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Top 100 Books for Preschoolers: ParentDish Picks

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 skill...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.

Top 100 Books for Toddlers: ParentDish Picks

Pop-up books like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" are a fun way to get toddlers excited about reading. Credit: Amazon As an infant moves into toddlerhood, books become a great companion. A young child reacts more, beg...Help instill a love for reading in your little one with these 100 fantastic picks.
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Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "Gulliver's Travels" A modern retelling of Jonathan Swift's cla...Should you see "Gulliver's Travels?" Get the lowdown on the latest in family entertainment.

Star Trek: The Original Series 365

Live long and prosper with this comprehensive homage to the show that started the Trekkie craze. Credit: Abrams Books Released this fall, "Star Trek: The Original Series 365" is the definitive authorized guide to the "Star Trek" TV s...Live long and prosper with this comprehensive homage to the show that started the Trekkie craze.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Colin Baiocchi, left, and Ben Stiller are shown in a scene from "Little Fockers." Credit: Glen Wilson, Universal Pictures / AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Comm...
"Little Fockers," "Easy A" iffy for young teens.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Yogi Bear finally makes his big-screen debut. Credit: AP/ Warner Bros. Pictures Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the ...Yogi Bear, Steve Carell and Justin Bieber are all in the pop culture hot seat this week.

Reviews: What's New This Week

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" takes the action to sea. Credit: AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Phil Bray Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Comm...Are you going to check out "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" this weekend? Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Figment: Is Next Hemingway Lurking on New Website for Young Writers?

Young writers are hoping to grab the attention of young readers with the launch of Figment, a site for teen novelists. Credit: Getty
"Represent," a novel by Maggie Halickman, is 7,700 words long and takes about ... 39 minutes to read? Whoa! ...
Would Shakespeare have posted "Hamlet" online?

Reviews: What's New This Week

Natalie Portman stars in "Black Swan." Credit: Niko Tavernise, Fox Searchlight/AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in ...
Ballerinas, soldiers and elves take over pop culture this week.

Personalized Holiday Books Make Kids Feel Special

Your child's face will light up as he reads his name in this sweet personalized holiday book. Credit: I See Me!
Order a sweet holiday story book personalized just for your child, and watch her eyes light up like the menorah or Christmas tree. ...
Order a sweet holiday story book personalized just for your child, and watch her eyes light up like the menorah or Christmas tree.
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Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "Tangled" "Tangled" is Disney's animated retelling of the Broth...Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Our favorite boy wizard is back in "Harry Porter The Deathly Hallows: Part 1." Credit: Jaap Buitendijk, Warner Bros. Pictures/AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Me...
Are your little witches and wizards dying to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One?" Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Denzel Washington, left, and Chris Pine are shown in a scene from "Unstoppable." Credit: Robert Zuckerman, AP/20th Century Fox Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common ...Should your family see "Unstoppable?" Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "Megamind" After conquering his long-time nemesis, an alien sup..."Toy Story 3" is out on DVD! Check out what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Katherine Ellison, Author of 'Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention,' Understands Distraction

Katherine Ellison deals with ADHD in many different ways. Credit: Nick Rozsa
You don't have to have Attention Deficit Disorder to get a lot out of "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention," the new memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine...
Ellison makes a point in her book that our entire society -- this writer included -- is growing increasingly prone to distraction.

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