?
Tips & Advice
I Read Banned Books and So Do My Kids
In most areas of my life, I’m a rule-follower, but when it comes to books, I’m a subversive.
Delivering the Punch Line: The Sheer Delight of Reading Funny Books with Your Kids
When I don’t have the time or energy to be funny at home, I just take funny off the bookshelf. One of the best things about funny books is that they can be funny more than once!
The 50 Best Books for 9- and 10-Year-Olds
What are the best books to keep 9-year-olds and 10-year-olds reading, learning, and coming back for more? We asked the experts to find out.
12 Uniquely Appealing Books for 13- and 14-Year-Old Boys
There’s no magic formula, but certain books, both old and new, seem to have an edge in appealing to 13- and 14-year-old boys — some combo of adventure and mystery and sports and characters just like them.
3 Buzzed-About Books That Are Definitely Worth Your Time
In an attempt to save you precious time, we've scoured the new releases to pick out three new grown-up books worthy of your reading minutes.
Baby & Toddler
How Board Books Help Kids Develop Emotional Intelligence
Board books offer most young readers their first literary introductions to lessons in emotional intelligence — and these early lessons can last a lifetime!
15 Books for Kids About the Immigrant Experience in America
With immigration front and center in the news, here are some books to inspire us to think deeper about our fellow Americans, their stories, and experiences.
Learning to Breathe Deep: Jewel on Never Broken, Motherhood, and Pursuing Happiness
We were thrilled to chat with the multi-talented star about her childhood in Alaska, how writing has served as a kind of therapy for her, readers’ responses to her memoir, and the kids' books her son adores.
Tips & Advice
Tell Your Kids Stories — They May Just Remember Them Forever
My dad’s made-up stories were a source of joy to me throughout my childhood, adding a touch of magic to the realities of our long-distance connection. They remain one of my favorite memories of childhood.