All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of October 2019

October is packed with reads both delightful and profound — from picture books celebrating generosity and creativity to middle grade reads about the power of kindness.


Sign up for the Brightly newsletter to get book recommendations, reading tips, and seasonal inspirations.


Keep an eye out for Brightly, coming to your inbox soon.

Halloween Printables and Activities Thumbnail


Growing Reader


Halloween Printables and Activities

Make Halloween a spook-tacularly good time with these fun activities for your little monsters!

9 Great Non-Fiction Books for Tweens Thumbnail


9 Great Non-Fiction Books for Tweens

If your tween is only fond of fiction, here are nine truly captivating books that will make them fall in love with its counterpart.


Baby & Toddler


Brightly Storytime: Dr. Seuss’s Spooky Things

Read along with Dr. Seuss's Spooky Things — a delightfully sweet Halloween treat for little readers, starring two of Seuss's most iconic characters.

Parenting a Dyslexic Child Takes Both Science and Faith Thumbnail

Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

Parenting a Dyslexic Child Takes Both Science and Faith

Mother and author of Bless This Mess, Ellen O'Donnell believes that when it comes to parenting, science and spirituality are not at odds with each other.

The Best Grown-Up Reads of September 2019 Thumbnail

Grown-Up Reads

The Best Grown-Up Reads of September 2019

September’s best new book releases call for long stretches of reading time, so clear the calendar and make room in your TBR stack.

banned books



Banned & Challenged Books Every Tween and Teen Should Read

Ideas in books can ignite discovery, encourage empathy, and offer solace. With that in mind, here are 17 banned books worth reading for their ideas.



Spooky (But Not Too Scary!) Books for Middle Grade Readers

If your middle schooler is ready for something a little scary, try these spooky titles that should definitely keep them hooked — and creep them out a bit.

Fall for Fantastic Books: <br>An October Reading Challenge <br>for Kids Thumbnail


Growing Reader


October Reading Challenge for Kids

These ten reading challenge ideas will have young readers haunting their bookshelves and exploring new stories all month long.



Growing Reader

My Tiny Pet Hilariously Explores Our Urge to Downsize

Mixing silliness and science, My Tiny Pet is the super cute story of one incredibly resourceful girl who uses creative thinking and a whole lot of tenacity to get a pet her family will always have room for.