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Inspire Kids to Love Summer Reading
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Inspire Kids to Love Summer Reading

by Charlene Kochensparger

Swimming, camp, videos, bike riding—summer vacation offers a multitude of ways for children to spend their free time. Reading isn’t always at the top of the list, or on the list at all if you have reluctant readers at home. These creative ideas— from book-related crafts and snacks, to movie tie-ins, prize-incentive reading programs, and special reading spaces—will inspire your kids (and you) to love summer reading! […]

Parent Hop: Books to Raise a Family
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Parent Hop: Books to Raise a Family

by Samantha Bell

From making baby food, to creative discipline, to dealing with teenage angst, there is no shortage of books for parents. Once in a while, one of these books really resonates, relaying a message that’s insightful, personal, and timely. Sometimes, the most helpful book isn’t even about parenting. It might be a fictional story with a life-changing message. Or a children’s book that helps a family through a difficult time. In this blog hop, we celebrate the difference books have made for parents around the world. […]

Teen Bloggers Influence Readers Globally
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Teen Bloggers Influence Readers Globally

by Charlene Kochensparger

Why would teens become official book bloggers when they clearly have so many other things to juggle? It starts with a book—a book that gets them hooked on reading and sharing books with friends. Literary publicist Julie Schoerke says up to 90 percent of teens get their book recommendations online. Meet YA teen bloggers and influencers Hafsah and Asma of IceyBooks in the US; Hazel of Stay Bookish in the Philippines; and Australian Notebook Sisters Cait and Mime. These teens proclaim: “We read, write, and eat YA books.” […]