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17 Authors on the Children’s Books That Still Make Them Weepy Today

We asked 17 authors to share the children’s book that still makes them misty-eyed today. These are the special stories they said never fail to bring on the weepies.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

An Introduction to Tomie dePaola: Folktales and Fun for Young Readers

Tomie dePaola is one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors and illustrators with over 260 books to his name. These are some of his very best.

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5 Great Places to Donate Your Old Books

Where can you donate your old books where they'll be sure to live a full second life (and not end up in the landfill)? We've found five great places.

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Pre-K

My Preschooler Is Desperate to Learn to Read! What Can I Do?

If your preschooler is clamoring to read, you likely know how hard it can be to both nurture their interest and avoid frustration. These practical tips can help.

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Growing Reader

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Dickens for Kids: 10 Books to Introduce the Great Author to Children

There’s much for young readers to love in Charles Dickens's stories, including wonderfully eclectic characters, thrilling adventures, and oft-heartwarming morals.

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Growing Reader

Getting to Know Julia, the Newest Friend on Sesame Street

Author Leslie Kimmelman tells us how the Sesame Workshop team brought Julia, the newest friend on Sesame Street, and her experiences with autism to life.

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Enter to Win a Set of Books by Paul Griffin

We're giving away 5 copies of Saving Marty and Griffin's other middle grade novel, When Friendship Followed Me Home, to add to your home library.

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How Reading with Your Children Can Help Them Develop a ‘Yes Brain’

Reading together can help promote a "Yes Brain" mindset in your kids, helping them build balance, resilience, insight, and empathy. Here's how.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Christopher Weyant

We chatted with illustrator Chris Weyant about his favorite illustration from his new book, My Pillow Keeps Moving, why he’s loving Matthew Cordell’s Wolf in the Snow, and how art helps little kids find their place in a big world.

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Tween

A Vote for the Human Spirit: Paul Griffin on Being Good to Each Other and Our Animal Friends

Paul Griffin, author of Saving Marty, shares the real-life inspiration for Marty the pig and the unique way in which animals remind us of what's truly important in life.