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Fairy Tales Meet Augmented Reality (Spoiler Alert: The Kids LOVE It)

By Erin Caserio

This post is sponsored by Little Hippo AR. Buy Little Hippo AR books at your local Walmart. A few days ago I got a call from the school, and a sad little voice on the end of the line informed me that he had a “sick tummy” and would like to come home. I headed over to the school, gathered ... Read More

9 Ways to Raise a Reader

By Common Sense Media

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the ... Read More

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie . . . We’ll Watch It!

By Rachael Herrscher

Have you heard? Amazon Prime Video has turned your favorite books into an adorable series! We're in! Check out the trailer:   If You Give a Mouse a Cookie follows the adventures of Mouse, Oliver, Moose, Pig, Cat, and Dog, as they discover that when you’ve got a curious Mouse for a fr... Read More

9 Ways to Turn Your Teen Into a Reader

By Common Sense Media

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Parents know how to inspire a love of books in babies and toddlers: Just put 'em on your lap, and start reading. But as kids get older and go to... Read More

ABC Family 13 Nights Of Halloween 2017 Schedule

By Rachael Herrscher

We've got the FULL list! Looking for a fun way to add a little Halloween spirit to your household this month? We love a good family snuggle-fest—popcorn, some Reeses pumpkins . . . maybe a little hot cocoa, cozy blankets, and something fun to watch on TV. Freeform (Formerly ABC Family) i... Read More

11 Books Being Turned Into Movies for Kids and Teens That We Can’t Wait to See

By Common Sense Media

If you're one of those families that insist their kids read the book before seeing the movie, there's some serious page-turning in your future. And if you're happy just to be able to go to the movies for some kid- and teen-friendly fare, you're in luck, too. From nursery classics like Peter Rab... Read More

FREE Books with Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

By Debbie Gisle

Now your kids can get FREE books with the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program! Did you know research over the last 100 years shows that a student's standardized test results are lower at the end of summer vacation verses the beginning of summer? Ask any teacher you know and they'll say the one t... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Theaters + a Giveaway

By Melanie Donahoo

This is a sponsored post, the words and opinions are all mine.  Family road trips are a childhood rite of passage most kids miss out on today. I grew up in New Mexico, and every summer my family would pile in our van for a road trip. I think it was a 12-16 hour trek each way to Utah and Idah... Read More

Book Recommendations: 12 Favorite Children’s Books for Mothers

By Anna Shirley

Moms are all kinds of awesome and so is our list of favorite children's books for mothers. New moms, veteran moms and even grandmas will relate to these beautiful children's books all about motherhood. Read these books with your children for mommy bonding time or pick your favorite as a gift.  ... Read More

Book Recommendations: Best Wordless Picture Books

By Anna Shirley

I've compiled a list of some of the best wordless picture books for you and family. I personally love wordless picture books because they are visually stunning, use creative story-telling and are engaging to all ages of children. Even pre-readers can "read" these books to you which encourages t... Read More