Educator Resources

Growing Reader

15 Superb Chapter Books for Second Graders

Second graders need books that hold their interest but aren’t so difficult they turn them off to reading altogether. These books are surefire winners.

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Tween

Fitting In, Sticking Out, and Finding Yourself: 16 Books for Middle Schoolers

Here are 16 books for kids — ranging from funny to sad to dramatic — that accurately portray the ups and downs of middle school life, and how to survive it.

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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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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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Pre-K

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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All Ages

Reading Through It Together: Educational Resources & Activities for Kids

Whether you’re looking to keep them focused on learning, just need some peace and quiet, or a little of both, we’re here for you.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Books That Help Kids Learn a New Language

We know the many benefits of speaking more than one language, so how can we support kids with learning a new language or reinforcing more than one language at home? One way is with bilingual children’s books.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Back to School 2020: Reads to Get Kids Ready, Tips for Parents & Educators, and More

Get set for the new school year! Find age-specific reads and helpful insights to help kids, parents, and teachers prepare for the year ahead.

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All Ages

Ain’t Nothing But a Family Thing: Books About All Kinds of Families

From adoption to divorce to same-sex families, kids and parents can find books that explain how all sorts of families are formed in all sorts of ways.

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Tips & Advice

How to Get Kids Into a Learning Mindset at Home

This fall, it may help to think of distance learning as the epitome of growth mindset in action. Let’s set our students up for learning success with a growth mindset perspective, good organization, plenty of technology practice, and, most of all, empathy.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee

Stories can facilitate dialogue and promote healthy communication around this difficult topic, and help to foster empathy and understanding.

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Growing Reader

Kid-Approved Books for Struggling Second and Third Grade Readers

These tips, along with kid-approved book recommendations, will help parents and educators who have a reluctant second or third grade reader on their hands.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Best Learning Workbooks for Pre-K and Elementary Students

Whether you’re a parent or caregiver looking to prevent the dreaded summer slide or simply trying to fill in the time that would usually be taken up by other activities, here are some of the best workbooks for kids in preschool and elementary school.

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