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What Kind of Pity Partier Are You?

Are you feeling agitated? Irritated? Stressed out? Deflated? It’s the perfect time to throw yourself a pity party! Because nothing gets you through doom and gloom faster than balloons and…

Picture Books to Help Your Family Win 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! 2020 was a hard year for a lot of people, for a lot of reasons, and we are glad that year is over. We want 2021 to…

What Brings LBYR Joy!

It’s the holiday season, and joy is in the air! In honor of The Joyful Book by Todd Parr, we here at LBYR decided to take a moment and share…

Pick a Cocoa, Get a Book!

Do you love books? Do you love hot cocoa? Well you’ve come to the right place! Take our quiz to discover which book to curl up with a steaming mug…

Books to Celebrate World Energy Conservation Day

It’s World Energy Conservation Day, which makes a great opportunity to remind your young readers about the amazing world we live in. And what better way to do that than…

Middle Grade Books with Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Non-Conforming Characters

It’s only in the last ten years that we’ve seen books for young readers begin to reflect the lived experiences of transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming young people. Fortunately, more…

Hanukkah Picture Books to Light Up Your Night

It’s December, and Hanukkah is just around the corner! It’s never easy to feel apart from the dominant culture, and I remember this time of year always being difficult when…

Our Favorite Mischievous Magicians

As a fantasy fan, I love me a charming and tricky magician. There’s nothing like see what magic would be like in the hands of mischievous kids! So here’s a…

Picture Books About Adoption

Families come in all shapes and sizes and adoption is one way families can grow! Adoption can also pose a lot of questions both for those adopted and those curious…

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…

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