This year’s Science in the Summer program is “The Science of Me.” This program invites children to explore various biological systems and how humans are alike and different from one another. Kids who are excited by this subject and want to learn more will enjoy reading these books:[Read more…] about Books on “The Science of Me”
Looking for books to read this summer break? Try checking out a Reading Olympics eBook or audiobook from cloudLibrary!
Reading Olympics is a county-wide reading program from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit for students in elementary and secondary schools. It is “designed to encourage children to read more by helping them discover the joy and excitement of reading,” while exposing them to quality literature on a variety of topics and writing styles.
The 2020 Reading Olympics book lists are now posted and are available here.
Download these titles to get a jump start this summer on checking these books off your to-read list!
— recommended by Kathleen L., Collection Management Librarian
You’ve got me feeling emotions, deeper than I’ve ever dreamed of.
You’ve got me feeling emotions, higher than the heavens above.
– Mariah Carey
Sometimes we feel happy, and sometimes we feel bored. We feel angry, sad, hopeful, silly, and so much more. This month at the Quakertown Branch’s Discovery Studio Mood Room, you can explore all of your feelings, whatever they may be.
Here are some books to get you thinking about all of the different types of emotions you can feel.[Read more…] about Mood Room
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 to read—graphic novels?
Graphic novels can be beneficial to readers because they: [Read more…] about The Benefits of Reading Graphic Novels
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 are for the kid in all of us.
Take a look at these classic quotes from books and discover the power of a simple quote.[Read more…] about Inspirational Quotes from Children’s Books
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? [Read more…] about Kids Books That’ll Make Grown-Ups Laugh, Too!
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.[Read more…] about Books for Autism Awareness Month
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 — over and over again. [Read more…] about Picture Books to Read Over and Over (Again)
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 no longer funny, and sometimes things that aren’t intended to be funny are now hilarious. Enjoy the following list of books that have made me raise my eyebrows or laugh out loud for one reason or another. [Read more…] about Small Details in Children’s Books That are Weird