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Teacher’s Pets: 7 Children’s Books About Classroom Animals

Whether you’re preparing for your class’s own pet, or have a child who wants to imagine they’re a student in one of these fun classrooms, there’s a class pet book for you.

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Turning Leaves, Turning Pages: A November Reading Challenge for Kids

With lots to do as the holidays approach, healthy reading habits can fall by the wayside. Here are some ideas to keep your kids turning pages in November!

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Fall for Fantastic Books: An October Reading Challenge for Kids

These ten reading challenge ideas will have young readers haunting their bookshelves and exploring new stories all month long.

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Tween

Unexpected Paths: Encouraging Middle Grade Readers to Look Beyond the Obvious

Middle grade books have the power to depict different paths and how to find them at a time when everything seems to be changing in a young person’s life and the “right” path might not seem obvious.

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12 Entertaining Picture Books That Teach Kids Grammar Rules

Introduce kids to grammar with these entertaining and informative picture books that show punctuation, parts of speech, and language can be playful while also helping kids grow as readers and writers.

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A Printable Educator's Guide to Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout

Teach your students about the African American history and culture behind their favorite playground games, songs, and stories with these discussion questions and classroom activities inspired by Patricia McKissack's Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout.

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Children’s Books to Celebrate the 100th Day of School

In any classroom that painstakingly tracks each school day, reaching the 100th day of school is momentous. Here are six picture books perfect for celebrating the big day.

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Tween

Brightly’s Book Club for Kids: Harbor Me

Our new Book Club for Kids pick, Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson, is a beautifully written, timely middle grade book that packs a big emotional punch.

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Growing Reader

A Printable Educator’s Guide to Emmanuel’s Dream

Teach your kids about strength and perseverance with this Common Core-aligned teaching guide to Emmanuel’s Dream, a picture book based on a true story.

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Not Just for Car Rides: When to ‘Read’ Kids’ Audiobooks at Home and in the Classroom

As a teacher and a mom, I’ve found that audiobooks can be used in a variety of settings for specific learning purposes both at home and in the classroom.

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The Difference a School Librarian Can Make, According to One Dad

I consider myself lucky that my daughter got to experience having a really amazing school librarian. I can’t begin to tell you the difference it made to her elementary school years.

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Walking in a Bookish Wonderland: A December Reading Challenge for Kids

This month’s reading challenge encourages kids to celebrate their year in reading, continue cozying up with new stories, and make some space on their bookshelves as 2019 draws to a close.

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Growing Reader

Tween

A Printable Educator’s Guide to Using Picture Books in the Classroom

This free Educator’s Guide contains picture book recommendations and activities that are aligned to Common Core standards and explore themes like family, friendship, history, and folklore.

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Books to Teach Kids About Cause and Effect

Teaching kids cause and effect develops critical thinking skills important for all ages of children. We hope these books guide kids into many thoughtful conversations that spill over into decision-making in their daily lives.

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