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Outstanding Animal Tales for Middle-Grade Readers.

Kids love animals, and reading about animals, especially those with more courage, love and patience than most humans. These books star heroic dogs, awe-inspiring tigers and a hilarious, joking classroom hamster.

"Into That Forest" by Louis Nowra...

Strong Female Role Models Star in New Books

A slew of brand new children's books highlight inspirational, strong women and girls.

"A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers" by Michael Elsohn Ross; Chicago Review Press; 224 pages; $19.95.

This thoughtful chronicle of...

Time for Some Activity-Book Fun

It's the time of year when schoolwork gets more serious, thus the need for lighthearted activity books. These are bright and creative, and encourage kids to doodle and make bracelets and dreamy desserts.

"PhotoPlay!" by M.J. Bronstein; Chronicle...

Loving Tales for Every Day

These Valentine's Day-themed children's books are even sweeter than candy, and heartwarming for any time of the year. Love and appreciation are to be celebrated always.

"Foxy in Love" by Emma Dodd; HarperCollins; 40 pages; $17.99.

My fourth-...