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I’m so happy to see the beloved Ramona series is back and better than ever, with all-new reimagined covers to capture the hearts of a new generation of Beverly Cleary lovers. Grab the first 4 books in Volume 1 of The Ramona Collection now, and jump into some rambunctious adventures with your kids and your favorite characters from Klickitat Street.  📸 @raisingwhasians Ramona The Pest, Ramona Books, Ramona Quimby, Beverly Cleary, Books For Tweens, The Beverly, Early Literacy, New Teachers, S Stories

Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary

I’m so happy to see the beloved Ramona series is back and better than ever, with all-new reimagined covers to capture the hearts of a new generation of Beverly Cleary lovers. Grab the first 4 books in Volume 1 of The Ramona Collection now, and jump into some rambunctious adventures with your kids and your favorite characters from Klickitat Street. 📸 @raisingwhasians

Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today.  📸 @helpingkidsrise Akron Ohio, Nba Champions, Do Your Best, Picture Books, I Promise, Lebron James, Cool Pictures, Youth, Success

By NBA Champion LeBron James!

Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. 📸 @helpingkidsrise

Happy Latinx Heritage Month!  Here are two #ownvoices books we're celebrating with.  Where Are You From? A story of belonging and being proud of where you're from.  Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre. This is a picture book bio of Pura Belpre, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. She championed bilingual literature and shared "story seeds" from homeland so they could grow and live on forever.  📸 @helpingkidsrise Books Everyone Should Read, Hispanic Heritage Month, English Book, The Life, All The Colors, Childrens Books, Storytelling, Literature, Childhood

Happy Latinx Heritage Month!

Happy Latinx Heritage Month! Here are two #ownvoices books we're celebrating with. Where Are You From? A story of belonging and being proud of where you're from. Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre. This is a picture book bio of Pura Belpre, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. She championed bilingual literature and shared "story seeds" from homeland so they could grow and live on forever. 📸 @helpingkidsrise

The one and only Mia Thermopolis is back and ready to reign! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Meg Cabot’s blockbuster series in royal style—with all-new middle grade editions of the first three books! National Book Store, Books For Tweens, Books Everyone Should Read, Reluctant Readers, Ordinary Girls, Cultural Diversity, Royal Style, 20th Anniversary, Feature Film
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The Princess Diaries

The one and only Mia Thermopolis is back and ready to reign! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Meg Cabot’s blockbuster series in royal style—with all-new middle grade editions of the first three books!

Everything Comes Next is a treasure chest of Naomi Shihab Nye’s most beloved poems. From favorites such as “Famous” and “A Valentine for Ernest Mann,” to the widely shared “Kindness” and “Gate A-4,” this collection celebrates her term as Young People’s Poet Laureate. Writing prompts and tips by the award-winning poet make this an outstanding choice for aspiring poets of all ages. National Book Store, National Book Award, Books To Read Online, Reading Online, Published Poems, Kindle Ebooks, Books For Tweens, Books Everyone Should Read, New Readers

Everything Comes Next

Everything Comes Next is a treasure chest of Naomi Shihab Nye’s most beloved poems. From favorites such as “Famous” and “A Valentine for Ernest Mann,” to the widely shared “Kindness” and “Gate A-4,” this collection celebrates her term as Young People’s Poet Laureate. Writing prompts and tips by the award-winning poet make this an outstanding choice for aspiring poets of all ages.

With a spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages. This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting.  Sometimes people march to resist injustice, to stand in solidarity, to inspire hope.  Throughout American history, one thing remains true: no matter how or why people march, they are powerful because they march together. Tessa Allen, Used Books, Books To Read, Kindle Ebooks, March Book, September 1, Baker And Taylor, Illustrator, A Girl Like Me

Sometimes People March

With a spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages. This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting. Sometimes people march to resist injustice, to stand in solidarity, to inspire hope. Throughout American history, one thing remains true: no matter how or why people march, they are powerful because they march together.

With a spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages. This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting.  Sometimes people march to resist injustice, to stand in solidarity, to inspire hope.  Throughout American history, one thing remains true: no matter how or why people march, they are powerful because they march together. Books Everyone Should Read, Activists, Picture Books, Watercolor Illustration, Book Recommendations, Nonfiction, American History, Have Fun, Feels
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Sometimes People March

With a spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages. This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting. Sometimes people march to resist injustice, to stand in solidarity, to inspire hope. Throughout American history, one thing remains true: no matter how or why people march, they are powerful because they march together.

Start a conversation in your family about anti-racism—what it is, what it looks like, and how to act in an anti-racist manner—with these paired books for kids and adults. Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Books By Black Authors, 6th Grade Ela, Anti Racism, History Books, Read Aloud, Book Recommendations

Anti-Racism Reads

Start a conversation in your family about anti-racism—what it is, what it looks like, and how to act in an anti-racist manner—with these paired books for kids and adults.

The appeal of Beverly Cleary’s stories about the wonderful, blunderful Ramona Quimby has never faded. Each new generation feels connected to Ramona’s unique way of looking at the world as she tries to adjust to new teachers, feels jealous about Susan's curls, and is secretly pleased by Yard Ape's teasing.  📸 @thechirpingmoms Ramona The Pest, Ramona Books, Ramona Quimby, Beverly Cleary, Books For Tweens, Books Everyone Should Read, Reluctant Readers, Gifts For Readers, Early Literacy

The Ramona series by Beverly Cleary

The appeal of Beverly Cleary’s stories about the wonderful, blunderful Ramona Quimby has never faded. Each new generation feels connected to Ramona’s unique way of looking at the world as she tries to adjust to new teachers, feels jealous about Susan's curls, and is secretly pleased by Yard Ape's teasing. 📸 @thechirpingmoms

Which E. B. White book should you read? Do you want a book about overcoming obstacles, friendship, or adventure? Reader Problems, Garth Williams, Trumpeter Swan, Stuart Little, Books Everyone Should Read, Beautiful Swan, Overcoming Obstacles, Charlottes Web, Laura Ingalls Wilder

E. B. White Pick Your Path

Which E. B. White book should you read? Do you want a book about overcoming obstacles, friendship, or adventure?

First published in 1970, Frog and Toad Are Friends was the first of the four beloved Frog and Toad books. This special edition contains all of the original stories Dog Books, Animal Books, Arnold Lobel, Elephant Book, Books Everyone Should Read, Book Markers, Frog And Toad, Book Journal, 50th Anniversary

Frog and Toad Are Friends 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

First published in 1970, Frog and Toad Are Friends was the first of the four beloved Frog and Toad books. This special edition contains all of the original stories

From the author of Hello, Universe comes a new book about three siblings who are growing up in the same house, but “exist in their own orbits, dreaming of hope, dreaming of belonging, dreaming of friendship, dreaming of family, dreaming of space.” The story begins on January 1, 1986, just 28 days before the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, that killed all seven crew members including Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space.  📸 @betty_books Christa Mcauliffe, Space Shuttle Challenger, Books For Tweens, Newbery Medal, Books Everyone Should Read, Teacher Name, Love And Basketball, Seventh Grade, Space Wedding

NEW from Erin Entrada Kelly

From the author of Hello, Universe comes a new book about three siblings who are growing up in the same house, but “exist in their own orbits, dreaming of hope, dreaming of belonging, dreaming of friendship, dreaming of family, dreaming of space.” The story begins on January 1, 1986, just 28 days before the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, that killed all seven crew members including Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. 📸 @betty_books

Written for his younger brother and sister in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tomos Roberts’s heartfelt poem is as timely as it is timeless. Its message of hope and resilience, of rebirth and renewal, has captured the hearts of children and adults all over the globe—and the glimpse it offers of a fairer, kinder, more sustainable world continues to inspire thousands every day. New Books, Good Books, Poetry Month, Lovers Quotes, Message Of Hope, Anxiety In Children, Finding Joy, Parenting Quotes, Paperback Books

The Great Realization

Written for his younger brother and sister in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tomos Roberts’s heartfelt poem is as timely as it is timeless. Its message of hope and resilience, of rebirth and renewal, has captured the hearts of children and adults all over the globe—and the glimpse it offers of a fairer, kinder, more sustainable world continues to inspire thousands every day.

Start a conversation in your family about anti-racism—what it is, what it looks like, and how to act in an anti-racist manner—with these paired books for kids and adults.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee Books Everyone Should Read, Books For Moms, Foster Mom, Father Figure, Anti Racism, Book Recommendations, Conversation, Hate, Lisa

Anti-Racism Reads

Start a conversation in your family about anti-racism—what it is, what it looks like, and how to act in an anti-racist manner—with these paired books for kids and adults. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best.  Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions.  📸 @alyssagtyghter Lebron James Mother, Baby Name Book, Books Everyone Should Read, Local Legends, Dinosaur Costume, Shared Reading, Children And Family, Picture Books, I Promise

I Promise!

Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best. Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions. 📸 @alyssagtyghter

Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. She's finally old enough to take the bus too!  Then she gets into trouble for pulling her classmate's boingy curls during recess. Even worse, her crush rejects her in front of everyone. Beezus says Ramona needs to quit being a pest, but how can she stop if she never was trying to be one in the first place?  📸 @lifebetweenwords Books For Beginning Readers, Early Readers, Ramona The Pest, Ramona Books, Ramona Quimby, Beverly Cleary, Books For Tweens, Books Everyone Should Read, Early Literacy

NEW Ramona Quimby box set!

Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. She's finally old enough to take the bus too! Then she gets into trouble for pulling her classmate's boingy curls during recess. Even worse, her crush rejects her in front of everyone. Beezus says Ramona needs to quit being a pest, but how can she stop if she never was trying to be one in the first place? 📸 @lifebetweenwords