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the best children's and ya books of september

All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of September

Ready for Fall? You’ll find giggle-worthy picture books, adventurous middle grade novels, and spooky YA books to get you in the mood for Halloween.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: Rosa’s Song

In the latest Brightly Storytime, readers will learn about the importance of community and how one act of kindness can be passed along to others.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Make ‘Em Laugh: 13 Classic Comedies for Middle Graders

Each of these comic novels is a solid dose of good medicine -- not only in a big-picture kind of way, but also as a remedy for reluctant readers.

picture book biographies of prominent change makers

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Rise Up! 11 Picture Book Biographies About Prominent Change-Makers

These picture books show that there is no age requirement to have a powerful impact on creating a more equitable world.

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Teen

The Most Exciting YA Books to Read This Fall

This fall’s YA releases offer plenty to choose from — sequels and new installments by beloved authors, exciting debuts, adventure, fantasy, thrillers, coming-of-age stories, and more.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

The Most Exciting Picture Books Being Published in Fall 2022

Fall is right around the corner! With the changing of the seasons comes cooler temperatures, changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and new books to read! Here are the most exciting picture books coming your way this fall.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

12 Picture Books That Celebrate the Fall Season

As the weather gets cooler, grab a blanket and cozy up with a loved one while enjoying these fabulous fall stories!

middle grade books for young inventors

Growing Reader

Tween

13 Middle Grade Books for Young Inventors

Inventors come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, but some of the most exciting ideas brew in the minds of young people. Here are some fantastic books to keep your child’s hands and brains busy and dreaming up new ideas.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

We Remember: Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About 9/11

Reading and understanding have always been necessary to heal the wounds of division and violence. And so, with hope, we bring the next generation with us to the bookshelf.

books to help you bond with your baby

Baby & Toddler

13 Books to Help You Bond with Your Baby

Cuddle up with your baby or toddler, and enjoy some of these love-filled board book favorites.