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Dogs Helping Kids Learn To Read At 13 Chicago Public Schools

Books, computers, and even apps can help your children learn to read, but at 13 Chicago Public Schools, young students are becoming better readers thanks to dogs.

12/09/2014

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Kitchen Basics: Know Your Oven From The Joy Kitchen

Megan Scott, from Joy Of Cooking and the blog The Joy Kitchen, shares tips on how to know your oven.

12/19/2013

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Vegan Baking Recipes From The Skinny Bitch

Kim Barbouin, author of the Skinny Bitch series, shares her favorite vegan sweets recipes so you can bake up a storm.

09/25/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Principal Nate Pietrini camped out on the roof of the school after students met reading goals set by their teachers. He read to students during a webcast from the roof. (Photo courtesy Nate Pietrini)

Principal Camps Out On Roof After Students Meet Reading Goals

Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Principal Nate Pietrini asked all teachers at Hawthorne to set a reading goal for their class in an effort to increase the amount of time kids spent reading.

05/24/2013

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Most Community-Centered Bookstores In Chicago

If you think independent bookstores in Chicago only sell books and magazines, think again. The following community-focused independent bookstores offer a slew of activities and events for readers of all ages.

05/20/2013

Tao Lin holds up Jeffrey Brown's Clumsy at Quimby's Bookstore. (Credit: Quimby's Bookstore's facebook)

Best Specialty Bookstores In Chicago

If you want to go off the beaten path in Chicago, check out the following specialty bookstores.

04/29/2013

"Ugh, I liked ice cream BEFORE it was cool." Even hipsters love Ben & Jerry's. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Ben & Jerry's)

Upcoming Events: Free Ice Cream, Hobbits & Sleepy Books

It’s raining, it’s April, deal with it. Here’s some stuff to do so go do it! Ice cream! Hobbits! Books about sleeping! What else do you need?

04/09/2013

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5 Indie Chicago Authors And Publishers To Watch Out For

Chicago takes pride in its talented residents. Unfortunately, that talent may be harder to see and get a feel for when looking for the writing elitists. If you want to get a taste of what the talented minds of Chicago are filling the pages with, all hope is not lost.

06/25/2012

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Southwest Side Teacher Still Going At Nearly 100

A Southwest Side teacher will soon celebrate a milestone birthday.

WBBM Newsradio–02/23/2012

Acts of Love founder William Hall reads a book with a youngster. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Reading Advocate William Hall

He started just a few months ago, but William Hall has already collected thousands of books to give to children who most need them. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

01/13/2012

Essay Fiesta hosts Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon try to look stoic (credit: Essay Fiesta)

Essay Fiesta: Feisty Words Every Month

Every third Monday of the month Essay Fiesta takes over The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square to present an engaging and often hilarious event featuring actors, comedians, writers and artists reading true tales mined from their personal experiences.

11/18/2011

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South Suburban School Sets Record For Reading

A south suburban elementary school is being announced today as first in the nation, if not the world, in the number of minutes students spent reading this school year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011