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Literary Mean Girls, Book Cliques, and…Parenting?

Can books about mean girls and mean moms help with navigating parenthood?

When Books Become Your Parenting Community

In a society where so many parental communities lo longer exist, it’s not so weird to turn to books to help us through major life decisions.

Why I Decided to Read 52 Books in the Next 52 Weeks

When this single parent's son turned 5, she decided to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Learn why and which books made the cut.

Parenting Books for Parents Who Hate Parenting Books

Here are parenting books with practical, accessible advice that is blessedly judgment-free and honest, including Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be A-Holes by Karen Alpert.

The Importance of Good Parents in Middle Grade Fiction

A reader considers the importance of good parents in middle grade fiction, and how their presence might impact kids in their formative years.

How Fiction Showed Me the Reality of Being a Parent

How books like You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat helped a reader comes to terms with the reality of becoming a parent.

How to Read When You Have a Baby

A new parent writes about finding reading time while caring for a newborn, including the book formats and books that helped.

14 of the Best Books for New Dads

Here are some of the best books for new dads, including The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year by Dawn Dais.

Balancing Homeschooling and Parenting: Books I’m Reading Now

A reader on her decision to shift to homeschooling, plus a list of books to help you on your own homeschooling—and parenting— journey, including The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart.

Reading Logs for Kids (And More Easy Ideas to Support Kids’ Literacy)

A list of free and affordable reading logs for kids, plus some tips for using these and other tools to foster children's literacy.