Everything You Need to Know About Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Series

If you have a young reader at home who’s interested in the series, or if you’re just looking for your next young adult fantasy obsession, we’ve assembled this guide to everything you need to know to get started in the His Dark Materials universe.

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Baby & Toddler

Holiday Book Gifts: Ages 0 – 2

From holiday-inspired fare to timeless classics and educational read-alongs, our holiday gift guide has something for every little bookworm.



Growing Reader

Jon Klassen and His Many Hats

Brightly caught up with author-illustrator Jon Klassen, known for his trilogy of books that begins with I Want My Hat Back, to talk about hats and what’s next.


Baby & Toddler


Not-So-Scary Picture Books for Halloween

These festive picture books are a surefire way to get your children into the Halloween spirit without giving them nightmares.



Brightly Storytime: Señorita Mariposa

Follow along as Latin Grammy award-winning children's musician Mister G reads aloud from his new picture book, Señorita Mariposa.


Just For Fun

23 Book-Inspired Halloween Costumes for Kids and Parents

Whether you’re looking for a Halloween costume for yourself, your elementary schooler, or your baby, there’s something great for every book lover here.


Growing Reader

11 Frightfully Fun Stories to Get Your Kids in the Halloween Spirit

Get ready for goblins, ghosts, and spectacular stories! From silly picture books to spooky early readers, these are the perfect reads for Halloween.


All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of October 2019

October is packed with reads both delightful and profound — from picture books celebrating generosity and creativity to middle grade reads about the power of kindness.

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Growing Reader


Halloween Printables and Activities

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

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9 Great Nonfiction Books for Tweens

If your tween is only fond of fiction, here are nine truly captivating books that will make them fall in love with its counterpart.