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Best Children’s Books of 2021, So Far

Time for an Amazon shopping haul.

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15 Kids Books with Black Heroes & Leads

From the highly anticipated new Tristan Strong novel to a book about a camping trip, these are the books we can’t stop reading.

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The Best Kids’ Books Featuring Awesome Latinx Characters

These stories are kid-tested and perfect for getting back into the reading groove.

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This Instant Classic Celebrates the Bond Between Kids & Their Stuffed Animals

If you have a kid, you probably have a zooful of stuffed animals living with you. These “stuffies” are more than just cute clutter—they actually serve a fundamental purpose in a child’s life. Their favorite teddy or doll is their…

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Our Favorite Books to Ease the Back-to-School Transition

Get your crew excited for the new school year!

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15 Books to Encourage Confidence in Kids

Give your kids the words they need to read to be confident and stay strong.

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19 Books That Feature Asian American Heroes & Leads

These books range from historical fiction to graphic novels to bilingual picture books and even chapter books for kids that’ll appeal to readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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17 Baby & Toddler Books That Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion

Which book teaches the lesson you want to share with your child?

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The Perfect Picture Book About Friends Who Are Family

Whether you’re cuddling up on the couch for a mid-afternoon story or winding down at bedtime, a great book brings families together for quality time and important conversations. A must-have for your kiddo’s bookshelf is Stick and Stone: Best Friends…

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Our Favorite Halloween Books This Season

Grab something pumpkin-spiced and get ready to curl up with one (or all) of these spookily sweet books for kids.

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Hit the Road! 9 Day Trip Destinations for Long Weekends

Looking to escape the city over Labor Day weekend? Try one of these destinations just a short drive away.

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20 Back-to-School Traditions to Try This Year

Start the school year off with a new family custom. Here are our favorite ideas.

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Why Imaginative Play Is So Important

In addition to being downright fun, imaginative play allows kids the opportunity to practice their social, language and creative thinking skills.

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80 Award-Winning Kids’ Books You Need for the Bookshelf

Supplement your summer reading list with a few prizewinners that hit every age and stage.

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5 Ways to Make Your Child’s Transition to Having a Sibling Easier

Expecting number two (or three or four…)? It could be a good time to prepare your child to welcome a new member of your family! The transition to the role of big brother or sister can be tough for little…

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40 Indoor Activities for Hot Summer Days

Blow their minds with indoor Olympics, ice cube art and a comedy-hour gigglefest.

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The Best Activity Books to Keep Kids Busy This Summer

There are sticker books, STEAM activities and more!

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All the Baby & Toddler Books You Need in Your Library

No tot’s library is complete without these classic books.

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Books We Love About Animals & Insects

“In children’s books, animal characters can portray a broader range of traits, both good and evil, than we would tolerate in stories about humans. These are some of our favorites.”

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38 Festive Crafts to Make This 4th of July

Want to know the secret to an awesome Independence Day? Here’s a hint—it doesn’t always have to involve fireworks.

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Pride Month Activities for NYC Families

Drag queens, yarn bombing, parades & more! Here’s where to celebrate with this kids throughout the city!

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Pride Month Activities for Atlanta Families

National Gay Pride Month is June, and Atlanta families have a rainbow of ways to show their kids that love is love.

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Your Summer Reading List Is Here

“If it has been some time since you were in a library, we encourage you to return, preferably for a leisurely visit with your children, during which you and they can savor time spent in the company of others.”

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Pride Month Activities for Chicago Families

Love is love! Chicago traditionally celebrates BIG during June’s pride month. . . get the scoop on what events are still a go for 2021!

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Beloved Children’s Author Eric Carle Passes Away at Age 91

Carle’s family announces his death was May 23.

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Bring the World to Your Children

Growing up in Texas as an Indian-American wasn’t easy. I wasn’t surrounded by people that looked like me, that ate the foods we ate at our dining table and I didn’t see other moms that dressed like mine. I often…

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Stock Your Bookshelves with These 12 Kids Books about Boston

Now is the perfect time to explore books all about our beloved Boston!

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Leslie Knope Is Running for President—In a New Children’s Book

This children’s book brings “Parks and Rec” to a new generation.

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Books to Celebrate Poetry Month (with a Special Nod to Earth Day)

“With a nod to Earth Day (April 22nd), we intentionally included poetry that celebrated nature, wilderness, and our Earth.”

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25 Banned Books Your Kids Need to Read

We’re betting you’ve read a few of these, you rebel, you.

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41 Renegade Women to Name Your Kid After

We’ve found 41 incredible women to name your daughter (or son) after.

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Should We Continue to Celebrate Dr. Seuss?

“As an educator, parent, grandparent, and human, I know that representation is important. When children do not see themselves in books or see depictions that are negative, no matter how subtle, true damage is done.”

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Books to Help Celebrate National Women’s History Month

“March had become the designated month to honor women’s contributions to American history—to celebrate stories of remarkable women whose historic accomplishments had largely been relegated to the footnotes of history books.”

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