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Just For Fun

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Patronus

I took the test. I clicked on answers as quickly as I could. I tried to give the answers that best reflected my inner self. And then... Wait, what?

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Tips & Advice

I Read Banned Books and So Do My Kids

In most areas of my life, I’m a rule-follower, but when it comes to books, I’m a subversive.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Delivering the Punch Line: The Sheer Delight of Reading Funny Books with Your Kids

When I don’t have the time or energy to be funny at home, I just take funny off the bookshelf. One of the best things about funny books is that they can be funny more than once!

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Tween

The 50 Best Books for 9- and 10-Year-Olds

What are the best books to keep 9-year-olds and 10-year-olds reading, learning, and coming back for more? We asked the experts to find out.

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Teen

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.