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 With starred reviews from publications like Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly—your patrons are going to want to read these much-anticipated books that reviewers are raving about. Fiction: The Sun Collective by Charles Baxter From the National Book Award finalist and “one of our most gifted writers” (Chicago Tribune)—a timely and unsettling novel about […]

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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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Enter below for your chance to win one of 25 copies of the new Classroom Edition in paperback, which includes: • Classroom-appropriate language • Discussion questions and activities • Q&A with Andy Weir “The Martian should be required reading for all middle and high school students, and it should serve as a call to action for […]

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After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was “Hot Karl,” the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend—and then almost became a star. Full of rollicking stories from his close brush with fame, Karp’s hilarious memoir is the ultimate fish-out-of-water story about a guy who follows an unlikely passion—trying to crack […]

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Brightly has a lot to offer when it comes to getting your patrons summer reading ready. Broken down by age and stage, you’ll discover great reading recommendations (everything from fun mysteries for young kids to romantic beach reads for moms), printable activities, road trip listens, and so much more—all perfect for outdoor reading, family trips, programs, and […]

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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 […]