Critical Reading — Teaching Kids to Discern Real Information from Fake News
How can we give the next generation the skills to determine if something they read is true, false, or somewhere in between? These expert tips can help.
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12 Authors on the Banned Books They’ll Never Forget
To celebrate Banned Books Week, we asked authors to share the banned or challenged book that made a lasting impact on them as young people.
An Introduction to Mike Lupica: Sports Stories and Life Lessons for Tween Readers
If you have a sports lover at home, Mike Lupica is an author to know. Here are some of Lupica's best middle grade books for football, basketball, and baseball enthusiasts.
Just For Fun
A Love Letter to Bookshops
Bookshops are a gateway to another world. There is nothing like the tingle of expectation as you step over the threshold.
20 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Second and Third Grade Readers
It can be a challenge for advanced readers in early elementary grades to find more complex texts that are still age-appropriate. These 20 books are just right.
Moving Memoirs About Anxiety and Depression
Books can go a long way in reminding us that we're not alone. These memoirs offer real and insightful perspectives on struggles with anxiety and depression.
9 Standout Verse Novels for Kids and Teens Reading Below Grade Level
These novels for elementary schoolers, middle schoolers, and teens are standouts for their memorable characters and plots and the ways that the authors use verse to tell the stories.
10 Books About Coding to Inspire Girls to Lead the Next Tech Revolution
These books can inspire girls to join a new, more diverse generation of coders who will help shape the digital future for all of us.
Meet the Illustrator: Abby Hanlon
We went behind the scenes with author and illustrator Abby Hanlon to explore her fan-favorite Dory Fantasmagory series!
No Grown-Ups in Sight: The Freedom of Middle Grade Adventures
In middle grade literature, and life, the ultimate fantasy is the freedom to do what you want, just you and maybe another kid, no grown-ups in sight.