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18 Authors on the Wackiest, Weirdest, and Worst Gifts They Received as Kids
To get in the spirit of the holidays, we asked authors to share the wildest gifts they remember receiving as children. From monochromatic clothing and terrifying toys to the most perfectly odd presents, their entertaining answers are as unique as the books they pen.
9 Books That Celebrate the Meaning of Christmas
If you’re looking to keep the real reason for the season at the forefront of your Christmas celebrations, try reading these books with your kids this December.
2016’s Most Memorable Moments in Children’s and YA Literature
2016 gave us diversity, history, and quite a bit of fun. See what you think of our choices for the most unforgettable moments in the kids' book world from the past year and be sure to let us know what we missed!
5 Favorite Female Sleuths from Middle Grade Mystery Books
I love middle grade mysteries and capers — they are the reason I fell in love with books. To celebrate the genre, and the lovely leading ladies within it, here are five of the most fantastic female sleuths in tween reads.
The Best Books of 2016, According to Real Readers
We reached out to fellow readers to find out their favorite books of 2016. Consider adding these fan-favorites to your own wish list before the holidays, or buying them with all those gift cards you receive as presents!
Brightly Family Book Club: A Poem for Peter
This month’s book club selection is a beautifully illustrated biography of Ezra Jack Keats that introduces kids to the boundary-breaking author and one of his most famous stories, The Snowy Day.
The Children’s Books We’ll Remember Most from 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, we asked the Brightly contributors, who spend so many of their days and nights surrounded by children’s books, to reflect back on the stories that stuck with them.
12 Inspiring Illustrated Biographies That Introduce Kids to Diverse Heroes
Readers of all ages can find much to consider, relate to, and celebrate in these transcendent illustrated biographies of people who’ve had an impact on our lives and culture.
Brightly Storytime: The Christmas Puppy
Pour a cup of cocoa, cozy up by the tree, and have your little one read along with the latest in our Brightly Storytime video series, The Christmas Puppy.
Baby & Toddler
Holiday Printables & Activities
Get your kiddos in the holiday spirit — and keep them happily occupied — with these fun holiday printables and activities!