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Blog: juvenile fiction

Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your TBR Pile

We often look for ourselves in books (okay, mostly in fiction), but undeniably: a great book resonates with us as we empathize with a protagonist’s struggles, triumphs, etc. It encourages us to step into their shoes as they set off on their fantastic journeys.

April Fool’s Day for Grades PreK-3

April Fool’s Day is celebrated this year on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Whatever your prank, joke or pun, make it a great time to celebrate with a smile.

Realistic Fiction for Grades 4-5

Read these fictional inspiring stories that resemble realistic situations, issues or experiences that could have happened in real life.A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed. Need

Diverse Voices in Juvenile Literature

A small collection of juvenile books for middle graders exploring the complexity and diversity of experiences children are faced with in our society today.

Picture Books With Metaphors

This post includes a variety of children's books by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson along with a nice selection of picture books with metaphors.

Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It’s Women’s History Month, Y’all!

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

Diversity in Juvenile Fiction

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, and we’re prepared to do just that with this awesome variety of juvenile fiction titles.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Explore the world of Dr. Seuss and learn more about the man behind the infamous children's books - Theodor Seuss Geisel.