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Celebrating America's Moon Landing

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Apollo 11, the first space mission to land on the moon. (This Saturday, July 20th will be the anniversary of the actual moon landing and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's moon walk.) CBS, which broadcast the historic event live in...

Fourth of July Picture Books

Fireworks! Flags! Freedom! Get kids jazzed for the Fourth with these celebratory and patriotic picture books.  To view the recommended books on the subject, click here....

Celebrate Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, a day of celebration for many African Americans, who commemorate June 19th, 1865, the date slaves in Texas finally learned of their emancipation.  To view the three recommended books on the subject - click here For even more discussion of this day - click here...

Picture Books for World Refugee Day

Help young children honor World Refugee Day with these Guide-recommended picture books.  For more discussion on the topic, visit the Horn Book website....

Summer Reading 2019

Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? Here are some of our top books for different age ranges, all ideal for the season. For the complete list, download our printable PDF. To read the complete article - click here...


You know we love a good color palette, so we're into the (unintentional but v. appropriate!) beachy aesthetic of this year's Summer Reading list. Click here for our full list of recommendations with annotations and an interview with Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña, then download and print the PDF —...

Game of Thrones read-alikes

Welp, I dunno about you, but I was Not Happy with the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. And given that it was the penultimate episode — ever — I'm getting pretty nervous about the finale on Sunday.Whether you're sticking out the season and looking for something to help...

R.I.P., Grumpy Cat

We are sad to hear of the passing of kitty superstar Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat. Her perpetually "grumpy" expression (the result of her unique genetics) has brought smiles to so many and reportedly belied a sweet personality. We'll miss you, Grumpy Cat.In her honor, here are some...

2019 Summer Reading Recommendations

What could be better than icy-cold raspados on a hot summer day? Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña’s new picture book My Papi Has a Motorcycle has had us dreaming of shave ice since our Five Questions Summer Reading interview revealed their favorite flavors (limon for Zeke; for Isabel: “Strawberry and...
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