from eds to neds

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Growing Reader

How to Keep Children’s Imaginations and Independence Alive

Gideon Sterer, author of the picture book From Ed's to Ned's, provides ideas for keeping children's imaginations and newfound independence alive during a global pandemic.

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Growing Reader

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Teen

11 Inspiring Illustrated Biographies That Introduce Kids to Diverse Heroes

Readers of all ages can find much to consider, relate to, and celebrate in these transcendent illustrated biographies of people who’ve had an impact on our lives and culture.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

21 Multicultural Fairy Tales to Delight Every Child and Teen

These wonderful retellings of fairy tales present young readers with all kinds of characters and settings, offering them both a glimpse of different cultures and an opportunity to see themselves reflected in the stories.

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Pre-K

12 Books About Friendship for Kids Ages 3 – 5

We hope this collection of silly, touching, funny, and honest stories help your children learn the value of friendship and give them tools to build happy healthy relationships with the people they decide to let into their lives.

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Teen

11 YA Books That Highlight the Importance of Friendship

Friendship is everything in your teens. Part of that is simply developmental — it’s the time when we begin to develop our own sense of self, apart from our families, and friends are a vital part of that shift. These 11 books about friendship help us answer those questions.

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Tween

10 Books About Friendship for Tween Readers

Some fictional friendships serve as a “mirror” for young readers and help them relate to the characters or reflect on their own relationships. Others can be a “window” into how a friend might feel and help them build empathy for peers or classmates. Here are 10 page-turning books recommended by tween readers where friendship is a central aspect of the story.

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Pre-K

Brightly Storytime: Hey, Who Made This Mess?

Read along with Hey, Who Made This Mess?, a delightful picture book that appeals to young readers who love a little mystery.

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Growing Reader

10 Books About Friendship for Kids Ages 6 – 8

These books teach growing readers that we can be friends with people who are different from us, and that friendship requires compromise, kindness, and problem-solving.

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Baby & Toddler

Books About Friendship for Babies and Toddlers

Sensitive, vibrant, and compassionate, these heart-warming tales will introduce the littlest of readers to the power of true friendships.