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2012 Great Kids' Summer Books

Keep your child reading this summer with this list of 2012's top kids' books from The Horn Book, which has reviewed kids' literature for more than 80 years.

Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia is the major repository for the beloved children's illustrator and author.

Books Can Help Parents Discuss Tough Topics with Teens

Reading the same book as their child can help parents discuss difficult issues such as date rape, drugs, alcohol and weight.

For Earth Day, a Look at Trash

For ages 5-9, a book of facts about our discards can provide educational reading for Earth Day.

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.

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