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Today, September 15, marks the beginning of National Hispanic American Heritage month. As part of the celebration, we want to highlight the works of Latinx authors and illustrators of picture… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latinx Authors and Illustrators

By written by Monica C.    September 15, 2020   

This year going back to school looks very different than ever before. No school buses, no first day back at school, no new classrooms, no field trips, etc. At least, not yet. It will take some… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Books and Reading

By written by Monica C.    September 10, 2020   

Beginning readers are books aimed at those who are just learning to read. They have easy to read text accompanied by illustrations that reinforce reading comprehension. These books are meant to… continue reading Books for Emerging Readers | Snail and Worm by Tina Kügler

By written by Monica C.    August 27, 2020   

Have you ever gone bird watching? It’s amazing what you discover when you’re paying attention.  Birds living right in your backyard, on your street, in the… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Let’s Learn About Birds

By written by Monica C.    August 20, 2020   

In these times of social distancing and no indoor activities, what better way to spend time than venturing outside and going for a hike in the great outdoors? You don’t have to go… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go Hiking

By written by Monica C.    August 13, 2020   

Do rainy days get you down? For some people, rain seems to spoil the day. I used to think of rainy days as gloomy and gray, but these books have changed my mind.   Rain written by Linda… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Rain

By written by Monica C.    August 6, 2020   

It’s always time to celebrate friends, but did you know National Friendship Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of August? Friends make everything better, don't they? New and old… continue reading Happy National Friendship Day!

By written by Monica C.    July 30, 2020   

Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? The books below will give you a good idea – and they are so much fun to read! Beehive by Jorey Hurley   ebook available via Overdrive… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Talk About Bees!

By written by Monica C.    July 21, 2020    1

Do you have a favorite season? I do – mine is summer. What’s not to like, I say? Long days, open windows, warm weather, shorts and sandals, water and bathing suits, reading on… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | It's Summertime!

By written by Monica C.    July 16, 2020   

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. This time we are… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | The Old Truck

By written by Monica C.    July 9, 2020    1

Some authors / illustrators have a special talent for creating stories perfect for storytime, for audience participation, and plenty of belly laughs. Today we will talk about one of them: Jan… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Author and Illustrator Jan Thomas

By written by Monica C.    July 2, 2020   

Families come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. These wonderful ebooks can help you celebrate the richness and diversity of families today:   Baby’s First Words written by Stella… continue reading Celebrating Families During Pride Month

By written by Monica C.    June 25, 2020   

Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney has declared Friday, June 19, 2020 a City holiday in recognition of Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the most popular annual celebration of Emancipation, and commemorates… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Monica C.    June 18, 2020   

What are your plans for Father’s Day this year? Even if you’re not able to be out and about, there is something you can do right at home – cozy up and share a good book together!… continue reading Stories to Share for Father's Day

By written by Monica C.    June 17, 2020   

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlights , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And this one is a… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type

By written by Monica C.    June 11, 2020    1

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. This time our… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2020   

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlights blog, a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And this time,… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Dog Loves Books

By written by Monica C.    May 28, 2020    1

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight, a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And bonus: we will… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Dancing Feet and Farmyard Beat

By written by Monica C.    May 21, 2020    1

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal . In 2005, author… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Llama Llama Red Pajama

By written by Monica C.    May 13, 2020   

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in ways big and small. We are all having to adjust to and cope with uncertainty and lingering worries.  That is true for children as well. School… continue reading Talking to Children About Coronavirus

By written by Monica C.    May 5, 2020