#Educational

Mondays With Michelle Obama Launches Monday, April 20th

Introducing Mondays with Michelle Obama, where Former First Lady Michelle Obama will read beloved children's books aloud.

7 of the Best Homeschooling Books

If you’re looking for the best homeschooling books, about its basic principles or ideas to supplement things you’re doing, this list can help!

Fun Writing Prompts To Entertain Your Kids (And Keep You Sane)

These writing prompts for kids will keep them entertained for hours, and these kids' books about writing are here to encourage your budding author.

9 Fun Sight Word Games for New Readers

Consider playing these sight word games to master letter recognition with your preschooler, state capitols with your fifth grader, and more.

Why Did The New York Times Bestsellers List Become THE List?

We see books touted as New York Times best sellers all the time, but why is the New York Times Best Seller list considered "the" list for readers.

How is the Value of a Book Determined?

Taking a look at who, exactly, is buying rare books, what they are buying, and how value of a book is determined by talking to the experts.

Open-Access Textbooks Are A(n Awesome) Thing

Open-access textbooks are the future. Time to get on board with this list of excellent free textbook resources for professors, students, and autodidacts!

The Benefits of Leading a Bookish Life in 2020

We know it in our hearts, and studies and commentary on the benefits of leading a literary life continue to confirm that reading is good for us.

Plagues and Priest Holes: 6 Nursery Rhymes and Where They Came From

Some nursery rhymes have such strange messages, it's easy to speculate about their meanings. We look at some possible origin stories and make up our own.

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Essays (With Essay Examples!)

What's an essay, anyway? What are its different forms? If you're lost, check out our handy guide, complete with essay examples!

EduHam: The Educational Component of Hamilton: The Musical

Hamilton: The Musical's Education has reached 250,000 students since it began in 2015. This is a brief look at this wonderful program.

Grab Your Wallet, Here Are the Most Expensive Books Ever Sold

From a $16.5 million religious text to a $3.5 million comic book, we're talking about some of the most expensive books ever sold.

What are Preorders, and Why Do They Matter?

Whether it's through your local bookstore, online retailers, or your local library, book preorders help authors succeed and give you a voice in publishing.

How to Determine the Reading Level of a Book

Your guide to Fountas and Pinnell, Lexile Level, Primer, Pre-primer, Beginning Reader, and more. How to determine reading level of a book for young readers.

An Imitation of Imperfection: A History of Deckle Edges

Why are the page edges of your book ragged? Why do some people think it's a defect and others think it's a sign of luxury? Let's talk deckle edges.