5 Ways Parents Can Dare Boys to Be Kind, Bold, and Brave

Authors Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague have turned the pillars of healthy manhood into dares that support boys’ authenticity and advance gender equity. Here are five fun ideas to help the boys in your life be kind, bold, and brave.


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Grown-Up Reads

The Best Grown-Up Reads of October 2020

October’s best new reads for grown-ups include sweet (and sour) romances, a new Tana French thriller, and a much-needed college admissions guide for the era of COVID-19.

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11 Legitimately Funny Books to Read Aloud with Your Kids

Sure, there are plenty of kids' books that have mastered the art of the cute, but how many have really made you laugh? These kids' books know how to bring the funny.

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Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: The President of the Jungle

In this episode of Brightly Storytime, we're reading The President of the Jungle, a wildly fun and informative picture book about the electoral process.



Books for Tweens About Elections and Voting

If your kid has a ton of questions about voting and elections, check out this list of book picks for tweens. From nonfiction reads to Mad Libs there's something for every type of reader.

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Growing Reader


Women in Congress: 14 Political Pioneers to Introduce to Kids

Share this brief history of trailblazing women in politics with your kids, or students, this election season.


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Growing Reader


Voting and Election Printables & Activities

Your little ones and growing readers can learn about the election process and how important it is, even if they aren't quite old enough to cast their vote just yet!

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10 New Swoon-Worthy Teen Romance Books

YA romance fans will love these new stories filled with magical realism, it-could-happen-to-you plots, and a whole lot of swooning!


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Brightly Storytime: Dinosaurs Before Dark

In this special edition of Brightly Storytime, author Mary Pope Osborne reads a chapter from the new deluxe, illustrated edition of Dinosaurs Before Dark, the first book in her internationally-bestselling Magic Tree House series.

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Holiday Book Gifts for Teens

Matching the perfect teen with the perfect book is easier than you think! Especially with our holiday gift guide filled with amazing YA and teen-friendly titles.