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The Thing About Luck

The Thing About Luck

Recommended by Thais R.

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serous Fun

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serous Fun

Recommended by Deb M.

A wonderful compendium of activities for the whole family

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The Secret of Shadow Ranch

The Secret of Shadow Ranch

Recommended by Kate N.

You're never too old for Nancy Drew

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The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

Recommended by Thais R.

This might be my favorite middle grade novel, ever.

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Thank You, Octopus

Thank You, Octopus

Recommended by Betty J.

Maybe not all offers of help should be accepted. Especially when they come from a card-playing octopus!

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Raise a reader!

Research shows one-on-one interaction between parent and child is critical for early learning. You can help your child develop important literacy and pre-reading skills. Five simple practices that help your child get ready to read are: Talking, Reading, Writing, Singing, and Playing.


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