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Grown-Up Reads

The Best Grown-Up Reads of November 2020

As we collectively embark on an unusual (but no less busy) holiday season, might we recommend the restorative powers of a great book?

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Baby & Toddler


Growing Reader

27 Picture Books That Make Great Gifts

Full of entertaining characters, inspiring themes, and charming illustrations, these gifts will keep on giving with hours of shared reading experience.

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Shop Indie Bookstores This Holiday Season

You can help indie bookstores get back on their feet this holiday season — from shopping local to making a donation.

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Best Picture Books of 2020: Ages 3 – 5

A crop of fantastic picture books were released in 2020, from both well-known authors and debuts. Check out some of our favorites and find a new book or two to read with your little one.

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Baby & Toddler


Growing Reader

Books That Celebrate Diverse Holidays and Traditions

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember there are a diverse set of holidays available to explore. Here are great picture books that introduce kids to diverse holidays and traditions.


Baby & Toddler

Best Books of 2020 for Babies & Toddlers

These wonderful board books published in 2020 will definitely warrant extra snuggle sessions over the coming weeks.

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All Ages

Christmas Books for Kids and Families

These classic Christmas-inspired books and newer offerings are cherished by kids and families every holiday season.

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Author-Illustrator Lincoln Peirce on Max & the Midknights and Big Nate

Brightly had the pleasure of speaking with Peirce about Max, Nate, the roles gender and identity play in tween novels, and what's next for these lovable characters.


All Ages

Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens

This list of stocking stuffer ideas features everything from book-related apparel and accessories that support literacy programs around the world to innovative, adorable mini books that your loved ones are sure to adore.