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KID STUFF

10 Lies That Kids’ Books Told Us

10 Lies That Kids’ Books Told Us

1. You’re probably the chosen one. Yeah, and your Hogwarts letter just got lost in the mail. 2. Around every corner is a crime just begging to be solved. I can’t be the only kid who skulked around my house with […]

by × April 28, 2014 ×

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

10 Things Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree Taught Us (Besides Giving, That Is)

10 Things Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree Taught Us (Besides Giving, That Is)

Fifty years (I repeat: a half century!) ago, the world was bestowed with Shel Silverstein’s literary wonder The Giving Tree. This slight, leaf-green volume has since become the perfect baby gift, a library mainstay, and a classroom cornerstone, because it […]

by × April 10, 2014 ×

LIFE LESSONS

25 Life Lessons I Learned From Harry Potter

25 Life Lessons I Learned From Harry Potter

1. The family you are born into matters much less than the family you choose. 2. Despite what we were taught by When Harry Met Sally, men and women can be friends. 3. “Dumbledore says people find it far easier […]

by × March 6, 2014 ×

CALVIN & HOBBES

5 Lessons We Learned From Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes

5 Lessons We Learned From Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes

28 years ago today, on November 18, 1985, we were introduced to Calvin & Hobbes and their inventive world, imagined by cartoonist Bill Watterson. And last Friday, a documentary film about the impact of the comic strip, Dear Mr. Watterson, […]

by × November 18, 2013 ×

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

8 Life Lessons From Diary of a Wimpy Kid

8 Life Lessons From Diary of a Wimpy Kid

 What’s the secret of success to Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? Is it the side-splitting, overbite-laden illustrations? Is it the clumsy bravado of main character Greg Heffley, who makes everyone feel better about themselves? Or is it […]

by × November 1, 2013 ×