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What will your child read next? There are plenty of ways to search for a book at A Book and A Hug! At this website, your child can also contribute a book review.

For effortless searching, start with the search bar on the website homepage, or browse through colorful book covers.

Continue your search by category, such as mystery, sports or fantasy. Or, search by age or reading level, such as BabiesYoung Listeners for ages 1-3, Picture Books for ages 3-8, Early Readers for ages 4-7, Independent ReadersMiddle Readers for ages 8-10, Older Readers for ages 11-13, or Mature Readers for ages 14 and up. Additional ways to search include What's NewBooks for GirlsBooks for Boys, and using keywords or topics.

At this website, your child can also learn what kind of Reading Superhero they are, and Read Around the World by clicking on a map to find stories from different countries.

Don't miss the Books Alive link, which features video interviews with children's authors! The website also provides links to Educator and Parent resources.

A Book and A Hug is brought to you by Barb Langridge, who has experience as a children's librarian and bookseller. She is also a television professional who makes book recommendations and interviews authors, illustrators, and publishers.

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