Kids Books

Your Favourite Childhood Book Is Keeping Up With This Century

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Parents

Bestselling children’s author and illustrator Richard Scarry made changes to one of his books, and it almost slipped under our noses!

12 Tasty Recipes Inspired By Kids' Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Alex Mlynek | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Parents

Extend the fun of reading with these delicious recipes!

The Canadian Story Behind Winnie The Pooh

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Parents

Winnie the Pooh is one of literature’s most lovable characters. But did you know the silly, old bear has a Canadian connection? In the video above, ...

10 Personalized Name Books That Will Impress Your Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Parents

These books will make your kids feel like a star!

Children's Book That Helps Kids Fall Asleep Is Now A Bestseller

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Parents

A new children’s book that helps kids fall asleep in minutes has skyrocketed to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list. “The Rabbit Who Wants T...

Best Children's Books To Celebrate Diversity

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Parents

Canada is known as a cultural mosaic because it's home to many people of different ethnicities, cultures and languages. This diversity presents a grea...

Why Was My Queer Children's Book Too Radical For Kindergarteners?

Catherine Hernandez | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Parents
Catherine Hernandez

This past May, I was excited as heck when the book was finally published and printed, in my hands and ready to show the world. Only -- not everyone in the world wanted to see it, and most certainly not the school within my district. At Charlottetown Junior Public School, I approached my daughter's former kindergarten teacher about doing a reading to her students. Shortly after, I was told by the teacher that the VP said "not now" citing that the timing would likely create a backlash due to the introduction of Ontario's new progressive sex education curriculum.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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 ...

Mr. Sandman, Bring Me A Dream: The Best Canadian Bedtime Stories Ever

Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Living

If you’ve made the excellent choice to read bedtime stories to your children (a habit that will improve their literacy, by the way), we salute you. ...

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...

SavvyMom Roundup: GMOs, Music Apps and an Anonymous Letter

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The Google blackout, child advocates, an app to help you focus, bookshelves and ignorance. Those were a few things that caught my attention, and maybe yours too, this week.

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.

SavvyMom Roundup: Scary Reminders, Organic Debates and Sound Technology

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

My youngest has a concussion and has been in lockdown at home for the past few days. My friend Sarah's boy had a much more serious accident, however. I mention this today because of all the things that crossed my desk this week, the impact this accident had on all of us at Savvy HQ made everything else seem trivial -- or marginal at best.

Great Summer Reads for Kids (and a Few For Mom!)

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Summer's here and moms and kids alike are on a quest to find a great summer read. So with that in mind, our editors, writers and savvy storytellers have shared the novels they love, and the books their kids adore. Here's a taste of what they chose.

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.

5 Books to Help Kids Understand Death

Heather Feldstein | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Living
Heather Feldstein

For me, there is no topic tougher to talk to kids about than death. We are told to use direct and simple language and to speak in a way to ensure that the message is clear... no ambiguity. While anyone faced with this situation should seek the advice of a grief counsellor, I also tend to turn to books written for children.

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.