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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Talking Love with Matt de la Peña

"Humans are often consumed with human things. But love is everywhere, even in inanimate objects. We’re so lucky to be alive. To know the sky, and the smell of the ocean, and the power of a storm."

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Tween

How Reading with Your Children Can Help Them Develop a ‘Yes Brain’

Reading together can help promote a “Yes Brain” mindset in your kids, helping them build balance, resilience, insight, and empathy. Here’s how.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Where the Heart Is: 7 Books About Home for Kids

For young children, their home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world, they’ll discover that not everyone’s home is alike. These picture books show kids all different kinds of houses, both real and imagined, and the love that makes them feel like home.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

6 Sweet Picture Books Perfect for Single Moms and Their Families

These children's books offer wonderful stories and messages for the millions of perfectly whole and happy families that happen to be led by single moms.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

15 Books About Siblings Getting Along (and Sometimes Not)

In a perfect world it would be all love and unity between siblings. In the real world, not so much. These kids' books are great for exploring all sides of the sibling dynamic.

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Tween

How I Found My Surrogate Family, and Strength, in a Most Unlikely Place

I believe in finding unexpected friendships. I believe in loving and supporting people who maybe seem different from us but really are so much the same.

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Tween

10 Thoughtful Novels That Deal with Divorce for Tweens

If you know a middle grade reader who is struggling to understand their parents’ separation or divorce, we hope these books will help them feel a little less alone.

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Just For Fun

Is There Anything Better Than Watching Your Kids Read a Book Together?

As I’ve watched my own kids engage with the picture books on their bookshelves, I’ve noticed numerous times when a book has ignited a spark in their eye — perhaps a realized truth or a shot of confidence.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

10 Great Picture Books for Military Families

As a military spouse, I’ve seen firsthand the unique challenges families like mine face. From the highs of reunions to the lows of separations, these reads are excellent resources for families along their military journey.

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Tween

Bookshelf Must-Have: Flying Lessons & Other Stories

From basketball games to first crushes to female pirates and even Bigfoot, there's something for every middle grade reader in Flying Lessons & Other Stories, a short story collection that celebrates and honors what makes us unique.

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Grown-Up Reads

The Best Books of Early 2017

You’ll want to add these fantastic new fiction and nonfiction books to the very top of your 2017 “to read” pile.

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Tips & Advice

Haul Out the Holiday Story Traditions

Reading is my way of finding quiet in the bustle of the holidays. It changes our focus from the presents and reminds us of the messages of the season.

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