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Need another place to find book reviews for great new children’s books? Well, good news! The Free Library of Philadelphia has an exciting new feature in The Notebook , the newspaper for… continue reading Children's Book Reviews now in The Notebook!

By written by Sarah S.    June 9, 2015   

The unofficial start of summer is under way and the next few months feature the promise of warm weather, outdoor activities, and time spent with family and friends. Good thing you can download… continue reading June 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    June 1, 2015   

Now announcing a great opportunity for rising 5 th  and 6 th  graders! The Library of Congress is holding a writing contest entitled “A Book That Shaped Me.” This will… continue reading “A Book That Shaped Me” Writing Contest

By written by Sarah S.    May 29, 2015   

Walk outside, take a deep breath, and feel the warm sunshine on your face—Spring is in full swing! The month of May is full of fun little holidays that you can celebrate with the children in… continue reading May 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    May 4, 2015   

We’re taking a break from our normal book reviews to look at our historical collections at the Free Library. The Children’s Literature Research Collection (CLRC) houses premier… continue reading Aliki's My Five Senses

By written by Sarah S.    April 30, 2015    3

Spring has finally sprung, so what better way to celebrate the end of winter and the refreshing shot of warm weather than with a new Early Literacy calendar! Today marks International… continue reading April 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    April 2, 2015   

This month’s children’s book reviews are written by Kate Bowman-Johnston, Children’s Librarian at the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library in Germantown. She hosts a… continue reading Using Books to Prompt Discussion about the Birds and the Bees with Young Children

By written by Sarah S.    March 29, 2015   

What better way to kick off March then celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday? Today marks the 111th birthday of the legendary children's author, as well as National Read Across America Day .… continue reading March 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    March 2, 2015   

Happy Women's History Month! Anyone who has any contact with children is aware of the incredible popularity of Disney’s Frozen . One of the movie’s appeals is the strong female… continue reading Great Books for Strong Girls

By written by Sarah S.    February 26, 2015    1

This month's children's book reviews are written by Stephanie Bujak, Children's Librarian at the  Cecil B. Moore Library , who loves to share chapter books with her son. Some… continue reading Great Chapter Books for Preschoolers

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered… continue reading Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

Robert San Souci (pronounced "san soo-see") passed away on December 19 th , leaving a large hole in the world of children’s authors.  Many people will recognize San… continue reading Remembering Robert San Souci, folklorist and children's author

By written by Sarah S.    January 2, 2015   

Wondering what to buy your young friends and family members this holiday season? Look no further. First, check out the Free Library of Philadelphia online shop . An Edgar Allan Poe puppet?… continue reading Children’s Book Reviews: Miss Mary’s Holiday Shopping Edition

By written by Sarah S.    December 12, 2014   

Children's Books Starring Children with Disabilities The authors of these three coming of age stories seem to be heeding the advice of, “Write what you know,” attributed to… continue reading Books Starring Children with Disabilities

By written by Sarah S.    November 7, 2014   

Bonjour! Al Salaam A'alaykum! Ciao! Jambo! Today’s children’s book reviews highlight kids’ books which feature multiple languages. Mostly for English language-speaking… continue reading Say Hello! Books for Kids in Many Languages

By written by Sarah S.    October 3, 2014   

Happy first week of fall! Leaves are getting crunchy, the air is getting chilly, and we're ready to settle in for a bit of cozy reading. Here are some of our favorite children's books… continue reading Fall in Love with a Great Book!

By written by Sarah S.    September 23, 2014   

Which is better? The book or the movie? We librarians love this question, and most of us have strong opinions concerning movies based on our favorite books. Here are a couple upcoming movies based… continue reading Upcoming Movies based on Children's Books

By written by Sarah S.    September 16, 2014   

Today is the last day of the Free Library of Philadelphia Summer Reading program, and it’s been quite the whirlwind of fun! Between story times, camp visits, movies, LEGO clubs, art… continue reading We Love Books! (And Your Kids Will Too)

By written by Sarah S.    August 8, 2014    2

For young ladies, a princess-themed storytime is always a hit.  But for parents (and some unnamed librarians) reading each pink-laced page can be a bit of a saccharine overload.  Why not… continue reading Winning Princess Books for Children

By written by Sarah S.    July 11, 2014   

Do you ever feel confined by society's expectations of proper behavior? Do you ever want to just let loose and go a little... wild? Well, today's children's book review  by Lynne… continue reading Go Wild with Mr. Tiger!

By written by Sarah S.    June 13, 2014