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How To: Work From F**king Home

It's 8 am - you've been up since 5 and you're getting the kids ready for school, or at least out the door. He's fannying about still half in his …

Dishwashing

The Best Songs Inspired By Books

Recording an iconic album is much like writing a classic novel – both take patience, skill and an abundance of original ideas. It’s little surprise, …

My great uncle Roald Dahl gave me a magical childhood

Roald Dahl issued me with a challenge: if you can swim a width of my pool, I’ll buy you the biggest box of chocolates you’ve ever seen.<p>The pool was an indoor one, a big ugly building at the top of Roald's big beautiful garden at Gipsy House in Buckinghamshire. I was five-years-old and bit scared, …

Muslim Kids as Heroes

With over 3.3 million Muslims living in America today, there is very little representation of Muslim kids in children’s books. For a child, not …

Books

3 Questions to Ask for a Critical Re-Evaluation of Your Classroom Library

“Really, Mrs. Ripp, another book about Civil Rights?” Spoken by one of my African American students as I pulled out the picture book I intended to …

American Librarians Just Chose 2017’s Best Books for Children and Young Adults

Have you ever been where the wild things are? Taken a ride on the Polar Express, or a walk with Madeline and her classmates in two straight lines? …

Augmented reality children's books bring bedtime stories to life in 3D

Augmented reality (AR) took the technological limelight last year thanks to Pokemon Go .<p>Now, other companies are looking at ways the technology can …

Augmented Reality

Subscription Services Provide Book And Toy Options To Parents Of Brown Kids

"We hope to teach children that they are phenomenal little people who are capable of doing amazing things."<p>As the white mother to a black son, I am constantly searching for media and products that promote representation. I want my son to see himself reflected in the TV shows we watch, the books we …

Why self-care is an important part of parenting, and how to make time for it

In traditional ground-fought wars, the command post behind the lines would often have hot coffee, good food and dry clothes. Was this because the generals were selfish? Or because they deserved it for having made the highest ranks in the military?<p>No, it was because if the command fell or …