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Jen is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in xoJane, Seattle Weekly, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Zap2it, and a bunch of other places. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and Labrador in Boulder, Colo., where she enjoys drinking iced lattes year-round, OD’ing on ’90s nostalgia, and tweeting @HarperJen.

Guts Review: 6 Ways Raina Telgemeier’s New Book Shows Real Guts

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Guts Review: 6 Ways Raina Telgemeier’s New Book Shows Real Guts

It takes real guts to survive tweendom, and bestselling author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier definitely had what it takes to make it through that...
September’s Best New Books for Young Readers

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September’s Best New Books for Young Readers

School is back in full swing, the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air, and fresh apples are ripe for the picking—as is a new crop of books for young...
Visit the Enchanting World of Wetmore Forest with Sweet Books, Huggable Plushes, and more!

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Visit the Enchanting World of Wetmore Forest with Sweet Books, Huggable Plushes, and more!

Welcome to the enchanting world of Wetmore Forest, where a whimsical band of friendly monsters—Bugsy Wingnut, Tumblebee, Snuggle-Tooth, Picklez,...
Wacky Summer Vacation Stories for Kids of All Ages

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Wacky Summer Vacation Stories for Kids of All Ages

Whether your kids’ summer break is packed with car trips, plane rides, train treks, or fun-filled family staycations, there’s plenty of free time to...
August’s Best New Books for Young Readers

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August’s Best New Books for Young Readers

It’s almost time for that first school bell to ring, but there are still plenty of hours to fill between last trips to the pool and shopping for a new...
Raina Telgemeier’s Share Your Smile Helps Readers Tell Their Own Stories

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Raina Telgemeier’s Share Your Smile Helps Readers Tell Their Own Stories

Fans of Raina Telgemeier’s bestselling graphic novels are anxiously awaiting the release of her new book Guts out September 17. But readers don’t have...
May’s Best New Books for Young Readers

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May’s Best New Books for Young Readers

With summer break within reach, spring fever has reached epidemic proportions. The only cure? Some rad new reads for kids itching to start their vacations....
7 Fun New Gift Books for Graduates of All Ages

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7 Fun New Gift Books for Graduates of All Ages

We can almost hear those opening notes of “Pomp and Circumstance,“ as everyone rushes to wrap a new copy of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! for...
A Ranking of Every Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book

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A Ranking of Every Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book

Since 2007, Jeff Kinney has been chronicling the life of everyone’s favorite underdog, Greg Heffley, as he attempts to navigate middle school, home life,...
April’s Best New Books for Young Readers

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April’s Best New Books for Young Readers

Spring flowers are blooming and so are a colorful bouquet of new books for kids. Take some time to stop and smell the rows and rows of new reads like a fun...
10 New Coming-of-Age Middle-Grade Books for March

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10 New Coming-of-Age Middle-Grade Books for March

The tweenage years are a tumultuous time for everyone, and additional challenges like health issues, childhood trauma, parents struggling with their mental...
The 10 Best Dr. Seuss Books to Read Aloud

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The 10 Best Dr. Seuss Books to Read Aloud

Dr. Seuss’s kooky characters, tongue-twisting rhymes, and invented words have long made his entire collection of books fantastic read-alouds for all...

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