‘Reading Gives Us Hope’: A Q&A with Bestselling Author Jacqueline Woodson
We were beyond thrilled to get to ask Jacqueline Woodson a few questions about writing, reading, and her platform as the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
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Brightly’s Book Club for Kids: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
Our new Book Club for Kids pick, Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson, is a beautifully written middle grade book that packs a big emotional punch.
My Path to the Hundred Acre Wood and the World of Winnie-the-Pooh
To celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh Day, January 18, one mom reflects on the long path she took to discovering — and loving — A. A. Milne’s imaginative, accepting, and fun world.
8 Picture Books to Help Kids Feel Comfortable in Their Own Skin
These confidence-building stories show little kids that they can and should be themselves, embrace what makes them unique, and pursue their interests (even those that aren’t popular among their peers).
8 Nonfiction Kids’ Books That Celebrate Black Excellence
Ranging from picture books to young adult books, these fantastic reads center on African American figures who embodied excellence in their respective fields and inspired those around them.
The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA Uncovers the History of African American WWII Heroes
Brenda Woods’s new novel for tweens highlights the little-known history of the 761st Tank Battalion, an African American military unit that served during World War II.
10 Books to Help You Survive the First Year of Parenthood
These great parenting books can help you navigate the ups and downs of your first year as a parent, from sleep training and feeding your little one to finding time and energy for yourself.
Tips & Advice
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up My Kids’ Bookshelves
Can children really embrace Marie Kondo’s rules of decluttering? My kids and I tested her methods on our disorganized bookshelves.
A Printable Educator’s Guide to Emmanuel’s Dream
Teach your kids about strength and perseverance with this Common Core-aligned teaching guide to Emmanuel’s Dream, a picture book based on a true story.