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Tween

13 Books That 9- to 12-Year-Old Boys Say Are Awesome

According to tween boys — both avid and reluctant readers — these books were so engaging they didn’t want to put them down. See which titles they raved about.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

The Books Kids Say Are the Best to Read with Their Moms

The cozy combination of mom plus a book is a wonderful way to end any day — especially Mother’s Day. In honor of this special day, we asked kids and moms about their favorite books to read together. You'll find plenty of great ideas for storytime in their sweet and unique responses.

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Growing Reader

Tween

11 Baseball Books Kids Say Are Home Runs

Batter up! Looking for some great baseball books for kids? Check out these stories young readers are recommending to each other.

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Tween

17 Books 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Teachers Should Have in Their Classrooms

We took a peek at the books that upper elementary and middle school kids can’t wait to get their hands on during independent reading time.

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Tween

Teen

13 Read-Alouds to Help You Connect with Your Middle Schooler

I asked middle school kids and teachers for a list of their favorite read-alouds. Here are some of the top picks that I can’t wait to share with my young reader.

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Tween

10 Kid-Recommended Books Guaranteed to Make 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders Laugh

To find out which books are guaranteed to have your middle-grade reader in stitches, we went straight to the source. Here are ten books kids say crack them up.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Books That Help Kids Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

Kids highly recommend these books that build empathy and understanding of our diverse world by allowing readers to walk in someone else’s shoes for a while.

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Growing Reader

Tween

7 of the Best Books About Bullying, According to Kids

Tweens highly recommend these books as being both engaging and providing practical lessons on dealing with bullies in everyday life.

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Tween

Sad Books Say So Much: 7 Books That Give Fourth and Fifth Graders All the Feels

When kids are asked about their favorite genre, many of them say, “I love sad books.” Here are some of the best kid-recommended “sad” reads.

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Tween

What Tweens Read When They’re Feeling Down

Kari Riedel asked kids what types of books help them feel better when they're sad. She was touched by the honesty and diversity of their answers.

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Tween

4 Mistakes I Made Trying to Raise a Middle School Reader

When my son entered middle school, I made some mistakes in my efforts to ensure he continued to read for fun. Now, my family is working together to correct them.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Braving It: 14 Books That Teach Children to Be Adventurous

When James Campbell's daughter turned 15 they began a trip into the heart of Alaska. But the seed of adventure was planted years before — with the books they read together.

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