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Meet the Illustrator: Adam F. Watkins

Adam F. Watkins, author and illustrator of a new picture book called Raybot and Weebot, can be counted on for meticulous detail and a playfully twisted imagination.

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Get the Scoop: 5 Things You Never Knew About Ice Cream

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Pre-K

Sleepytime Stories: Books to Help Children Build a Bedtime Routine

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Growing Reader

A Summer Reading Star Chart for Beginning Readers

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Teen

Forging Quiet Friendships: Tips to Help Introverted Kids Make True Friends

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Growing Reader

Tween

Read Globally: 20 Vibrant Books That Introduce Indian Folktales, Culture, and History to Kids

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Pre-K

10 Things You Can Do This Summer to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

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Tween

10 Middle Grade Adventures for Kids Interested in But Not Yet Ready for YA

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Grown-Up Reads

7 Great Books to Help Parents and Their Kids Grow This Summer

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