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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Last Stop on Market Street

Posted about 6 days ago by Patti L

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, early literacy, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories for children and words

A young boy’s journey on a city bus with his grandmother opens his eyes to the beauty all around him.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Guess Who, Haiku!

Posted about 1 month ago by Patti L

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, 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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Babies vs. Babytime

Posted about 1 month ago by Heidi Y.

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Education | Tagged with babies, baby storytime, brain -- growth, child development, cognition in children, early childhood, early literacy, infants, reading readiness, ready to read, storytelling, toddlers and words

Babies are wonderful, beautiful and thoroughly amazing human beings. Baby storytime gives babies and their caregivers the chance of developing early literacy skills together at the library.

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

Posted 3 months ago by Patti L

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Readers' Advisory | 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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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Dear Zoo

Posted 4 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 4 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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