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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Olivia

Posted about 28 days ago by Patti L

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

Children can easily see themselves in Olivia the pig, who is always involved in a whirlwind of activity and has unrestrained confidence in herself.

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The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America

Posted 5 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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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Calvin Can’t Fly: The Story of Bookworm Birdie

Posted 6 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, children's books, early literacy, humorous books for kids, pets - fiction, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, stories and words

Calvin the starling can’t fly. When his brothers, sisters and cousins were learning all of the bird tasks such as flying, pulling up worms and chasing bugs, Calvin was learning to read.

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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge Today

Posted 7 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 11 months 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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