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No Time to Read Before Bed? Have Storytime Lunch Instead!

Reading a story together during lunchtime is just one way to take a few minutes throughout the day to get kids reading, but there are many other ways to make reading even more fun at any time. Here are just a few of them.
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10 Books to Help Kids and Grown-Ups Navigate the Pandemic

Until we get to rip our masks off and hug each other, here are some hopeful and informative books that might help caregivers navigate this time with their children.
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10 Children's Books to Cozy up with All Winter Long

Colder days and long nights make the perfect combination for more time spent indoors. Time perhaps best filled with a stack of good books. These 10 books are sure to hit the spot — with a cup of hot chocolate, of course.
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11 Children’s Books That Celebrate Friendship

Friends are the soul’s great salve. They cross cultures and generations and — if we’re lucky — change our lives for the better. Explore the meaning of friendship with these books ideal for babies through 8-year-olds.
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Beyond Christmas: A December Holiday Book List for Little Ones

The winter holiday season is a great time to learn about other holidays and cultural traditions besides our own. These children’s books are a great place to start.
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Get Cozy with These 7 Wintry Math Children's Books

Don’t think learning about math with picture books is possible? Think again and get comfy with this carefully curated book list of wintry mathematical board and picture books to assist learning at home in a seriously fun way.
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Books for Teaching Children That It’s OK to Not Feel OK

It’s natural to want to shield children from negative emotions but allowing them to feel them is one of the most loving things parents and caregivers can do — as long it’s done in an honest and sensitive way. Here’s a book list to help you talk about sadness, anger and fear.

A Book List for Teaching Little Ones Tolerance and Understanding

From diversity of culture, race, religion, skin color — even neurodiversity — there’s so many differences in all of us to understand and love! Here’s a book list with selections for even the littlest of learners to help you raise tolerant, loving people.
Book cover of “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga” by Traci Sorell and illustrated by Frané Lessac featuring colorful illustrations of people

More Than Turkey: 9 Thanksgiving Books to Foster Cultural Awareness and Gratitude

Rather than focusing on our taste buds, this Thanksgiving, let’s expand our palette and savor the stories of our shared humanity as we fill kids’ knowledge gaps about the holiday and show them that diversity is something to celebrate all year.
Book covers of “Baby Loves Political Science: Democracy!” featuring a small child cartoon holding a sign that reads "go vote" and of “Citizen Baby: My Vote” featuring a cartoon baby in a stroller.

How to Raise a Voter: 7 Children's Books on Elections and Democracy

Helping children understand the election process and the importance of voting can actually be enjoyable with the help of books. Here's a list to help get you started.
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