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Growing Reader

Tween

A Printable Educator’s Guide to Mad Libs

This Mad Libs-inspired curriculum guide provides a fun and engaging way to reinforce your students’ grammar, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills.

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Growing Reader

Standing Out and Fitting In with Chris Gorman's One of a Kind

In One of a Kind, an impactful new picture book created by Chris Gorman, young readers are introduced to a pint-sized punk rocker who embraces what makes him happy and unique.

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Tween

11 Girl-Centered Sci-Fi Novels for Middle Grade Readers

These action-packed science fiction books star female protagonists and transport tweens into worlds of space travel, aliens, robots, and not-yet-realized scientific inventions.

Nonfiction Books

Tween

7 Fascinating Books for Fact-Loving Kids

If your kid can't get enough of outer space, historical factoids, or scientific phenomena, these seven thought-provoking books are for them.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Picture Books That Show Children the Importance of Listening

Children’s stories can get young readers thinking about the many different ways to “listen” and be attentive — and why they’re all so important.

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Teen

Stay True to Who You Are: Scott Reintgen on the Nyxia Series and His Advice for Teens

With its authentic characters and realistic world, it’s no wonder YA fans are getting hooked on Scott Reintgen’s action-packed Nyxia triad.

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Just For Fun

11 Things I Will Never, Ever Admit to My Local Librarian

A library parent (who occasionally does things he’s not exactly proud of) shares the deep, dark secrets his family has kept from their local librarians.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

10 Counting Books That Won’t Bore You

These entertaining counting books will help your little one learn to count, but won’t leave either of you yawning.

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Growing Reader

Mentor Texts to Teach Children Personal Narrative Writing

Studying fantastic mentor texts exposes students to examples that elevate their personal narrative writing. To expand your classroom’s collection of personal narrative mentor texts, consider these picture books.

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Tween

Teen

On the Complexity of Human Stories: A Q&A with Veera Hiranandani

Veera Hiranandani is the author of The Night Diary, a moving historical novel that follows 12-year-old Nisha and her family’s difficult journey as refugees seeking out a new home during the Partition of India in 1947.