12 STEM Activity Books for Your Middle Grade Brainiac

If your child is interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in any of their many forms, we’ve put together a list of books that will help you channel their curiosity and fill the day with fun experiments.


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Unexpected Paths: Encouraging Middle Grade Readers to Look Beyond the Obvious

Middle grade books have the power to depict different paths and how to find them at a time when everything seems to be changing in a young person’s life and the “right” path might not seem obvious.

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7 Tips for Listening to Audiobooks with Kids

If your family has never listened to an audiobook, getting started can feel daunting, so here are some tips to get you up and running.

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Growing Reader


Numbers Are Our Friends: How to Help Our Kids Conquer ‘Mathophobia’

One of the most important things we can do is to make sure our kids see math as “friendly” and relevant in their lives — and it’s never too soon to start.



Growing Reader


7 Thought-Provoking Books for Kid Inventors

These books (for the littlest readers to middle grade readers) drive home some of the most important qualities for inventors: creativity, resilience, and problem-solving.

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Growing Reader

7 Picture Books to Capture the Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day

With all the four-leaf clovers, pots of gold, and favorite traditions, St. Patrick's Day can be a delightfully fun holiday for your little one. Fortunately, there are plenty of great books to help your child both understand and enjoy the holiday.


Growing Reader

Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Reflect on the Humor and Truth of Their Here’s Hank Series

With the Here's Hank series coming to an end, we were absolutely thrilled to chat with the authors about some of the highlights writing the books together.



8 Awesome Nonfiction Anthologies for Teens

In these highly engaging nonfiction anthologies, young people and authors convey the complexity of modern life in the face of racism, violence, love, and plain old adolescence.

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Growing Reader

5 Favorite Picture Books with a Dose of Dark Humor

Some picture-book authors have mastered the art of subtle, sly humor. Here are a few favorites that use visual humor, brilliant storylines, and surprise twists to tell dark humor tales.