Books Guaranteed to Make 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders Laugh

Tween

10 Kid-Recommended Books Guaranteed to Make 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders Laugh

To find out which books are guaranteed to have your middle-grade reader in stiches, we went straight to the kids themselves. Here are the books kids say crack them up.

One Parent Tries 'Designing Your Life'

Grown-Up Reads

What Happened When I Put Designing Your Life to Work for Me

At a career crossroads, one mom works through Bill Burnett and Dave Evans's bestselling Designing Your Life, a unique book that uses design thinking to help its readers find fulfillment in their lives.

How Horror Books Can Help Kids Conquer Their Fears

Tween

A Good Scare: How Horror Books Can Help Kids Conquer Their Fears

It’s confidence-building to be bold and conquer the things that frighten us — and a scary book can help kids do just that.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Listen Up: 3 New Audiobooks Your Kids Will Love

Just the thing to keep kids entertained on long winter days, these three new audiobooks are standouts for their awesome stories, entertaining narration, and enormous kid-appeal. Give them a listen with your growing reader or tween today!

The Most Irresistible Bad Boys and Girls in YA

Teen

12 of the Most Irresistible Bad Boys and Girls in YA

Let's be honest, imperfect people are fun to read about. From characters with a dangerous side to serious villains, here are some of the best baddies in YA.

Surviving the Tween Years

Tween

4 Simple Tips for Surviving Your Kids’ Tween Years

Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., an industrial-organizational psychology practitioner, helps people at work to get along. When her kids started acting up, she adapted some workplace tactics to ensure that her family could get along better too.

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Grown-Up Reads

Just For Fun

The Dark and Twisty Adventures of a Crime Fiction Writer and His Daughter

David Mark shares the joys of having his tween daughter accompany him on (sometimes grisly) adventures in the name of book research.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

New Reads to Celebrate Black History Month

From illustrated biographies to seldom-seen profiles to stunning prose, there are many wonderful new books to help young readers celebrate Black History Month.

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Tips & Advice

Building a World of Empathy Through the Simple Yet Profound Act of Reading Aloud

Reading aloud can provide a pathway for a child to build an empathetic life. By reading together, and talking about different characters, ideas, and themes, we can help create a sense of self-awareness and an awareness of others.

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Just For Fun

The Special Place Laura Ingalls Wilder Holds in My Own Little House

Opening up Little House in the Big Woods to read aloud to my daughter was like reliving my childhood all over again — except this time I was the mom, watching someone else discover this world I loved.