Archive: Children/YA

Reader Spotlight: Everybody Wins! at Walker-Jones Elementary School, D.C.

Since 1991, Everybody Wins! has grown from five volunteers in Manhattan reading to elementary school students during lunch into a national nonprofit literacy mentor program partnering adult volunteers with elementary school students for weekly one-on-one reading sessions called "power lunches" in 9,200 public schools. At the end of May, Book...

By Mary Ishimoto Morris | June 19, 2009; 04:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Does Your Prose Stay Crunchy in Milk?

Cheerios recently started accepting submissions to its third annual New Author Contest. If you're not a professional writer, but you've got a book in you for kids 3-8, this could be your chance at fame. Just ask Shellie Braeuner, 43, who sounds like the world's greatest nanny. She won $5,000...

By Ron Charles | April 1, 2009; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Book Consumption (Literally)

"Give me the little book." And he said unto me, "Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter." -- Revelation Goaded into action by alarming stories of Chinese-made toys containing high levels of lead, Congress passed sweeping new regulations that went into effect yesterday. While...

By Ron Charles | February 11, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Five Books That I Can't Wait to Read to My Son

My son is just on the cusp of having enough patience to listen to chapter books, read aloud over many nights. Much to my surprise, he loved The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe -- so much so that we read it twice -- but we got bogged down somewhere...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | December 18, 2008; 07:03 AM ET | Comments (15)


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