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9 Valentines to the Books My Family Will Always Love

These are some of the books that remind me of times in my sons’ lives and call up specific memories I don’t want to forget. For that, each deserves a short appreciation — in the form of a love poem.

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The Books I Fell in Love with As an Awkward Immigrant Teenager

I couldn’t leave the country without a green card, but at least I could lie in bed, open a book, and escape into someone else’s miserable life. These titles resonated with me at that age and remain some of my favorites.

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How Losing Ourselves in Stories Can Help Us Find Our Greater Truths

When I first started writing Only Child, I wasn’t planning to include the Magic Tree House books. And yet, the more I progressed, the more it made sense that they would be the ones to offer Zach a much-needed escape.

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6 Fascinating Things You Might Not Know About Laura Ingalls Wilder

Even if you are a fan like myself, you probably live with a number of misconceptions about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Here are six things you might not know about her life.

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22 Books That Celebrate Lesser-Known African Americans and Their Contributions to History

Historically, many African Americans and their contributions to society have been left out of many American history books. Here are stories to help celebrate just of a few of the countless individuals who, without fanfare, played key roles in American history.

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Celebrating the Month in Stories: A February Reading Challenge for Kids

This month’s reading challenge is full of festivity, spurring children to explore books that celebrate Black History Month, Chinese New Year, and more.

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of February 2018

From stories about inspiring trailblazers to timely tales of inclusion and compassion, there’s plenty of great new books to keep young readers feeling warm on the inside this month.

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Storytime Surprises: Sophie Kinsella’s Favorite Books to Read as a Family

All five of my children spent much of their babyhoods sitting on my knee, turning pages, lifting flaps, and learning the greatest question of all time: What happens next?

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Talking Love with Matt de la Peña

"Humans are often consumed with human things. But love is everywhere, even in inanimate objects. We’re so lucky to be alive. To know the sky, and the smell of the ocean, and the power of a storm."

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The Best Grown-Up Reads of February 2018

This February offers an especially enticing group of fiction and nonfiction — books so engaging that they’re sure to beat the mid-winter blues.