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Boy-Friendly Books for Reluctant Readers

Often, boys aren't as enthusiastic readers as girls. Happily, there's a popular chapter book niche addressing that issue with humor and excitement. These new books are fun, mischievous, gadget-filled tales of adventure for kids who would rather ...

Amazing Animal Tales

This batch of animal stories -- some fiction, some true -- introduces real squirrels, weird frogs, birds that teach music and toy rats that attack.

"The Secret Life of Squirrels" by Nancy Rose; Little, Brown and Co.; 32 pages; $17.

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Halloween Books, Round Two

These new books are super-fun and help kids get in the mood for the year's spookiest holiday.

"Scary Tales: One-Eyed Doll" by James Preller; Feiwel and Friends; 98 pages; $5.99.

Dedicated to the memory of "The Twilight Zone's" Rod Serling, ...

It's the Time of Year for Spooky Tales

Kids love slightly scary books. It helps them anticipate one of childhood's most popular holidays, Halloween. Here are a few books, for preschoolers through chapter book readers.

"Otis and the Scarecrow" by Loren Long; Philomel/Penguin; 38 ...

Vintage Stories Brought to Life in New Ways

New York Book Review is one company known for reissuing some of the past's best children's tales. Here's their latest batch of retro wonders, plus other vintage returns.

"Now Open the Box" by Dorothy Kunhardt; The New York Review Children's ...

Zesty Activity Books for Youngsters

These new activity books are fun alternatives to electronic screens and the start of more indoor time.

"Super Cute Kawaii Fun Book" by Peggy Brown and Nate Lovett; Adams Media; 128 pages and $13.99.

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