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Just For Fun

Tips & Advice

5 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Meet One of Their Favorite Authors

Can it be a lot of work to find author events? Yes. Is the experience of attending worth all that effort? YES. YES, YES, YES. Here's why.

Books for Military Families

Pre-K

Growing Reader

10 Great Picture Books for Military Families

As a military spouse, I’ve seen firsthand the unique challenges families face. From the highs of reunions to the lows of separations, these reads are excellent resources for families along their military journey.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Sick Lit: 10 Kids’ Books to Have On Hand for Sick Days

A good book can help keep your mind off your discomfort and make you feel almost normal (at least for a little while). These kids' books are great to have at-the-ready for sick days.

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Tween

An Honest Struggle: A Q&A with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley About The War That Saved My Life

We chatted with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, the author of The War That Saved My Life, a Newbery Honor book for middle grade readers.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Reading Fast and Slow: When Reading Speed Matters for Kids

When it comes to kids and reading, does speed matter? The answer is yes and no. A reading specialist explains when and why reading speed matters for kids.

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Just For Fun

8 Children’s Book Authors Share Their Go-To Parenting Mantras

We all have our favorite parenting phrases. For fun, we asked these creative, word-loving folks to share their most reliable parenting refrains.

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 stitches, we went straight to the source. Here are ten 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!