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3 Reasons Your Kid Should Be Reading the Descendants Series

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3 Reasons Your Kid Should Be Reading the Descendants Series

Unless you’ve been hiding in your zombie apocalypse bunker with only old Disney VHS tapes to keep you entertained (and we totes wouldn’t blame you),...
Discover the Magical World of the Moomintrolls

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Discover the Magical World of the Moomintrolls

If you are looking for quirky fantasy books of great charm, considerable emotional depth and wisdom, and laugh-out-loud moments of fun and absurdity, and...
Dusti Bowling’s Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Delights and Inspires

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Dusti Bowling’s Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Delights and Inspires

Aven, the heroine of Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, by Dusti Bowling, is used to people asking her what happened to her arms, and she has a...
The Voyage to Magical North‘s Sequel The Journey to Dragon Island Takes Readers on a Magical Adventure

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The Voyage to Magical North‘s Sequel The Journey to Dragon Island Takes Readers on a Magical Adventure

The Journey to Dragon Island continues the magnificent adventures that began in last year’s Voyage to Magical North in fine swashbuckling style. The...
Rise of the Isle of the Lost Author Melissa de la Cruz Shares Her Summer Reading Picks

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Rise of the Isle of the Lost Author Melissa de la Cruz Shares Her Summer Reading Picks

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the irresistible Descendants series, in which the children of our favorite Disney villains fight the pull of their...

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Celebrate Summer Reading with Barnes & Noble!

Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program is back to give young readers the opportunity to earn a free book by following these three easy steps:...
Pablo Cartaya’s The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora is a Perfect Summer Read

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Pablo Cartaya’s The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora is a Perfect Summer Read

Pablo Cartaya’s debut middle grade novel The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora introduces the charming voice of Arturo Zamora, a thirteen-year-old boy...
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart Combines Fun and Adventure (With Chocolate!)

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The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart Combines Fun and Adventure (With Chocolate!)

First off, I fell in love with this book. The main character in Stephanie Burgis’ The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is a young dragon named...
7 Books for New Siblings-to-Be

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7 Books for New Siblings-to-Be

In September, my nearly five-year-old will be a big sister at last. She’s excited, thankfully, even if a little confused about how it’s all going to...
Summer Reading List: Out of Abaton Author John Claude Bemis’s Top 10 Fractured Fairy Tales

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Summer Reading List: Out of Abaton Author John Claude Bemis’s Top 10 Fractured Fairy Tales

John Claude Bemis is the author of the marvelously inventive Out of Abaton series, which breathes new life into the story of Pinocchio, complete with...
5 Picture Books For Pet Lovers

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5 Picture Books For Pet Lovers

Getting a pet kitten as a child was probably one of my all time top childhood highlights and memories. (Of course it took YEARS of begging before this...
Funny Girls is a Can’t-Miss Collection of Hilarious Essays

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Funny Girls is a Can’t-Miss Collection of Hilarious Essays

It’s no secret that kids like funny books. Let’s be honest, adults like funny books, too. We all like to laugh. And I bet that if someone asked...

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