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Roald Dahl Wanted His Magical 'Matilda' To Keep Books Alive

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After Getting 'Plunked' On The Head, A Little Leaguer Makes A Comeback

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How One Unkind Moment Gave Way To 'Wonder'

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'Dork Diaries' Reveal Secrets Of 'Not-So-Fabulous' Teen Life

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Lessons In Bigotry And Bravery: A Girl Grows Up In 'Glory Be'

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The Best Books For Kids Age 9-14? You Tell Us

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Meet 'Ivan': The Gorilla Who Lived In A Shopping Mall

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Author Jarrett Krosoczka teaches a drawing class to a group of third- and fifth-graders at the Walker-Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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'Lunch Lady' Author Helps Students Draw Their Own Heroes

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Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of 'Oz'

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With Audubon's Help, Beat-Up Kid Is 'Okay For Now'

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In 'Red Pyramid,' Kid Heroes Take On Ancient Egypt

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How 'Black Beauty' Changed The Way We See Horses

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Gross-Out Gags AND Life Lessons In 'Wimpy Kid'

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'Mysterious Benedict': Solve A Puzzle, Save The World

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Both Community And Garden Grow In 'Seedfolks'

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Meet Manjiro, Japan's Unlikely Teen Ambassador

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Two Books For Kids About How Hard It Is To Fit In

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'Birmingham': A Family Tale In The Civil Rights Era

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'Mr. Terupt' Shows What A Difference One Teacher Can Make

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