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15 Gift-Card-Worthy New Books for Young Readers

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15 Gift-Card-Worthy New Books for Young Readers

Nothing beats the thrill of turning a stack of gift cards into a stack of sweet new reads, and ’tis the season for young readers to stalk the aisles...
8 Series for Kids to Read After They Finish Dog Man: Fetch-22!

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8 Series for Kids to Read After They Finish Dog Man: Fetch-22!

The 8th book in Dav Pilkey’s howlarious Dog Man series, Fetch-22, hit shelves on December 10th, and the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition includes a...
An Interview with Actress and Author Skai Jackson on Her New Book, Reach for the Skai

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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...
15 Empowering Middle Grade Novels for Kids Interested in Social Justice

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15 Empowering Middle Grade Novels for Kids Interested in Social Justice

For generations, young people all over the world have taken an interest in social justice and found the courage to fight for their own rights and the...
7 Books for Kids of All Ages About Environmental Activism and Climate Change

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7 Books for Kids of All Ages About Environmental Activism and Climate Change

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has taken the world by storm with her passion for environmental activism and tireless efforts to effect change on a global...
Theresa Julian, Author of The Joke Machine, Shares Some of Her Favorite Funny Kitlit Books

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Theresa Julian, Author of The Joke Machine, Shares Some of Her Favorite Funny Kitlit Books

Yesterday a block of cheese arrived at my door. I didn’t order it, and I didn’t know who did—so I ate it. I eventually figured out that it was nacho...
5 Poignant New Middle Grade Novels That Tackle Bullying

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5 Poignant New Middle Grade Novels That Tackle Bullying

Bullying is a tough topic, but these great new middle-grade books tackle it head-on. Without flinching from the pain it causes, they manage to be...
An Interview with Whitney Gardner, Illustrator of Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice

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An Interview with Whitney Gardner, Illustrator of Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice

In truth, I wasn’t sure what I’d think of Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice, a graphic novel about the amazing Ruth Bader...
6 Swashbuckling New Graphic Novels that Will Transport Middle Grade Readers

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6 Swashbuckling New Graphic Novels that Will Transport Middle Grade Readers

This crop of six new graphic novels has something for everyone, with tales about kid superheroes, science fiction wunderkinds, and mysterious portals to...
Bookseller Favorites: Exciting New Books for Young Readers in November

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Bookseller Favorites: Exciting New Books for Young Readers in November

Prepping for the holidays means buying a turkey, cleaning the house for guests, digging out a decent sweater that hasn’t been attacked by moths, and...
Author Interview Between A Small Zombie Problem Author K. G. Campbell and Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Author Laura Ellen Anderson

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Author Interview Between A Small Zombie Problem Author K. G. Campbell and Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Author Laura Ellen Anderson

Halloween is just around the corner, so it felt like the perfect time for an interview between the authors of two haunting new titles!  In this first...
An Exciting New Rick Riordan Presents Novel Rounds Out 7 Thrilling New MG Action and Adventure Books!

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An Exciting New Rick Riordan Presents Novel Rounds Out 7 Thrilling New MG Action and Adventure Books!

Before you offer your kids any of these great new action and adventure books, make sure they don’t have much homework, because they won’t want...

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