Across the country we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed two men on the Moon. Kids can learn more about the people involved in this historic spaceflight and the science behind it and get answers to some of the mysteries of our universe by diving into the following books.
Help your kids grow their Summer Quest reading minutes with these great books. Don’t forget to have them log their minutes on a Summer Quest reading log! They’ll be able to use their minutes to vote for an animal donation to Heifer International.
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?
Celebrate Women’s History Month with your child with these new picture books written about strong women who made a difference in our world. Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand This is an inspiring picture book with gorgeous illustrations about ten suffragists who fought for women’s right to […]
The Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys, the Grammys…these are world famous award ceremonies viewed by millions. But have you ever heard of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The American Library Association Youth Media Awards, including the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Printz Awards, represent the best literature and media for youth. They are selected […]
Do you remember the first time you started a new book and encountered a character who looked just like you? It can be a magical experience to read about someone who has hair or eyes or freckles like yours going on wonderful, thrilling adventures. For many of us, it’s an experience that’s easy to take […]
Looking for a compromise between the Frozen soundtrack and NPR (or Naptime Public Radio as the kids call it these days*)? Well look no further. With more ways to access podcasts than ever before (I’m looking at you Pandora), engaging children in oral storytelling is easy-peasy lemon-squeezy these days. Whether your podcast agenda is audio […]
Celebrate Black History Month with these reads for kids and teens. Titles include biographies of well-known and lesser-known historical figures, graphic novels, and picture books.
Hoopla is a digital service that brings to your devices an enormous selection of music, movies, audiobooks, comics, and television shows. No placing holds, no waiting for delivery, no disappointed kids – you can borrow instantly up to 10 items per month with your library card. The selections are vast – so I am going to focus […]
We’re excited to announce our Staff Picks for 2018! For the past four years, we’ve asked staff to recommend their favorite books published in the calendar year. Here are the children’s books they loved most in 2018. Staff Picks for young adults and adults will be published over the next week. If you are looking […]