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Just For Fun

An Illustrated Guide to the Best Places to Read with Children

When my daughters were young, we read all over the city. They are older now, and read without me, but I hope that these places where we used to read, and the books we read there, will stay with them.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

You Deserve a Vacation, Too: What to Do If Your Kid Is a Terrible Traveler

It is actually possible to take a fantastic family trip — and if you are lucky enough to have the time and the resources to travel with your kid, you totally should. However, you should read this first.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Silent and Strong: 14 Books for Introverted Kids and Teens

Whether kids or teens are looking for validation, acceptance, or tips on handling social situations, there are great books for all kinds of introverts.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Our Mother-Daughter Book Club: The BFG

We asked Susan and her daughter Emma to share a bit about their experience reading The BFG. Here’s what they had to say about the genius of Roald Dahl, the power of belief, and the strength of the “small”.

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Tips & Advice

How to Use Book Awards to Find Great Children’s Books

If you dig deeper into book awards, you’ll find that loads are given on both the state and national levels, and they can serve as great resources for finding quality books for kids.

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Tween

Teen

Steampunk Stories: Crazy, Funky Tales Your Tween or Teen Will Love

Which kinds of books do you give to kids who love mechanical mayhem, history, time travel, and fantasy all rolled into one? How about a little steampunk?

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Grown-Up Reads

“Different, Not Less”: Books on Autism That Inform, Advise, and Empower

Through first-person accounts, research, and history, these books show the pathway diagnosis and treatment has followed, how advocacy helps, and what may lie ahead for ASD children and adults.

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Teen

The 8 Most Lovably Awkward Characters in YA Books

Awkwardness is one of the best traits in a literary character. YA authors Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison pay tribute to a few of the greats!

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Growing Reader

Tween

Aha! Fun and Yummy Science Experiments Kids Can Do at Home

Kids love a good science experiment, and these books are jam-packed with hands-on activities that will engage your children for hours.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Why The BFG Is My Daughter’s Favorite Roald Dahl Book

The BFG is not Dahl’s most famous work, so why does my kid treasure it above all of his other books? It all comes down to this universal feeling.