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Growing Reader

Tween

15 Great Read-Aloud Books for Older Kids

We've rounded up a few mom and kid favorites for anyone looking to pick up a captivating book and cozy up with their big kids for storytime tonight.

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Grown-Up Reads

The Best Grown-Up Reads of May 2019

Are you craving a little fictional romance, or maybe a high-stakes novel that will help you blow off some steam? Either way, we’ve got you covered with this month’s best reads!

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Grown-Up Reads

Hands Held: The Lifesaving Value of Talking About Mental Health

I thought illnesses like mine were something you couldn’t, shouldn’t, mustn’t talk about. But that’s simply untrue. I discovered that when you talk about these things, a whole community of people is waiting to support you.

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Growing Reader

Tween

10 Next Reads for Kids Who Love Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier’s realistic, funny, and vivid graphic novels have made her one of today’s most popular authors. If your young reader has devoured Smile, Sisters, and Drama, here are a few other books they might enjoy.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

10 Picture Books to Help Teach Kids About Being Brave

These stories help kids understand that they’re strong, they can cope, and they’re not as fragile and small as they might sometimes feel.

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Growing Reader

20 Early Chapter Books for Boys

There are more quality chapter books for boys in existence now than ever before — though any young reader, boy or girl, is sure to appreciate the stories’ humor, adventure, and heart.

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Tween

Page-Turning Classics for 9- to 12-Year-Olds

Some kids may think of classics as a dusty, centuries-old brick of a book. We've compiled a selection of true classics tween readers will treasure for the rest of their lives.

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Tween

Teen

How to Talk to Kids About Social Media and Self-Respect

At its core, social media is about users advertising themselves, making themselves look special, important, and happy, no matter how many filters it takes.