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Bust-a-Gut-Books for Middle-Grade Readers

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Bust-a-Gut-Books for Middle-Grade Readers

Summertime should be filled with water-balloon fights, sleepovers, piles of books, and squeals of laughter. So we’ve rounded up some books sure to make...
5 Books for Kids Who’d Rather Watch Movies

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5 Books for Kids Who’d Rather Watch Movies

In this screen-dominated world, it can be hard to get even bookish kids reading. Not to mention, so many kids’ publications—from the classic to the...

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6 Short Stories That Will Blow Your Mind

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6 Short Stories That Will Blow Your Mind

You know that feeling you get when you would love to sit down to read a book, but you can’t because you have quite literally forty thousand things to do?...
April Fools! 10 of Fiction’s Finest Tricksters

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April Fools! 10 of Fiction’s Finest Tricksters

As you read these words, eye blackened from a trick kaleidoscope, you might be tempted to think, “Boy, do I hate April Fools’ Day.” For victims...

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The Worst Fictional Kids to Babysit

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The Worst Fictional Kids to Babysit

Being a good babysitter is an uncommon gift. For the rest of us, the best we could hope for back in our babysitting days was that the kid just wanted to...

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Our Favorite Talking Animals in Fiction

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Our Favorite Talking Animals in Fiction

Can you imagine a world without animals? Would you even want to live in it? That’s the question raised in Piers Torday’s The Last Wild. Out...

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Murderers, Kidnappers & Teachers: 10 Children’s Book Characters Who are Legit Insane

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Murderers, Kidnappers & Teachers: 10 Children’s Book Characters Who are Legit Insane

Remember how our parents used to tuck us in at night and send us off to dreamland with stories of a woman the size of a mastadon punishing kids by placing...
Celebrating 50 Years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Celebrating 50 Years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

While a number of people and things that changed my life turn 50 this year, including Lucky Charms, Mary Poppins, Nicolas Cage, Arby’s, and Mariska...
Our 7 Favorite Fictional Mice

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Our 7 Favorite Fictional Mice

Mice may be small in stature, but they figure mightily in our collective imaginations. Take a few moments to recall your favorite mice in literature, and...

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Top Tweets from Our Favorite Literary Misanthropes

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Top Tweets from Our Favorite Literary Misanthropes

After a holiday season’s worth of making nice with friends and family, perhaps you’re feeling the appeal of heading to the nearest cave/castle...
The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Gluttony

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The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Gluttony

Among the list of the Seven Deadly Sins, gluttony, alongside lust and well-performed greed, is the most fun. Sidling up to a buffet and knocking back a...

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The 7 Best Comeuppances in Literature

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The 7 Best Comeuppances in Literature

There is nothing quite as gratifying as a good comeuppance—it can even outmatch a good revenge, in some cases. Although the two definitely overlap,...

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