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15 Medal-Worthy Ice Skating Books for Kids

Get ready for the Winter Olympics with these captivating picture books and middle grade reads featuring all kinds of ice skaters!

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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.

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Tween

Role Models in Science Fiction? My Daughters Asked Where They Were

It was a weeknight and one of my twin daughters, who was in middle school at the time, had marched into the room, brandishing a book she’d finished. “Why are books with science in them always about boys?” she wanted to know.

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Brightly Storytime: The Night Before Valentine’s Day

We're gearing up for Valentine's Day with a special reading of The Night Before Valentine's Day, an adorable picture book by Natasha Wing with illustrations by Heidi Petach.

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14 New Picture Books to Share with the Kids You Love This Valentine’s Day

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we've compiled a list of lovely stories that are perfect for gifting to children on February 14th and reading all year long.

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The Page-Turning Allure of the British Upper Class

M. A. Bennett shares the personal experience that inspired S.T.A.G.S., her YA mystery about a girl who wins a scholarship to an exclusive English boarding school.