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All Ages

Kokila: The New, Inclusive Children’s Imprint

Kokila's mission is not only to publish a greater number of diverse books, but also to embrace a new way of thinking about the publishing model — to impact which authors get a chance to be published and to change which stories land in the hands of diverse young readers.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Picture Books to Inspire Kids’ Artwork

Because it’s made for kids, imitating picture book artwork is a great way to urge kids to expand their artistic repertoires. There are countless museum-worthy picture books out there, but here are eight illustrated books particularly perfect for nudging kids to experiment and create.

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Tween

Empowering Girls to Love Math

Could the “math gap” between girls and boys be more about confidence than competence? Math teacher turned author Jennifer Swender wants girls to see math as a challenge to overcome rather than a standard of perfection to achieve.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Feel-Good Picture Books for the Warm Days of Summer

Looking to get you and your little readers into that summertime groove? Add these feel-good, nature-drenched, easy-breezy tales of summer to the very top of your family's to-be-read list this season.

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Baby & Toddler

Best Touch and Feel Books for Babies

Whether you’re looking for the perfect baby shower gift or a book to keep your baby entranced, these eight tactile board books are sure to be big hits.

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Tween

Why the Theme of My First Novel Is Childhood Loneliness

As a youngster, I would observe the interaction of siblings or friends with both an aching sense of yearning and a level of dread that proved to be an insurmountable obstacle. Childhood loneliness can be a complicated matter.

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Teen

Pride and Less Prejudice: 10 LGBTQ Books for Teens

These LGBTQ YA stories are filled with characters experiencing everything from dystopian drama to summer love to messy breakups and more.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

9 Toy-riffic Books for Fans of Toy Story

Whether you love the friendships, the adventures, or the mere idea of toys coming to life, we’ve rounded up nine fantastic books for readers who love Toy Story.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Books for Kids Fascinated by Maps

Maps can inspire wonder about faraway places and evoke fantasies about interesting journeys, or give a new perspective on a familiar location. If you have a map-lover in your household, these kid-approved titles are the perfect offerings.

big-boys-cry

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Big Boys Cry: Teaching Children That Tears Are Nothing to Fear

People often get caught up on the idea of “strength” when it comes to emotional literacy — whether they feel it takes more strength to hide your emotions, or to be open with how you feel.