Love Letter to Bookstores

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A Love Letter to Bookshops

Bookshops are a gateway to another world. There is nothing like the tingle of expectation as you step over the threshold.


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Growing Reader

20 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Second and Third Grade Readers

It can be a challenge for advanced readers in early elementary grades to find more complex texts that are still age-appropriate. These 20 books are just right.


Grown-Up Reads

Moving Memoirs About Anxiety and Depression

Books can go a long way in reminding us that we're not alone. These memoirs offer real and insightful perspectives on struggles with anxiety and depression.


Growing Reader



9 Standout Verse Novels for Kids and Teens Reading Below Grade Level

These novels for elementary schoolers, middle schoolers, and teens are standouts for their memorable characters and plots and the ways that the authors use verse to tell the stories.



Growing Reader


10 Books About Coding to Inspire Girls to Lead the Next Tech Revolution

These books can inspire girls to join a new, more diverse generation of coders who will help shape the digital future for all of us.

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Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Abby Hanlon

We went behind the scenes with author and illustrator Abby Hanlon to explore her fan-favorite Dory Fantasmagory series!



No Grown-Ups in Sight: The Freedom of Middle Grade Adventures

In middle grade literature, and life, the ultimate fantasy is the freedom to do what you want, just you and maybe another kid, no grown-ups in sight.



Guys in Love: Great Reads for Tween Boys Who Are Crushing

One day they'll look back at the crushes, heartaches, and misunderstandings and laugh. Until then, these heartfelt and humorous books should see them through.



7 Things You Didn’t Know About Preschool

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you are looking for a preschool program and navigating the first years of school. Here are seven key things to know.

Tom Rinaldi, author of The Red Bandanna


Showing the Next Generation the Heroism and Courage of 9/11 Through Story

We chatted with Tom Rinaldi about adapting his book The Red Bandanna, a stunning biography of a young man who saved several lives on 9/11, for middle grade readers.