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6 Baby-Sitters Club–Inspired Halloween Costumes for Couples
As everyone who filled out the Baby-Sitters Fan Club application in the back of Claudia and the Sad Goodbye back in 1989 (and promptly forgot to ask their...
Theresa Howell, Coauthor of
Leading the Way: Women in Power
, Shares 5 Books About Powerful Women and Girls
Written by Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law, author Theresa Howell, Leading the Way: Women in Power is filled with the inspiring stories of...
From Slightly Spooky to Downright Frightening: 8 Haunting New Middle Grade Ghost Stories
October’s the best month to curl up with a spooky story, and so here are some of our absolute favorite middle grade ghost stories of 2019! Some are...
Actress Raegan Revord Shares 9 Books That Have Changed Her Worldview
Voracious reader Raegan Revord, 11, is an actress on the CBS comedy Young Sheldon, and the founder of the book club Reading with Raegan. Raegan shared some...
omg nikki's back
Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever
: 5 Things We Love About
Whether you’re a self-proclaimed dork or cute, cool, and, popular (a.k.a. a CCP), middle school offers plenty of tricky terrain to tackle. Just ask Nikki...
Pumpkins, Candy, and Monsters! 11 Chapter Books (and Beyond!) Perfect for Halloween
Halloween is fast approaching, which means apple picking, pumpkin carving, candy eating, and costume wearing. But most importantly? It means snuggling...
against all odds
5 Books for Fans of the
Kids love realistic (well, mostly) stories about survival against all odds. It’s what makes Hatchet so wildly popular—and it’s what makes the vast I...
The Search for Home: A Guest Post from
The Dragon Warrior
Author Katie Zhao
What is Home? Home. A four-letter word that can carry many different meanings. When I was younger, I thought of “home” in its most literal sense, as...
to the rescue!
8 Stupendous Books for Superhero Fans of All Ages
Whether it’s Captain Awesome, Captain Underpants, or Captain America, kids love superhero adventures fraught with bad guys, good guys, and, of course,...
in a world
15 Gripping Dystopian Novels for Young Readers
Dystopian science fiction and fantasy appeals to many kids in middle school (possibly not a coincidence), but though kids that age might be drawn to the...
5 New Middle-Grade Novels for Animal Lovers
Nearly everyone’s kid goes through a phase of pretending to be an animal 24/7. If you haven’t gotten to that point with your own children yet and you...
creepy and kooky
Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Aaron Reynold’s New Middle Grade Novel,
The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter
Aaron Reynolds, the author of the brilliantly spooky and funny Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear has a new middle grade novel coming in spring...
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