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Picture Books for Pajama Day

Few things are as comforting or whimsical as spending the day in pajamas, whether for a lazy Saturday or a themed school day. Everything seems a little more possible...

Picture Books for Your Little Zookeeper

It’s no secret that I love animals more than humans. Fluffy animals, spikey animals, animals with gills and fins, animals with loooooooong tails—you name it, they’re all the best...

Bedtime Books for Rowdy Kids Who Just Won’t Go to Sleep

As someone who used to stay up reading under the covers with a flashlight, I fully understand that many children will not be quite ready for bed when bedtime rolls…

Rated E for Everyone (Kids’ Books Grown-Ups Love Just as Much)

Looking for a book to share with your young reader? No matter what genre you prefer, we have a pick for you...

Picture Books for Music Lovers

Music connects us through joy, sorrow, and cultural memory. It can heal, teach, inspire, and bring people together...

Touching Kids’ Books About Loss and Grief

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things for anyone to cope with. It can be especially hard for young kids to understand what’s going on...

Build Your Middle Grade Adventure, We’ll Give You a Book Rec!

Your adventure can begin anywhere, at any time. You just have lookout for it...

The Books of NOT Mean People (and Animals)

Kindness is one of the greatest lessons we receive in childhood; one that follows you throughout life and never grows old. While learning to treat each other kindly is an…

Books for Your Mythology-Obsessed Kid

As a child, my dad would take me outside to show me the constellations and tell me the myths behind them. That probably explains why, even now, I still love…

Main Characters with Moxie

As a kid, nothing sucked me into a book more than a main character with an excessive dose of moxie; the characters with guts, and grit, and determination...

The ULTIMATE Nancy Drew Quiz for Super Sleuths

In Sisterhood of Sleuths, Maizy creates a Nancy Drew quiz for fellow fans of the most famous girl detective...

Celebrate Diwali with Author Raakhee Mirchandani

When I think about all the things I love about Diwali—and there are SO many—food is nearly at the top of the list. It is impossible for me to separate…

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