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Blog Category: 101 Picture Book Challenge
Posted 12/08/20 by Eric P
Some of the world's greatest picture books are about losing things, and I have a list of them right here... wait a minute, where did that list go?Continue Reading: Picture Books of the Lost... and Found
Posted 11/10/20 by Jozlyn H
A short guide with tips to keep your children on their reading journey, plus a few recommendations for along the way.Continue Reading: Encouraging Children to Read
Posted 03/19/20 by Library News
Use Library resources to make the most of your time at home!Continue Reading: Downloadable, Streaming Fun for Families and Kids
Posted 06/28/19 by Patti L
Grandma has a special recipe to cure a child’s fear of thunder in our featured book Thunder Cake. Also included are more warm and wonderful books by children’s author Patricia Polacco.Continue Reading: Thunder Cake and Other Wise Tales by Patricia Polacco
Posted 05/24/19 by Patti L
Parr’s books have high kid-appeal and radiate positive messages of peace, love, thankfulness, humor and joy.Continue Reading: Picture Books with Positive Vibes
Posted 05/16/19 by Heidi Y.
A wonderful selection of children's picture books perfect to read anytime.Continue Reading: What Do You Mean I Can't Throw?
Posted 05/09/19 by Eric P
The medium of the picture book -- with its emphasis on visuals and uninhibited imagination -- is able to tell a story by moving and swooping from place to place and from time to time with as much energy as a big-budget movie.Continue Reading: Picture Books That Zoom
Posted 05/02/19 by Maria RT
Captivating illustrations in these almost wordless picture books will encourage children to make up their own stories.Continue Reading: Tell Me a Story! Picture Books for Young Storytellers
Posted 04/11/19 by Patti L
You never know what surprising and extraordinary animal may pop out of an egg! All kinds of picture books featuring eggs are posted here. Happy Spring!Continue Reading: What's in the Egg? Picture Books Featuring Eggs
Posted 03/29/19 by Heidi Y.
Timeless picture books demonstrating the power of friendship that are great to read anytime.Continue Reading: How to Help a Friend!
Posted 03/15/19 by Patti L
Through thick and thin, best friends are on our side. Here are stories that remind us to treasure our BFF’s!Continue Reading: Friendship Stories for Children
Posted 02/22/19 by Heidi Y.
Endearing picture books featuring mother and child.Continue Reading: Mysterious Mother Search
Posted 02/15/19 by Maria RT
Inventive takes on the classic fairy tale The Three Little Pigs.Continue Reading: Peculiar versions of the Three Little Pigs
Posted 02/08/19 by Patti L
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.Continue Reading: Fantastic Books for Kids by African American Authors
Posted 02/01/19 by Eric P
With a purple crayon like the one Harold has, a person could solve all kinds of problems. This post includes a ton of imaginative picture books kids and parents will appreciate.Continue Reading: Picture Books About Imagination
Posted 01/22/19 by Cindy V
Fabulous folktale adaptations that are sure to entertain children of all ages.Continue Reading: Modern Folktale Adaptations for Kids
Posted 01/04/19 by Patti L
A selection of endearing stories for young children that focus on a variety of topics like family, friends, gender identity, individuality, love, marriage, tolerance, self-acceptance, kindness, respect, mental disabilities, nonconformity, teasing, social issues, emotions, immigrants, racism, friendship and courage.Continue Reading: Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics
Posted 12/28/18 by Heidi Y.
A variety of counting books to teach young children about numbers in an entertaining way.Continue Reading: Counting Books for Preschoolers
Posted 11/30/18 by Heidi Y.
Fun picture books for kids featuring animal adventures and humorous stories.Continue Reading: Picture Books Featuring Animal Adventures Perfect for Preschoolers
Posted 11/23/18 by Patti L
Entertaining dog books that are perfect for kids ages 4-8.Continue Reading: 10 Delightful Dog Books Perfect for Young Children
Posted 11/16/18 by Maria RT
Colorful and expressive picture books where owls take center stage. Perfect for reading to your kids at bedtime or anytime.Continue Reading: Adorable Bedtime Stories for Children featuring Owls
Posted 11/09/18 by Heidi Y.
Fun stories for kids full of humor and great illustrations.Continue Reading: Fun Stories for Kids from Preschool through Grade 2
Posted 10/19/18 by Cindy V
Stories featuring characters with spunk, engineers, inventors, scientists, architects, doctors, computer programmers and the incredible power of persistence.Continue Reading: Inspiring Picture Books About Inventors, Scientists and Perseverance
Posted 10/12/18 by Maria RT
Children's picture books celebrating Hispanic Heritage.Continue Reading: Great Stories for Kids that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Posted 10/05/18 by Eric P
Some days are good; some days aren't. As this picture book makes clear, it's as simple -- and as complicated -- as that.Continue Reading: Good Day, Good Reads