Graphic novels can be described as “novels using images, as well as words, to tell a story.” This genre includes so much more than the comic books it is usually associated with, and the popularity of graphic novels is on the rise with readers of all ages. But why should you read—or allow your child […]
You are never too old for a children’s book. Oh so entertaining for their beautiful illustrations, some are silly, insightful, educational, and oh so wise. Inside these books are wonderful quotes on the power of love and the importance of sharing and realizing your potential. The lessons in these books aren’t just for kids. They […]
What makes you laugh? Why are some jokes funny and dad jokes aren’t? Probably the best way to make a joke less funny is to explain it. But The Humor Code: a Global Search for What Makes Things Funny tries anyway to take humor seriously. A psychology professor and a journalist travel around the world […]
Star Wars Day (May 4th) is almost upon us and if you are strong enough to pull the ears off a Gundark, we have exactly what you are looking for and all of it is just 12 parsecs away with your trusty library card. If you are a young Padawan and just starting to venture […]
When bedtime rolls around it can feel like a never-ending process…baths, teeth to be brushed, pajamas, and then storytime. Doesn’t it feel like the kids always pick the longest book ever? Why not make storytime fun for you as well by reading the following books together?
April is Autism Awareness Month. This annual celebration “represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness and acceptance.” In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we’ve put together a list of books that includes titles about neurodiversity, as well as titles that will help children cope with childhood fears.
April is a month full of celebrations including National Poetry Month. It’s also the Month of the Young Child, when we focus on the benefits of early childhood programs and services. In honor of this annual celebration, we’ve selected seven picture books that are perfect for reading aloud to the young children in your life […]
National Library Week is April 7 to 13. This annual observance, highlighting the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers, has been celebrated for more than 60 years! Let’s start the celebration by highlighting books featuring our favorite subject: libraries. This list includes mysteries, romances, and true tales from the front lines of library […]
“If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” – Emily Dickinson April is National Poetry Month. After checking out this […]
There are so many wonderful children’s books out there, many of which we read ourselves when we were younger. It’s a wonderful experience to be able to read a book that you adored as a child to your own children. Let’s face it though – some books don’t age too well. Sometimes the jokes are […]