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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: No, David

Posted 2 months ago by Heidi Y.

Posted in Children & Parenting and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, early literacy, humorous books for kids, picture books, reading lists, reading recommendations and stories for kids

The 101 Picture Book Challenge is a list of recent and classic picture books that we think are great and want you to read. This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Dear Zoo

Posted 3 months ago by Patti L

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, early literacy, humorous books for kids, pets - fiction, picture books, Readers' Advisory, reading, reading recommendations, stories for kids and words

Do you think writing to the zoo to ask for a pet is a good idea? In the picture book Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, one child thinks so, and that child is in for some big surprises!

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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge Today

Posted 3 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, imagination - fiction, picture books, Readers' Advisory, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories and words

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them too! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

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10 Picture Books to Help Tackle Tough Topics

Posted 5 months ago by Kelly P

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels | Tagged with animals, bullies, bullying, children of divorced parents, compassion, courage, death, death and dying, divorce, emotions, families, feelings, friendship, grief, Grief - Fiction, grieving, juvenile fiction, loss, news, parent and child, picture books, school, social issues and stories in rhyme

A selection of picture books covering tough topics.

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Black History Month Read-In

Posted 5 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Programs and Teen | Tagged with African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books and Read-In

February is Black History Month, and we’re celebrating in part with a read-in. We invite you to read, listen to (or even watch) one of these award-winning books!

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Be Part of the Caldecott Read-In, Jan. 20

Posted 5 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, New and Programs | Tagged with award winners, awards, Caldecott Awards, Caldecott Medal, caldecott read in, Children's Stories and picture books

Every year, the Library hosts a Caldecott Read-in, where members of the community (ages 10 and up) are invited to be local judges, deciding on the previous year’s best picture books.

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