Hands Up! by Breanna McDaniel

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Growing Reader

Hands Up! Reminds Black Children That They Are Beautiful and Worthy of a Life Well-Lived

Throughout Hands Up! is the image of a Black girl who is life personified. She matters every single day, 24/7. Her pain, her joy, and her being are important.

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Baby & Toddler

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Snow Problem: 10 Books for Snowy Days

Make the most of being stuck indoors with these snow-day-perfect reading suggestions for kids of all ages.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Children’s Books to Celebrate the 100th Day of School

In any classroom that painstakingly tracks each school day, reaching the 100th day of school is momentous. Here are six picture books perfect for celebrating the big day.

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Grown-Up Reads

The Best Grown-Up Reads of January 2019

January offers a chance to establish good habits that last through the year, including reading books you’d never normally read. Get started with this list of books from every genre.

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‘Reading Gives Us Hope’: A Q&A with Bestselling Author Jacqueline Woodson

We were beyond thrilled to get to ask Jacqueline Woodson a few questions about writing, reading, and her platform as the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Tween

Brightly’s Book Club for Kids: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Our new Book Club for Kids pick is Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. This timely middle grade novel is beautifully written and packs a big emotional punch.

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All Ages

My Path to the Hundred Acre Wood and the World of Winnie-the-Pooh

To celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh Day, January 18, one mom reflects on the long path she took to discovering — and loving — A. A. Milne’s imaginative, accepting, and fun world.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

8 Picture Books to Help Kids Feel Comfortable in Their Own Skin

These confidence-building stories show little kids that they can and should be themselves, embrace what makes them unique, and pursue their interests (even those that aren’t popular among their peers).

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Teen

8 Nonfiction Kids’ Books That Celebrate Black Excellence

Ranging from picture books to young adult books, these fantastic reads center on African American figures who embodied excellence in their respective fields and inspired those around them.