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Pre-K

Growing Reader

The First Day and Beyond: 10 Books About Kindergarten for Kids

Kindergarten can be intimidating for kids in the days leading up to it and during the first few weeks. Here are ten books to help get them ready for the big day.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

30 of the Best Level 1 Books for Early Readers

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Baby & Toddler

The New Books Destined to Become Baby Shower Classics

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Pre-K

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Growing Reader

Tween

10 Next Reads for Kids Who Love Raina Telgemeier

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Tween

A Hilarious and Heartfelt Romp Down the Yellow Brick Road: A Q&A with Holly Goldberg Sloan

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Tween

Bravo! 11 Terrific Books for Tweens Who Love Musical Theater

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Tips & Advice

How to Show Your Kids It's Awesome to Stand Out

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Tween

Teen

Understanding What’s Really Happening with Your Adolescent: A Q&A with Dr. Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne, sexuality educator, speaker, and editor of Help Your Kids with Adolescence, shares tips to help parents better understand what's going on with their tweens and teens.