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15 Easy Ideas to Stall the Summer Slide

Math in the summer? Yes, it can be fun!

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Michelle Obama’s “Waffles + Mochi” Characters Are Coming to Your Bookshelf

The books will go right along with the new Netflix series.

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10 Easy & Fun Word Games to Improve Their Vocabulary

We found entertaining word games that boost vocabulary, encourage sight word recognition and exercise literacy skills.

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Top Picks For Stories That Celebrate Friendship

Discover our favorite reads about the special bond between pals.

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These Books Encourage a Lifelong Love of Reading

HarperCollins publishing has created HarperAlley—graphic novels for kids ages 6-10. Graphic novels harness the power of visual learning, engaging kids and helping emerging readers build their literary skills to become confident, independent readers.

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The Best 100+ New Books of 2020, According to Our Kids

From board books that teach kids about activism to gorgeous picture books that inspire empathy to chapter books and graphic novels full of diverse characters, 2020 was a great year to read! These are the children’s books that really stood out to our editors and their kids. 

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How Reading Builds Resilience in Kids

“Children often connect to examples of young characters in plots who are grappling with relatable and relevant issues but in unique settings or fictitious times. Here is our go-to list of resilient-inspiring books.”

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29 Books for Kids About Racism, Inequality & Injustice in America

If you’re having a hard time finding the right way to approach the topic, let literature lend a helping hand.

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Money-Saving Mom Hacks: Creative Uses for Old Baby Items 

Read this before you declutter! Holding on to some of those baby items can save you lots of time and money.

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Got an Emergent Reader? Do This Next

These clever activities are an easy way to incorporate fun learning (and reading!) into your days, often without the child even knowing!

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The Best New Kids Books from June, July & August, 2019

We spent the summer devouring some of the best new kids books in publishing. Here are our picks.

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The Best New Kids Books, March 2019

March means we are springing forward into a whole new season of books.

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10 Books All About Becoming a Big Sibling

Preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming, even when you’ve been around the block once before. There’s the gear you need to get, the plans to put in place, and the tiny but potentially troublesome task of telling your…

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Try it Out: Super Nature Adventure Keeps Families on Trails!

This local business is helping kids fall in love with our local trails. Read on to find out more.

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The Top Page-Turners from BookExpo 2017

These are the new titles you’ll want to add to the family library.

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5 Truths School Teachers Want Parents to Know

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Think back to your favorite teacher. My favorite teacher growing up was a fourth grade, no-BS badass. She’d call you out for passive-aggressively asking for the scissors instead of directly asking for them (which I never forgot). She…

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The New School in San Francisco Where Teachers Are Graded by the Students

This revolutionary new style of education is taking the Bay Area by storm.

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12 Awesome Books You Probably Haven’t Read Yet

Give “Goodnight Moon” a break and turn to these 12 exciting new reads for your next story time.

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Which Witch Is Your Favorite? 14 Witch Books We Love

Today is Witchy Wednesday so make room on the broom for some wicked-awesome stories.

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Delightfully Bookish! 5 Cool Kids Library Rooms

Stay cool on a hot summer day by spending time reading at one of these cool library reading rooms for kiddos.

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A New Dinosaur Story for Jurassic Lovers

Check out this interactive dinosaur story “Is Apatosaurus Okay?” from the Smithsonian Pre-historic Pals Collection.

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A Sweet Wildlife Experience With Eagles, Hawks & Raptors

You’ve been to the zoo multiple times and while the kids always get a kick out of seeing the elephants and tigers, sometimes the experience is lacking a little hands on thrill, right? If your kiddos are itching for some…

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Tell Me A Story

It’s party time at Seattle’s newest kiddo bookshop, Mockingbird Books. The Green Lake shop will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, August 31–stop in before then for a 10% off coupon. Mockingbird’s huge space is filled with delightful picture books,…

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