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Teen

10 Captivating YA Thrillers to Read This Summer

Whether they’re exploring deep space, experimenting with monsters, or navigating private school politics, these action-packed teen thrillers will keep YA readers turning pages well past their bedtimes.

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Growing Reader

Tween

10 Imaginative Scenes for Teaching Children to Visualize as They Read

Whether students naturally imagine as they read or need to be taught to do so, they can all benefit from structured practice creating mental images with books like these.

Building Books for Children

Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Stack, Wreck, and Rebuild: Exciting Books to Get Little Ones Building

While simply sitting down on the floor together with a pile of blocks will usually get your child interested in construction play, books about building can spark fresh ideas and encourage them to imagine, stack, wreck, and, rebuild again and again.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

My Go-To Picture Books for Reading as a Family

Elyssa Friedland shares the five books that successfully entertain her three children, who span the ages of four to ten.

Best Books of July 2018

Grown-Up Reads

10 Brand-New Books to Add to Your TBR List This Month

From goosebumps-raising thrillers to moving memoirs to thought-provoking essay collections, July has a new book to please every adult reader.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

A Printable Educator’s Guide to R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book

Explore Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards with these accessible and engaging R Is for Rocket lesson plans.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Green Bean ‘Fries’ and The Day the Crayons Quit — A Perfect Recipe and Read-Aloud Pairing

For a storytime snack, Kristin Cavallari likes to prep these Green Bean “Fries” and pair them with a read-aloud of The Day the Crayons Quit.

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Just For Fun

Grown-Up Reads

6 Children’s Stories That Appear in Adult Novels

It should come as no surprise that authors are sometimes influenced by tales for kids. Here are a few favorite grown-up reads that incorporate children’s stories into their narratives.