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12 Uniquely Appealing Books for 13- and 14-Year-Old Boys

There’s no magic formula, but certain books, both old and new, seem to have an edge in appealing to 13- and 14-year-old boys — some combo of adventure and mystery and sports and characters just like them.

Underground Railroad, No-Drama Discipline, and Another Brooklyn

Grown-Up Reads

3 Buzzed-About Books That Are Definitely Worth Your Time

In an attempt to save you precious time, we've scoured the new releases to pick out three new grown-up books worthy of your reading minutes.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

How Board Books Help Kids Develop Emotional Intelligence

Board books offer most young readers their first literary introductions to lessons in emotional intelligence — and these early lessons can last a lifetime!

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

15 Books for Kids About the Immigrant Experience in America

With immigration front and center in the news, here are some books to inspire us to think deeper about our fellow Americans, their stories, and experiences.

Jewel Discusses Her Book Never Broken

Grown-Up Reads

Learning to Breathe Deep: Jewel on Never Broken, Motherhood, and Pursuing Happiness

We were thrilled to chat with the multi-talented star about her childhood in Alaska, how writing has served as a kind of therapy for her, readers’ responses to her memoir, and the kids' books her son adores.

Carolyn Parkhurst on Storytelling

Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

Tell Your Kids Stories — They May Just Remember Them Forever

My dad’s made-up stories were a source of joy to me throughout my childhood, adding a touch of magic to the realities of our long-distance connection. They remain one of my favorite memories of childhood.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: The Real-Life Inspiration Behind Fish in a Tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt shares the learning difficulties she faced as a young student and how she overcame the feeling that "the other kids were just better."

Books for Stepchildren and Stepfamilies

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

One Step at a Time: 13 Books About Blended Families

Navigating the world of stepfamilies can be difficult, but reading about characters going through the family-blending process can help kids work through challenging times.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Book Booty! A Printable Treasure Maze for Kids

Download a printable maze activity created by Mike Lowery, author and illustrator of the Doodle Adventures series, to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19)!

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Bullies, Bystanders, and True Friends: Hannah E. Harrison on the Complex Dynamics of Early Friendships

In her latest book, My Friend Maggie, author and illustrator Hannah E. Harrison tackles the tough topic of bullying with candor, kindness, and heart.