Lockdown life accelerated the role of digital technology in the virtual classroom, but there is still no substitute for physical books in children's lives and learning.
From talking about death to understanding grief, these picture books can help parents start a difficult conversation about death with young children.
One way to help children learn the words they need to thrive academically is by reading aloud from books and news sources that use both narrative and expository writing.
Millions of people are reading young adult fantasy novels like Twilight or A Court of Thorns and Roses. But the way sexual consent is depicted in these can be confusing or even harmful.
The closure of physical buildings doesn't have to mean that new readers should miss out on literary history
Where solitary reading drives us into ourselves, reading aloud can be a deeply sensuous experience
Three education experts explain why students aren't learning the basics.
We have compiled a list of award-winning or shortlisted picture books that depict various aspects of diversity.
Get past the first 100 pages and you'll see that Joyce's style of writing mostly goes against what philosophers understand of the stream of consciousness.
Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.
Want to read more but feel overwhelmed or struggle to find the time? Here are five tips to help you on your way.
Books can help children develop a sense of identity. But when characters of color are portrayed negatively, that can send a wrong message to kids.
Children who may not want to read for pleasure can be influenced to take it up.
Penny dreadfuls told real stories of murder and mayhem to 19th-century audiences seeking escape from city life. True crime podcasts have a lot in common with them.
Results from the world’s longest running large-scale international assessment of maths and science show Australia has significantly improved in Year 8 maths and science, and Year 4 science.
Kids ages 3 to 6 may be missing out on important social, emotional and behavioral lessons during at-home learning.
Trixie Belden wasn't as pretty as her best friend, or a cool as Nancy Drew. But she had a 'mental computer' for solving mysteries and a non-judgmental moral core.
The story of child poverty in 1980s Glasgow speaks to current concerns across the UK.
Alice Pung's family escaped Pol Pot to settle in Australia. In suburban Melbourne, as her mum worked in the dark, back shed, she discovered books — and what the world could be.
During the second world war, people found solace in the formulaic narratives of historical romances and during the pandemic they could once again provide readers comfort.