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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Nifty Tips for Reading Nonfiction Aloud to Your Child

Nonfiction has a higher value beyond its ability to assist in the writing of school reports or detailing the steps of a science experiment. Today’s nonfiction is sure to stimulate kids’ natural curiosity about the world around them.

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All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of September 2019

From a brand-new Dr. Seuss book to YA novels tackling serious topics with brave protagonists, your beloved young readers are in for a treat.  

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: Carmela Full of Wishes

Read along to Carmela Full of Wishes, a poignant tribute to family, home, and hope from the creators of Last Stop on Market Street.

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All Ages

Printable: First Day of School Photo Sign

The first day of school is upon us! And you know what that means: it's time to capture the start of another year of fun and learning.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

10 Picture Books to Inspire Adventurous Girls

This list of both fiction and nonfiction picture books showcases a variety of diverse young women who break stereotypes and forge new frontiers.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! Helps Little Readers Understand Change

Even in the middle of change and transition, Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! reminds readers that “no matter what… goodbye to today… is hello to tomorrow.”

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Tween

Teen

Diverse Books Written by Own Voices Authors

If we want children to enjoy reading and be engaged, why not give them stories in which they see themselves being represented? A good place to start is by exploring diverse stories written by “own voices” authors.

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Grown-Up Reads

The Best Grown-Up Reads of August 2019

August’s best new reads feature real and imagined characters navigating relationships, journeys, and our complicated era.

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All Ages

Listen Up! Podcasts for the Whole Family

Not only can podcasts improve critical thinking, listening comprehension, and the art of storytelling skills, but they’re sheer fun. Here are a few of our family favorites.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

New School Year, New Reads! A September Reading Challenge for Kids

This month’s reading challenge ideas remind kids that — no matter what they might be assigned to read — they can and should always make time for what they want to read too.