10 New Series To Love After 'The Hunger Games'

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Ridlington | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living

There is no shortage of great duos, trilogies and ongoing series to choose from.

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.

Let's Keep The Art Of Reading Alive

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Imagine there being a child who does not have a stack of books in his room, who has not yet had a chance to pick out the stories he wants to share before bed, who doesn't have a favourite book character to pretend to be when playing in the park. Simply because he does not have access to books.

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.

Get Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School

Her Magazine | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

You've probably been thinking of back to school since July because that's when the ads first appeared. Of course they did -- we need to make way for Halloween already. So here are some recommendations to help you and your children get your heads back into the game.

School May Stop for Summer But Learning Never Should

Malkin Dare | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

So far, two weeks of summer have passed, and another seven weeks of summer stretch ahead -- an endless expanse of aching boredom for parents and kids OR a shining opportunity for fun and learning? Here are some tips for parents who choose the latter option.

12 Books To Read When You're Beach (Or Cottage) Bound

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living

The beach (or cottage) read is a time-honoured tradition.

How Young Adult Fiction is Embracing Crowdsourcing

Christine Stock | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada
Christine Stock

Young adult author Heather Demetrios is no stranger to YA readers or social media, and her newest idea combines the two. Launched this week, The Lexie Project follows Lexie Baker -- a character from her book Something Real -- as she travels to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Try This Novel Approach to Business Reading

Jen Lawrence | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business
Jen Lawrence

As a business writer, people often ask me what books they should read to become better leaders. For years, my answer has been the same: read good fiction. If you want to learn how people think and behave, read a novel, a short story, or a play. Think of how effective we could be as leaders if we used our understanding of people to better empathize with our employees, clients, and boards.

Parents Should Protest Against the Math Curriculum Instead of Sex Ed

Malkin Dare | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

While I have some reservations about the fairness and wisdom of ramming the new sex education curriculum down the throats of unwilling parents, I am still scratching my head over the strength of this parental protest. Why are parents more upset about the somewhat-flawed new sex education curriculum than the known-to-be-very-flawed math and language arts curriculum already in place? Nor do the problems with the Ontario curriculum end with math and language arts. What about its music curriculum that doesn't teach kids how to sight read or sing in tune? Why aren't students taught cursive writing?

What Is Okay for Your Tween to Read?

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

My daughter is a voracious reader and has a fantastic English teacher who is keeping her engaged with reading and writing this year. I don't want to discourage her from reading, but I also don't want her reading books that are too adult.

11 Overly Hyped Books Still Worth the Read

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living

“I've heard it’s really good,” can be a few of the hardest words for a book nerd to say. It's often code for 'I've been harassed to read a book,...

Writing Helps Me Cope With My Son's Suicide

Lynn Keane | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Keane

Reading non-fiction and personal memoirs was also an important part of the healing process for me. Reading allowed me to set aside my own emotions and be absorbed in someone else's life. It provided an escape and a road map to writing my son's story.

Why Using an iPad Before Bed May Be Wrecking Your Sleep and Your Health

Gillian Mandich | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

Findings revealed that participants who read on an iPad produced 55 per cent less melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that tends to increase in the evening to induce sleepiness and regulate sleep. It is also a strong anti-inflammatory known to suppress cancer cell growth. When melatonin levels decrease they can shift the body's circadian rhythm and make it difficult to fall asleep.

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.

Readers Are Better Romantics, Studies Suggest

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living

All summer long, the Internet and magazines are flooded with features and lists about the season's most in-demand books. To name a few, there's Oprah'...

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. ...

Put These 8 Leadership Books Under the Tree

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A quick Google search will yield a number of lists for the best management books, so let's not waste our time on the undisputed classics. Here are a few recommendations that are a little less obvious.

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...

SavvyMom Roundup: the Flu Shot, Online Shopping and Rob Ford

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Statistics on moms, a reminder to get the flu shot, raising readers, a new place to shop and a very brief crack at the Mayor is what I've got this wee...

Vancouver's City-Wide Book Drive has Begun

Cory Ashworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cory Ashworth

A Good Book Drive inspires Vancouverites to donate a new copy of their favourite kids' book with the next generation of readers. The second annual drive aims to collect 3,000 books by the end of the month for the Frontier College Waiting Room Literacy Pilot project.

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...

Why You Simply Have to Date a Girl Who Reads

Jennifer Soutar | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Soutar

A woman who reads will feel no hesitation when accepting your coffee invitation. She's read this story before. You will talk about your lives during the in between. She will find comfort in your intonation. She appreciates tone, syntax and timing, and welcomes subtle moments of silence and awkward spurts of simultaneous sentence starting.

10 Ways To Show Your Kids You Love Reading

Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Living

We all want our kids to read, and we know we should lead by example. But when it comes to reading, that can be hard to do. After all, it’s not very ...

Learning Side by Side: How my 4 Month Old is Teaching Me Russian

Alona Feroze | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Alona Feroze

By exposing my daughter to Russian I am not only granting her an earpiece to eavesdrop on her distant kin I am also moulding her mind to handle learning differently. But it seems as though the only way to steep my child in the Russian language is if we tackle it together.