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Barbara Bush Foundation  Our mission is to advocate for and establish #literacy as a value in every home. #AmericasBiggestChallenge

We're proud to announce the lineup for our 17th annual Dallas Celebration of Reading! You're invited to join us on Tuesday, November 6th, for an evening with Michael Connelly, Michelle Staubach Grimes, Philipp Meyer, and Ellie LeBlond Sosa. Tickets at:

H.G. Wells, born on this day in 1866, wrote several famous science fiction novels such as “The Time Machine” and “The War of the Worlds.” He would go on to be nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times throughout his life!

Books are a powerful resource! What do you look to get out of books? Knowledge, advice, stories, or something else entirely?

Did you know? Sir William Golding, author of the #classicbook “Lord of the Flies,” was born on this day in 1911!

Children aren’t the only ones going back to school – that’s why we’ve prepared tips for parents to continue their education! When parents succeed in school, their kids benefit too. Visit for tips that will make this a Year of Success for the whole family!

The latest in Brad Meltzer’s “Ordinary People Change the World” #childrensbook series, “I am Neil Armstrong,” tells the story of a young boy who loved airplanes, learned how to fly, and became a new kind of pilot: an astronaut!

A relatable thought from Celebration of Reading alumni author Markus Zusak! How many of you have carried a book around just for comfort?

If Sherlock Holmes is the most famous detective in literature, then Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot has to be a close 2nd. The star of mystery novels such as “Murder on The Orient Express,” he has appeared in over 30 books!

On this day ten years ago, the world was introduced to Katniss Everdeen and the world of #TheHungerGames.

This classic children’s book takes readers on a caterpillar’s journey through life, as he eats, and eats, and eats, until finally he turns into a cocoon and emerges as a beautiful butterfly!

To guarantee a Year of Success, you’ll need to ace your upcoming parent-teacher conferences! Luckily, we have all the tips you’ll need to navigate your next parent-teacher conference, including key questions you have to ask! Visit today!

Today, we pause to remember those who lost their lives 17 years ago in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. We will never forget.

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