The books that made us readers

The Amazon editors look back at the books we loved as kids, the books that made us readers.

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Election Day books for kids

A king of the jungle is deposed, a middle schooler goes on the campaign trail to save the art program at school, and a group of kids help spread the word about the importance of voting. Six books about the election process that are both informative and fun.


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The best young adult books of October

Our favorite YA books this month include K-pop stardom, second chance love, riveting fantasy, and more.

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Break the silence: Celebrate National Coming Out Day

Tobly McSmith, author of Stay Gold, says: "Coming out is an act of love. Accepting someone is an act of love. Today and every day, let’s celebrate that." Yes, please.

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Books we are talking about

It's a bit of a hodgepodge this week, but it all makes sense.

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Announcing the 2020 National Book Award finalists

Here are the finalists for fiction, nonfiction, translated literature, poetry, and young people's literature.

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Sharing her legacy: Books for kids about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Six books for young readers that tell the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and accomplishments.

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Spooktacular Halloween books for kids

Ghosts, vampires, even a zombie cat (or is he?) are all getting into the spooky spirit in these six books perfect for the season.

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Start to finish: creating the illustrations for "Robobaby"

Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator David Wiesner lets us look over his shoulder at sketches and ideas (one of them from 2001: A Space Odessey) that became Robobaby.

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What to read after "Midnight Sun"

After reading Stephanie Meyer's epic, what book will grab your attention next? We have some suggestions....

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The National Book Award longlists

Congratulations to the authors, translators, and publishers of the 2020 National Book Award longlisted books!

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Leah Johnson on Reese Witherspoon’s first YA book club pick

We talked to debut author Leah Johnson about prom antics, speaking up, and having her book chosen by Reese Witherspoon.

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New board books for babies

Five new books to share with baby, featuring kittens, construction vehicles, and more. 

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Lev Grossman on his first kids' book: "The Silver Arrow"

Best-selling author Lev Grossman ( The Magicians) talks about writing his first book for young readers, a weird fact about pangolins, and more.

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A chat with Jenny Han on the "All the Boys" films and more

We met up with best-selling author Jenny Han over video to talk about the film adaptation of her trilogy, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, pensive baking, and where great ideas come from.

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