What better way to inspire and foster a lifelong love of reading than by connecting our younger readers with that perfect book. It seems simple, because it is! Books are transformative, they can take us to faraway places, open our hearts and minds, teach us to see each other, and bring us together. It all starts with a book. Here are 20 essential books (classics new and old) for every […]
This past fall, I read and adored R.J. Palacio’s best-selling middle grade novel Wonder. It’s a riveting tearjerker about a boy named Auggie, who was born with a severe facial deformity and is entering the ruthless halls of middle school for the first time. Wonder is one of those rare, protagonist-driven books that weaves together heartbreak […]
Because there is no single Latinx experience, there should never be a single type of “Latinx book.” With over 30 countries making up Latin America and the Caribbean, hundreds of years of colonization and slavery, and diasporas to and from the United States, “Latinx” means something different to every individual. Stories about immigrant families like Esperanza […]
It’s the most (we hope!) wonderful time of the year. Time to take stock, revisit what’s been done and be thankful for what’s still to come. Time for food, family, and fun. And yes, books! And so, on the eve of Thanksgiving, B&N Kids asked fifteen (yes, fifteen!) of your favorite middle grade authors to […]
The ocean fascinates kids, whether they live within walking distance of the shore or in the middle of the country. Here are some great picture books to read with your kids as you anticipate visiting the beach this summer—or if you only plan to visit the ocean vicariously through the pages of a book.