4 Books to Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Amanda McAnally

Whether they’re taking their first steps into a kindergarten classroom or attending their final classes towards graduation, back-to-school time is a memorable moment for all students. Start the school year off right with four fantastic reads all about zany characters and their unforgettable school adventures. How to Get Your Teacher Ready by Jean Reagan (Starting at $12, Random House Children’s …

6 Empowering Books for Mom

A good book can suck you in and take you to a world unlike your own. These six stories, part of the #StrongWomenRead campaign from Book Clubbish, paint vivid pictures of strong females,offering you the perfect escape to unwind with on the beach or back porch. Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi LaditanThis is a hilarious read for real …

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3 Halloween Books for Kids

Mary Talalay

Ghosts and monsters put the “boo” in these books, for kids ages 4 to 8. Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen, Candlewick Colorful monster children gather at Creepy Commons playground to romp, stomp, teeter, and totter under the watchful eyes of their mom-sters. Yolen conjures a variety of playground activities for monster kids in all shapes and sizes with spikes, speckles, and …

Baby Board Books Bring Classic Lit To Life

Mary Talalay

Why wait to introduce children to great literature? Enter BabyLit, a series of beautifully illustrated board books by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver that explain concepts like counting and colors, while familiarizing babies and toddlers with child-size classics from Austen, Shakespeare, Brontë, and more.   MOBY-DICK: A BABYLIT OCEAN PRIMER (Gibbs Smith) Herman Melville wrote Moby-Dick in the 1800s, and there …