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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...
Head to Your Local B&N for Storytime at 11am Saturday 11/23 and Baby & Me Storytime at 11am Sunday 11/24!

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Head to Your Local B&N for Storytime at 11am Saturday 11/23 and Baby & Me Storytime at 11am Sunday 11/24!

Frozen 2: Anna, Elsa, and the Secret River Storytime Event Saturday November 23rd at 11am Join Anna and Elsa as they embark on an adventure through the...
Try This at Home: Learn How to Draw the Titular Characters from When Pencil Met Eraser!

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Try This at Home: Learn How to Draw the Titular Characters from When Pencil Met Eraser!

Pencil loves to draw, and Eraser loves to erase, but at first, the two have very different artistic visions, and they just don’t mesh—Pencil...
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 the Author of Goodnight Bubbala, a Joyful Parody of Goodnight Moon Filled with Love, Family, and Noshing

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An Interview with the Author of Goodnight Bubbala, a Joyful Parody of Goodnight Moon Filled with Love, Family, and Noshing

If you’ve ever read Goodnight Moon and wondered, whose house is really that quiet? then you are in for a treat with Goodnight Bubbala, Sheryl...
Head to Your Local B&N for Storytime at 11am Saturday 11/16 and Baby & Me Storytime at 11am Sunday 11/17!

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Head to Your Local B&N for Storytime at 11am Saturday 11/16 and Baby & Me Storytime at 11am Sunday 11/17!

Jack Frost vs. the Abominable Snowman Storytime Event Saturday November 16th at 11am: This fun story puts kids in the driver’s seat as they decide whose...
A Q&A with Max & Ruby Author Rosemary Wells on Twin Trouble and the Newest Additions to the Series

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A Q&A with Max & Ruby Author Rosemary Wells on Twin Trouble and the Newest Additions to the Series

 Happy birthday, Max and Ruby!  This brother and sister duo will be celebrating 40 years this year, and yet they don’t look like they’ve aged...
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...
November Storytime Calendar

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November Storytime Calendar

Get ready for Storytime fun at your local B&N this November! Here’s an overview of upcoming weekend events. Saturday November 2 at 11am: The...

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