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Growing Reader

Tween

10 Books to Inspire Kids to Love Trees

Kids don’t need a yard teeming with trees to learn to love them. Celebrate our larger, greener neighbors this Earth Day, April 22, and all year long with lush picture books that cultivate children’s interest in and appreciation of trees.

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Teen

11 Drama-Filled Teen Novels Inspired by Shakespeare Plays

Filled with tragic relationships, parental power struggles, and romance, the Bard’s stories are ripe for reenactment on the pages of teen novels.

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Tween

14 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Fifth and Sixth Grade Readers

These books are loved by fifth and sixth grade advanced readers for their unique character voices, complex plots and themes, and high page counts.

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Tween

Teen

Jump Anyway — and Other Words to Live by, a Conversation with Author Jason Reynolds

We spoke to middle grade author Jason Reynolds about his latest book, For Every One — and the words and ideas that can inspire us to continue reaching for a dream, despite it all.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Jeanne Birdsall on Penning The Penderwicks Through the Years

We chatted with author Jeanne Birdsall about the delightful (and bestselling!) book she would have first pitched as “the Little Women visit the Secret Garden.”

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Just For Fun

5 of the Coolest Children’s Libraries in the U.S.

With eye-catching designs, the best books for kids, and impressive community programming, these children’s libraries stand out as some of the top choices in the United States.

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Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: The Lorax

Read along with Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, a powerful and timeless picture book that’s perfect to explore with children on Earth Day and throughout spring.

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Tips & Advice

How to Help Kids Overcome Perfectionism

Unhealthy perfectionism inhibits children’s exploration, creativity, and personal growth. Fortunately, good books and helpful feedback from adults can work together to help our kids overcome this limiting mindset.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

What to Do When Your Child Is Not Kind

As parents, we want our kids to be thoughtful and empathetic to those around them. But what should you do when your child is frequently unkind and teaching kindness seems to be a real challenge? Dr. Thomas Lickona shares four parenting strategies that can help.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Libraries Gone Wild! 10 Imaginative Picture Books About Libraries

From a storytime invaded by poultry to a wild ride through the bookshelves on the back of a T. Rex, these tales remind us that the library is a magical place, full of possibility and fun.