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Travel the World With These Picture Books for Children

If you’ve ever dreamed of strolling through the winding streets of Europe, experiencing the vastness of Asia, or learning about the history of Africa, dive into these marvelous picture books about countries around the world.

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Growing Reader

Picture Books to Help Kids Understand Physical Disabilities and Differences

Books that show respectful and accurate representation can help parents and educators start discussions with kids about all kinds of physical differences.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Picture Books to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year kicks off on February 12th this year. In the spirit of celebration, here are some festive books to share with young readers.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Books That Celebrate Diverse Holidays and Traditions

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember there are a diverse set of holidays available to explore. Here are great picture books that introduce kids to diverse holidays and traditions.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

15 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 people in North America.

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Tween

The Importance of Latinx Representation in Children’s Literature

Author Pablo Cartaya examines the importance of Latinx representation in children's books — including within the publishing industry itself — and what it feels like to see yourself within stories.

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Teen

21 Books That Celebrate Lesser-Known African Americans and Their Contributions to History

Historically, many African Americans and their contributions to society have been left out of American history books. Here are stories to help celebrate just a few of the countless individuals who, without fanfare, played key roles in history.

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All Ages

Kids Like Me: 18 Books With Diverse Main Characters

It’s important for kids to read engaging stories with main characters that are relatable to their lives. Not just to their humanity, but also to their appearance and culture.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

15 Spanish/English Bilingual Picture Books

Bilingual picture books offer children the opportunity to develop a second language and expand their cultural awareness. Here are 15 Spanish/English gems.

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All Ages

Children's & YA Books by Latinx Authors

Featuring a wide variety of titles for kids of all ages, including picture books, middle grade & chapter books, and young adult reads, these stories recognize Latinx contributions to the world of children's literature and are great for reading at any time of year.

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Growing Reader

Must-Read Picture Books Written by Black Authors

This list encompasses just a handful of incredible works by Black authors. We hope it inspires you and encourages you to expand and diversify your reading library.

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Pre-K

Now Hear This: 10 Engaging Audiobooks for Preschoolers

While not a replacement for reading a book aloud, audiobooks provide many benefits of their own, helping kids to expand their imagination and strengthen their listening, pronunciation, and comprehension skills.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Antiracist Baby Encourages Readers Big and Small to Think Deeper About Race and Racism

Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Baby encourages us to stop tiptoeing around racism. With bright, engaging illustrations and thoughtful, rhyming text, this book is an excellent antiracism primer for both little readers and their grown-ups.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality

These books can serve as resources to help us move beyond tokens and icons and into a deeper understanding of our history and its legacy, toward liberty and justice for all.

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