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Tween

20 of the Most Buzzed-About Middle Grade Books of 2018

Tweens had a lot to explore in 2018, including middle grade books from debut authors and new releases from major players like Dave Eggers, Wendy Mass, and Rebecca Stead.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

20 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018

This year has boasted a diverse collection of amazing picture books that celebrate wisdom, trailblazing, imagination, and love in all its many forms.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Jacqueline Woodson’s Most Beautiful, Impactful Books for Young Readers

Jacqueline Woodson has made a career out of breaking down barriers and smashing glass ceilings for children and teens through her remarkable writing. Here are some of our favorite books written by the unparalleled author.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Kids’ Audiobooks Perfect for Listening and Gifting This Holiday Season

Give the young readers in your life the gift of audiobooks this holiday season with some of our favorites for all ages, whether they’re fantasy buffs, contemporary fiends, or budding activists.

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Tips & Advice

How Books Can Help Parents Tackle Tough Topics with Kids

While my daughters and I enjoy reading for fun and entertainment, I’m grateful that books can also encourage us to dig deeper and explore topics that can be tough to talk about with kids.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Good Ideas Are Like Shooting Stars: A Chat with Author-Illustrator Jan Brett

Jan Brett, the author of so many wintry classics, chatted with us about why observation, boredom, and discovery are important for all readers and creators, young and old.

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Tween

Teen

Bookshelf Must-Have: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: A Book-to-Table Classic

Our newest Bookshelf Must-Have pick is a timeless tale has captured the hearts of readers for over 200 years with its admirable heroine and unlikely romance — and this stunning edition adds a new (delicious!) twist.

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Just For Fun

10 Times When a Book Is a Better Gift Than a Toy

Do you know what makes a great substitute for toys in almost any gift-giving situation? Books! Here are ten times when buying a book instead of another brightly hued hunk of plastic is definitely the way to go.

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All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of December 2018

December is upon us and alongside the colder climes are new stories to interest fans of picture books, middle grade books, and young adult books.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

We Love These New York Times Book Review Notable Kids’ Books of 2018

The New York Times Book Review released their list of Notable Kids’ Books of 2018 and, while so many good books stuck with us this year, we were thrilled to see a few of our favorites recognized.