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Now that the children are back in school, it's time to get ready for some fall reading. Whether you need an entertaining board book for a toddler or a chapter book for a young reader, there are plenty of new titles to choose from that will entertain and educate your kids. To help you navigate the list, here are some noteworthy titles just right for every age group.

For ages 1 and up, I highly recommend Mine! written by Shutta Crum and illustrated by Patrice Barton. It's a delightful board book depicting the tale of two babies and a humorous dog that have a hard time learning to share. The engaging pictures are incredibly animated and the story is full of surprises. What I like best is how the author uses one simple word to demonstrate a valuable life lesson.

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For ages 4 and up, I am crazy about Wild About You written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown, creator of Arthur the Aardvark. The bold colors and vivid illustrations bring this story to life making it the ideal picture book for shared story time. It's the story of one tree kangaroo that wants nothing more than to become a mommy. This book is a real winner because it delicately addresses the importance of accepting mixed-species and the power of unconditional love.

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For ages 6 and up, my favored pick is Turkey Trouble on the National Mallby Ron Roy, the fourteenth book in the highly popular Capital Mysteries series. In this installment, it's Thanksgiving and KC and her best friend Marshall want the president to pardon more than just one turkey. A Stepping Stone book promoting an engaging storyline for early readers and written by the author of the popular A to Z Mystery Series, this book is a heartwarming holiday read.

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