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The Revel Is in the Details Jan. 30, 2019

The Word Guy

A vivid passage from Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming," refreshed my appreciation for the intense ... Read More

We Don't Like Anybody, Do We? Jan. 22, 2019

William Murchison

As the luminous Texas writer John Graves observed a few years back: "The Unco Guid and the Rigidly R... Read More

Entice Middle-Grade Readers with Adventurous Books Oct. 19, 2018

Kids' Home Library

Kids today can have a hard time staying interested in reading, thanks to the high-energy feel of vid... Read More

Put a Little Tactile Activity Into Your Fall Season Oct. 12, 2018

Kids' Home Library

What's weirder than Halloween and all the sights, sounds and smells that go with it? These new child... Read More

Halloween Books Oct. 05, 2018

Kids' Home Library

These new books are super fun and help kids get in the mood for the year's spookiest holiday. "Scary... Read More

School's out. School's out. Parents, Get the Books out. Jun. 02, 2017

Kids' Home Library

Get a jump on summer reading with this crop of outdoor-themed kid reads. "And Then Comes Summer" by ... Read More

For a Dose of Happy, Try a Happy Book Feb. 24, 2017

Kids' Home Library

These lighthearted books will help your kids start off every day with a smile and a laugh. "Cockato... Read More

Books About Girl Power Feb. 17, 2017

Kids' Home Library

It seems the time is ripe to remind girls how worthy and strong they are. These new books are about ... Read More

Refreshers for the Mind Feb. 13, 2017

Kids' Home Library

These books will help children keep what they've learned fresh for the next few months. "Ann and Na... Read More

The Coolest Picture Books of 2016 Jan. 13, 2017

Kids' Home Library

These are some of my picks for the most outstanding picture books of 2016. These are simply cool and... Read More

Kids Who Hate Reading and Avoiding College Talk Dec. 31, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My wife and I are constantly encouraging our children, who are 7 and 11 years old... Read More

Words Aren't Needed in These Picture Books Dec. 16, 2016

Kids' Home Library

Some picture books are literally just that — stories told entirely with pictures. These new bo... Read More

Bob Dylan Cops a Nobel Dec. 08, 2016

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — When I heard that Bob Dylan had received the Nobel Prize for literature, I was mi... Read More

Snow Starts Soon. Be Prepared With Wintry Tales Nov. 25, 2016

Kids' Home Library

Winter snow begins soon in many parts of the country. These frosty new picture books will excite you... Read More

Escape With Great Stories Nov. 18, 2016

Kids' Home Library

Kids need escape, and what better way to get there than with books? These are a few fun lighthearted... Read More

Heroes for Boys and Girls Oct. 21, 2016

Kids' Home Library

Kids need worthy role models and heroes. Unfortunately, the famous ones often aren't all they're cra... Read More

Books About Kindness Are Much Needed Oct. 14, 2016

Kids' Home Library

Child psychologists and educators suggest that kids read books when they have issues with potty trai... Read More

Splendid Gifts for Young Readers and Art Lovers Sep. 30, 2016

Kids' Home Library

It's almost the time of the year for gift giving. Here are a few new books teeming with retro art an... Read More

Higher Education Beyond Parody Sep. 02, 2016

Suzanne Fields

BY SUZANNE FIELDS FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 Higher Education, Beyond Parody The Unive... Read More

Celebrate America's Beauty and History Aug. 26, 2016

Kids' Home Library

The USA Olympic teams exceeded expectations a few weeks ago. These books carry the country's patriot... Read More