Summer Reading for Families

Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane share their favorite reads and offer practical tips on how to engage young children as well as teens.

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Turn off the electronics and turn your kids on to summer reading. Authors Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane help capture the imagination of far-away places as they share their favorite reads and offer practical tips on how to engage young children as well as teens. Discover why reading opens your world...

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