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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
5 Books to Help Teens Explore Body Image
Today's teens are bombarded with images of idealized beauty, whether it's Photoshopped images on the supermarket magazine rack, perfect selfies in their social media feeds, or just pics and videos... read more
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16 Books That Feature Adopted Characters
These books all feature characters who were adopted. Most are human, but there's also one very special bear, as well as a cyborg with two mean stepsisters. One story is about getting an adopted... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
13 Cool STEM Books for Kids Who Love Science (and More)
Digital tools that engage kids in the process of scientific discovery get a lot of STEM attention (deservedly so), but reading also hooks kids on science, technology, engineering, and math. There's a... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
9 Books to Read Before You See the Movies in 2016
From sweet children's classics to a swoon-worthy romance, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: Kids' Holiday Books and Other Fun Reads for December
Looking for some good reads that go with hot chocolate and lazy vacation days? Check out these picture books for Christmas and Hanukkah, along with stirring novels and nonfiction for tweens and teens... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: Books to Be Thankful for in November
Among the many things we're grateful for this November are wonderful books for kids and teens. Check out our picks of some of the best reads of autumn.  Age 2 to 6 The Nonsense Show, by Eric Carle,... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Chelsea Clinton Encourages Kids to Help Change the World
As vice chair of the humanitarian Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton strives to make a difference in the lives of others. Now, in her new book, It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: October Books Bring Thrills and Chills
What's the buzz on new books this month? Scary reads for kids and teens, along with new series by kids' favorite authors.  Age 2 to 6 Otter Loves Halloween!, by Sam Garton, shows the adorable star of... read more
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