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Chris Grabenstein, Author of The Island of Dr. Libris, on the Power of Imagination

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Chris Grabenstein, Author of The Island of Dr. Libris, on the Power of Imagination

Author Chris Grabenstein knows kids. Whether he’s writing about robots, futuristic libraries, or famous literary characters come to life, his books...
Heidi Schulz, Author of Hook’s Revenge, Recommends Great Books and Strategies for Reluctant Readers

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Heidi Schulz, Author of Hook’s Revenge, Recommends Great Books and Strategies for Reluctant Readers

Heidi Schulz’s wickedly funny debut novel, Hook’s Revenge, tells the story of twelve-year-old Jocelyn, daughter of the infamous pirate Captain...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar ’s Snacks: The Definitive Ranking

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar ’s Snacks: The Definitive Ranking

Today, March 20th, is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! Instead of asking why that is, maybe you should ask, “Why isn’t it every day?” Eric Carle’s...
Mind Your Manners: 7 Funny Picture Books that Teach Etiquette

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Mind Your Manners: 7 Funny Picture Books that Teach Etiquette

It can be difficult to devote time to teaching children everyday etiquette. But you also want them to get noticed for all the right reasons, and not...
9 Books to Share with Kids Who Love The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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9 Books to Share with Kids Who Love The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar can come out of your cocoons, because we’ve hand-picked a smorgasbord of reads just for you! If the Eric Carle...
Catch Mo’ne Davis’s New Memoir Remember My Name

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Catch Mo’ne Davis’s New Memoir Remember My Name

Even if you don’t know sports, you know Mo’ne Davis. And you likely know her as the first girl to ever pitch a shutout in the Little League World...
Robots, Pirates, and a Stand-Up Comedian: 5 Middle Grade Adventures by James Patterson

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Robots, Pirates, and a Stand-Up Comedian: 5 Middle Grade Adventures by James Patterson

Adult readers are likely familiar with author James Patterson, who has been writing New York Times bestsellers since 1976. He’s the author of the...

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Big Nate Lives It Up is Funny and Wise

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Big Nate Lives It Up is Funny and Wise

He’s big (well, figuratively)! He’s bad (only sometimes)! And he’s back for Big Nate Lives It Up, the seventh novel in his eponymous bestselling...
Celebrate Frozen Fever with 7 Middle Grade Books from Elsa and Anna’s Bookshelf

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Celebrate Frozen Fever with 7 Middle Grade Books from Elsa and Anna’s Bookshelf

Still have Frozen fever? Well, Disney has the cure: not only has a sequel, Frozen 2, just been announced, but a new seven-minute short film starring Elsa,...
8 Great Cookbooks for Young Chefs

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8 Great Cookbooks for Young Chefs

With all the tempting junk food out there, it’s never too early to get your kids excited about healthy eating, and the best place to do that is right in...
5 Middle Grade Trilogies to Binge Read Over Spring Break

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5 Middle Grade Trilogies to Binge Read Over Spring Break

Wondering how to keep the kids occupied with something other than their iPhones now that school’s out for a whole week? Whether you’re headed out of...
Hop, Skip & Splash! 6 Springtime Adventures for Little Ones

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Hop, Skip & Splash! 6 Springtime Adventures for Little Ones

A change of season requires a fresh new crop of literary adventures! This collection of children’s stories celebrates spring and all the changing...

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