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Celebrate Día Children’s Day by Reading Diverse Books

Posted about 10 days ago by Heather H

Posted in Children and Parenting and Culture and Diversity | Tagged with children's day, coding, dia, diverse books, early literacy, El día de los libros and El día de los niños

Día, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), is a nationally recognized initiative emphasizing the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds.

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What's in the Egg? Picture Books Featuring Eggs

Posted about 15 days ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge and Children and Parenting | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, eggs - fiction, PBS, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read and stories

You never know what surprising and extraordinary animal may pop out of an egg! All kinds of picture books featuring eggs are posted here. Happy Spring!

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The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with caregivers, children, creativity, early childhood development, parents, play and social skills

Play is intertwined with early childhood development in so many ways. Continue reading to learn more about the play and learn areas at the Library as well as the many important benefits of play.

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Fantastic Books for Kids by African American Authors

Posted 3 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with African American History Month, African Americans, Black History Month, determination, discrimination, diversity , family, friendship, identity, inspiration, perseverance, picture books, school and stories for children

In celebration of Black History Month, we compiled a list of picture books to read with your child by noted African American authors. Some inspire young minds, some are just for fun, and all are perfect for enjoying together.

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