TV

'The Baby-Sitters Club' Is Getting A Brand New TV Show

There was one book series that all of us became obsessed with when we were young, and it was The Baby-Sitters Club. I don't know how a series of books about a job that no one really wanted became so popular, but they managed to make babysitting look like a fun gig, and not like what you were stuck doing when your parents went to dinner. I mean, I guess they were actually getting paid and not just told they had to, but still! Everyone wanted to be in their own Baby-Sitters Club. It was such a good series, and

School

5 Reasons Why The Scholastic Book Fair Will Always Be The Best Part Of Elementary School

Being in school 5 days a week is kind of like having a full time job, only instead of getting paid in money, you have to sit there and learn. You get sent home with homework, you have to write book reports, you have tests and presentations and all of it is a lot of effort for a growing brain. But there was a place, one beautiful reprieve from our tortuous experience where we could feel at peace. That place was the Scholastic Book Fair. Once a year our schools would treat us by bringing the book orders to life.

Pop Culture

10 Facts About Dr. Seuss That You Would Never Be Able To Guess From His Books

He's been gone for nearly 27 years, but Dr. Seuss left behind a legacy that will last for generations. I remember my parents reading his books to me when I was a toddler, then when I was able to read myself, I wasted no time in getting through favorites like Cat In The Hat and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.During the holidays, the entire family watched How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and like every other grad, my parents gave a copy of Oh The Places You'll Go when I finished high school. In many ways, Dr.

Pop Culture

7 Facts About 'Black Beauty,' The Book That Made Every Kid Completely Obsessed With Horses

It almost seemed as though becoming obsessed with horses was a right of passage. Most of us went through at least a little phase of asking for a pony for Christmas, and pretending like we knew all about the giant animals. Obviously some people kept with it longer than others, but whether or not you are still into horses, chances are you remember reading and watching Black Beauty. The story managed to transcend time, and even though it originally came out in 1877, kids still read it to this day. How much do you really know about the iconic story

90s

6 Things All Girls Who Were Obsessed With Horses Loved

If you were a horse lover when you were young, these were staple items in your childhood:1. HeartlandHeartland books were the absolute best, and it was even better when they turned it into a show. It was good when it started, and it is good now. We all desperately wanted to live on a horse ranch in Virginia like Amy.  Also, for anyone who doesn't know, Heartland is on Netflix!EquiPeper2. Seabiscuit If this movie didn't make you want to go find Seabiscuit and make him your own, you're probably not a horse lover. This movie could also

90s

15 Goosebumps Books That Failed To Give Us Goosebumps

We have to give R.L. Stine credit for making kids across America actually pick up a book, but looking back at our childhood reading habits we have to question some of his choices.There were 62 books in the original Goosebumps series, and at the height of their popularity Stine was pumping out a new novel every month, so it's no surprise they weren't all winners.Here are 15 entries that were more silly than scary:1. I Live in Your BasementScholasticMarco's basement is home to a gloopy Jell-O monster named Keith (Keith?! Really?!) who wants the boy to

90s

5 Facts About 'The Baby-Sitters Club' That Will Make You Want To Read The Entire Series All Over Again

The Baby-Sitter's Club books were some of the most important books when we were young. There was nothing that was more exciting than getting that brand new adventure for Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne and the rest. We all had our favorite characters, but we loved the entire club. The books really helped shape our generation, but how much do we really know about them? Here are 5 facts that will make you remember just how great these books really were! 1. How did it all begin?ScholasticThe original idea actually came from an editor, not the author herself. Jean Feiwel