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Books Celebrating Black Children

Books Celebrating Black Children


Black children— especially Black boys— have been underrepresented in and omitted from children’s books historically and today. We’ve compiled a list of children’s books by Black authors and illustrators that celebrate the perseverance, achievement, and empowerment of African Americans. These wonderful stories center Black narratives, affirm Black joy, and make great picks for young readers.

24 Best Books for 6 Year Olds

24 Best Books for 6 Year Olds


Age six is an integral stage in a child’s reading journey. Six-year-olds can retell familiar stories with confidence and even begin to write and read back stories of their own. There are so many books out there and each child’s literacy development is unique, so it can be hard to know which books are appropriate for your six-year-old. Luckily, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best books for six-year-olds.

Reading Activities for Kids

Reading Activities for Kids


There are so many ways to develop essential literacy skills aside from sitting down and reading a book. Here are a few resources of alternative educational games and activities that will help support your child’s literacy development and get them excited about reading.

20 Best Books for 5 Year Olds

20 Best Books for 5 Year Olds


At age five, children can recognize letters, sound out words, understand and retell stories, and even imagine stories of their own. While five-year-olds still love being read to at storytime, this age marks a new milestone in their literacy journey, as they will also begin to read independently. We’ve put together a list of the very best books for your five-year-old to get them excited about reading.