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Picture Books Featuring Feisty, Self-Confident Heroines

Posted 3 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, etiquette, feisty, friendship, heroines, humorous books for kids, identity, perseverance, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, school, self-confidence, self-esteem, stories and words

Stories featuring fun stories and spunky heroines.

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Haiku Poetry Picture Books for Kids

Posted 6 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with children's books, children's poetry books, early literacy, Haiku, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, stories, stories in rhyme and words

The animals have haikus, just for you! Can you guess who they are talking about in these fun poems?

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The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, culture, emigration, experiences, families, identity, immigrants, immigration, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories and young adult books

A selection of books and resources exploring the immigrant and refugee experience in America.

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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge Today

Posted 9 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with 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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National Day of Listening

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | 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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Immigrant Stories through the Art of Aman Mojadidi’s Once Upon a Place

Posted about 1 year ago by Claire F

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with Art Exhibit, exhibits, experiences, families -- fiction, immigrants, stories and storytellers

Visit Main Library, Promenade Park or The University of Toledo starting September 15, 2017 to check out a unique phone booth exhibit.

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