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“We have read it on a boat. We have read it with a goat. We have read it here and there. We have read it everywhere.”
How Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go! became an ubiquitous (and cliché) graduation gift

Ron Charles from the Washington Post looks at the timeless class Oh, The Places You’ll Go! All over the country, hard-working students are walking across a stage, accepting a diploma and receiving a copy of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” Possibly, two or three copies. Since Theodor Seuss Geisel published it in 1990, “Oh, the […]

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Read Rare Classic Children’s Books for Free Through the Library of Congress

It’s the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week and the Library of Congress is celebrating by offering a free online collection of rare children’s books that first published more than a hundred years ago his special collection presents children’s books selected from the General and Rare Book Collections at the Library of Congress. The collection […]

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The beloved franchise is back to binge like never before: Audible to release classic Baby-Sitters Club series

In the most exciting news since we first learned of Kristy Thomas’s great idea to start the Baby-Sitters Club, the book series is now available only from Audible as an audio experience with special guest narrator Elle Fanning, the multi-talented actress and fan of BSC. With endearing characters and enduring storylines filled with lessons of […]

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Decline By Nine: Why Kids Stop Reading for Fun by Age 9 (and What to Do About It)

A national reading survey by Scholastic reveals something they’re calling the “decline by nine.” Michelle Woo looks into this pattern: According to the report, the percentage of kids defined as frequent readers—those who read books for fun five to seven days a week— drops from 57% among 8-year-olds to 35% among 9-year-olds. Between ages eight […]

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Fifty years ago, a teenager wrote the best selling young adult novel of all time: How The Outsiders changed the way kids read…

Fifty years ago this spring, the best selling young adult novel of all time was published to adulation and outrage. This was 1967, so youth culture was not exactly new, but something about the plain, emotional voice of The Outsiders did away with the grownups’ interference and spoke directly to teen readers in a new […]

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