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All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of July

Whether you’re trying to survive the remaining summer days or gearing up to send the kiddos back to school, here are the best books publishing this month.

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Teen

9 YA Books That Guarantee a Good Cry

Whether they’re tears of joy, sadness, or complete heartbreak, a book that includes a good cry is essential. The books in this list all pack an emotional punch and are guaranteed to get the tears flowing.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Delightful Bath Books for Kids

There are lots of great board books and picture books (including some waterproof ones!) that show kids just how fun bathtime can be.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Brightly Storytime: DK Pop-Up Peekaboo Series

Read along with these three great books from the DK Pop-Up Peekaboo series–Baby Animals, Butterfly, and Under the Sea--perfect for curious minds who love lift-the-flap books!

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Growing Reader

Tween

12 Graphic Novels Elementary Schoolers Love

As an elementary school librarian, graphic novels were one of my favorite tools for helping reluctant readers get excited about checking out a book.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

11 Beautiful Picture Books from Black Illustrators

From soft watercolor brushstrokes and bold digital colors to expertly assembled paper collages, these eleven Black illustrators are masters of their craft.

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Pre-K

14 Classic Children's Books for Preschoolers

These are the children's books you give as gifts or buy for your family, because borrowing them from the library and reading them once will never be enough.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Books for Children and Teens That Touch on Incarceration

Millions of children have been touched by incarceration. These stories help children deal with the emotional difficulty of being separated from those they love, and encourage compassion from children who don’t personally have a parent in jail.

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Tips & Advice

4 Ways Books Improve Conversations With Our Kids

Books are indispensable tools that help spark meaningful conversations between parents and their children. See where these conversations lead today!

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Tips & Advice

10 Ways to Build Strong Relationships Between Teachers and Students

A positive student-teacher relationship correlates to a child’s ability to learn, and it improves their behavior. Here are 10 tips on how to foster these important relationships in your classroom.