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Tween

Author of Born Behind Bars on Reading Beyond Your Own Experiences

‘Who wants to read only about things they’ve experienced, over and over? Perhaps some. But I’m guessing most readers prefer a book that takes them on adventures of the mind and heart.”

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Tween

Middle Grade Books for Fans of Jason Reynolds

Like Reynolds' stories, these books feature compelling characters of color, drawing readers into their complex yet highly relatable struggles.

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All Ages

Let’s Stop Labeling Books as Boy Books or Girl Books

The sad truth is that we often assume books with male protagonists are for everyone, and books with female leads are only for girls.

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Pre-K

Picture Books to Encourage Pretend Play

Inspire new playtime ideas by reading picture books about children who use their imaginations to create worlds and adventures.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

Follow along as Ms. Linda reads aloud from this delightful Halloween classic about three little bears who dare go into a spooky old tree.

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Baby & Toddler

Alphabet Books for Your Little Linguist

Alphabet books are a far more enjoyable way for children to learn the alphabet than flash cards. These ten books explore the alphabet in a creative way.

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Teen

Witchy YA Books Sure to Put a Spell on You

Forget what you know about warts and broomsticks — the witches in these YA books are complex, bold, and unpredictable, whether they’re wearing corsets in 17th century Massachusetts or the coolest mini-skirts in modern times

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Tween

Hauntingly Good Ghost Stories for Tweens

These middle grade novels feature ghosts, creepy dolls, and strange worlds, providing scares at every level, from mild (and even funny) to tense and gripping.