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Excellent Next Reads for Fans of White Bird by R.J. Palacio

Kids who loved this heart-wrenching novel about a young Jewish girl coming of age in Nazi-occupied France will also enjoy these excellent read-alikes.

fractured fairy tales for young readers


Growing Reader

14 Fractured Fairy Tales for Young Readers

Ever wonder what would happen if Red Riding Hood weren’t quite so dense, or the pigs got smarter, or Cinderella stood up to her evil stepmother?

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Brightly Storytime: Agnes and the Sheep

Follow along with Ms. Linda as she reads the story of Agnes, a Great Dane who tries to keep three mischievous sheep out of trouble.



Growing Reader

31 of the Best Level 1 Books for Early Readers

These level 1 books feature short sentences, large type, and supportive picture clues. They're filled with great stories and information to keep beginning readers excited about reading.



Growing Reader

Creating Inclusive Communities Through Children’s Books

Alexandra Penfold, author of All Are Welcome, hopes to encourage inclusion and kindness by celebrating our beautiful, diverse world in her books.

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Banned & Challenged Books Every Tween and Teen Should Read

Ideas in books can ignite discovery, encourage empathy, and offer solace. With that in mind, here are 20 banned books worth reading for their ideas.

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How to Foster Belonging In Our Lives and Schools

When we open our lives and places to all kinds of people, it's an invitation to see the intrinsic value and worth in all of us and for everyone to find true belonging. Here are five ways we can foster belonging in our kids, homes, and communities.

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A Reading Rainbow: YA Novels That Explore Sexuality and Sexual Identity

These funny, moving, and powerful YA books reflect the experiences and struggles of teens exploring sexuality and sexual identity for the first time.

best pirate books for kids


Growing Reader

Ahoy, Matey! Here Be the Best Pirate Books for Kids

These arrgh-mazing picture books will have your whole family talking like a pirate, just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19!

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Tips & Advice

3 Tips to Get Your Child Excited About Math

If the time comes when you or your child struggle with math, don’t dismiss it with the “I'm just not good at math” excuse. Be curious, let go, and make connections. You'll be amazed how it will help your child's skills and confidence blossom!