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Want Your Child to Read More? Act Now With These 15 Easy Tips.

How would you like to learn how to help your child succeed in school? What if I said that your child’s success in school boils down to early learning, literacy, and reading? Better yet, what if I showed you 15 ways you can promote reading and literacy in your own home? Promote Reading by Being …

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Fall in Love With These 15 Middle Grade Books by AAPI Authors

Are you wondering how you can honor Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage this month? When you buy or check out Asian American children’s books from the library, you support AAPI businesses and authors, and you celebrate AAPI culture. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans have skyrocketed. It’s …

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Awesome New Middle Grade Books to Read for Black History Month

Are you looking for new middle grade books written by black authors to celebrate Black History Month? The list below includes books featuring protagonists of color. Each one is written by an author of color as well. February is Black History month in the United States. Books are one of the many ways you can …

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Five Surprising Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids

Sometimes getting children to read is tricky. In the beginning, they convince you they’ll be diehard readers for life. You buy ALL the books. You take them to your local library so they can pick out reading material that interests them. By the time they hit middle school, they spend more time on video games, …

The Best Subscription Book Boxes for Kids

Are you curious about the subscription book boxes you see all over your social media feeds? They’re not just for adults. They’re for kids, too! Perhaps you’re looking for a bookish gift for your kid. Or maybe you want to curate a list of books personalized to your child. I did the dirty work for …

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Why Participate in a Buddy Read?

A buddy read is when you read a book at the same time as someone else so you can discuss it–either during the process or once you’ve finished. Think of a buddy read as a mini-book club with more flexibility and less pressure. On Goodreads, the Nothing But Reading Challenge Group classifies different types of …

Five Ways You Can Support Your Local Library Through Covid and Beyond

Why is it important to support your local library? Libraries are an essential part of any healthy community. They matter now more than ever because they create equal access for all. They’ve evolved into hubs of learning and innovation. As a child, the library meant books, story time, and random collections of VHS tapes to …

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Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love to Read

It’s that time of year again when you might be searching for gift ideas for your kids. If your children are anything like mine, they like experiences more than anything else, but sometimes you want to give them one small thing that fits their personality. In my home, that’s lot of books and bookish merchandise! …

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The Hobbit: A Kid Reviewer’s Review

The Hobbit has been reviewed a million times. What makes this review different from the others? This is a kid reviewer’s review of The Hobbit—a review written by a kid for other kids. That makes it different and special! THE WHAT: Even though The Hobbit was published in 1937, it remains popular and is recognized …

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New Spooky Middle Grade Books to Read This October (and Beyond)

Dig out your favorite sweater, slow cook a double batch of chili, and grab a stack of spooky middle grade books to read with your kids this October! Spooky middle grade books have value all year round, but they’re especially fun this time of year. Why? Because it’s Halloween time! The parties, the costumes, the …