Childrens Books

18 Grown-Up Lessons From Our Favourite Childhood Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Living

We can never be too old for our favourite childhood books. No matter how many times we read them, they can still bring that nostalgic feeling of b...

Reading Puts Your Kids Ahead Because...

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Reading is one of the most rewarding skills a child can learn. It becomes the base for all of their learning and it is also one of the few abilities t...

Which Book Is Right For Your Reader?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Canada Living

If you're shopping for books for children, it's tempting to buy the classics (Peter Rabbit, anyone?) because you know they'll grow into them. But what...

Better The Second Time: The Best Children's Books For Rereading

Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living

Your kids are finally excited about reading, which is amazing. There’s just one problem: they want you to read them their favourite book over and ov...

The Most Celebrated Children's Literature Of 2013

Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Living

You want the best for your children; it’s only natural. From education, to food, to overall quality of life, you work hard to make sure they have it...

Parent To Parent: How To Get Your Kids To Read

Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

There are so many important reasons why your child should become an avid reader, but the real question is: When reading seems about as fun as eating b...

Season Of Reading: Getting Your Kids Ready To Read This Fall

Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Living

Autumn is here and the kids are back in school. It’s the perfect time to get them excited about reading, after a summer that may have been filled wi...

How Kids Benefit From Reading A Variety Of Books

Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living

Kids can be creatures of habit. Much like how they can watch the same movie over and over, some kids will stick to one author or genre of book that th...

The Critic's List of Classic Books For Kids

Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada Living

Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and City of Bones may have been made into blockbuster films, but they all started as books, and none of them were “ju...

For Some Children, War Is No Video Game

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

"But all my friends have them!" implored by 11-year-old son Derrick, arguing once again for the purchase of M-rated video games (for "Mature"). How do I explain that there are children all around the world who don't play games like these -- their actual lives read like an ESRB warning?

12 Savvy Children's Books Everyone Will Love

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Everyone needs to read a good children's book from time to time. They remind us of the basics -- stuff like telling the truth, being kind to others and the importance of friendship. They're not just about bunnies and birthday parties. Pay attention when you read these 12 Children's Books Everyone Will Love.

Ten Ways to Help Your Child be an Excellent Reader

Natacha V. Beim | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Alberta
Natacha V. Beim

Casually in your conversations, refer back to the stories you read together. Make comments like, "It's like the rabbit we read about, who couldn't get out of his home. Remember?" This will help make the reading experience more valuable, and teach them to enrich their personal life with the things they learned about, or experienced through the book.

Occupy Kid Lit

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Even if the political underpinnings of the Yertle and Thomas books are way over my son's head -- not hard, as he's only about three feet tall -- they still impart moral lessons. One reinforces class divisions and imperiousness while the other promotes equality and compassion. But apparently equality and compassion aren't appropriate for B.C. classrooms.

One Fish Two Fish -- Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

Is Dr. Seuss the most "read aloud" author ever? Between the illustrations, the easy-to-follow words and the surprisingly character-rich plots, Dr. Seu...

Fewer Kids Are Reading For Pleasure

CBC | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada

A report published Monday finds that fewer Ontario children are reading for pleasure. The report, published by research group...

Reading Is Hard! (In Defence of Real Books)

Jowita Bydlowska | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Living
Jowita Bydlowska

There's a video going around of a baby who's using the hand gestures you'd use on an iPad when leafing through a magazine. This video kind of pissed me off. The baby doesn't understand how pages work because her parents have never showed her a book before.

There's a Picture Book For That!

Heather Feldstein | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada
Heather Feldstein

My business world is that of picture books... reading, writing, reviewing and keeping tabs on what's hot and what's not. There has been much buzz of ...

Books to Help Ease Back to School Anxiety

Heather Feldstein | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada
Heather Feldstein

Anxiety and back to school jitters are normal and even healthy to a certain degree. How can we as parents ease our children through this transition? As a writer and book reviewer, it should come as no surprise that when I needed help easing my children into a new school year, I turned to books.

A Child's Checklist for Summer: Swimsuit, Sunblock, Book!

Stacey Cline | Posted 09.29.2011 | Canada
Stacey Cline

Encouraging children to read at home is critical to them developing both into strong readers and succeeding at school. Remember, you are sending an important message to your child that reading is both a pleasure and a necessity.