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Growing Reader

XOXO: 8 Picture Books All About Hugs and Kisses

Tackling everything from hugs that turn the day around to creative ways to send hugs and kisses to understanding how to respect body boundaries, these books are perfect to read while snuggling up with your favorite little reader.



Brightly Storytime: Champ and Major: First Dogs

Our latest Brightly Storytime is a paws-itively fun new read about Champ and Major, President-elect Joe Biden's beloved dogs.



Growing Reader

Books Like Press Here: 10 Interactive Stories for Hands-On Kids

If your child is a fan of Press Here, then they're sure to love these 10 interactive books that make the reader feel like they're controlling the action on the page.

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Baby & Toddler


Growing Reader

Valentine’s Day Picture Book Gifts for Little Readers

If you’re looking for some fun Valentine’s Day book gifts for your little bookworms that they’ll enjoy reading over and over again, these are just what you need!

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All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of January 2021

Whether you want to educate or entertain, here are the best children’s and YA books hitting bookstore shelves this month.



Growing Reader

Quick 5-Minute Stories for Kids on the Go

Whether you’re looking for a quick wind-down before their nap or bedtime, hoping to capitalize on a quiet moment, or simply need a quick reset for the day, these five-minute story collections are just the ticket.

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All Ages

Kids’ Books to Read for Inauguration Day

The kids in your life can join in the Inauguration celebrations with these books, which include stories written by Kamala Harris, a new picture book about White House dogs Champ and Major, and more.


Tips & Advice

The Power of Connection for Children With ADHD

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey offer advice on how children and adults alike can thrive with ADHD in their new book.


Baby & Toddler


Brightly Storytime: Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Follow along with author Lisbeth Kaiser as she reads about Dr. King's work to spread love, kindness, and equality in this board book biography for little readers.

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Kitchen Cabinet Science Projects: Build Your Own Straw Rockets

Kids can become their own rocket designers with this fun experiment that shows how mass, thrust, and force are crucial for a successful launch.