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DIY Science Fun with 365 Weird Wonderful Science Experiments by Elizabeth Snoke Harris

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DIY Science Fun with 365 Weird Wonderful Science Experiments by Elizabeth Snoke Harris

I always look forward to science fair season, until it’s the week of the fair and I have to goad the kids through experiments that require esoteric...
7 Notable New Picture Books

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7 Notable New Picture Books

The weather is cooling off and the days are getting shorter—that means it’s reading season! Grab your favorite kids and check out these fabulous...
Fans of Magical Coming-of-Age Stories: Don’t Miss Neil Patrick Harris’ The Magic Misfits

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Fans of Magical Coming-of-Age Stories: Don’t Miss Neil Patrick Harris’ The Magic Misfits

People love magic. It gives us something to believe in when our brains tell us there is no way a trick is possible. At every magic show I have ever gone...
The Best Kids’ Books of 2017

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The Best Kids’ Books of 2017

In the last year young readers have been rewarded with an abundance of terrific new titles. With an inspiring new collection of stories for Rebel Girls, a...
6 Books with Characters Who Have Awesome Names

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6 Books with Characters Who Have Awesome Names

Naming things is hard; naming people can be even harder. Despite or maybe because of the fact that my husband and I run a naming-things business, when it...
8 New Additions to Your Holiday Book Collection

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8 New Additions to Your Holiday Book Collection

In our family, bringing up the box of holiday picture books from the basement is just as anticipated as hanging the stockings and decorating the tree. We...
Lots of Goats, Two Owls, and One Lost Puppy: 5 Chapter Books for Animal Lovers

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Lots of Goats, Two Owls, and One Lost Puppy: 5 Chapter Books for Animal Lovers

As the parent of a kindergartner who loves animals, especially when she can follow them on silly and mysterious adventures, we’re both ready to...
Darkness and Light in Tahereh Mafi’s Whichwood

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Darkness and Light in Tahereh Mafi’s Whichwood

Pulling Whichwood (the sequel to author Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Furthermore) from its packaging, I was first struck by the...
7 Middle Grade Reads for Fans of Magical Realism

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7 Middle Grade Reads for Fans of Magical Realism

Growing up, I was never a huge fan of fantasy. I just couldn’t get my mind wrapped around the fantasy worlds and vivid imaginations of the authors....
8 Picture Books About Architects and Architecture

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8 Picture Books About Architects and Architecture

Whether your kids have an interest in architecture or simply marvel at engineering, these eight picture books feature something for everyone. From drawing...
7 Picture Books About Intrepid Babies

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7 Picture Books About Intrepid Babies

Babies are notorious for getting into trouble when you turn your back for even a moment. But these babies take it a step further than car keys in mouths or...
A Prince Who Turns into a Kitten, a New Brotherband Novel, and a School Staffed by Evil Scientists: 6 Exciting New MG Picks

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A Prince Who Turns into a Kitten, a New Brotherband Novel, and a School Staffed by Evil Scientists: 6 Exciting New MG Picks

There are so many good books for middle grade readers (8 to 12 year olds) to pick from, and this fall brings its own crop to be thankful for. This bunch of...

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