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Haunts for Halloween

October 23, 2017

Author WILLIAM ALEXANDER loves reading ghost stories. He won the National Book Award for his first novel, Goblin Secrets. His new one, A Properly Unhaunted Place, tells another spooky tale. But it’s also about friendship, courage, and history. In the story,…

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Out of This World!

October 20, 2017

Astronaut SCOTT KELLY spent a year aboard the International Space Station without gravity, fresh air, or family. He endured physical and mental challenges to help scientists study the health impacts of long-term space travel. In his new book, My…

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A Magical Lesson

October 11, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, 20, fights for girls’ right to education. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She won the top honor together with children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. Malala was 17 at the time, making her the youngest…

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Acting 101

October 6, 2017

Shai and Emmie Star in Break an Egg! is the first book in a new series written by actress and author QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS. The tale about friendship and growth follows Shaianne “Shai” Williams, a young actor who attends a performing…



10 Questions for Margarita Engle

October 4, 2017

1. What is it like to be the Young People’s Poet Laureate? It’s an amazing thrill and a responsibility. I have a theme for my two years: peace. There are so many forces working against peace. Young people are the…

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Taking a Stand

September 29, 2017

The Statue of Liberty is an American icon. At 305 feet tall, she stands as a symbol of freedom and democracy. She welcomes Americans, immigrants, and visitors from her perch in New York Harbor. But what does she stand for? In…


For the Love of Reading

August 21, 2017

Andrew Clements achieved success as an author in 1996, when his first children’s novel, Frindle, was published. Since then, the book has sold more than 6 million copies and won more than 20 awards. Clements has written dozens of additional…


A Mural's Story

March 11, 2011

Can you imagine what it would feel like to have a mural by a famous artist in your room? In the 1960s, two children in New York City had this experience. Two years before Maurice Sendak gained international fame for…