Kids Books

Storytime with Jamie Lee Curtis

Story time with your family is always great, but sometimes it's nice to hear stories read by other people too. That's why, over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing videos of our favorite children's books read by fantastic authors, celebrities, and book lovers all over the world! Who knows, maybe you'll be hearing from some of the Brilliant Books Staff too...

Road Trip Books

I love roadtrip novels any time of the year whether it's January or June. But, in an effort to spend as much time at home as I can, I'm looking for even more adventure-filled tales to escape into. Here's some of my favorite roadtrip (and tracktrip?) books to help you travel the world from the comfort of your couch.

Jason Reynolds Recommends

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Meet Jason Reynolds, (if you haven't already). He's an incredible award-winning author of books for both children and young adults and a huge indie bookstore advocate. Last week, Jason sat down with PBS to recommend his favorite books for young readers to check out this summer. Some are incredibly timely, others offer a bit of escapism. All are books worth reading. 

That's why we work in the other direction.

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Storytime with Zachary Levi

Story time with your family is always great, but sometimes it's nice to hear stories read by other people too. That's why, over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing videos of our favorite children's books read by fantastic authors, celebrities, and book lovers all over the world! Who knows, maybe you'll be hearing from some of the Brilliant Books Staff too...

Mythology for Teens and Beyond

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Many middle grade readers dive deep into these fun mythology based series emerging with a love of mythology, but are unsure what to read next. This tends to be right around the time they are aging into Young Adult books and a whole new world of reading to navigate. Hunger Games are a logical next step for many, Suzanne Collins, has often spoke of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur influencing her books. But what next?

Luckily there are still lots of great options for those not ready to leave the mythology based fantasy as they move into YA, for the transitional reader and those ready for more mature content.

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Storytime with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Story time with your family is always great, but sometimes it's nice to hear stories read by other people too. That's why, over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing videos of our favorite children's books read by fantastic authors, celebrities, and book lovers all over the world! Who knows, maybe you'll be hearing from some of the Brilliant Books Staff too...

Dreaming Big

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Yesterday's scrubbed Spacex launch has my kids asking a lot of questions about space and space travel. What a great time to work some fun learning into our day, with so much to explore and ponder. From rocket science to planets, there's something fun to focus on for all those curious minds out there.

We are excitedly looking forward to the launch rescheduled for Saturday, but in the meantime, here are some great books for those young people in your life curious about what's out there.

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From Northern Michigan to You

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

And just like that, it's Memorial Day. The sun is shining and summer is just around the corner. I know everyone is looking forward to spending more time outside, enjoying Northern Michigan -- from a safe distance of course!

So, in honor of summer and our beautiful region, here's a collection of books celebrating Michigan and the Great Lakes.

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