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Calling all book lovers! From books for kids to books for adults (and everything in between), we’ve got all the inspiration you need when the time is right to start a new novel–or finishing the one that’s been sitting on your shelf.

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8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist

Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life. Get ready to cringe at these childhood favorites.

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25 Spooky, Silly Halloween Books for Kids

Boo! Read these adorable books with your kiddos to get the whole family in the Halloween spirit.


33 Middle School Vocabulary Words Adults Still Get Wrong

Think you have a strong vocabulary? See how many of these common 8th grade reading words you can recognize when...


The 25 Best Children’s Books Ever Written

We asked teachers, librarians, and parents and examined bestseller lists to come up with the most beloved books that should...


9 Thoughtful Ways to Donate Your Used Books

When it comes to donating used books, look beyond your local library or thrift store; there are plenty of incredible...

17 of the Best Books to Read as Children (and Adults)

Twilight and The Lorax aren't the only books meant for younger readers that adults can enjoy too. Our staff selected...


20 Books We Bet You Never Knew Were Banned

They were taken off the shelves for the craziest reasons.

7 Funny Test Answers From Kids Who Didn’t Have a Clue

Think your kids are acing school? Well, check out some of their test answers.


13 Things Librarians Won’t Tell You (But Every Reader Needs to Know)

Avoid late fees, get the most out of your library card, and find out what's really in those book drops.


24 Books Every Mother and Daughter Should Read Together

These fiction and nonfiction reads showcase an eclectic cast of mothers and daughters from past and present. Share the list,...


12 Things Only Full-Fledged Bookworms Will Understand

Forgetting to eat, counting down the days until the next release, having a crush on a fictional character—it's all just...

10 Best Books to Help Your Child Fall Asleep (You Can Thank Us Later)

Books go with bedtime like peanut butter goes with jelly, but not all books are suitable bedtime reads. Looking for...


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10 Inspiring Books Every Teacher Needs to Read

Whether you're a rookie looking for advice or a seasoned educator seeking inspiration, this collection of books will help you...


10 Children’s Books that Can Get You Through Life’s Toughest Moments

When life throws you a curveball, these powerful children's books will help you cope, even if it's been 40 years...


6 Parenting Lessons from Denmark, the Happiest Country in the World

Denmark is the planet's happiest nation, and part of its secret has to do with their people’s upbringing. Here's how...


7 Ways That Your Kid Is a Brat—And How Calm Parents Deal With It

Even the most angelic of kids can sometimes be a brat. Here, from the book 'Your Kid's a Brat and...

9 Weird Ways Pencils Changed the World

Why pencils are yellow, who drank graphite-infused wine, Hemingway's pointy little secret to great writing, and more.


11 Early Reading Habits That Make Young Kids Love Books

How parents read to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can have a huge impact on how much they love reading and...


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27 Classic Children’s Book Quotes Every Adult Needs To Hear

"All grown-ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it."


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8 Smart Uses for Your Kitchen Sponge You Haven’t Tried

The lowly kitchen sponge can play several important roles around the house. Here's how to use a sponge for more...


Why You Should Read While You Walk

When you read while you wander, your destination may be a surprise.