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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

Picture Books about Outer Space

10 Stellar Children’s Book about Outer Space!

May the 4th be with you! As exciting as the Jedi Knights of Star Wars, as inspiring as Leia, and as thrilling as intergalactic battles—you'll be over the moon for these stellar picture books. Read More

Floyd Cooper

The Floyd Cooper Collection

Floyd Cooper strove to share Black experiences rooted in history not typically taught in U.S. classrooms. While Cooper may no longer be... Read More

Music Blog Post

7 Picture Books for Kids Who Love Music

These picture books will bring the exciting world of music to life for your child. Learn more about musical greats like Dolly Parton and... Read More

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17 Picture Books that Celebrate 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

Batter up! 4 Children’s Books for Baseball Lovers

Batter up! If your little slugger has yet to discover the joy of reading, stories about baseball are just the thing to entice them... Read More

Women in STEM

4 Bold Picture Books about Women in STEM

This list of trailblazing, inspirational women in STEM jobs is one that we're wildly proud of! We celebrate the women who paved the road for the children who will be tomorrow's pioneers. Read More

8 Books about Unions

Better Together: 8 Books for Kids about Unions and Organizing

The recent Amazon union victory is a reminder of the power people have when they work together for the common good. Here are eight books... Read More

Easter Bunnies

7 Picture Books the Easter Bunny is Bringing in 2022

Baby bunnies, little chicks, nests with eggs, sprouting flowers—these picture books for preschoolers and early elementary readers have all the joyful hallmarks of spring! When the Easter Bunny brings books,... Read More

Easter basket

Build an Easter Basket Your Toddler Will Love (and You’ll Feel Great About) in 30 Minutes or Less

Skip all the plastic and junk this year and help the Easter Bunny out by building a basket your kids will love and you'll feel great about. Read More

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