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Middle Grade Books About Coming Out

I’ve often heard it described that coming out is a “process”—that it’s not something you do just once and it’s over, but something you have to keep doing over and…

Black Voices in Middle Grade You and Your Kids Should Read

Reading is a wonderful way to listen and learn about the experiences of other people. It’s especially important to read diversely and appreciate the many wonderful voices that offer new…

Picture Books that Remind Us “It’s Okay to Be Sad”

Life is full of good days and bad days—even for kids. But they can’t always understand what they’re feeling, and it’s important to give them the tools and language to…

Books About Anxiety & Relaxation Techniques

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry, or nervousness, usually about a looming event or something where the outcome is uncertain. It is a feeling that most people experience at…

Stories to Read for a Seaside Adventure

It’s officially summertime! The sky is bluer, the days are longer, and the sun shines brighter. During this season, all I want to do is grab a good book and…

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Modern Classic Picture Books for Your Young Intellectual

Every reader loves a classic tale, and that love starts at a very young age. The books I read as a kid were fairytales, fables and memorable stories about saying…

Graphic Novels to Get Your Child into Nonfiction

When I was a kid, the only non-fiction books I read tended to be when I was assigned a biography project and I would find a very dry, analytical book…

Dada, Daddy, DAD! – Books to Gift This Father’s Day

Dads are real-life superheroes! From bandaging boo-boos and scaring away monsters, to braiding hair and making the perfect ice cream sundae, dads can do anything. Father’s Day is a time…

LBYR Gets Dressed!

Playing dress-up is an integral part of many of our childhoods. It opens up whole worlds of imagination and gives us the freedom to explore our identities. One of my…

Middle Grade Summer Sequels

Summer reading is almost upon us! The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, and I am ready for the beach. Most importantly, I am ready for beach reading. If…

Mer-May the Right Way: With Books!

While there really is no wrong way to celebrate Mer-May, we think all celebrations should include books. What better way to spark the imagination, highlight these stunning swimmers, and be…

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