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Numbers Are Our Friends: How to Help Our Kids Conquer “Mathophobia”

One of the most important things we can do is to make sure our kids see math as “friendly” and relevant in their lives — and it’s never too soon to start.

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Just For Fun

Romancing the Library: The Place Where My Love for Books Began

In celebration of National Library Week, author Christine Feehan shares the story of her first big love affair: reading at the library.

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Growing Reader

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The Funniest Audiobooks for Families

We’ve selected some of our favorite funny audiobooks narrated by stellar readers who bring these stories to life in a way that’s appealing to the whole family.

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Just For Fun

Tips & Advice

Why Dictionaries Still Matter for Kids Today

Yes, online references make homework easier and faster for kids, but there is a case to be made for meandering through the alphabet with a print dictionary.

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Growing Reader

The Best Bookish Birthday Gifts for 7- and 8-Year-Olds

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite birthday gifts for 7- and 8-year-olds — books filled with magic and wonder, a little bit of brain power, and plenty of fun.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

My First Poems: 12 Great Poetry Books for Kids Ages 0 – 4

With fun rhythm and rhyme, the stories that unfold across the pages of these picture and board books are great first introductions to poems.

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17 New Books 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Teachers Should Have in Their Classrooms

We took a peek at the books that upper elementary and middle school kids can’t wait to get their hands on during independent reading time.

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Looking with Kindness and Finding Wonder: A Chat with R.J. Palacio

We were thrilled to chat with Wonder author R.J. Palacio about the inspiration behind her new picture book, the impact the Choose Kind movement has had on her life, her favorite precept, and the books she loved reading to her children.

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Tween

Teen

11 Children’s and YA Books to Help Remember the Holocaust

How do we even begin to talk to our children about the Holocaust? These picture books, middle grade reads, and YA titles are good places to start.

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Tween

Brightly’s Book Club for Kids: Wonder

Our lastest book club selection is a New York Times bestseller and soon-to-be major motion picture from author R. J. Palacio that inspired the Choose Kind movement. We hope you’ll find it as inspiring and engaging as we do.