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Tips & Advice

7 Lessons I Learned from Ali Wong’s Dear Girls

When I cracked the spine of Ali Wong's book, "Dear Girls" — essays written as letters to her two young daughters — I expected to laugh. And I did. I did not expect to learn much about being a mom. But I did anyway.

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Growing Reader


Check ’Em Out: Kids’ Books That Celebrate Libraries

Libraries don’t just physically hold the stories we crave — sometimes, they are characters in the story. Here are some books that celebrate libraries from children’s literature.



Growing Reader

Yee-haw! 12 Fantastic Picture Books for Country Music Lovers

Pull on those cowboy boots and get ready to honky-tonk! From books by country music stars to stories about rural life, these fabulous picture books are must-reads for avid country music fans and their kids.

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All-Time Favorite Fantasy Books for Tweens and Teens

Fantasy books bring the imagination to life and allow the impossible to occur. Here are some all-time favorite fantasy books for tween and teen readers.



14 Classic Children's Books for Preschoolers

These are the children's books you give as gifts or buy for your family, because borrowing them from the library and reading them once will never be enough.


All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of April 2021

While you’re venturing outside for those first glorious days of spring, take a few of these books with you. Whether you’re in the mood for a hilarious picture book, an exciting middle grade fantasy novel, or a sweet YA romance, here are the best books publishing this month.


Baby & Toddler

Board Books on Wellness for Kids Ages 0 – 2

Whether encouraging mindfulness, helping our toddlers recognize and understand their feelings, or fostering good sleep habits, there are plenty of fun and often hilarious books to light the way.