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10 Books About Friendship for Tween Readers

Some fictional friendships serve as a “mirror” for young readers and help them relate to the characters or reflect on their own relationships. Others can be a “window” into how a friend might feel and help them build empathy for peers or classmates. Here are 10 page-turning books recommended by tween readers where friendship is a central aspect of the story.


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13 Books About Friendship for Kids Ages 3 – 5

We hope this collection of silly, touching, funny, and honest stories help your children learn the value of friendship and give them tools to build happy healthy relationships with the people they decide to let into their lives.

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11 YA Books That Highlight the Importance of Friendship

Friendship is everything in your teens. Part of that is simply developmental — it’s the time when we begin to develop our own sense of self, apart from our families, and friends are a vital part of that shift. These 11 books about friendship help us answer those questions.

Children's Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture

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Best Children’s Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture

These children’s books feature Muslim protagonists, celebrate Muslim culture, and illustrate Islamic traditions.

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Growing Reader

Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves

These books are great tools to help kids know their strengths, understand their uniqueness, and embrace both.

Best Children's & YA Books of May 2020

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Best Children’s and YA Books of May 2020

May’s best new books are meant to entertain and ease the cooped-up doldrums. Stay well and happy reading!

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Growing Reader

Mondays with Michelle Obama Featured Books

If you're looking for fantastic read-along videos, be sure to tune into Mondays with Michelle Obama.

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Brightly’s Book Club for Kids: The First Rule of Punk

We’re back with another installment of Brightly’s Book Club for Kids, where we provide you with engaging books and book-inspired activities young readers can enjoy together.

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All Ages

10 Children’s & YA Books Written by Asian Authors

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Celebrate with these children's and young adult books written by Asian authors.

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Book Gifts for High School Graduates

If you’re still deciding what type of graduation gift-giver you are, we’ve rounded up some possibilities, paired with their ideal matches. Congrats to your graduate!