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Category: LBYR blog

Halloween Reads for Your Little Monster

My favorite, favorite, favorite holiday is Halloween! And why do I love Halloween? Well, for a start, trick-or-treating, costumes, and best of all the books! I adore Halloween picture books,…

Middle Grade Survivors

Middle school is supposed to be time in a child’s life when they just enjoy being a kid. A time when they start to form a sense of identity and…

The Dogs of LBYR

  If you love dogs, you’ve come to the right place! A few thoughts on these wagging, four-legged friends: 1) Do you ever wonder what your dog would say if…

Choose Your Favorite Power Ranger, Get a Book to Read!

Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Black, or Pink—what does your favorite Power Ranger say about your reading preferences? Take the quiz to find out!

Democracy for Dinosaurs (and Kids)!

2020 has been a big year for many reasons and we still have some historical moments to come with the impending presidential election this November. I vividly remember my parents…

How Much Magic Would You Have?

  We know Eva Evergreen has just a pinch of magic, but have you ever wondered how much magic you would have? Take our quiz to find out!

Modern Middle Grade Fairytales

Few words hold as much power over readers as “Once upon a time…”. As a child I devoured every story that was even remotely fairy tale adjacent. Folk stories. Mythology.…

Owl Awareness Day

OWL AWARENESS! How exciting! Who doesn’t love owls? We sometimes see owls, we know what they look like, but what do we really know about them? We’ve put together a…

Back-to-(Virtual) School Checklist

Starting school for the first time or returning to school after a long summer is enough to give any kid the jitters. Feelings of nervousness, excitement, fear, and joy are…

Graphics Novels You & Your Kid Can Read Together

Graphic novels are getting so much love now and I, for one, am happy about that. Graphic novels are great: you get artwork that fully lets you envision the world…

Middle Grade Books About Handling Grief

I’m pretty lucky, as far as grief goes. I didn’t experience my first loss until I was nearly in high school, and even that was tangential to me. As a…

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.…

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