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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Finding the Space Between Words and Images: Inside an Illustrator’s Process

That space between what the written words are saying and what the pictures are showing is where all the power and wonder are hidden.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

How to Help Your Daughter Manage Her Inner Critic

A girl’s inner critic can stop her from showcasing her strengths and building her social relationships. Fortunately, there are things parents can do to help.

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Teen

The Books That Would’ve Kept Me Reading as a 16-Year-Old Boy

Here’s a list of books I wish I had read when I was a teenage boy; maybe one of them would have convinced me to keep going with books even when literary fiction didn’t suit me just yet.

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Tween

Teen

A Sneak Peek at Some of the Rad Girls Shaping Our Future

Rad Girls Can shows us the potential and the power of young, creative, hopeful, brilliant girls, and all that they can do in this world.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

6 Ways to Model Healthy Phone Habits for Your Kids

As parents, we worry a lot about our children’s potential smartphone addiction, but what about our own? Here are six techniques that will help you be more present with your children — and your life.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Sharee Miller

In our Meet the Illustrator conversation, Sharee talks about how her own experiences inspired her new book, Princess Hair; her favorite princess growing up; and why she thinks it’s important to create art as a family.

kate-bowler-motherhood

Grown-Up Reads

Tomorrow It’s Me and You — And No List

When I got sick, I quickly felt the pull of the Bucket List. What better way to approach dying than the way that I approached living: Let’s get things done! If life was a series of experiences, I should check off all the boxes while I still had the chance.

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Tween

10 of the Most Memorable Siblings in Middle Grade Literature

Here are 10 of my favorite middle grade books about the ups and downs of sibling relationships: the fierce love, the turtle-eating, and everything in between.

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Tween

Chris Grabenstein and Russell Ginns Make the Case for Puzzle-Filled Kids’ Books

These two fantastic authors know a lot about books that pull tweens into the action and keep them guessing right until the very end.

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Tips & Advice

The Power of the Right Book to Let Our Kids Know We See Them

This is what I can tell you as an author and as a mom: discovering one’s presence in books like my son did is what makes kids feel like they EXIST.