Karen Cicero

Freeze the day! With these fun indoor and outdoor activities—plus cold-weather products and book recommendations—your next snow day will be a blast.
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Get ready to read! The winners of our 13th annual list are brimming with excitement, adventure, and kindness.
Filled with colorful illustrations and simple text, these board books are ideal for the littlest readers.
From ages 3 to 8, children are learning to read and improving comprehension. Consider stocking their library with these winning picture books, which are filled with intriguing stories and captivating illustrations.
Librarians nominated nearly 75 titles released this year. Then our panel of teen reviewers told us their favorites of the bunch.
Whether your child is a reluctant reader or literary aficionado, they won't be able to put down these chapter books, which were approved by our squad of junior reviewers.
With Pinkie Promises, Senator Warren is letting young girls everywhere know they can achieve their dreams.
A trove of family-focused resorts has opened in the Caribbean and Mexico, which means there's a getaway to match every family's vacation vibe.
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We tapped tech and education experts for their picks in the crowded children's app space, then gave a panel of junior testers permission to play. What we discovered: Great learning apps for kids are hard to find—but they do exist. Here are some gems to help you out this school year.
So many new ideas to get you out of your rut—and your kiddos out the door!
Walt Disney World turns the big 5-0 this month, and the celebration will last for the next year and a half. Really. Put these shiny new stops on your wish list.
After wowing the world at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the young poet’s new picture book inspires children with a rousing anthem of love and hope.
We plowed through dozens of snow-covered resorts to find ones with a flurry of activities for young kids, plus cool stuff for you too.
Oceanfront locales with year-round good weather and sunny vibes fill up fast. Start a (sand) bucket list.
Families cooked with 200-plus packaged products to find yummy items that deserve a spot on your shopping list. Let's eat!
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Playdates. Sports practices. Family movie nights. For occasions like these, our panel of junior taste testers sampled hundreds of products to find the ones that best tide kids over (and that parents can feel good about too). Ready, set, nosh!
The NBC News Today show meteorologist connects clouds and emotions in her first picture book. Forecast: sunny stories ahead.
Excitement and, of course, butterflies are running high this momentous school year. Give kids the super-celebratory send-off they deserve.
The host of Top Chef draws on her experiences cooking with her daughter in her picture book about a cherished summertime ritual.
Authentic characters and culturally meaningful settings liven up this year's crop of winning books nominated by librarians and tested with families.
The word from our panel of testers: These 10 Latin-inspired paletas and ice creams taste authentic.
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The actor has become as much of a sensation in the kid-lit world as he is in Hollywood. His latest, Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive, dives deep into this strong and brave character.
After trying more than 75 new pops, bars, and pints, our panel of parent and kid testers landed on this list of treats that delivered squeals of glee and deep-in-thought mmmm’s.
From useful cook books and coffee makers, to fun snack packs and cameras, these gift ideas for high school grads will get them pumped for their next adventure.