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Get ready for spook-tacular family fun with book-inspired pumpkin stencils! These free stencils feature characters from beloved children’s books like The Gruffalo, The Lorax, and more. Download now and print right from home to bring your favorite characters to life this Halloween!   Click to Download.

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Download and print Brightly’s reading-inspired, illustrated posters to decorate your library! Featuring original quotes from bestselling authors Aisha Saeed, Chris Grabenstein, Marie Lu, and Mary Pope Osborne, these beautiful posters show kids the true magic of books. Download the Posters for Your Library. Visit Brightly for More Reading Inspiration and Ideas for Kids.

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Help kids beat the summer slump with hands-on STEAM activities! Download Brightly’s free printable filled with fun projects excerpted from six awesome books for readers ranging from 7 to 12 years old. Curious minds can build a gumdrop tower, make box robots, and more using everyday items. Download Here and Start Planning Your Library’s Next Activity Today. Visit Brightly for […]

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Get set for the new school year with Brightly, an online resource from Penguin Random House that helps parents, librarians, and educators grow readers. Visit Brightly’s Back to School Essentials for age-specific book recommendations, printables, insights for parents and teachers, and much more to help you prep for the year ahead. Click for More Back to School […]

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Back to School Essentials is a new page on the Brightly site that contains back to school content and includes books for kids at every grade level (Pre-K through High School). Articles with a focus on libraries and teachers include: Check ‘Em Out: The Best Libraries in Kids’ Lit The 11 Best Teachers in Children’s Literature Visit […]

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The fourth installment of the Brightly Family Book Club, which encourages families to read together, explore important topics through books, and have some fun, is a nonfiction book that has all the suspense of a great novel. What makes this book even better for the whole family to read is that it comes in a newer […]

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For the fifth installment of the Brightly Family Book Club, Brightly has chosen Pax by Sara Pennypacker, a book about the special connection between a boy and his pet, and the lengths the two will go to reunite after they are separated. The Brightly Family Book Club was created to encourage families to read together. From […]

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Graphic novels are one of the fastest growing genres in libraries and have become especially popular among kids and teen readers. Check out some of Brightly’s recommendations for your younger patrons. Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books with Your Kid 8 Wise and Witty Graphic Novel Memoirs Every Teen Should Read 7 Graphic Novels […]