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Jacqueline Woodson’s Most Beautiful, Impactful Books for Young Readers

Jacqueline Woodson has made a career out of breaking down barriers and smashing glass ceilings for children and teens through her remarkable writing. Here are some of our favorite books written by the unparalleled author.

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Kids’ Audiobooks Perfect for Listening and Gifting This Holiday Season

Give the young readers in your life the gift of audiobooks this holiday season with some of our favorites for all ages, whether they’re fantasy buffs, contemporary fiends, or budding activists.

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How Books Can Help Parents Tackle Tough Topics with Kids

While my daughters and I enjoy reading for fun and entertainment, I’m grateful that books can also encourage us to dig deeper and explore topics that can be tough to talk about with kids.

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Good Ideas Are Like Shooting Stars: A Chat with Author-Illustrator Jan Brett

Jan Brett, the author of so many wonderful wintry classics, chatted with Brightly about why boredom, observation, and discovery are so important for readers and creators of all ages.

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Bookshelf Must-Have: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: A Book-to-Table Classic

Our newest Bookshelf Must-Have pick is a timeless tale has captured the hearts of readers for over 200 years with its admirable heroine and unlikely romance — and this stunning edition adds a new (delicious!) twist.

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10 Times When a Book Is a Better Gift Than a Toy

Do you know what makes a great substitute for toys in almost any gift-giving situation? Books! Here are ten times when buying a book instead of another brightly hued hunk of plastic is definitely the way to go.

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The Best Children’s and YA Books of December 2018

December is upon us and alongside the colder climes, potential flurries, and those ever-magical snow days are new stories to interest every fan of picture books, middle grade books, and young adult books.

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We Love These New York Times Book Review Notable Kids’ Books of 2018

The New York Times Book Review released their list of Notable Kids’ Books of 2018 and, while so many good books stuck with us this year, we were thrilled to see a few of our favorites recognized.

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8 Wonderful Books by Joseph Bruchac for Children and Teens

Joseph Bruchac’s stories honor human complexity and connection in ways that entertain, inspire, and move readers at every stage. Here are just a few of our favorites in the massive Bruchac canon.

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The Best Boxed Book Sets for Children and Teens

When you’re shopping this holiday season, consider sharing one of these book sets — ranging from board books to young adult books — with your child.