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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Thunder Boy Jr.

Posted about 7 days ago by Eric P

Posted in Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, books for children, Children's Stories, early literacy, folklore, identity, Indigenous peoples, Native Americans, picture books and reading

A seemingly simple story about a boy and his name gets complicated by the book's relationship to issues in the outside world.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Summer Reads

Posted about 29 days ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, Readers' Advisory, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with books to read, Fantasy Fiction, Horror Fiction, nonfiction books, Psychological Fiction, reading recommendations, Summer Reads and suspense

We're back! This time, we're obsessing over what we consider the best "summer reads" around. Read on for our lightly-edited-for-clarity conversation about what titles we think you should plop down on a beach with or stay safely-contained within your air-conditioned home with. We don't judge.

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Historical Fiction Reads for Fourth and Fifth Graders

Posted about 1 month ago by Regina S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | Tagged with bullying - fiction, Children's Stories, Coming of Age, Families - Fiction, friendship - fiction, Historical Fiction, identity, immigrants, journeys, juvenile fiction, juvenile literature, multicultural, people with disabilities, refugees, slavery, social issues and stories for kids

Travel back in time with these great historical fiction books.

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Sharks, Sharks and More Sharks: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with environmental conservation, Ichthyology, Marine biologists, Marine biology, sharks and Sharks -- Anecdotes

Sharks are the star of the show in this blog post featuring resources for kids and adults.

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