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On Discovering Books that Reflect Your Culture: A Guest Post from J. C. Cervantes, Author of The Storm Runner

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On Discovering Books that Reflect Your Culture: A Guest Post from J. C. Cervantes, Author of The Storm Runner

When I was a girl the women in my family told me that we had magic in our blood. Magic to heal, to conjure, to change circumstances and the world. I tried...
Wag the Tail End of Summer with 6 Great New Dog Books

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Wag the Tail End of Summer with 6 Great New Dog Books

Though the dog days of summer might officially be over, here’s a list of great new dog books for elementary and middle school kids! Warning: these...
5 Helpful Books for Kids Anxious About Starting Middle School

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5 Helpful Books for Kids Anxious About Starting Middle School

Middle school is that magical time in our lives…Okay, who are we kidding? Middle school can be tough! And awkward! But fear not, there are a lot of...
On Belonging to Two Places: A Guest Post from Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish Author Pablo Cartaya

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On Belonging to Two Places: A Guest Post from Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish Author Pablo Cartaya

To many, Puerto Rico is a place to escape to for the warm beaches and relaxed atmosphere of island life. But it is so much more, and it has a...
Head to Your Local B&N on Saturday, September 22nd at 11am for a Storytime Event Featuring Princesses Save the World!

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Head to Your Local B&N on Saturday, September 22nd at 11am for a Storytime Event Featuring Princesses Save the World!

Don’t miss this fun storytime event featuring the second book in the beloved Princess Penelope Pineapple series, after Princesses Wear Pants! The...
6 Picture Books to Hype Your Kids for Kindergarten

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6 Picture Books to Hype Your Kids for Kindergarten

There are times when a parent is called on to play a role; something like that of a hype man in a rap group—to get your kids psyched for whatever...
Don’t Miss the Stunning Cover for the Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition of Kate DiCamillo’s Louisiana’s Way Home

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Don’t Miss the Stunning Cover for the Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition of Kate DiCamillo’s Louisiana’s Way Home

In 2016, Kate DiCamillo’s poignant coming-of-age story introduced readers to the indomitable Raymie Clarke, a young girl determined to win back her...
After Zero Author Christina Collins Shares 5 Middle Grade Novels Starring Kids with Mental Health Conditions

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After Zero Author Christina Collins Shares 5 Middle Grade Novels Starring Kids with Mental Health Conditions

When it comes to mental health representation in middle grade fiction, there seems to be an “adults only” tendency. That is, a fair number of middle...
Incredible Journeys: 6 Books About How Kids Get to School

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Incredible Journeys: 6 Books About How Kids Get to School

As a former Kindergarten teacher, I was well-versed in what my own oldest son’s transition to elementary school would be like. What I didn’t know is...
Remembering September 11th: The Events, the Victims, and the Unsung Heroes

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Remembering September 11th: The Events, the Victims, and the Unsung Heroes

On the anniversary of September 11th, we are once again struck by how vivid our memories of that day are, and yet today’s children do not have those...
Family Book Club: September Edition

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Family Book Club: September Edition

It’s back to school time! While I imagine a collective “yes!” from parents, realistically there is an audible sigh from many kids across the country....
Zora and Me Author T.R. Simon Offers Middle Grade Book Picks for Young Zora

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Zora and Me Author T.R. Simon Offers Middle Grade Book Picks for Young Zora

I love a story with supernatural elements that isn’t too scary and that’s what I wanted volume two of Zora & Me to be. Zora Neale Huston loved...

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