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9 Middle Grade Authors Share Stories About Friendship, Study Abroad, and More

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9 Middle Grade Authors Share Stories About Friendship, Study Abroad, and More

Kidlit Open Mic is a spinoff of the YA Open Mic series that occurs each month over on our Teen blog. For this series, we ask authors to share stories...
5 Books to Help Motivate Kids to Exercise

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5 Books to Help Motivate Kids to Exercise

Exercise can improve almost every part of a person’s life, or so I’ve heard. From sleep to self-confidence, sharpening memory to general health and...
6 Books About Losing Treasured Stuffed Animals

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6 Books About Losing Treasured Stuffed Animals

Losing a beloved stuffed animal can be upsetting for kids. Let’s not forget about the impact on parents and the countless hours we’ve all spent...
Celebrating Shelter Dogs: A Guest Post From Found Dogs Author Erica Sirotich

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Celebrating Shelter Dogs: A Guest Post From Found Dogs Author Erica Sirotich

I adopted Russell Redfur a year after graduating from college. A wiry Muppet of a dog, Russ found me the way many things do these days—through a post on...
The First Official Minecraft Novel is Here! Learn About Survival, Minecraft-Style in Minecraft: The Island

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The First Official Minecraft Novel is Here! Learn About Survival, Minecraft-Style in Minecraft: The Island

What if you found yourself alone in a new world with no one to help you and only your bare hands to rely on to survive? Could you do it? Readers of...
6 A-Roar-Able Lion Picture Books

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6 A-Roar-Able Lion Picture Books

If there’s any animal that can’t help but steal the show when it enters the pages of a book, it’s the lion. With its golden mane,...
Welcome to Wonderland Author Chris Grabenstein on Solving the Mystery of Summer Reading

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Welcome to Wonderland Author Chris Grabenstein on Solving the Mystery of Summer Reading

Author Chris Grabenstein knows how to draw young readers into with delightfully funny and offbeat adventure stories, from his Welcome to...
Summer Stories Are the Best Stories: A Guest Post from This Would Make a Good Story Someday Author Dana Alison Levy

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Summer Stories Are the Best Stories: A Guest Post from This Would Make a Good Story Someday Author Dana Alison Levy

Where I live, we really enjoy summer. Maybe it’s the long winters, or the rainy springs, but when the warm weather comes and the days lengthen, we revel...
Take to the Skies With the New Graphic Novel Pigs Might Fly

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Take to the Skies With the New Graphic Novel Pigs Might Fly

Pigs Might Fly, by Nick Abadzis and Jerel Dye, is a wild ride of a graphic novel that takes readers on a gripping adventure through skies in which science...
The Summer When It All Comes Down to This

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The Summer When It All Comes Down to This

She was a woman who was not going to like me.  So begins 12-year-old Sophie LaBranche’s summer, the summer the new housekeeper, Mrs. Baylor,...
5 Sweet Summer Craft Books

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5 Sweet Summer Craft Books

Summer is the perfect time for swimming, sunning, and…crafting! Tackling a new craft project is a great way to pass rainy days, or for any other time...
Lisa Ann Scott’s Back on the Map is a Heartwarming Story About Fighting for What You Believe In

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Lisa Ann Scott’s Back on the Map is a Heartwarming Story About Fighting for What You Believe In

My daughter rushed to open the padded envelope containing Lisa Ann Scott’s latest middle grade novel, Back on the Map. I didn’t have a chance to even...

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