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Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics

Posted about 1 month ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with adoption, animals, diversity , early literacy, emotions, families, friends, gender identity, insects fiction, love, marriage, picture books, same sex marriage and weddings

A selection of endearing stories for young children that focus on a variety of topics like family, friends, gender identity, individuality, love, marriage, tolerance, self-acceptance, kindness, respect, mental disabilities, nonconformity, teasing, social issues, emotions, immigrants, racism, friendship and courage.

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The Human-Nature Connection

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with animals, birding, creative ability, earth, Forest Ecology, imagination, insects, Library, Metroparks, nature, nature craft, outdoor recreation, personal narratives, picture books, psychology, science, treehouses, trees and wildlife

What do the Library and Metroparks Toledo have in common? And how can you use both of these great community resources to enrich your life?

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Best Picture Books of 2018

Posted 2 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in Children and Parenting and Education | Tagged with animals, Art, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Children's Stories, color, communication, death and dying, emotions, empathy, fear, feelings, folklore, friendship, frustration, generosity, humorous stories for kids, imagination, immigrants, individuality, listening, picture books, poverty, refugees, relationships, schools, sea adventures and self-confidence

Two perspectives on some of the best children's picture books of 2018.

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Adorable Bedtime Stories for Children featuring Owls

Posted 3 months ago by Maria RT

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals, bedtime stories, happiness, humor , Kindergarten, owls, parent and child, picture books, Preschool, sleeping and stories in rhyme

Colorful and expressive picture books where owls take center stage. Perfect for reading to your kids at bedtime or anytime.

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12 Great Children's Books Exploring Difficult Issues

Posted 7 months ago by Heather W

Posted in Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals, behavior, books for young children, bullying, childhood, compassion, courage, death and dying, divorce, emotions, friendship, grandparents, Grief - Fiction, imagination, individuality, life changes, news, picture books, popularity, schools, self-acceptance, stories in rhyme and tough topics

These books help to make sense of, and deal with, challenging times in life.

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