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Get Your Next Page Turner from These Independent Bookshops

Put away the iPad and peruse your local independent bookstore instead. With toy bins, story times and author meet-and-greets, they beat the internet for igniting little imaginations!

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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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10 Clever Ways to Get Your Child to Read More

“After reading these clever ways to get your child to read more, you are sure to see an increase in interest in reading!”

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Kids, Read This: 7 Independent Bookstores We Love in Boston

Support these indie bookstores that bring so much more than just books to the community.

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10+ Best Places to Sip Hot Chocolate in DFW

From rich drinking chocolate to a frozen version for warmer days, we scoured the metroplex in hopes of finding the best cups out there.

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14 Tips to Help Motivate Your Teen to Read

“In celebration of TeenTober, here are some tips to motivate your teen to read!”

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Local Business Love from Our Bay Area Writers

Book stores, dinner to go, classes for kids and all our local favorites are here!

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Auto Pilot: Local Businesses with Drive-Through & Curbside Service to Support Now

Pick up wine, food and succulents with these local Atlanta businesses will make your life easier with delivery and curbside-to-go options

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10 Quiet-Time Activities Kids Will Actually Enjoy

It’s time to get some peace and quiet up in here!

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How to Encourage Your Kids to Read at Home

While it’s ideal that children are intrinsically motivated to read, for those who are simply not interested, you may have to get more creative with the inspiration

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10 Booksmart Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

While summer vacation is a time of fun, full of barbeques, swimming, and late nights, follow these (fun!) reading tips to prevent dreaded brain drain and learning loss.

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When You Love to Read but Your Kids Don’t

And after all of that foundational building, I still watched my first-born son struggle. I felt his passion for books slipping from my parenting grasp, little wisps fighting to fade away. And that was terrifying to me. Soul crushing. How could my son not love books?

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Science Explains Why You Should Hold Onto All Those Kids Books

Before you KonMari away your kids’ books, read this.

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6 Pediatrician-Approved Tips to Keep Germs at Bay During the Winter

“As a doctor treating thousands of patients during cold and flu season, here’s my advice.”

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How to Ensure a Successful Education for Your Child

Managing our children’s education is anything but easy. We need to be encouraging without being overbearing, we need to be present and supportive without getting in the way of creative freedom. How do we help shape those young minds and…

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5 Simple Steps to Turn Your Boys into Bookworms

Raising a boy who takes pleasure out of reading books just as much as from a soccer ball or a Play Station might sound easier said than done, but, in the long run, it’s all worth it.
There are lots…

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9 Ways to Trade Video Games for Books that Satisfy

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Video games can be entertaining (though addictive) but kids who choose to play video games over other healthy activities do so because they actually satisfy several needs. The following are a few examples of why many…

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10 Easy Ways to Create a Reader-Friendly Home for Your Child

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Creating nooks for tablets, books and kids cozying up to reading
Look around your home. Go ahead – take a stroll through each room and ask yourself as you wander around, “Does my home invite my child…

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Celebrate Reading with Comics and Books

We’ve rounded up some awesome Free Comic Book Day and California Bookstore Day free events that will release your kiddo’s inner bookworm.

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Spring Clean Your Books for a Good Cause

Have you started your spring cleaning yet? If you’re like most parents, your kids probably have more than their share of books they’ve outgrown just sitting on bookshelves waiting to find new homes. Why not take the month of April…

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Back By Popular Demand: 6 More Great Places for a Mom Date

This is for all of you who have ever felt that you could benefit from a few teensy minutes with another mom friend at an undisclosed location, i.e. not in your cluttered home, not at the rainy park, nor at…

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Take a Family Vacation to Sea Ranch

Tell your kids you’re headed to Sea Ranch, and they might envision a SpongeBob SquarePants circus of sorts, full of seahorse cowboys and underwater rodeos. But a visit to Sea Ranch will be one of the most restful sojourns you’ll…

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