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8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

Books

When it comes to discipline, there's no need to raise your voice ever

There's no perfect way to parent, nor is there a single way to discipline a child. But parenting experts have studied discipline methods, so the Tribune asked them what they wish parents knew about disciplining their children.<p><b>Regulate rather than discipline:</b> For a long time, we believed that …

Parenting

A big fear for wealthy families: spoiled kids

About four years ago, Ann Kaplan, a Toronto mother of eight and president and chief executive officer of iFinance Canada Inc., decided to give her youngest daughter a dream day in New York.<p>She and Molly stayed at the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue. They spent some serious cash at the American Girl …

Parenting

How to protect babies and children from the dangers of hot weather

Parents spend plenty of time worrying that their babies and young children are too cold, and piling on the layers. In fact, the dangers of overheating can be more serious; in hot weather, babies and children are at risk of dehydration, sunburn and heatstroke, where the body is no longer able to …

Dry Skin

9 ways parents can help bullied kids learn resilience

Whenever Jessie hung out with her best friends Chloe and Meg, they gossiped about another seventh-grader named Kate. Jessie didn’t know Kate, but Chloe and Meg said she was clingy, told boring stories and smelled like acne wash.<p>When Jessie asked questions about this mystery girl, her friends …

Parenting

Taste Beyond The Tongue

16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November

It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of …

Books

9 scarily effective horror novel covers

Despite the old saying, people do judge a book by its cover. And so in a crowded market, giving your horror novel the right look is crucial in making …

Horror

The 30 Best Science Fiction Books in the Universe

When it comes to quality science fiction, there’s a lot to choose from. With competing classics from subgenres like cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic …

20 scary books to terrify you this Halloween

“Answer Me When I’m Talking to You!” What to Do When Your Child Ignores You

If your child deliberately ignores you, pretends not to hear your requests, and refuses to greet you or others, read on to see how you can deal with …

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Being a parent is an experience as old as the human race. Being a parent in a plugged-in world of intensifying work-life pressures, increasing economic and political uncertainty, and endless "mommy wars"? That's a whole different story.<p>While many of the the essential principles of raising a …

Parenting

10 books everyone between 18 and 30 should read

It's no secret that people of all ages love reading Young Adult (YA) books even though they're meant for ages 12 to 18, but New Adult (NA) fiction is the best genre you've never heard of.<p>NA deals with common themes of self-discovery, emerging independence, and complicated relationships, but without …

Books

The 9 best fantasy book series

There may have been a time when fantasy novels were the stuff of bookworms and nerds, but in the past 20 years, tales of witches, elves, magic, and …

17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

Books

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

The Big ‘What If’: 5 Alternate History Books Done Right

Over the years, ambitious novelists have applied the great <i>what if</i> to tales of alternate history on a grand scale, teasing out hypothetical versions of reality that illustrate both the elasticity and the limitations of human endeavor. These conjectural narratives serve as bracing reminders of what …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

Parenting Tips from 10 Parenting Experts

There are so many websites, books and products offering different ideas about discipline that it can feel overwhelming. When you're trying to address …

Parenting

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Creation Machine by Andrew Bannister, The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds, Dreamsnake by Vonda N McIntyre, Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood and Ace of Spiders by Stefan Mohamed<p>Space opera lends itself to the depiction of grand dimensions and great duration, but it’s one thing …

Science Fiction

15 books that will change the way you understand human behavior

Even handier is that they share their findings so that we can live more simply, think more clearly, and generally be better people.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books on human behavior that are required reading.<p>Here are …

Self-improvement

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Science Fiction

B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: March 2016

<i>For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. At the end of each month, he’ll be</i> …

Book Review: 'Unhappenings' is a fantastic time travel novel

Edward Aubry's <i>Unhappenings</i> is a smart and satisfying time travel novel. I love stories about paradox created by folks moving around in time, and this …

Books

10 Parenting Hacks Every Family Needs

You know that woman who arrives at school on time every morning? Not a hair out of place with effortless style and a smile for everyone? She bakes the best cookies, has kids who love to read and never raises her voice. Maybe you are that woman and if you are all I can say is congratulations and …

Parenting

When AI rules the world: what SF novels tell us about our future overlords

Science fiction has offered many visions of a computer-controlled future, and the future doesn’t look good for humanity<p>It’s only March and already we’ve seen a computer beat a Go grandmaster and a self-driving car crash into a bus. The world is waking up to the ways in which a combination of “deep …

Singularity

Beat the Devil: 5 Fantasy Novels Featuring the Prince of Darkness

For as long as we can remember, stories have wrestled with the idea of the Devil, a personage embodying of all our worst aspects. In fiction, Old …

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

Like misfortunes, fantasy novels rarely come singly.<p>Maybe it’s because the great grand-daddy of the genre, J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote a trilogy with an …