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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Learning Apps to Keep Kids Engaged All Summer

We’ve pulled together a list of great apps for kids that can help them learn math, apply critical thinking skills, learn about meditation and healthy living, develop important reading and phonics skills, or simply delight in stories.

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Tips & Advice

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

Here are some helpful tips from Kate Peterson — author of You're Weird — to show your kiddos that being unique is cool, even when it doesn’t feel like it.

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Baby & Toddler

The Best Jane Austen-Inspired Baby Names

These delightful baby names are inspired by the unforgettable characters created by Jane Austen, one of English literature’s greatest novelists.

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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.

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Tween

Brightly’s Book Club for Kids: Short

Filled with laugh-out-loud moments and unforgettable characters, Holly Goldberg Sloan's Short is a heartwarming story that tweens won’t soon forget.

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Tips & Advice

How to Help Your Kids Tackle Their Required Summer Reading

Looking to motivate a not-so-motivated reader? Check out these simple tips for helping your child get through their required reading.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

The Best Children’s and YA Books of July 2017

July's new releases include exciting adventure stories, LOL-worthy comedies, edge-of-your-seat dramas, and thought-provoking historical fiction.

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Grown-Up Reads

10 Timeless Love Stories to Get Lost in This Summer

The deep connections between characters in these novels will make you want to read them over and over again.

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Pre-K

Meet the Illustrator: Adam F. Watkins

Adam F. Watkins, author and illustrator of a new picture book called Raybot and Weebot, can be counted on for meticulous detail and a playfully twisted imagination.

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Just For Fun

Get the Scoop: 5 Things You Never Knew About Ice Cream

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with these fun facts about America's favorite dessert — perfect for sharing with little fans of the frozen treat!