Donate Old Books

Tips & Advice

5 Great Places to Donate Your Old Books

Where can you donate your old books where they'll be sure to live a full second life (and not end up in the landfill)? We've found five great places.

Groundbreaking Female Characters in YA

Teen

7 YA Heroines Who Kick Butt with Their Smarts and Hearts

In today’s YA, there are all manner of fierce heroines who play by their own rules. Here are a few of our favorite groundbreaking female characters in teen literature.

Jerry Spinelli The Warden's Daughter

Tween

Jerry Spinelli On Family, Feelings, and His Latest Book, The Warden’s Daughter

We were thrilled to chat with Jerry about the inspiration behind his new heartfelt book for middle graders, The Warden's Daughter, and what he hopes kids will take away from it.

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Tween

Teen

All-Time Favorite Fantasy Books for Tweens and Teens

Fantasy books bring the imagination to life and allow the impossible to occur. Here are some all-time favorite fantasy books for tween and teen readers.

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Just For Fun

From Scrooge to the Grinch: Why We Love Christmas Curmudgeons

Author Charlie Lovett celebrates the Christmas curmudgeon — that grumpy, sour, hater of the holidays whom we love to watch realize the error of his ways.

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Grown-Up Reads

Just For Fun

A Scrumptious Holiday Pumpkin Scone Recipe for the Whole Family

Pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg all folded up between flaky layers makes the perfect treat for a cool fall morning or a blistery winter afternoon.

2017 YA Books

Teen

17 of the Most Exciting YA Books to Read in 2017

There is truly something for every lover of YA books in 2017, whether that reader enjoys things quirky and magical, extra-real real, wild, or world-building.

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Tween

17 Middle Grade Books to Look Forward to in 2017

Check out our list of incredible 2017 middle grade books! We’ve found 17 brand-new stories coming out in 2017 that we think tweens will love.

Picture Books 2017

Pre-K

Growing Reader

17 Picture Books Not to Be Missed in 2017

2017 boasts new picture books from bestselling authors, funny debuts, poetry collections, inspirational biographies, and much, much more.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Illustrators Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson on Giving A Poem for Peter Its Visual Depth

We chatted with the illustrators behind A Poem for Peter about how they reacted when they found out they’d be working on the book, why collage is so exciting to create, and what even the most experienced artists can learn from children.