Growing Reader



The Best Children’s and YA Books of December 2017

We’ve rounded up some of this month’s highlights — books that share funny, true, fantastical tales of bears and fearless women, crush-worthy new acquaintances and Jedis.




FanFic Is Big with Teens and Tweens: Here’s What Parents and Educators Need to Know

While there’s much for kids to like, even love, about fanfiction, there can be a dark side to it as well. Here's what parents and educators should know.


Grown-Up Reads

10 Hot Titles to Gift the Book-Lovers on Your List

This holiday season we’ve rounded up a truly inspiring haul of beautiful books perfect for gifting. From popular page-turners to gorgeous coffee-table editions, there’s something on this list for everyone — including you.

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24 Holiday Gift Ideas for Book-Crazy Teens

Whether you're looking for gifts for the voracious bookworm or casual page-turner, these books and bookish items are guaranteed teen-pleasers this holiday season.

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19 Holiday Gift Ideas for 9- to 12-Year-Old Readers

We’ve collected some amazing books and book-related gifts for all kinds of 9- to 12-year-olds — whether they’re into computers, animals, magic, cooking, or something else!


Growing Reader

22 Holiday Gift Ideas for 6- to 8-Year-Old Readers

With so many beautiful picture books, chapter books, and book-inspired items for 6- to 8-year-olds, there's no shortage of good gifts to give this holiday season!



16 Holiday Gift Ideas for Book-Loving 3- to 5-Year-Olds

Create lasting memories with your 3- to 5-year-old this holiday. Our gift guide is full of fun and festive ideas that are perfect for your pre-K reader.


Baby & Toddler

23 Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby & Toddler Bookworms

Those first holiday gifts for little ones are so special! Our baby and toddler gift guide is chock-full of fun and festive ideas to inspire budding bookworms.

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10 Recommendations for Kids Who Loved Wonder

The best books profoundly change us. Like Wonder, these ten books push us toward greater empathy, compassion, and acceptance of differences.



Growing Reader

Where the Heart Is: 7 Books About Home for Kids

For young children, their home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world, they’ll discover that not everyone’s home is alike. These picture books show kids all different kinds of houses, both real and imagined, and the love that makes them feel like home.