Judith Viorst's newest book is "Unexpectedly Eighty."
By Marlo ThomasI've been a huge fan of Judith Viorst for ages. Her writings have continued to amuse, inform and delight audiences, especially her "decade" books. The latest is...The best-selling author tells Marlo Thomas what she has learned through the decades.
There's nothing better than when your kids actually develop their own sense of humor. Credit: Getty Images All parents remember their baby's first smile. And there's nothing better than when your kids actually develop their own sense of...Keep them laughing with funny books, TV shows, movies and games.
Credit: Amazon Parents who wish they could expand their Dr. Seuss libraries will be thrilled to know seven rarely seen books the famous children's author penned in the 1950s are about to hit bookshelves, the Guardian in London reports....The stories were published in magazines in the early 1950s.
Rated ON for Ages 12 and UpWhat Parents Need to Know Parents need to know that this collection of short stories (all but one of which fall in the fantasy genre) has its fair share of violent content, particularly in..."Tortall and Other Lands" collects 12 of author Tamora Pierce's short stories.
Check out video from International Toy Fair 2011Share these fun things to do with your kids! Credit: Getty Images When you walk into the Common Sense Media offices, some of the first things you notice are the various piles of books,...Books, movies and games are more fun when you share them.
Rated ON for Ages 6 and UpWhat Parents Need to Know Parents need to know that this is the true story of a 62-year-old woman who became the first person to ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Whether her daredevil..."Queen of the Falls" is the amazing true life story of a 62-year-old woman who became the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
The new bedtime story reader? Credit: Getty Images Once upon a time, long before computer games and DVDs, reading a story at bedtime was a treasured ritual for parents and their little ones. This snuggle time with Mom and Dad gave kids...Can't tuck Junior in? Have him snuggle up to an iPad.
Described as "paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon," "Papertoy Monsters" is an amazing new paper-folding book that includes designs from 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world, including Indonesia, Japan and Chile. ..."Papertoy Monsters" features 50 adorably original punch-out paper designs that beg to be transformed into three-dimensional monsters.
Parents have no choice but to go on after losing a child. Credit: Amazon.com
When a child dies, many parents, no doubt, want to die, too.That's not an option, of course -- especially when there are surviving children who still need...Grieving parents do not so much "recover" as "regenerate," says the author.
This mini library set works just like the real thing. Credit: Uncommon Goods Encourage your child's love of reading with the Little Librarian Kit, complete with everything she needs to turn her book collection into a mini library. ...The set includes a reading journal so she can keep track of her favorite volumes.
Seth Rogen, left, and Jay Chou star in "The Green Hornet." Credit: AP Photo/Jaimie Trueblood, Columbia Pictures-Sony Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense..."The Green Hornet" rides into theaters, while "Alpha and Omega" lands on DVD.
Judy Blume is a favorite among teenage girls. Credit: Amazon While your teen might have some idea of what to read, the 100 listed below might give her some new ideas. Regardless of whether your teen enjoys fantasy books or not, many...Expand your teen's literary horizons with these varied selections.
Lois Lowry's "The Giver" won the Newbery Medal in 1994. Credit: Amazon As much as counting and alphabet books stand out as the choices for young readers, tales of adventurous heroes and heroines pack the reading lists for kids in...Tales of adventurous heroes and heroines pack the reading lists for kids in their tween years.
Anne Frank's story is one that every child should read. Credit: Amazon Books open up a universe to explore for grade school children, and they can still get away with reading books with pictures. Although there are 100 books listed...This is a great age to explore books together with your child, who will find dozens to read ... and re-read.
Who doesn't love Amelia Bedelia? Credit: Amazon Even though children are preparing to go to school, parents are encouraged to keep reading to their kids during the preschool years. Letter recognition and other important reading...Letter recognition and other important reading skills start during this time and help lay the foundation for learning to read, so these books will keep your preschooler busy.