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Fantastic Books for Kids by African American Authors

Posted 4 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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10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers

Posted 6 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, bullying, Coming of Age, family, fantasy, friendship, graphic novels, Grief - Fiction, juvenile fiction, magic, middle grades, mystery, Paranormal Fiction, quests, redemption, schools, social issues, suspense and Young Adult Fiction

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted 6 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, Coming of Age, family, friends, novels in verse, schools, spy stories, teenagers, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Before you close the book on 2018, be sure you have taken full advantage of the great YA titles released this year. Zombie fighters and modern day poets, from the court of Faerie, to death row, this year’s amazing cast of strong characters will keep you turning the pages.

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Inspiring Picture Books About Inventors, Scientists and Perseverance

Posted 8 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with architects, astronomers, biographies, Children's Stories, computer programmers, computers, curiosity, emotions, entomologists, exploration, family, friendship, frustration, girls, humorous stories, inspiration, inventions, inventors, mathematicians, perseverance, picture books, role models, science, scientists, stories in rhyme and women

Stories featuring characters with spunk, engineers, inventors, scientists, architects, doctors, computer programmers and the incredible power of persistence.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Health and Wellness and History and Politics | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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National Day of Listening

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with active listening, African American Oral History Collection, American culture, anecdotes, children, communication skills, conversation, family, family histories, fatherhood, fathers , friendship, good listener, gratitude, inspirational, interviews, LGBTQ, listening, listening skills, local history, Lucas County, motherhood, mothers, National Day of Listening, NPR, Oral History, personal narratives, relationships, social life and customs, stories, storytelling, Toledo History and Toledo Ohio

The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to sit down to have a face to face conversation - and really listen.

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