books

[Video] This Teen Serial Entrepreneur will Open New Pop-Up Library in West Palm Beach

An ambitious and hardworking twelve-year-old philanthropist and entrepreneur ,Taylor Moxey, transformed a $40 loan from her parents into an expanding empire. She has successfully built a cupcake company; written an inspirational best-selling book; and developed a line of motivational daily mantra cards. She also created the Taylor Moxey Foundation to empower young girls and boys like her to […]

Transform Your Kid into a Superhero with the New Photo-Personalized Storybook “Super Kid!”

A recent study published in Child Development by researchers at Hamilton College and the University of Pennsylvania found that kids in costume work harder and persevere longer—calling this the “Batman Effect.”  Superhero play can positively affect childhood development, boosting a child’s confidence, creativity, problem-solving ability, and work ethic. The power of reading and imaginative play can have a transformative power on kids. In the personalized […]

[Shopping] 20 Coloring Books to Inspire Relaxation & Creativity for Tweens & Teens

Did you know that adult coloring books is a THING now? Yes! And in comparison to the latest technology fads, like Pokemon GO, this trend is actually a calming one that’s VERY good for your mental health. According to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center […]

19 year-old Vine Super Star, Lele Pons, Releases the Book “Surviving High School”

Vine superstar Lele Pons—“one of the coolest girls on the web” (Teen Vogue)—teams up with #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost) in this lovable debut novel about the wilds and wonders of high school that’s as laugh-out-loud addictive as Lele’s popular videos.  Lele is a bulls-eye […]

PenguinTeen.com, the New Teen Book Lovers Website Launches with an Excerpt of “Spontaneous”

Penguin Young Readers just launched PenguinTeen.com, a dynamic and immersive new lifestyle site for teen book lovers. Visitors to PenguinTeen.com can expect to find: Exclusive news, excerpt and cover reveals. The site currently includes Aaron Starmer’s highly-buzzed Young Redears  debut, Spontaneous, which comes out August 30th. See excerpt HERE. Exclusive videos and written content on from authors […]

Grit, Mindset, and Determination as Keys to Academic Perseverance?

A hot topic last year at ASCD’s 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, the grit initiative is again among the buzzing conversations surrounding the state of education today and will be prominently featured at this year’s ASCD’s conference. Over the years, interest in mindset and grit has been building as more and more school administrators, teachers, and […]

7 Self-Help Books to Survive High School (for Teens & Parents)

This self confidence book for teens (age 12-16) gives exceptional, effective, easy to implement tools to help you learn: • How to identify what’s working and what’s need improving in your life! • How to believe in yourself – from the inside! • How to identify the things you really enjoy and want! • How […]

[Gift Guide] Se Habla Español: 32 Books in Spanish for Tweens & Tweens

In our [Gift Guide] posts we specially curate a collection of gift items we absolutely L O V E, where you can’t only drool over the pictures, but actually SHOP online them by just clicking in the images. How cool is that? This [Gift Guide] with books in Spanish is perfect for the U.S. Hispanic […]

[#Shopping] 10 “Hunger Games” Books for Teens (and Parents Too!)

The Hunger Games, a series of three adventure novels titled The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009) and Mockingjay (2010), and written by the American author Suzanne Collins. The trilogy was taken to the big screen in 2012, with Mockingfay divided in two films, the second being release November 15th. The books and movies has been […]

‘Glamorous by George’ Book Giveaway SORTEO!

It’s always fun to meet a celebrity that you admire but more so when they turn out to be easy going and friendly. That was just the case when Katherine and I attended a recent Swarovski event on Miami Beach. We met the never-dull cohost of Fashion Police on E! George Kotsiopoulos as he shared […]

“Because I’m Your Dad” Book Review

A perfect Father’s Day gift.  There are those classic books that make you feel great as a parent and become instant classics.  You know the second you start reading them that they will become part of you’re child’s nightly reading repertoire.  “Because I’m Your Dad” is easily one of those books.   Ever since our […]

App Review: Brush of Truth

One thing I find in common across this current ‘tween’ generation is their constant need for entertainment! The gadgets that they’re growing up around- computers, smart phones, tablets, gaming systems, etc makes them crave something to do at all times. As a mom I dislike simply allowing them to play a game for the sake […]