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7 Smart Gifts for Go-Get-‘Em Girls: Great Books to Give!

Let’s hear it for all the young people out there who are brilliant, ambitious, resilient, courageous, tireless, and strong! Support and inspire these future leaders by sharing the stories of... Read More

Learn How the World Works Through Nonfiction Picture Books

Reading nonfiction can introduce young readers to true moments in history, foster critical thinking, and help their growing minds make... Read More

18 Picture Books that Honor American Military History

Military history and war times shape every aspect of society, from the physical borders between nations to the language, religion, and rights of citizens. Read More

7 Facts You Should Know About Ethel Rosenberg

7 Facts You Should Know About Ethel Rosenberg

One of the most commonly misunderstood figures in US history is Ethel Rosenberg, who is often described as a traitor or spy in the same... Read More

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Picture Book Collection

National Hispanic American Heritage Month runs from September 15-October 15th. Join the celebration and share these books with young readers. Read More

The Value of a Vase by Author Michaela Maccoll

The historical fiction I write is supposed to be in the past. But I can’t read Twitter these days or watch the local news without seeing... Read More

4 Questions for Award-winning Children’s Book Author Claudia Friddell

For award-winning children’s author Claudia Friddell, the next best thing to time travel is discovering and sharing exciting real-life... Read More

Get Patriotic this 4th of July! 10 Books about the Revolutionary War

Make some time to celebrate Independence Day this year with a good read about well-known—and not too well-known—Revolutionary War figures who fought and sacrificed to grow our country. Read More

A Juneteenth Reading List for Kids: 9 True Stories of Black Americans Who Changed History

Commemorate Juneteenth with these books for kids that celebrate Black Americans who changed history. From the first Black entomologist to... Read More

7 Creative Children’s Books All About Artists

Inspire your budding artist with these picture books about renowned art figures and their influence on the way we see the world... Read More

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