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Growing Reader

Tween

The Best Holiday Gifts for Kids Ages 7 – 12

From humorous adventures to moving realistic fiction and everything in between, here are our top holiday gift picks for 7- to 12-year-olds in 2018.

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Baby & Toddler

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Growing Reader

The Best Holiday Gifts for Kids Ages 0 – 6

We’ve selected the most storytime-worthy picture book gifts to inspire giggles, cuddles, and joy for little kids and their families this holiday season.

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Tips & Advice

A Parent’s Survival Guide to Reading the Same Picture Book for the 100th Time

When your kid wants to read the same story each night for weeks on end, turn to these ten strategies to make it through any book 100 times and still enjoy it afresh.

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Tween

Teen

Expert Tips for Keeping Busy Kids Connected to Books

For many children and teens, as their lives get busier with new obligations and more distractions, it can become difficult to keep up a reading habit. We asked a few experts — educators, parents, and authors — how they keep busy kids connected to books.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Books to Teach Kids About Cause and Effect

Teaching kids cause and effect develops critical thinking skills important for all ages of children. We hope these books guide kids into many thoughtful conversations that spill over into decision-making in their daily lives.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Bookful Is a New Reading App That Embraces AR and a Love of Books

By bringing children’s books to life through augmented reality, Bookful offers all kinds of learners a fun way to further engage with stories they know and love.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Strategies to Improve Kids’ Nonfiction Reading Comprehension

Since nonfiction comprises a large bulk of middle school and high school reading, it’s essential we help them learn specific nonfiction reading comprehension strategies.

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Tween

A Printable Educator’s Guide to Building Empathy with Books

Download and print this free Educator’s Guide filled with discussion questions and activities that help students explore themes like empathy, compassion, and inclusion through middle grade books.