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Children’s Books: Available Only in White

Millions of American students of color spend their days leafing through books where none of the characters look remotely like them. Is it any wonder they feel excluded?

Why Strong Girls Are Good News for Boys, Too

The growing number of brave, independent girls in children’s books don’t only provide positive role models for female readers – they also teach boys valuable lessons about the supposed ‘weaker’ sex.

5 Most Rotten Betrayals in Kid’s Books

Boo! Hiss! Every good children's book needs a rotten sneak, a sniveling turncoat who drops everyone else right in it. We celebrate the best of the worst.

Which Children’s Book Character Are You?

Kid’s books are bursting at the seams with memorable characters who have BIG personalities. But which of the following do you most resemble?

6 Jaw-Dropping Locations in Children’s Books

Because sometimes it’s not only who the character is and what they do, but where they do it….

Why Bribing Kids to Read Doesn’t Work

Lots of well-intentioned moms and dads fall into the same trap while trying to persuade their kids to read. If only parenting was really that easy….

6 Awesome Graphic Novels for Children

The ultimate tonic for reluctant readers (and a visual treat for any pair of eyes), graphic novels are growing more popular every year. Here are some of the best ones for tweenagers.

Spare a Dime for American Preschoolers?

For such a wealthy nation, America lurks way behind other developed countries in looking out for preschool-aged children. That’s why Book Trust is trying to plug the gap.

10 Book Characters (Surprisingly) Based on Real People

Peek beneath the imaginations of the greatest writers and you’ll find…the real people they based their characters on.

Whatever Happened to Kindergarten?

It’s official: Kindergarten is the new first grade. And for any number of reasons, that’s just a bad idea.


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