Spotlight

A flooded street during a storm.

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A mammoth hurricane is targeting South Florida in the next couple of days. Grocery stores are emptying out, gas station lines are piling up and general anxiety is spiking. 

Don't lose your cool.

Gustavo Barreiro

Until the day he passed away, Gustavo “Gus” Barreiro carried his green card in his wallet. He didn’t have to – having immigrated to the United States 55 years ago and becoming a citizen not long after. He wanted to carry his green card, he was proud to show it off to friends and colleagues.

Young guitar player auditioning for YTBD.

Gregory Reed

A collaborative initiative of The Children’s Trust and Actors’ Playhouse, Young Talent Big Dreams (YTBD) was created to inspire kids ages 8-17 to showcase their unique gifts and vie for a chance to win life-changing prizes like performing arts scholarships, masterclasses and performance opportuni

Teen girl happily reading a book.

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Explore the world, make new friends and discover something about yourself you never, ever expected. The power to do all of these things and more can be found in the extraordinary magic of books, and you can share that awesome potential with your children each and every day.

Middle-graders happily reading books.

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Explore the world, make new friends and discover something about yourself you never, ever expected. The power to do all of these things and more can be found in the extraordinary magic of books, and you can share that awesome potential with your children each and every day.

Mother reading to her child.

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Explore the world, make new friends and discover something about yourself you never, ever expected. The power to do all of these things and more can be found in the extraordinary magic of books, and you can share that awesome potential with your children each and every day.

Distraught teen girl being consoled

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Our hearts are breaking for all of those affected by the mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Collage of various book covers

Teacher, escape hatch, best friend. Books – wonderful, mystical, life-changing books – can be all of those things, and our 2017 Top 12 list of titles for kids is a great way to share the magic with your children.