What have writers said–in protest of war? Anti-War Quotes

You’ve heard of the warmongering words from all those proponents of a “good fight”–war, battles, and all that conflict involves. But, if writers have...

Travel guides


5 Reasons Why We Love Harry Potter…

We've all loved Harry Potter, since the day he first arrived on the literary scene. For evidence, you've but to look at the mania...


Multicultural Children’s Books Day 2018

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia...
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Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – 7 Reasons We Celebrate This Great American Master

Like me, you can probably point to early memories of reading and/or hearing the voices of a parent reading to you. For me, the...

A Reading Solution for the New Year

Despite your best efforts, it's sometimes difficult to stick with your plan to finish that list of books. You have the best of intentions....
Dublin, River Liffey


Ulysses, by James Joyce, is one of the greatest novels of the 20th century; but it's also one of the most complicated books in...

Treasure Hunting in New Mexico

As a aficionado of legends and stories, you've probably dreamt about finding a lost or buried treasure. Haven't we all? At least I hope...

Homework Help

Farewell Laura Ingalls Wilder

This is the day Laura Ingalls Wilder died. That fact strikes us with some sense of finality and loss, even though she’s been gone since 1957....

Another Look: ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’

A book list of favorite books that I remember from my childhood would not be complete without A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith....
Homework Help

Get Homework Help & Beyond

You may have seen the news of the 5th grader who reached out to the Police for emergency help with her homework. Although the...

Banned Books

Catcher in the Rye

Why Is ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ Important? 7 Ways

To some readers--both past and present--The Catcher in the Rye is a mish-mash of unacceptable and irrelevant moments from a young kid who doesn't...