Crop of Tight by Torrey Maldonado

Tween

Teen

11 Contemporary Diverse Novels for Middle Grade Readers

These diverse middle grade books have authentic voices and resonate with the times in which we live today.

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I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

Teen

10 YA Survival Stories Worth Obsessing Over

These fictional reads center on teen characters who rise above their challenges, adapt to their environments, and do whatever it takes to live another day.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Stand Out at Stand-Up: 7 Truly Funny Joke Books for Kids

These funny joke books for children provide young readers with side-splitting comedic material and will keep everyone laughing for weeks to come.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Listen to an Excerpt of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Read by Ashley Judd

In this excerpt from an audiobook about fierce females in history, actress Ashley Judd introduces readers to the life of Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking.

Teacher Reading Aloud to Students

Pre-K

Growing Reader

10 Classroom Read-Alouds and Activities to Start the School Year

Sharing great books encourages students’ critical thinking through rich discussion, coaxes them to come together as a group of learners, and fosters warmth, wonder, and respect among peers.

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Tween

Jump Rope Dreams: On Discovering Double Dutch as a Child

On weekends, Doreen Spicer-Dannelly and her siblings were allowed to play outside, and going to the neighborhood playground was the highlight of her week. There, in the heart of Brownsville, was where she fell in love with Double Dutch.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: Llama Llama Loves to Read

Follow along with Llama Llama Loves to Read and watch as everyone’s favorite little llama and his classmates learn their ABCs, identify sight words, and read stories!