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Growing Reader


New School Year, New Reads! A September Reading Challenge for Kids

This month’s reading challenge ideas remind kids that — no matter what they might be assigned to read — they can and should always make time for what they want to read too.


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6 Modern Books to Help Parents Raising Teen Girls

A spate of brand new books tackle the topic of girls as they grow into teenagers. Here's a quick guide to what's covered and a look at what parents might be in for.

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Growing Reader

Giggling-Inducing Books for Second and Third Graders

From picture books to chapter books, these stories for second and third graders are guaranteed to elicit laughter!



How Author Derrick Barnes Prepared His Son for Kindergarten and Beyond

It’s summer time, and the “Daddy’s Summer Get-Right Academic Camp” is in full effect. This is a home program that I created …

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All Ages

Science You Can Eat: How to Make Instant Ice Cream

Need ice cream fast? Feeling lazy? Have some frozen strawberries? This super-quick recipe from Science You Can Eat by Stefan Gates is so simple it’s almost unbelievable.



There’s a Who Was? Book for That

There's a Who Was? book to match any tween's interests — from Alexander Hamilton to Serena Williams, the Wild West to the Great Pyramids!

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19 Highly-Anticipated YA Books to Read in Fall 2019

Get ready to swoon, smile, cry, and white-knuckle your way through this lineup. 



15 Fantastic Middle Grade Books Hitting Shelves in Fall 2019

From a poignant World War II graphic novel to books containing magic, friendship, humor, and even some scares, the fall season brings with it a good book (or three) for every kind of reader.