Madeleine L’Engle’s Legacy: Science Fiction for Kids

Writer, wife, mother, daughter, friend—all these words describe the amazing Madeleine L'Engle. On what would have been her 100th birthday (November 29), take a look back at what made Madeleine Madeleine. Then look forward to the writers who were inspired by this icon of science fiction writing for kids. Get to Know L'Engle Becoming Madeleine: Written…
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6 Horror Graphic Novels for Elementary and Tween Readers

I love horror of all kinds—horror novels, movies, podcasts, short stories—but I especially love horror graphic novels. The illustrations show how scary the artist wants the story to be, but the text lets our imaginations run wild. To celebrate Halloween, check out these six spooky graphic novels for elementary and tween readers. Three young boys…
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Curiously George: Celebrate H.A. Rey’s 120th Birthday

September marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of H.A. Rey, one half of the team that created the iconic Curious George book series. Margaret and George H.A. Rey created this beloved character from humble beginnings in Germany. Celebrate H.A. Rey by reading these timeless classics. Curious George: Read the book that started all the…
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5 Kids Books Honoring Puerto Ricans

For Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor the courage, determination and creativity of the Puerto Rican people to reimagine and rebuild their island after Hurricane Maria by highlighting five kids books that capture their vibrant culture and rich history.  Schomburg introduces readers to Afro-Puerto Rican scholar and collector Arturo Schomburg. Schomburg began a lifelong quest to…
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A Sisterhood of Little Women

When I was growing up, I didn't have sisters, just two brothers, and it always seemed like there was something different about having sisters. So when I read Little Women, I fell in love with the March sisters. Reading about Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy made me feel like I had sisters, too. I loved…
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Stories of the High Holidays

The Jewish high holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends to tell stories. There is a long tradition of storytelling in the Jewish faith, especially stories with morals or reminders of proper behavior. Spend the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement…
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