105 Best Books to Read Before They Turn 12
The first book in a trilogy, this book punched a hole in the amazing-novels-for-middle-graders scene. During a month at his grandparent's house which he thinks is going to be boring, Tristan Strong, ends up on an unexpected adventure encountering figures from both West African gods along with African American folk heroes.
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12 Books That Will Make Your Kids Better People
(3 days ago) This precious picture book by Sophy Henn has a clear message: happiness is contagious. From giggles to hugs to an awesome new discovery, the illustrations are as cheerful as the words. A perfect read and reminder that a kid can change the world with one little smile. Ages: 3-7. Cost: $16.99.
27 Black History Books to Read with Your Kids
(1 days ago) The 1619 Projects - Born on the Water This picture book is a kid-appropriate version of the New York Times' groundbreaking 1619 project.Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, bestselling author Renée Watson, and Artivist Nikkolas Smith, it chronicles the consequences of slavery in America.
13 Construction Books Every Little Builder Needs
(2 days ago) Tap into their love of all things construction and get them engaged in reading with a few of these books that they will definitely dig. From old classics to new favorites, we’ve got your blueprint for active imaginations and trucks, trucks, trucks. Click through the gallery to see them all. Little Excavator. Age: 2-5 "Llama Llama" author Anna
25 Banned Books That Every Kid Needs to Read
(5 days ago) But the first book in this popular series was first banned in 1990 because adults were concerned by its “graphic violence, mysticism and gore.” Then in 2005, a group focused on the separation of church and state tried banning the book from Florida’s public schools after then-Governor, Jeb Bush, promoted it in a statewide reading contest.
13 LEGO Books That'll Keep Your Kids Busy
(2 days ago) LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life Building on the success of the popular The LEGO Ideas Book, this book is designed for LEGO builders looking to think, build and play creatively. The fun guide features more than 200 different builds and includes a mixture of simple, medium and complex models.
Warning: These Classic Books Have Major Racial …
(5 days ago) Before it was an Eddie Murphy or Robert Downey Jr. film adaptation, Dr. DoLittle was a popular kid’s book from the 1950s. The plot? A doctor realizes he can chat with animals. One part of the book, though, that you won't see in the modern flicks are when the doctor meets an African prince who wants to marry a white princess.
The Tiny Chef Releases New Picture Book
(5 days ago) If you didn’t already know, The Tiny Chef is the world’s tiniest herbivore chef. He loves whipping up teeny meals as the host of The Tiny Chef Show.Cheffy just released his new book, The Tiny Chef and da mishing weshipee blook, with Penguin Random House.
Read This: Black-Owned Indie Bookstores to Support Today
(7 days ago) Louisiana. Between the Lines—Baton Rouge, LA. Community Book Center—Taking local orders by phone.New Orleans, LA. Maryland. Everyone's Place—Taking local orders by phone.Baltimore, MD. Loyalty Bookstore—Loyalty was founded by Hannah Oliver Depp, a Black and Queer Bookseller who has spent her career working to diversify the book …
10 Books That Help Kids Understand & Get Through Puberty
(1 days ago) The book has a nonjudgmental tone and includes diagrams of external and internal male and female anatomy, along with straightforward, factual information on sexual activity, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, and more. Recommended for ages 9 and older. Conversation starters:
The Best Children's Books of 2021
(8 days ago) The Carlynn Whitt-illustrated book follows Richards early life and rise to political prowess where she went on to inspire the likes of Hilary Clinton and take on the "boys club" of politics. Ages: 4-8. Get it here, $18. Except Antarctica Todd Sturgell's debut children's book is hilarious and educational for young and old alike.
19 Classic Books All Babies and Toddlers Should Have
(1 days ago) A Child’s Book of Poems Illustrator Gyo Fujikawa’s roly poly, chubby-cheeked little ones fill the pages of this collection of classic poems. Toddlers love looking at the layered illustrations while listening to poems like “Winken, Blinken, and Nod” and the classic nursery rhymes that fill these pages.
9 Books On Bullying (& Bullying Prevention) Every Family
(7 days ago) The Infamous Ratsos. A 2017 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, author Kara LaReau introduced readers last year to the Ratsos. Louie and Ralphie’s dad, Big Lou, teaches them there are two types of people: tough or soft. And his boys are tough, of course. But the Ratso brothers, even when they try to be tough, end up doing good deeds and kind
40 Books Your Toddler Will Love
(6 days ago) The Book with No Pictures This book doesn’t need pictures to have little ones and adults laughing out loud! Author and actor B.J. Novak—yes, the one from The Office—exploits the fact that all the words in the book have to be said aloud to get readers to say all kinds of silly words and phrases. Available at amazon.com, $9.
13 All-Inclusive Resort Vacations to Book Now
(8 days ago) Book here Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa | Montego Bay, Jamaica Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive, beachfront Jamaica resort that offers world-class amenities perfect for the entire family, including a championship golf course, a private beach, a top-of-the-line spa, a waterpark and 7 upscale restaurants, bars, and grills.
15 Books to Encourage Confidence in Kids
(5 days ago) This picture book by award-winning lettering artist Jessica Hische became an instant classic. Inspired by the birth of her own daughter, Hische wanted to give kids an opportunity to reflect on their day, to understand that tomorrow is a new beginning and that self-forgiveness is the best gift you can give yourself.
11 Beautiful Books for Curious Kids
(5 days ago) The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry: 24 Experiments for Young Scientists Take a trip through the periodic table with the ultimate STEM book from Sean Connolly. With 24 hands-on experiments (which you can try again and again) and easy-to-follow instructions, kids can learn about chemistry by doing things like using ultraviolet light to
Awesome Stephen Hawking Books for Kids Who Love Space
(6 days ago) The fourth George's Secret Key book has protagonists George and Annie "off on another cosmic adventure to figure out why strange things are happening on Earth," according to the publisher. You can read a free story, "George and the Cosmic Doorway," from the book at The Sun, courtesy of its Get Kids Reading campaign in 2014.
The Best Indie Bookstores for Kids in Every State (& D.C.!)
(1 days ago) 9. Florida: The Book Loft A creaky two-story shop located on Amelia Island off the coast of North Florida, The Book Loft is as quaint as a Grandma's beach house, with tons of quiet nooks and chairs for reading and a train table for antsy toddlers. Check the calendar for bi-weekly story times, classes and author events. 214 Centre St.
19 Books That Feature Asian American Heroes & Leads
(4 days ago) Little Jagadish and the Great Experiment. This book by Ajali Joshi chronicles the journey of a young boy named Jagadish who sets out to find solutions to unanswered questions using the scientific method. Inspired by the life and work of Indian physicist, botanist, and author Jagadish Chandra Bose, this story encourages young readers to embrace
The 41 Best Christmas & Holiday Books for Kids
(8 days ago) Reading together as a family is a Christmas tradition that everyone can partake in. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or other holiday traditions (or none), this time of year is perfect for curling up with a good book and with so many holiday books for kids to choose from, you'll find one for every winter's eve. From snowy escapades to animal antics, Christmas lore, …
27 Books for Kids about Racism, Inequality & Injustice in
(9 days ago) This book covers the inspiring Maya Angelou’s journey, from a traumatic childhood to one of the world’s best-loved authors. If you thought you knew who Maya Angelou is, you are in for a treat: this book will leave you even more in awe than you already were. Written by Lisbeth Kaiser and illustrated by Leire Salaberria.
Inspiring Women's History Books Every Kid Should Read
(6 days ago) This board book by Chana Ginelle Ewing, the Founder and CEO of Geenie, a women's empowerment platform, makes learning about concepts like gender, immigration and ability accessible to even the youngest of readers. Flip through the colorful pages to find letters like D is for difference or J is for justice explained in a way anyone can grasp.
A NEW Book About Teeth & 20 Other Must-Read Children’s
(1 days ago) The Truth About the Tooth is written by Mistie Psaledas, a single Hinsdale mom of three after she created her own small tooth fairy company, Wiggle: Tooth Fairy Registry, while furloughed during the pandemic. In this delightful, educational book, tooth fairies reveal their secrets and share what happens to children's lost teeth around the world.
17 Baby & Toddler Books That Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion
(7 days ago) Beginner book lovers will be fascinated with this collection of photographs depicting young children being carried by doting caregivers. Available at amazon.com, $6.99. Global Babies by The Global Fund for Children Colorful photos abound in this board book featuring babes from 17 different countries throughout the world.
Aubrey Plaza's New Book Is Not Like the Others & We're So
(Just Now) True to Plaza’s reputation for beating to her own drum, this one is a holiday book, with a twist. Read on to learn more. Coming in Oct. 2021 and available now for pre-order, The Christmas Witch is authored by Aubrey Plaza and Daniel Murphy with gorgeous fantasy-filled illustrations by Julia Iredale.
20 Baby Memory Books & Baby Journals
(7 days ago) The book covers pregnancy to age 5 and covers milestones, vacations, celebrations and more, including six blank pages for photos and memories specific to your family. There are three covers to choose from: floral, woodland and adventure-themed. Available at amazon.com, $30.
Dino-Mite Books For Lil’ Fossil Fanatics
(2 days ago) The first book in this new series just happens to be about dinosaurs. And, it just happens to be in comic book format. Which means this is a fantastic transition book for reluctant readers to read to themselves, and it’s such a fun one they’ll be clamoring for the next book in the series, due out in July of 2016.
Gift These 6 Books to Help Raise Your Next Bookworm
(3 days ago) An extended version of Sandra Boynton’s bestselling book The Going to Bed Book, this deluxe picture book helps kids get nestled into bed and ready for a long night’s rest filled with dreams. With gentle rhyming and color illustrations, you and your child will feel heavy eyes just in time for bed. Good night and sleep tight with this read!
NYC's Best Independent Bookstores for Kids
(6 days ago) Book Culture has four stores in New York City—three on the Upper West Side, and one in Long Island city, Queens. (The Queens location's entire bottom floor is dedicated to kids books, games and toys.) The bookstore offers a robust schedule of programming at its shops; examples include musical storytimes, Mozart for Munchkins, TocToc Spanish
The Fourth Hunger Games Book Is Finally Revealed
(7 days ago) The Fourth Hunger Games Book Is Finally Revealed. It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve been back to the arena but it’s time to head back to the Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins and Scholastic have just released the title and cover art for the fourth book of the series and it’s a prequel! The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is set to take
10 Books That'll Help Your Kids with Their Social
(2 days ago) This book’s vibrant illustrations of people of color in all shapes,sizes and dress is a welcome addition to our book rotation. Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon, Illustrated by Karl James Mountford. Message: The weird features that make you stick out are the ones that make you irreplaceable.
Holiday Gift Book Recommendations from a Librarian
(3 days ago) Our monthly book list traditionally aligns with a theme, which, over the past year, has included women’s history, Earth Day, cooking and food, animal stories, summer reading—followed by returning to school.We have compiled lists of our favorite poetry collections for children and books that featured aspirational themes like gratitude and kindness.
These 12 Books Will Help You Talk with Your Kids About Divorce
(2 days ago) A Kids Book About Divorce. $19.95 BUY NOW. A Kids Book About series tackles tough topics and puts them into books designed to help normalize discussions around things like anxiety, depression, and divorce. Divorce is tough on the parents, yes, but it can be extra tricky to navigate with the kids. Written by a parent, Ashley Simpo, who has been
13 Books about Protecting Planet Earth
(6 days ago) In A Kids Book About Climate Change, youth activists Zanagee Artis and Olivia Greenspan take the overwhelming topic of climate change and explain it in understandable terms offering facts about the current state of our planet, how we got here, and how to fight for our future. Ages: 4-8. Order your copy now, $20. photo: Beach Lane Books.
"B is for Bagel" Will Be Your New Favorite ABC Book
(2 days ago) Rachel is working with partner publisher The Collective Book Studio, and is financing the project through her Kickstarter campaign which ends Thursday, September 2, at 9:59pm PDT. You can receive an early signed copy of the book starting with a $25 contribution.
15 Books to Help Kids Understand the Immigrant Experience
(7 days ago) Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre. By René Colato Laínez. Mamá the Alien is a cute, bilingual picture book that introduces issues related to immigration, documentation, and citizenship in a warm, lighthearted way for kids as young as preschool. Recommended for ages 4 and older. (Children's Book Press, 2016)
Get Reading: 7 Kid-Friendly Bookstores in Seattle
(9 days ago) Nestled in the center of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles. And the bookstore features one of our area’s best selection of new books, including a stellar collection of …
Amazon Announces 20 Best Children's Books of 2021, So Far
(5 days ago) Amazon Book Editors determine the “best of” lists, reading thousands of pages to unite readers of all ages and tastes, as well as highlight diverse authors. You’ll recognize some of the picks as bestsellers, but many might be new to you. You can find the rest of the lists, including the best books for young adults and teens, online.
9 Books You'll Love to Gift a Special Kiddo on Your List
(8 days ago) In this first heartwarming chapter book of the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty series, Itty Bitty Kitty is becoming the princess of Lollyland! While Itty is excited about her new title, she's also nervous for the change that comes with it, like trying out …
20 Kids Books with Positive LGBTQ+ Characters
(1 days ago) The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 Authored by Rick Riordan. This second book to the Magnus Chase series features a gender-fluid character named Alex, who adds depth and diversity to the story nine-world hopping and giant killing. Recommended for ages 10 and older Quality: 4 out of 5 Disney-Hyperion, 2016
Airbnb Is Offering an Overnight Stay at the "Home Alone" House
(6 days ago) The guests who book are responsible for their own travel, but it’s a small price to pay for these bragging rights. If you don’t get to claim this trip, Airbnb has plenty of other great options to make your next trip extra special.
16 Full-Length Free Movies on YouTube for Kids
(9 days ago) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) This 1972 adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale is a bit closer to the book than the Disney version, which means it may not be as lighthearted as the animated film. Still, kids who love all things Wonderland will be happy to fall down the rabbit hole. Best for ages 6 and up.