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Wimpy Kid Series to Hit 150M in Print

With the November 4 publication of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, <i>The Long Haul</i>, Jeff Kinney's series will surpass 150 million copies in print …

Why kids should choose their own books to read in school

At one time many public schools gave students time to read books of their own choosing, an activity based on the common-sense theory that kids will read what interests them, and that kids who can choose what they read will learn to enjoying reading, and, hence, read more. Unfortunately, many …

The Maze Runner: have you read the book?

The book behind the hit film is a punchy, original thrill ride<p>Right now, dystopias are in. Or at least they are if you’re under 20. James Dashner’s The Maze Runner, the first of a trilogy (there’s also a prequel), joins <b>The Hunger Games</b> and <b>Divergent</b> as the latest futuristic Young Adult thriller to …

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How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

Brecht Vandenbroucke<p><b>Minecraft is the</b> hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of …

How-To: Travel Cable Cozy

Keep cables, chargers, and must-have electronics accessories organized and easy to find with this fantastic travel cable cozy tutorial from Sammy at Live it. Love it. Make it.<p>This definitely looks a whole lot better than the Ziploc bag that I’ve been tossing in my carryon—it even rolls up, so …

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