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Kid-Approved Books

Growing Reader

Tween

12 Graphic Novels Elementary Schoolers Love

As an elementary school librarian, graphic novels were one of my favorite tools for helping reluctant readers get excited about checking out a book.

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Growing Reader

10 Buzz-Worthy Chapter Book Series for 6- to 8-Year-Olds

Here are 10 “kid-approved” series that you may not know about but come highly recommended by young readers.

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Growing Reader

14 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced First and Second Grade Readers

These books are wholesome enough for a 6- or 7-year-old but also offer depth and complexity that make them thought-provoking for advanced readers.

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Tween

12 Kid-Approved Middle Grade Books That Tackle Mental Health

Books with thoughtful portrayals of characters who encounter mental health issues can offer tween readers comfort, connection, and inspiration.

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Growing Reader

20 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Second and Third Grade Readers

It can be challenging for advanced readers in early elementary grades to find more complex texts that are still age-appropriate. These 20 books are just right.

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Growing Reader

Tween

16 Nonfiction Books Kids Will Actually Read

Reading nonfiction doesn't have to be a chore for kids. These kid-approved informational books will appeal to even the most reluctant nonfiction readers.

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Tween

10 Female-Led Novels That Tween Boys (and Girls) Love

These middle grade books draw in boy and girl readers alike with their engaging plots, rich settings, and strong female protagonists.

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Tween

10 Bingeable Series That Middle Grade Readers Love

If you want your child to read more, a tried and true strategy is to get them hooked on a great series. These kid-approved options are highly bingeable according to young readers.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Why Kids Say They Love Fairy Tales

Almost any young person can tell you the basic plot of Cinderella or Hansel & Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood. What is it about this genre of stories that make them so memorable and so loved by kids and adults?

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Tween

14 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Fifth and Sixth Grade Readers

It can be hard for 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old kids who read at a high school level to find books that meet their reading needs but are still appropriate for their age. These books are loved by advanced fifth and sixth grade readers for their unique character voices, complex plots and themes, and high page counts.

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Tween

17 Books That Kids Say Have Helped Them Find Their Own Voice

We asked tween readers to share some of the books that have helped them discover their own voice and develop their own view of the world.

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Teen

The Best YA Books of 2017, According to Teens

What YA books were tops with teens this year? Here are the titles that teen readers were raving about to their friends in 2017.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

The Best Children’s Books of 2017, According to Kids

To put together this best-of-the-year list, we went straight to the most important people: the kids! Here are the books they loved reading most in 2017.

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Tween

15 Classics That 8- to 12-Year-Olds Say Are Worth Reading Today

We went straight to the kids to find out what classic books have stood the test of time and continue to be beloved by tween readers today.

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