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All about friends

New schools and new environments can present challenges for making friends, but we value our friends for a reason, and kindergartners will appreciate this list of books, all packed with wisdom on the timeless theme of friendship.

Parent picks: What middle-schoolers are reading for the holidays

If you have a middle-schooler, chances are he or she is caught up in fantasy stories like Twilight, Shiver, or Cirque du Freak. These wintry recommendations are sure to keep your kid's nose buried in books.

Parent picks: What fourth- and fifth-graders are reading for the holidays

Fourth and fifth grades mark a critical stage for reading skills. These parent suggestions, ranging from new titles like The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate to classics like Where the Red Fern Grows, are sure to keep your child enthralled.

Parent picks: What kindergartners are reading for the holidays

Vibrant picture books with creative story lines are ever popular among the kindergarten set. These titles are sure to spark your youngster's imagination and inspire her to start reading on her own.

Beach reads for tykes

Start off your youngster's summer reading list with a boisterous flock of penguins.

Beach reads for tweens

These popular, engaging titles will keep older kids' interest all summer long.

Parent picks: What preschoolers are reading for the holidays

Preschoolers find wonder in so many places, but they seem to be especially drawn to animals and their antics. Parent favorites for this age group include classics like Harold and the Purple Crayon and new takes on bedtime stories. These books are sure to keep...

Classic childhood favorites for kindergartners

Set sail with this list of kindergarten classics.

Beach reads for kids

Grade schoolers can explore far-off places (an island or asteroid, perhaps?) with these summer adventures.

Best audiobooks for kids

If you're going over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, audiobooks are a great way to keep the kids from whining, "Are we there yet?" But today's audiobooks do a lot more than foster family harmony in the form of group diversion...