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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: The Other Side

Posted 5 months ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with emotions, juvenile fiction, metaphors, picture books, racism and stories for children

When is a picture book about a fence also a picture book about intolerance and justice and acceptance? Jacqueline Woodson's "The Other Side" has your answer.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: The Monster at the End of This Book

Posted 7 months ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with early literacy, eMedia, funny books for children, humorous stories for kids, picture books, reading recommendations, ready to read and Sesame Street

This picture book has enough literary self-consciousness and existential dread to keep a whole room of graduate students busy for a month.

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Picture Books Filled With a Variety of Characters, Wit, Humor and Much More

Posted 8 months ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Movies and Music | Tagged with animals, books that rhyme, friendship, picture books, poems for kids, poetry, reading recommendations and shel silverstein books

Stories and poems featuring atypical characters and memorable tales.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Where the Wild Things Are

Posted 9 months ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with early literacy, Maurice Sendak, picture books and reading recommendations

Another classic title on the library's 101 Picture Book Challenge list is Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a timeless tale of temper tantrums and monster islands.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted 10 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Movies and Music | Tagged with African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, drama, Historical Drama, plays, poetry and theater

For decades, African-American playwrights have pushed the American theater to embrace bold, daring and popular new forms and have, in the process, contributed some of the most enduring stories and characters in the American literary canon. The library has on its shelves an assortment of scripts from this robust tradition.

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Book, Humbug!

Posted 12 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and History and Politics | Tagged with A Christmas Carol, British society, Charles Dickens, Christmas stories, classics, England - 19th century, Ghost Stories, holiday stories, holidays, novelists - biography, Short Stories, Victorian society, writers and writers - biography

The new movie The Man Who Invented Christmas purports to tell all about Charles Dickens and his most famous creation. But there's more to it than that.

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