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When looking for funny books to read aloud, one can’t go wrong with books about underwear. It’s undeniable that kids love stories about underwear; there’s something… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Underwear!

By written by Monica C.    January 25, 2023   

It’s a brand-new year and a new celebration is getting near: Chinese New Year. It is also called Lunar New Year because the festivities fall from the first new moon to the next full… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Happy Lunar New Year!

By written by Monica C.    January 18, 2023   

The days are shorter and the temperatures have dropped. It's offcial, winter is here. It's time to bundle up, time to go out for brisk walks and nice hot chocolate. It is also a great time… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Winter

By written by Monica C.    December 22, 2022   

Learning when and how to apologize is a critical skill. Apologizing is not an easy thing to do, but it is such an important and necessary behavior in any social situation: among friends, family,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Saying Sorry

By written by Monica C.    November 8, 2022   

We all worry from time to time, and that can be a good thing, especially when it helps us plan and prepare. But sometimes, one can worry too much. For instance, worrying about things that… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Dealing with Worry

By written by Monica C.    October 31, 2022   

Fall has begun and that means...it’s pumpkin time! As I walk around the neighborhood, I have started to see pumpkins outside supermarkets and door stoops. Trips to pumpkin patches are being… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Pumpkin time!

By written by Monica C.    October 24, 2022   

It's time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place this year from September 15 through October 15. We'd like to celebrate by highlighting the amazing work of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 18 Great New Latinx Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    September 14, 2022   

Here in the United States, Grandparents Day is celebrated one week after Labor Day. And what a lovely day it is! Grandparents are caregivers, teachers, comrades in play, and a time machine to… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Grandparents Day

By written by Monica C.    September 9, 2022   

It's hard to believe summer is almost over, isn't it? But the good news is that a new school year is about to start! There's something exciting about beginning fresh another year of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Back to School!

By written by Monica C.    August 26, 2022   

We've got a few more weeks of sweet summertime to warm up our days and bring with it all sorts of fun outdoors activities! I'm very keen on summer, as you can see here and here . So what… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Summertime

By written by Monica C.    August 22, 2022   

Did you know that water makes up 71 percent of our world and is a vital component of all forms of life on Earth? Look at a globe and you’ll see our continents surrounded by oceans. When seen… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Water

By written by Monica C.    August 12, 2022   

Here's one more reason to love July: it's National Ice Cream Month! There's something special about having ice cream in the summer -- a cool, delicious, creamy treat for the hot days… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Ice Cream Month

By written by Monica C.    July 19, 2022   

Celebrate Pride month with these new picture books, where you will find stories of love, family and joy, told with humor and tenderness. And there's more — be sure to check our booklist… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month

By written by Monica C.    June 22, 2022   

Father’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways – with a day full of activities or as quiet day filled with longing and memories.  For all those celebrating Father’s… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Father's Day

By written by Monica C.    June 16, 2022   

In 2020, the city of Philadelphia declared June 19th a city holiday in recognition of Juneteenth, an important day in the history of African Americans and our country. New children's books… continue reading New Children's Books for Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Monica C.    June 9, 2022   

Mother’s Day can be so many things! For some it is a day for celebrating together as a family, for others it may be a phone or zoom call from far away, and for others still it is a… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mother's Day

By written by Monica C.    May 5, 2022   

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ! As part of the celebration, let’s again dive into recent picture books created by Asian authors and/or illustrators. This is just a small… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    May 3, 2022   

It should come as no surprise that libraries are one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! Wherever I go, I always have to check out the local public library! I always feel… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Bookmobile Day

By written by Monica C.    April 6, 2022    1

Happy spring, Philadelphia! It’s time to go out and work on our gardens – in our yards, balconies, or community gardens! Let’s all get our hands dirty with soil and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Gardening

By written by Monica C.    March 29, 2022   

It is impossible to escape the news of war since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Children hear about it too, and may need help understanding such large scale conflicts and its effect on people:… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Talking about War

By written by Monica C.    March 15, 2022    1