Kid Stuff

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

10 Books for Kids Who Can’t Sleep on Christmas Eve

10 Books for Kids Who Can’t Sleep on Christmas Eve

‘Tis the night before Christmas. Lights are twinkling in the dark night, the stockings are hung, and the sugar cookies and carrots are neatly arranged on a plate near the crackling fire. The children are all nestled snugly in their […]

by × December 19, 2014 ×

HALLOWEEN

Easy Peasy DIY Costumes for Book Lovers (Kids Edition)

Easy Peasy DIY Costumes for Book Lovers (Kids Edition)

Halloween is a BIG deal to kids, and they’re never short on costume ideas. But if you’re trying to head off another pretty, pretty pink princess outfit or a totally inappropriate, way-too-violent Grand Theft Auto costume, try steering your little ones […]

by × October 29, 2014 ×

SCARY STORIES

Chilling Children’s Books to Read on Halloween

Chilling Children’s Books to Read on Halloween

The spooky season is upon us once again, a month of breathless anticipation when creepy-crawlies own the night and your broomstick lies in wait for a midnight joyride. There’s nothing better this time of year than a mini-cauldron of steaming […]

by × October 27, 2014 ×

PICTURE BOOKS

Hey Hollywood, Turn These Kids’ Books into Movies

Hey Hollywood, Turn These Kids’ Books into Movies

There’s one thing every reader lives in fear of: finding out their favorite book is about to be turned into a movie. Will your favorite part get cut out? Is the person playing the main character good enough? Is the director […]

by × October 10, 2014 ×

PICTURE BOOKS ROUNDUPS

10 Great Books to Read to Kids in October

10 Great Books to Read to Kids in October

If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re looking for some new books for the discerning pint-sized reader in your life. First, let me congratulate you on picking an excellent time to update your favorite kiddo’s shelves. Whether centering on music or friendship or the […]

by × October 9, 2014 ×

YOUNG READERS

Fun Reads for the Ivy and Bean Set

Fun Reads for the Ivy and Bean Set

If your young readers love to get lost in a hilarious adventure, they’ve probably already discovered the Ivy and Bean series, by Annie Barrows. Ivy and Bean are the queens of silly neighborhood capers (and don’t think those girls are just for kids. […]

by × September 22, 2014 ×

ALL AGES

5 Kids’ and YA Books that Transcend the Age Label

5 Kids’ and YA Books that Transcend the Age Label

It’s not your fault. Everyone grows up. Getting older isn’t an achievement, like throwing a no-hitter. It’s just something that happens, like getting a rash. It’s certainly nothing to be proud of, so stop pretending that having aged a few […]

by × September 10, 2014 ×

KID STUFF

6 Great Children’s Books Set in NYC

6 Great Children’s Books Set in NYC

New York may be the city that never sleeps for some, but for many of its residents, bedtime’s a little closer to 8:30 p.m. Still, any kid who grew up in New York City can tell you it is its […]

by × September 3, 2014 ×

PICTURE BOOKS ROUNDUPS

August’s Best New Bedtime Books

August’s Best New Bedtime Books

The dog days have come again. Summer’s drawing to a sweltering close, and school bells are about to ring. No more going down with the sun—bedtime’s moving up! If you’re finding it difficult to draw your munchkin’s eyes away from […]

by × August 27, 2014 ×