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Dear Reader: A Brief History of Book Dedications

Why do book dedications exist? A deep dive into the history of the short statements and how they've changed over time.

20 Award-Winning Historical Fiction Books

From the Pulitzer and Booker to the Walter Scott Prize and more, these award-winning historical fiction books are the best in the genre!

The 20 Most Influential Picture Books of All Time

A List of influential picture books that helped define the genre and move it forward, ranging from Peter Rabbit to Dragons Love Tacos.

“What Good Is a Lifeless World?”: Miyazaki’s Nausicaä Of the Valley of the Wind, a Classic Cli-Fi Epic

Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an atmospheric classic anime. Here's why it should be considered a cli-fi classic as well.

Why We Need Indigenous Languages in Children’s Books

Language is part of our cultural identity, which is why it's important to expose kids to Indigenous languages as early as possible.

The Bestselling Science Fiction Books of All Time

From classics to modern marvels to young adult adventures, here are the bestselling science fiction books of all time.

A Service of Being: What is the Writers in Residence Juvenile Detention Program?

Writers in Residence is a nonprofit teaching creative writing workshops to incarcerated youth. Learn about their work here.

Walking Away From Omelas: Connecting Ursula K. Le Guin’s Short Story to Our Current Political Climate

A reader considers similarities between "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin and leaving her city due to discrimination.

20 Must-Read Baseball Romances

Baseball romances have been having quite the field day lately. Here are 20 of the best ones, with second chances, fake dating, and more.

In a Wave of Greek Mythology Retellings, Where Are the Greek Writers?

Mythology retellings are a hot commodity in publishing lately. But where are the Greek writers of Greek mythology retellings?