21 Diverse Early Chapter Books

I always had a hard time finding early reader chapter books for my kids. I wanted something that wasn’t too hard, but also wasn’t too easy, but it also had to be engaging enough to hold their attention. On top of that, I was concerned with diversity. I...

13 Children’s Books About the Underground Railroad

“There are no trains in this story!” This was my youngest son’s reaction when I brought home a stack of books about the Underground Railroad. My boys quickly learned, however, that while this railroad had no trains or tracks, it may have been the...

15 Children’s Books About Women in Science

Our world has been shaped by the contributions of many great scientists over the centuries, both male and female. However, because of cultural biases, the contributions of women have not always been recognized or celebrated. Thankfully, women in science are being...

12 Children’s Books About Sex and Puberty

When I was a kid, I would’ve rather went to school in my underwear than talk to my parents about sex. It was a topic we just did not discuss. I’ve had three kids and I am still waiting for my parents to have “the talk” with me. My parents did...

17 Best Graphic Novels for Kids

When I was in third grade, we had free reading time every day. We could read pretty much whatever we wanted, but there was one rule: NO COMIC BOOKS. So for much of my life, I didn’t consider comics and graphic novels “real” literature. However, the...

9 Books for Young Gryffindors

In the Harry Potter series of books, every student at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardy gets “sorted” into a house. Each house’s members are known for having certain traits. Potter fans have embraced these houses, and many of them (myself included!) love to...

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