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Reading Month Bingo Challenge

Tuesdady, March 1st, 2022.

Reading Month Bingo

March is Reading Month, which means it's time for one of our favorite bookish traditions: the Bingo Challenge.

Designed especially for young readers (both kids and teens), this Bingo Challenge is meant to encourage readers to try something new!  Children ages 5-16 can also submit their completed Bingo sheet to be entered into a drawing for cool bookish prizes like gift certificates, tote bags, and other cool bookish swag.

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It's Lego Day

Friday, January 28, 2022.

LegosDid you know that January 28th is National Lego Day?  Okay, so maybe this sounds like one of those silly "made-up" holidays, but listen: Lego is a whole lot of fun, and it deserves celebration.  These colorful blocks provide endless fun and a whole world of creative possibilities, where the only limit is your imagination!

Explore Lego at Brilliant Books 

Top 10 First Lines

Thursday, January 27, 2022.

The Top 10 Opening Lines in BookWe've all been told not to judge a book by its cover—but what about its first line?

"Call me Ishmael."  "It was a pleasure to burn."  "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."  Literature is riddled with iconic and compelling first lines: sentences that draw you in or make you raise an eyebrow.

Our Top 10 First Lines 

National Cat Day

Friday, October 29, 2021

A tabby cat in front of a blue sky looks pensively into the light


Did you know that October 29th is National Cat Day?  Since the holiday's inception in 2005, this day has celebrated all things cats.  In honor of cats (and cat lovers), we've put together a collection of books, puzzles, mugs, and calendars that feature our feline friends in adorable and hilarious ways.