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Build your child's library with titles by these renowned children's book authors.

Amazing Visual Math

(From DK.) This hands-on book makes math fun (and supports the Common Core standards)! Interactive elements, such as pop-ups, flaps, and tabs, help kids learn about shapes, patterns, symmetry, measuring, telling time, and more in an engaging way. read more

An Interview with Jeff Kinney

An Interview with Jeff KinneyIn this 2004 interview with Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, we get some early insight into the first Wimpy Kid book — before the worldwide fame of the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Question: Greg seems to get into trouble a lot. Do you like him as a person? read more

An Interview with R.L. Stine

An Interview with R.L. StineR.L. Stine is the author of the wildly popular Goosebumps series for kids and he is one hard man to get in touch with. When Tim Harper was writing his article, Horrors! Those Books by R.L Stine for the FamilyEducation Network, he managed to track down Stine via email. Here's what ensued... Tim Harper: "What does R.L. stand for?" R.L. Stine: It stands for Rabbit Leavings. No. Sorry! It stands for Robert Lawrence. Everyone calls me Bob. How do you relate so well to kids? read more

Best Parenting Resource Books

Whether you are new to parenting or an old pro, you're bound to have questions at some point in your child's life. We've provided a comprehensive list of the best books to turn to when parenting has you questioning everything you do. read more

Books for Women's History Month

Books for Women's History MonthThe 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Presentby Deborah G. Felder From Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lucille Ball, to Marie Curie, and Harriet Tubman. Written with the help of women's studies professors from top U.S. colleges and universities, this book profiles influential women, both famous and not so well known. read more

Carleton Kendrick, Ed.M., LCSW

Carleton Kendrick, Ed.M., LCSWCarleton Kendrick is the coauthor of Take Your Nose Ring Out, Honey, We're Going to Grandma's. read more

Character Chart

Distribute this printable worksheet that extends students' learning and enhances their appreciation of a book and the period of history it describes. read more

Connie Collins

Connie CollinsConnie Collins is a professional school counselor who worked in public education for 35 years as a teacher and counselor at the middle school and secondary levels. She currently works as a consultant and trainer on the topics of diversity, equity, at-risk adolescents, and peer mediation. Collins worked daily with the parents of the students in her various schools, and has facilitated several parenting groups. read more

E.B. White Biography

Share this biography on E.B. White, the author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, with your young readers. read more

Female Writers and Performers Quiz

Test your knowledge of famous female writers and performers. read more

Gavin de Becker

Gavin de BeckerGavin de Becker is widely regarded as our nation's leading expert on the prediction and management of violence. He is the best-selling author of The Gift of Fear and Protecting the Gift. (Read what people are saying about this important book for parents.) read more

Henry Bernstein, M.D.

Henry Bernstein, M.D.Henry Bernstein, M.D., is currently the associate chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and the director of Primary Care at Children's Hospital, Boston. He also has an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School. Bernstein has extensive clinical experience as a primary care pediatrician in a variety of settings -- private practice, a health center, a medically underserved area as a member of the National Health Service Corps, as well as in a children's hospital, teaching medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows. read more

J.R.R. Tolkien Quiz

How much do you know about the man who created Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings trilogy? read more

Jeff Kinney Named to "Time 100"

Jeff Kinney Named to "Time 100" BOSTON - May 6, 2009 - Education Network's Jeff Kinney has gone from "Wimpy Kid" to one of "Time" magazine's 100 most influential people of 2009. read more

LD and ADHD Reading List

LD and ADHD Reading List Do you want to learn more about learning disabilities or ADHD? Are you looking for a book for your child on the topic? You've come to the right place! These are special-education teacher Eileen Marzola's top picks. Read them and then share your thoughts with other parents. Facing Learning Disabilities in the Adult Years by Joan Shapiro and Rebecca Rich The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities (3rd edition) by Larry B. Silver, M.D. read more

Man Booker Prize Winners (1997-2014)

The Man Booker Prize honors the best work of fiction written in English by a citizen of a current or former British Commonwealth country. In 2014, American authors became eligible for the prize. Considered Britain's most prestigious literary prize, the Booker is presented each October or November by the National Book League in the United Kingdom. In 2002, the purse increased from $30,000 to $75,000. read more

More Books by Lois Ehlert

More Books by Lois EhlertLois Ehlert is the author of many award-winning picture books, including Market Day, named a Best Illustrated Book of the Year by the New York Times. Read more books by this author of Waiting for Wings: read more

More Books by Tomie dePaola

More Books by Tomie dePaola read more

Noreen H. Joslyn, LISW, ACSW

Noreen H. Joslyn, LISW, ACSW read more

Resources for Parents: The High-School Years

Resources for Parents: The High-School YearsInterested in more information about how to help your child during high school? We've put together this list of our favorite resources. Books: Majoring in High School: Survival Tips for Students Carol Carter covers a range of academic, social, and emotional issues that high school kids deal with. This book is an excellent reference, well written and insightful. read more

Romantic Couples in Literature

by Maya Cohen Do you prefer fictional romance to the real thing? If so, snuggle up this Valentine's Day with some seductive stories, and immerse yourself in tales of literary love. read more

Shari Nethersole, M.D.

Shari Nethersole, M.D.Shari Nethersole is a physician at Children's Hospital, Boston, and an instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from Yale University and Harvard Medical School, and did her internship and residency at Children's Hospital, Boston. read more

Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D.

Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D.Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., is the former Editor in Chief of Exceptional Parent magazine. Klein, a clinical psychologist and editor, cofounded the magazine in 1971.Klein serves as a research associate in Medicine (Pediatrics) at Children's Hospital (Boston) where he teaches health-care professionals about working with the parents of children with disabilities, with particular focus on the challenge of delivering difficult diagnostic news. read more

The Shel Silverstein Collection

The Shel Silverstein Collection read more

Top 10 Books by Eric Carle

Children's author Eric Carle has been creating his distinctive original art and stories for over 40 years. His illustrations are large, colorful collages made with hand-painted paper that Carle layers together. His work is now featured in The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. This gallery features our Top 10 Favorite Books written and illustrated by Eric Carle, and also includes a related activity for each book. Looking for more? Use our Book Finder tool to search for new books for kids of all ages! read more

Top 10 Books on Giftedness

Top 10 Books on Giftedness1. Bringing Out the Best: A Resource Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children by Jacqulyn Saunders with Pamela Espelund. Free Spirit Publishing A highly practical book. Gives suggestions for enriching home learning plus advice on choosing preschools. 2. The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids by Sally Y. Walker. Free Spirit Publishing Good advice written with a sense of humor. I've read it many times over! read more