12 Readers Share Their Favorite Books from Childhood

by KB Meniado We all remember our first loves. Here are 12 more readers and the books they adored as a kid! (Related: “8 Books from My Childhood You’ve Also Probably Read and Loved“) “Skinnybones by Barbara Park—witty, underdog story, hilarious; The Three Investigators by Robert Arthur—something like the Hardy Boys, but smarter; and Many Moons by James Thurber—whimsical children’s fantasy. Funny too.” —Reev Robledo “Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie and Superfudge by Judy Blume!” —Glorypearl Dy “The Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine and the Sweet Valley series by Francine Pascal when I was in grade school. Soon after, I…

Ink Blots: 6 Poems For Children and Adults To Enjoy

by Kariza Montealegre Exposing children to poetry is important since it allows them to appreciate words better at an early age. From rhymes and sound emphasis to wordplay, reading poetry is not just a fun activity with kids; it could also be instrumental in forming a foundation for their reading. Wondering which poems are best for the little ones? There are definitely a ton of amazing ones available, but in celebration of National Children’s Book Day (#NCBD2016!) and, of course, Bookbed’s sixth birthday, allow me to share with you my top six poems for children (in no particular order). 1. “Maggie…

Fiction Nation: Young At Heart

by Allana Luta Bookbed turned five this month, which is the age most kids start to take an interest in reading, if they’re not already. (Speaking of, we celebrated the National Children’s Book Day at the Philippine Children’s Book Summit yesterday!) And with the recent release of the movie Home, based on The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, I wondered what future children’s books adaptations were in store for us. Here are some I’m excited to see the most. 1. The Little Prince (7 October 2015) We only have to wait a mere three months before the actual film…

Tosses and Turns: My Top 5 Childhood Literary Superheroes

by KB Meniado Welcome to Tosses and Turns, where I rant-chant about whatever reading-related issue that has been keeping me up at night. Before you worry about my slumber schedule, let it be known that I’ve had a pretty easy time choosing this topic, thanks to the annual International Women’s Day celebration. Which, of course, led me to this idea of sharing my childhood literary superheroes! 5. JUDY ABBOTT of Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster This is a case of I-watched-it-before-I-read-it but Judy’s too superb not to be in this list. In spite of her circumstances, she achieved her dreams of an education…