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A Father's Day Gift From Meghan To Harry Is Now A Kids' Book

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A Boy And His Grandfather Visit Home 'On The Trapline'

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Embarrassed By Your Parents? 'Watercress' Explores That Universal Kid Experience

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Gary Paulsen's Memoir Taps Into The Childhood Experiences That Inspired His Stories

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Hunter Biden, at the time serving as board chairman of World Food Program USA, with then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2016. Hunter Biden says his addictions worsened after his brother Beau's death in 2015. Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images hide caption

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Through Decades Of Addiction, Hunter Biden Says His Family Never Gave Up On Him

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A Boy Named 'Milo' Reminds Us To Choose Imagination Over Impressions

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The Lost and Found outdoor art exhibit asks residents to consider the question: What have you lost, and what have you found in 2020? Sarah Silbiger for NPR hide caption

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It Used To Be Just A Fence. It Became A Tribute To Things Lost And Found In 2020

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Misty Copeland based the characters in Bunheads on the ballet friends she grew up with. Setor Fiadzigbey/G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers hide caption

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Misty Copeland Celebrates Ballet's Beautiful Friendships In 'Bunheads'

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"I am / a nonstop ball of energy. / Powerful and full of light. / I am a go-getter. A difference maker. / A leader." Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James/Penguin Young Readers hide caption

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A New Picture Book Reminds Black Sons: You Are 'Every Good Thing'

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"I dug my fingers there and here and stretched my arms like ropes. I threw my body through the air and caught myself in all the ways I'd imagined, a bright path of thinking." Yao Xiao/Make Me a World hide caption

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This Book Teaches Kids 'How To Solve A Problem' Like A Rock Climber Would

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"Of starbursts brighter than fireworks, you are a child of the universe." Raul Colón/Random House Children's Books hide caption

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This Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe'

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Want To Adopt A Dog? First Ask Yourself: Can You Still Commit Post-Pandemic?

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How To Say No: 'Anti-Guru' Sarah Knight Suggests You Do Less And Live More

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A Little Girl Didn't Like Her 'Bedtime Bonnet,' So Mom Wrote A Book To Help

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A Haunting Home Movie Inspired Lois Lowry To Write 'On The Horizon'

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