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An Interview with Actress and Author Skai Jackson on Her New Book,
Reach for the Skai
The Hollywood Reporter named Skai one of the “Top 30 Stars Under Age 18” and she has been featured in The Cut, Teen Vogue, and Ebony. In her...
6 Heartbreaking Summer Reads for Older Middle Graders
I’m a big crier. Movies, books, and even TV commercials can bring on the tears. Catch me during a milestone for one of my daughters—say, a school...
6 Reasons Young Readers LOVE Dav Pilkey’s
When my 7-year-old first pulled Dog Man from the bookstore shelf, I was skeptical. But then she cracked it open and started to read it out loud. I think...
5 Terrific Adult Novels for New Parents
As a daughter who was raised in a complicated family with many secrets, I’m now a mother who is raising my own children in a blended family that...
Reaching For the Moon: 8 Chapter and Middle Grade Books to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the moon and said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”...
Sparring With Boys, Keeping a Dream Calendar, and Setting Her Sights on the 2024 Olympics: An Interview With 12-year-old Jesselyn Silva
My Corner of the Ring is an inspiring memoir about twelve-year-old Jesselyn Silva, a bright, strong Latinx girl who has known she wanted to be a boxer...
An Interview With Kobe Bryant of
The Wizenard Series
: From NBA Superstar to Author
The Wizenard Series: Training Camp is the first volume of a new fantasy series created byKobe Bryant and written by Wesley King. Welcome to two weeks of...
books for beginning readers
Big Problems with Mami, a Spectacular School Fair, and a Very Old Oak Tree: 6 Chapter Books We’re Loving This Summer
These six new fun chapter books offer fresh takes on so many subjects, from a parent getting remarried, to the importance of trees, to a magic camper van...
An Interview with
Born Just Right
Authors Jordan Reeves and Jen Lee Reeves
As the mother of two daughters, journeys about mother-daughter duos lift me up. That’s why Born Just Right, written by limb difference advocate...
4 Contemporary Middle Grade Novels (and One Self-Help Guide) About Recovering from an Eating Disorder
Having grown up with a mother who dieted throughout my childhood, I know eating disorders up close. I wish I’d had a book in middle school to help me...
6 Ways to Take Advantage of Screen Free Week to Get more Reading In
We are very proud of the fact that we don’t have a TV in our home. That said, going TV-free doesn’t mean much these days when it comes how to...
overturning the patriarchy
The Lost Girl
Author Anne Ursu on Girls Supporting Each Other, Finding Plot Holes, and Raising Cats
Anne Ursu is a kind, generous, and warm children’s book author whose protagonists are often fierce and determined. She’s the recipient of the McKnight...
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