Childrens Books

Stand Up To Bullying With These Children's Books

Joanne Sallay | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Books often act as our friends, companions and teachers. They can entertain, educate and impart life lessons. Stories can also be introduced to students from a very young age and many of these stories carry meaning for years to come.

Finding Innovative Ways to Teach the World's Children to Read

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

On International Literacy Day, I find myself thinking about classrooms where the challenges go far beyond folding paper. I think of children in the world's poorest, most remote regions, who walk for hours every day to reach the nearest school.

Children's Books Are the Best Management Guides

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Business
Kathy Buckworth

Every week there are hundreds of management books written and published. But do yourself a favour, and instead of buying another guru's latest book, revisit your child's bookshelf, or the children's section of your local library or bookstore. Many of the classic tales contain all of the management advice you'll ever need.

Four Summer Book Ideas for Kids

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 07.04.2015 | Canada Parents
Amitha Kalaichandran

ummer is a great time for reading. In fact, encouraging child literacy is a very key part of healthy child development. We also know that reading is a great option to avoid excessive screen time; children under the age of two should have no screen time at all, and limited amounts as they get older.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Robert Munsch

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Parents

No Canadian storyteller is more celebrated than Robert Munsch. With over 50 published titles, the children’s author has been stealing our hearts for...

14 Fantastic Gender-Positive Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Lyndsay Kirkham | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

For most kids, reading is right up there with magic. Through books, children are handed keys to new worlds and are introduced to unknown people and cu...

The Story Behind This Famous Book Will Tear You Apart

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Love you Forever is likely Robert Munsch's best-selling book, which is saying a lot. The children's author has more than 50 titles to his name, includ...

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

Amy Leask | Posted 05.08.2015 | 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...