Posts by Mary W. (12)
Children's Book Week | Miss Mary Loves This Book! (And This One, and This One, and This One, and This One...!)
Happy Children's Book Week ! Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is an annual celebration of children's books and reading, and is the longest-running national literacy initiative… continue reading Children's Book Week | Miss Mary Loves This Book! (And This One, and This One, and This One, and This One...!)
By written by Mary W. May 3, 2021 1
If you recall being in middle school, or are currently in middle school, you know it is a tough time. Am I wearing the right clothes? Do I have the right friends? Do I like the right stuff? Middle… continue reading Middle-Grade Pride Book Recommendations!
By written by Mary W. June 23, 2020
April is National Poetry Month , and every year I immediately think of my favorite poet, Langston Hughes. Many of his poems have been made into picture books with beautiful illustrations, but what… continue reading Celebrating National Poetry Month!
By written by Mary W. April 6, 2020 1
We read books for a lot of different reasons; to escape to another world, to learn something new, to be entertained, to invoke emotion. Children read books for the same reasons. I had a middle… continue reading Happy Children's Book Day: Middle Grade Feels!
By written by Mary W. April 2, 2020
2019 has been a great year for children’s books so far. We are seeing so many own-voices books, although there is still a long way to go. Some of my favorites from the first half of the year… continue reading New LGBTQ+ Children's Books for 2019!
By written by Mary W. June 18, 2019 2
Many subjects can cause the challenge or ban of a book, especially a book intended for children. Most challenged and banned book instances occur in school libraries and are brought forth from… continue reading Banned Books Week | LGTBQI+ Picture Books
By written by Mary W. September 27, 2018
As part of my bi-weekly Baby & Toddler Storytime Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Children's Department of Parkway Central Library , I have to keep the attention of the… continue reading Picture Book Month: Books for Toddlers
By written by Mary W. November 15, 2017
Many believe that December is the "most wonderful time of the year" but for a children’s librarian, it’s any time we can share our love for reading. This especially applies… continue reading Picture Book Month: Books for Infants
By written by Mary W. November 7, 2017
October is Bullying Prevention Month, although it should be year-round. Many students return to school in September, sometimes to new schools which can cause problems. Many times bullying results… continue reading Bullying Prevention Month
By written by Mary W. October 20, 2017
If you were to view the most frequently challenged or banned books each year, you may notice that 5 of the 10 most challenged books are usually children’s books. In 2016, This One Summer by… continue reading Children’s Banned Books: from Nudity to the Occult to LGBTQ+
By written by Mary W. September 28, 2017
Before the Re-Read... To be honest, I can’t even remember what grade I was in when I first read this book. It was either third or fourth, a time at which I still was a non-reader. I read the… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Where the Red Fern Grows
By written by Mary W. June 22, 2017 2
I’m the children’s librarian who hosts weekly Storytime for babies. The librarian who voraciously reads early chapter books about aliens and graphic novels about unicorns and their… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Confessions Of A Children’s Librarian
By written by Mary W. November 1, 2016 1