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Tween

The 50 Best Books for 11- and 12-Year-Olds

What are the best books for 11- and 12-year-olds? Our experts selected these excellent titles that appeal to a range of preteen interests, backgrounds, and even moods.

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Pre-K

The Best Bookish Birthday Gifts for 3- and 4-Year-Olds

These books and collections make great birthday gifts for 3- and 4-year-olds (they’re also great for gifting any other time of the year too!).

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

8 Books for Kids with Big Imaginations

This collection of read-alouds will help you nurture your little dreamers and show them you understand what makes them tick.

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How I Learned to Love Nonfiction Books for Kids

While my daughter's storybooks opened doors into worlds of imagination, nonfiction books opened doors into someplace even weirder and more wonderful — our world.

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Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Jon Agee

In Jon Agee's clever new picture book, Life on Mars, a young astronaut travels to Mars, determined to find life on the seemingly deserted planet and prove the naysayers wrong.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Little Green Thumbs: 12 Garden-Filled Picture Books for Spring

Spring is here, which means it's almost time to garden! Check out these delightful picture books that are sure to grow any little reader's green thumb.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Books Like Press Here: 10 Interactive Stories for Hands-On Kids

In the nearly seven years since it came out, I’ve discovered a whole host of other interactive books similar to Press Here and they are some of my children’s favorites.

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The Luckiest Characters in Children’s Literature

These kids' book characters are some of the luckiest folks around. In the real world they’d be goners, but between the covers of a book, they’re invincible.

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Growing Reader

Tween

A Reading List for Moms Who Want to Raise Feminist Sons

These books can help you educate yourself on the issues around feminism, and present your sons with stories of strong and forthright women and girls.

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Tips & Advice

Serenity Now! 3 Quick and Easy Meditations for Kids

If you're curious about meditation, but aren't sure where to start, check out these easy at-home mediations for kids.