When parents aren't sure how to approach a difficult subject, they sometimes turn to other media — and Linda Ellerbee is happy to lend a hand. She's been the host of Nickelodeon's NickNews for 22 years, and her one rule of thumb is don't dumb it down.
Biographies, nonfiction, novels, comics — this is where Monkey See books coverage comes together.
Some experts are concerned that both in-school assignments and the books kids read for pleasure may not be challenging them enough.
When a fan of romance novels meets a pair of high heels, much better things ensue than you might expect.
Rita Wilson talked to Tell Me More on Friday about editing a section of The Huffington Post.
Glen Weldon gives close attention to a story from what he calls "Superman: The Crazypants Years."
Baz Luhrmann's extravagant adaptation of The Great Gatsby makes two fatal and contradictory errors of adaptation.
A new book features a dog who tells you quite honestly that he read a book he should not have read.
A new book from the original MTV VJs underscores how revolutionary spinning records on television wasn't.
Our comics blogger rounds up a long list of comics you may be able to find for free this weekend at your local comics shop and tells you which ones might work best for you.
Our comics blogger examines the controversy surrounding the decision not to release an issue of the popular SAGA series for Apple devices.
It can be dangerous to mess with success, but Harry Potter trade paperbacks are getting new covers this fall.
A new book chronicles the antics of hard-partying literary giants like Jack Kerouac and Dorothy Parker. But underneath the misbehavior there is a quieter — and much more admirable — story of perseverance.
Bruce. Clark. Lois. Dick. What happens when fictional characters hang around long after their given name falls out of common use? Statistics provide a nerdy clue.
Written and Illustrated by Jon Klassen, This Is Not My Hat tells the story of a little fish on the run after stealing a small, blue hat from a slumbering big fish. Runners-up for the medal included a tribute to the color green and a tale of colorful yarn in a black-and-white world.
As poet Jean Sprackland told NPR's Scott Simon, a poem you learn by heart becomes a part of you. In that case, choosing what works to memorize is a big decision. We have 10 suggestions, based on the Poetry By Heart anthology; what would you recommend?