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Pre-K

Growing Reader

5 Fantastic Ideas for Coping with Kids’ After-School Behavior

After a long day at school, do your kids can turn into a whiny, grouchy, emotional mess the minute they get home? Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as “after-school restraint collapse.” Here are a few tips to help parents navigate those after-school meltdowns.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

9 Children’s Picture Books That Spark Conversations About Homelessness

Poverty, food scarcity, mental health, and homelessness are tough issues we should discuss with our children. Don’t know where to start? These books offer a natural gateway to the conversation.

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Tips & Advice

Regulatory Activities To Implement for a Calmer Classroom

Helping kids regulate their emotions opens their capacity for learning and behavioral control. Here are some of our favorite activities to incorporate movement, breathing techniques, and grounding strategies into the classroom.

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Teen

15 Captivating YA Thrillers to Read This Summer

Whether they’re amateur true crime detectives, social media influencers, or stuck navigating private school politics, these action-packed teen thrillers will keep YA readers turning pages well past their bedtimes.

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Baby & Toddler

Tougher Than Your Toddler: Robust Lift-the-Flap Books

There’s nothing quite as sad as a lift-the-flap book that doesn’t have any flaps left. These ten books will stand up to grabby little hands read after read.

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Tween

Books Like Harry Potter: 18 Series to Read Next

These highly recommended, highly addicting, can’t-put-‘em-down stories of adventure and fantasy are perfect for kids who love the Harry Potter series.

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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!