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Growing Reader

Can We Keep Him? 9 Books About Pet Adoption for Kids

If you’re on the hunt for a new pet or want to introduce your child to the concept of pet adoption or animal rescue, here are nine sweet picture books to read together.

Gregory Pardlo on Discovering Poetry as a Child

Tips & Advice

The Transformative Power of Reading Poetry as a Child

Throughout his life, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo has witnessed poetry’s unique power to spur the imagination and take young readers “beyond language, beyond the literal.”

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The Hands-Down Funniest Kids’ Books, According to Authors

To celebrate Humor Month, we asked authors to share their picks for the all-time funniest books for kids. These are the giggle-inducing reads they’ve chuckled at, loved, and gone back to time and again.

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Bookshelf Must-Have: The Beauty That Remains

Looking for a teen book that’ll give you all the feels? This month’s Bookshelf Must-Have pick is a true tearjerker about love, loss, and everything in between. YA readers who enjoy stories packed with emotion will adore every page of Ashley Woodfolk’s The Beauty That Remains.

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Growing Reader

15 Read-Alouds That Will Make You Look Hilarious to Your Kids

Celebrate National Humor Month by filling it with as many laughs as possible! Add in some wacky voices as you read these spectacularly giggle-worthy picture books, and your little one will think you’re the funniest person around.

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Tween

Teen

13 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.

Lauren Eldridge, illustrator of Sleep Train

Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Meet the Illustrator: Lauren Eldridge

Lauren Eldridge gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the dreamy counting book Sleep Train and shares helpful tips for encouraging kids’ artistic creativity.

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The Best New Audiobooks for Kids and Families to Listen to This April

Here are some great new audiobooks for kids and families that are sure to be winners whether you're heading out on spring break or sticking closer to home.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Book Club for Kids: The Penderwicks

Jeanne Birdsall’s The Penderwicks is a heartwarming, funny story about the adventure-filled summer of a close-knit family. A contemporary tale that feels truly timeless, this middle grade novel is perfect for readers (of all ages!) who enjoy classics like Little Women and Anne of Green Gables.

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The Many Benefits of Sharing Jokes as a Family

Beyond the joy of a good belly laugh, sharing jokes as a family can have all kinds of benefits for kids. Here are some compelling reasons to make joking around a family habit.