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Women’s History: Bikes and Spies

Women's history books for tweens and teens focus on the bicycle and heroes of World War II.

Black History: Segregation and Little-Known Inventors

Two fascinating books chronicle Jim Crow segregation and modern African-American achievers, as told by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

'Dead End in Norvelt' Awarded 2012 Newbery Medal

"Achingly funny" novel of a New Deal town is named the past year's best children's book. "A Ball for Daisy" wins the Caldecott Medal.

Kids' Books: Poetry, Art & History

In January we look forward to better times, but these kids' books also look back, in different ways, at poetry, art and African American history.

The Best Children's Books of 2011

The Horn Book Magazine has published its Fanfare List of the top kids books published in the past year.

Find a Book that Fits Your Child

Parents can help kids find books that match their interests and reading level.

Gift Books: In with the Old!

New books for kids revisit The Odyssey, nursery rhymes, the Phantom Tollbooth and Houdini.

The London Mental Olympics

To prepare for the 2012 Olympics, kids can read a London guidebook, a history of Britain or (for the trans-Atlantic flight), a new collection of Dr. Seuss poems.

'Zombie in Love' Gives His Heart

An appropriate Halloween love story for kids, Kelly DiPucchio's book seems to say there's someone for each of us,

Meet Mozart's Sister

Children's book reviews include the story of Mozart's sister and mysteries surrounding 13 artists.

Books for a Long Summer Drive

Backseat activity books can keep the kids amused and learning while you head off to vacation, or once you get there.

Funky Facts for Frivolous Fun

For kids' summer reading, books of light facts go well with light meals, light suntan and plain old light.

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