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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

21 Books That Celebrate Lesser-Known African Americans and Their Contributions to History

Historically, many African Americans and their contributions to society have been left out of American history books. Here are stories to help celebrate just a few of the countless individuals who, without fanfare, played key roles in history.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Halloween Printables and Activities

Make Halloween a spook-tacularly good time with these fun activities for your little monsters!

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Growing Reader

Tween

16 Great Chapter Books for Third Graders

As third graders develop more independence and the ability to read longer and more complex stories, the world of children’s literature really opens up.

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Teen

Surefire YA Scares: 18 of the Best Teen Horror Books

As other book trends come and go, horror is one genre that holds up over time. These scary books for teens are sure to haunt readers in all the right ways.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

How to Help Teens Choose the Right College Amid the Pandemic

The authors of The College Conversation recommend parents, caregivers, and students align the qualities of a prospective college or university with what matters most to them as individuals — providing a rubric and helpful conversation starters.

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All Ages

9 Fun Ideas for a Safe and Happy Halloween

You can still have a memorable October 31st this year! Here are some fresh and festive ways to celebrate Halloween while staying safe and healthy. 

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Baby & Toddler

7 Books on Bravery for Babies & Toddlers

These seven books showcase a variety of ways real-life people, pets, and characters demonstrate bravery in everyday life. 

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All Ages

A Year of Meaningful Reads: Brightly’s Monthly Themes

Nothing brings families together quite like story time, so this year Brightly is encouraging parents and young readers alike to dive into books surrounding a particular theme each month.