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Jump Rope Dreams: On Discovering Double Dutch as a Child

On weekends, Doreen Spicer-Dannelly and her siblings were allowed to play outside, and going to the neighborhood playground was the highlight of her week. There, in the heart of Brownsville, was where she fell in love with Double Dutch.

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Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: Llama Llama Loves to Read

Follow along with Llama Llama Loves to Read and watch as everyone’s favorite little llama and his classmates learn their ABCs, identify sight words, and read stories!

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Growing Reader

Tween

What to Do When Your Child Says, ‘But Everyone Can Read But Me’

It's not uncommon among young readers who struggle to have low self-esteem when it comes to books. Here are a few things you can say and do to help them.

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Growing Reader

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Teen

The Best Children’s and YA Books of August 2018

From playful picture books to diverse YA reads, there’s plenty of reading fun to be had this month. Here are some of the kids’ titles we’re most excited about.

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Tween

10 Bingeable Series That Middle Grade Readers Love

If you want your child to read more, a tried and true strategy is to get them hooked on a great series. These kid-approved options are highly bingeable according to young readers.

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Grown-Up Reads

The Best Grown-Up Reads of August 2018

From eye-opening nonfiction to jaw-dropping fiction, this month offers books so riveting and transportive, you’ll completely forget your end-of-summer blues.

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Growing Reader

15 Superb Chapter Books for Second Graders

Second graders need books that hold their interest but aren't so difficult they turn them off to reading altogether. These books are surefire winners.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

How to Be a Lion Is a Lovely Lesson in Being True to Yourself

“Momma, the kids on the bus said long hair is just for girls,” my daughter says, turning the idea over …

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

11 Picture Books That Teach Kids About Letter Writing

Despite the rise of technology, kids still need to know how to write a letter to someone, even if it’s via email. Use these playful picture books in the classroom to model communication, letter structure, and writing with voice.