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Mental Health Awareness Month Picture Book Roundup

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to bringing people together, improving mental health care nationwide, removing stigmas associated with mental illness, and advocating for those struggling with…

Picture Book Mysteries for Your Little Detective

Curious kids love mysteries. It’s a fact. And even the youngest of sleuths deserves an entertaining whodunit. Whether literary, numerical, or just plain silly, each of these reads contains a…

Best Mysteries for Middle Grade Sleuths

There’s nothing better than curling up under the covers with a flashlight and an unsolved mystery, staying awake just to get the next clue and racing to guess the revelations…

Pick Your Favorite Bluey Character, Get a Picture Book!

Alright, I have a confession to make… Before being assigned to write a Bluey-themed blog post, I had never even heard of Bluey. (Embarrassing, I know.) But now over 50-episodes…

Queer Middle Grade Reads

Whether you’re currently a tween navigating your mixed-up pre-teen years, or you’re an adult not-so-fondly looking back at your middle school memories, everyone can agree that those years are awkward.…

Historical Fiction for Kids (Set in the Recent Past!)

Historical fiction isn’t limited to people, places, and events long gone. In fact, some of the most powerful and fascinating books in the genre center on events of the last…

Read Children’s Books from AAPI Creators!

Between my Mandarin-speaking father, delicious hot pot dinners at friends’ homes, exciting Lunar New Year festivals in downtown Seattle, and playing Taiko in college, I feel so privileged for being…

Middle Grade Reads with Nontraditional Families

No two families are alike. They all have varied traditions and identities, and are made up of many different people. My family might look very different than the family that…

Books to Help You Prep for Spring

To know me is to know that I love winter. I love snow and cold weather and adore being outside even if it’s in the middle of a blizzard. However,…

Enriching STEM Books

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can seem boring and difficult to some people looking at it from the outside but it’s really interesting, fun and important to our growth.…

Picture Books for Little Artists

I have never met a child that didn’t enjoy art! As someone who both studied art in college and has taught art classes to kids as young as 3, I…

Join Us in the Fight Against Censorship

We are deeply concerned about the continued and organized attack to deny access to important texts, many by LGBTQIA and BIPOC voices and including Little, Brown Books for Young Readers…

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