Childrens Books

This International Women's Day, Remember the Great Female Thinkers

Amy Leask | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Living
Amy Leask

In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, I wanted to share a handful of female thinkers who are sometimes overlooked, but who contributed in meaningful ways.

My New Year's Resolution: Turn Our Children Into Better Thinkers

Amy Leask | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Living
Amy Leask

In the next few days, like many, I'll resolve to eat better, sleep more, exercise more, swear less, spend less, and keep the garage neat and tidy. I'll probably find these resolutions hard to uphold. There is, however, a promise I make every year, one that I work very hard at keeping. On January first, and on the 364 days that follow: I will resolve to try and help children become better thinkers. The problem isn't a lack of good intentions on our part. The problem is that we sometimes overlook some of the finer points of "good thinking" when teaching it to youngsters.

Great Book Gift Ideas for Kids This Holiday Season

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

My ultimate favourite gift to give and receive is books.They are timeless and can give hours of entertainment! As the holiday season is upon us, I wanted to share with you a few of the classics that have hit home in our house.

10 Sad Kids Books That Will Make You Bawl Your Eyes Out

Jenna Em | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Want to have a good bawl? Then read any of the following kids' books with a giant box of tissues! If you plan to read these stories to an actual child, pause often to weep, shake and quake.

20 Classic Christmas Books You Probably Read As A Kid

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Living

This is the perfect time of year to curl up by the fire (real or artificial) with a good book and a mug of cocoa. The only thing missing? A classic Ch...

11 Children's Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada Living

When it comes to children's literature, there's no shortage of classics. The stories you read to your kids now are probably the tales you grew up read...

Winnie The Pooh Was Even Cuter In Real Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Living

You may be familiar with his jar of honey, fuzzy yellow fur and tiny red shirt, but the real Winnie the Pooh was a different type of bear altogether. ...

Four Must-Read Kids' Books that Parents will Love

Joanne Sallay | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Joanne Sallay

Laugh out loud funny, The Boss Baby is a charming board book deserving a place in baby's first library. This story will answer the question of who in the family is truly in charge once the new baby arrives on the scene. New parents will especially enjoy this one, as it's sure to bring on some smiles and chuckles.

Help! My Child Has Hundreds Of Books!

Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living

Your child’s favourite bedtime story sits atop a teetering pile of books in their room, gathering dust. It hasn’t been touched for months, because...

Summer Of Reading: How To Keep Your Kids Reading Once School's Out

Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living

To kids, summer break is a fun-filled respite from the gruelling demands of teachers and their dreaded homework. But to parents, this unwelcome break ...

Road Trip Reading: Car Friendly Books to Keep the Kids Occupied

Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living

Road trips are easily one of the coolest things you can go on as a kid: new places, quests, and stories to tell. The destination is just one part of t...

And The Most Beloved Children's Book Of All Time Is... | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Living


Everybody Has A Story: Books For Each And Every Family Situation

Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Living

Is there anything more exciting and comforting for a child than to open up a book and read about another kid just like them? There’s a story for eve...

Critically Acclaimed: The Award-Winningest Books Of 2014 (So Far)

Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Living

If your kids are voracious readers, you know you have to provide a steady flow of new books to satisfy their appetites. Thousands of books arrive on t...

Book A Day Calendar: A Month Of Family Reading Suggestions

Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Living

You know that if you can foster a love of reading in your children at a young age, they’ll have skills and insights that will last them a lifetime. ...

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?