Get book recommendations, tips & advice, and more tailored to your child's age.

Thank You!

The perfect book picks are on their way.

You're all set!

Diverse Books

Pre-K

Brightly Storytime: My Family and Other Families

When Liam's ticket to the Ferris wheel goes missing, it takes many different kinds of families to help save the day.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

26 Children’s & YA Books That Celebrate Native American Heritage

These stories offer young readers an opportunity to learn more about the rich and complex history of Indigenous peoples in North America.

Read More

Tween

Teen

Banned & Challenged Books Every Tween and Teen Should Read

Ideas in books can ignite discovery, encourage empathy, and offer solace. With that in mind, here are 20 banned books worth reading for their ideas.

Read More

Teen

A Reading Rainbow: YA Novels That Explore Sexuality and Sexual Identity

These funny, moving, and powerful YA books reflect the experiences and struggles of teens exploring sexuality and sexual identity for the first time.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: Rosa’s Song

In the latest Brightly Storytime, readers will learn about the importance of community and how one act of kindness can be passed along to others.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Rise Up! 11 Picture Book Biographies About Prominent Change-Makers

These picture books show that there is no age requirement to have a powerful impact on creating a more equitable world.

Read More

Growing Reader

20 Excellent Early Chapter Books With Diverse Protagonists

From fun and hilarious to profound and inspirational, your kids will have a blast reading these diverse early chapter books.

Read More

Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

17 Spanish/English Bilingual Picture Books

Bilingual picture books offer children the opportunity to develop a second language and expand their cultural awareness. Here are 17 Spanish/English gems.

Read More

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.

Read More

Tips & Advice

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on Raising Antiracist Children

Brightly had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi about his new books, what he's learned from raising his own daughter, and how to address racist ideas with your children.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

11 Beautiful Picture Books From Black Illustrators

From soft watercolor brushstrokes and bold digital colors to expertly assembled paper collages, these eleven Black illustrators are masters of their craft.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Books for Children and Teens That Touch on Incarceration

Millions of children have been touched by incarceration. These stories help children deal with the emotional difficulty of being separated from those they love, and encourage compassion from children who don’t personally have a parent in jail.

Read More

All Ages

Books and Resources to Help You Raise Anti-Racist Children

It’s never too early to talk to children about race. At Brightly, we're committed to helping you raise kids that are not only "not racist," but who are actively "anti-racist."

Read More

Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Books Set on Every Continent & A Printable Reading Activity

Explore our reading lists by continent and download our printable map to keep track of all the amazing places your young reader discovers.

Read More