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Picture Books with Positive Vibes

Posted about 23 days ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals, automobiles-fiction, books and reading - fiction, children, Children's Stories, emotions, Errors-Juvenile Fiction, fear-fiction, Loss (Psychology)-Fiction, peace, picture books, positive, self-confidence, self-esteem and trucks-fiction

Parr’s books have high kid-appeal and radiate positive messages of peace, love, thankfulness, humor and joy.

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Picture Books That Zoom

Posted about 1 month ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge and Children and Parenting | Tagged with animals, Children's Poetry, families, friendship, nature stories, perspective, picture books, stories in rhyme and stories without words

The medium of the picture book -- with its emphasis on visuals and uninhibited imagination -- is able to tell a story by moving and swooping from place to place and from time to time with as much energy as a big-budget movie.

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Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics

Posted 5 months 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 5 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | 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 6 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 7 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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