‘Raising readers’ isn’t just another checkbox on some list of things to feel like good parents. It is instead an opportunity to free us from the tyranny of artificial parenting pressures.
A huge number of books have survived to this very day, never having gone out of print, for a simple reason: bibliographical Darwinism. They deserve readers.
There are many reasons you should push this amazing text to the top of your family reading list in 2019.
Start with the classics, don’t be afraid to skip around, and know the book’s intended audience to figure out if it’s right for you.
Looking to pick up some new books to keep you entertained and edified well into the new year? The Federalist staff and contributors have lots of great recommendations.
This holiday season, put away whatever overwrought, commercialized bric-a-brac books you own, and pick up some of the gems listed here.
Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well’ offers some excellent advice for drawing moral lessons from literature, but sometimes great art proves so ambiguous that drawing pat conclusions is difficult.
Sarah Mackenzie’s new book, ‘The Read-Aloud Family,’ is a manifesto and annotated book list that makes a powerful case for the benefits of reading together as a family.
Given that this is the reasoning a seventh grader uses to resist summer reading, the advice casts the maturity of the GQ editors in a dim light.
There are plenty of excellent, well-written books that haven’t made the canon and don’t feel like a chore to read. So in that spirit, here are a few great books.
They may hate me for it. They may be traumatized for life. But at least my son can never say he didn’t read ‘Misty of Chincoteague’ when he was young.
In fewer than 350 pages, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren will more than likely transform the way you read and argue—for the better.
Sharing gorgeous pictures and well-crafted stories with our children is an excellent way to combat the dehumanizing habits and beliefs that make our world shrill, angry, and sad.
Before we raze the memory of Christopher Columbus, we might wish to know why many generations considered him a great man despite his sins.
The art of writing often stems from the joy of reading and sharing information. Growing those loves in our children is the first step.
As vacation begins, decades of K-12 education research tells us that summertime is when the academic paths of higher- and lower-performing students most radically diverge.
‘Beach books’ refers to the reading assigned over the summer, used to help build community among the school and set expectations for the college career.
Kids don’t need potty humor and malicious pranks to start reading books. They just need a good, interesting story.
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