The best way to “get kids reading” is to read to them. Sit them on your lap with a good book—as often as possible. But sometimes that can get a bit tedious, especially when what the child wants to read isn’t particularly interesting to you. Here’s a book that will […]
Do you have a budding writer on your hands? Here’s a terrific, fast-reading book that aims to get young people writing. Walter Dean Myers has written more than 100 books, including the best-selling Monster. He is currently the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in New York. His books tend to […]
Do you have a kid you’re trying to encourage to write more? Is your kid discouraged because she’s worried that her writing isn’t good enough? Here’s some great advice from a young author, Maureen Johnson, who is currently working on her 10th novel for teens. She will tell your kid (in her […]
If you’re trying to encourage your child to read more, surround her with good examples. Read, yourself, especially when she’s around to see you setting a good example. And here’s another good thing to do. Go to Get Caught Reading and print off one of their celebrity posters. You can […]
I can’t get the smile off my face – the new Robert Munsch book arrived in the mail this week. This isn’t just any Robert Munsch book. It’s the result of 170,000 kids voting on the best plot. Remember the contest we told you about? Where kids got to choose […]
You can read them in a box, You can read them with a fox! They discovered seven new Seuss stories you see, Filled with crafty rhymes for you to read. But don’t go to the store yet, please remember… They won’t be published until September! Yes, you’ve got it right—seven […]
Here’s a fun game we were playing at the dinner table recently. It’s called “Connections,” and it’s great to help with creativity and get the blood flowing to the ol’ brain cells – not just for your kids but for you, too. You start. You name two objects that seemingly […]
Remember the Scholastic poll we told you about awhile ago?
The one where kids could vote for one of three plots–in effect, choosing what Robert Munsch’s next book will be?
Well, more than 170,000 kids voted and their verdict is in!
the short second life of bree tanner – by Stephenie Meyer It’s hot off the press and today until July 5 it’s available free online here. The book is a novella, only 178 pages, and its protagonist is one of the minor characters from Meyer’s earlier novel, Eclipse. Bree Tanner […]
Does your child want to be a lawyer? Does he negotiate bedtime like Alan Dershowitz? Does he want to put the bad guys behind bars? If this is your kid, then you need to buy John Grisham’s new book for young adults, Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer. Grisham has written 22 […]