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The Picture Books That Hooked My Son’s Attention as a Child with Autism

When I recall my son’s early childhood, I remember it in the phases of his obsessions. During these periods of his life, his passion was all he talked about ... and, of course, read about.

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Bookshelves in Bloom: A May Reading Challenge for Kids

This month, find reading inspiration in the blooming plants outside, your own creativity within, and the (fast-approaching!) end of the school year.

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Just For Fun

This Is Library Storytime for the Next Generation

In order to meet the various needs of kids and caregivers, librarians have developed amazing fresh takes on the traditional story hour.

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Growing Reader

10 Reasons Why Bees Are Worth Buzzing About

It is important that kids understand the world of bees not only to help support them but also because it’s a fascinating example of our natural environment at work.

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How Fairy Tales Invite Children to Think Harder and Smarter

At their core, fairy tales are deceptively simple: transparent on the level of plot, but also sophisticated, complex, and full of mystery when it comes to their deeper meaning.

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10 Books to Inspire Kids to Love Trees

Kids don’t need a yard teeming with trees to learn to love them. Celebrate our larger, greener neighbors this Earth Day, April 22, and all year long with lush picture books that cultivate children’s interest in and appreciation of trees.

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11 Drama-Filled Teen Novels Inspired by Shakespeare Plays

Filled with tragic relationships, parental power struggles, and romance, the Bard’s stories are ripe for reenactment on the pages of teen novels.

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14 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Fifth and Sixth Grade Readers

It can be hard for 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old kids who read at a high school level to find books that meet their reading needs but are still appropriate for their age. These books are loved by advanced fifth and sixth grade readers for their unique character voices, complex plots and themes, and high page counts.

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Jump Anyway — and Other Words to Live by, a Conversation with Author Jason Reynolds

We spoke to middle grade author Jason Reynolds about his latest book, For Every One — and the words and ideas that can inspire us to continue reaching for a dream, despite it all.

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Jeanne Birdsall on Penning The Penderwicks Through the Years

We chatted with author Jeanne Birdsall about the delightful (and bestselling!) book she would have first pitched as “the Little Women visit the Secret Garden.”