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Concept books are a type of picture book that introduces basic ideas, or concepts, to young children. They are sometimes described as informational picture books for preschoolers. These books play… continue reading Concept Books | Learning about Numbers & Counting

By written by Monica C.    January 17, 2019   

Concept books are a type of picture book that introduces basic ideas, or concepts, to young children. They are sometimes described as informational picture books for preschoolers. These books play… continue reading Concept Books | Learning about Colors

By written by Monica C.    January 8, 2019   

What is a concept book?  Concept books are a type of picture book that introduces basic ideas, or concepts, to young children. They are sometimes described as informational picture books for… continue reading Concept Books | Learning about the Alphabet

By written by Monica C.    January 3, 2019   

Winter is almost here... and I’m NOT happy about it! There, I said it. The truth is, winter is my least favorite season. I don’t like the short days, I don’t like the cold, I… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Winter is Almost Here!

By written by Monica C.    December 17, 2018   

In traditional fairy tales, princesses are usually the ones in need of rescue. That’s one way to think of princesses, but certainly not the only one! There are new princesses in town: they… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | The Truly Brave Princesses

By written by Monica C.    December 4, 2018   

Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for all the little and big things that happen in our lives. And that’s a very good thing: feeling thankful helps us to stay positive! When we focus on… continue reading Thanksgiving & Giving Thanks

By written by Monica C.    November 19, 2018   

November is Native American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the rich histories, cultures, and traditions of all First Nations. We have compiled a booklist of board books and picture books… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Native American Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    November 15, 2018   

November is Picture Book Month – a whole month to share and celebrate the awesomeness of the mighty picture book! The advent of ebooks changed the publishing landscape. In those early days,… continue reading November is Picture Book Month!

By written by Monica C.    November 9, 2018   

Summer is over, fall is in full swing, and the weather is beginning to turn cold. Some days it almost feels like it’s winter already! That’s when we start thinking of warm comfort… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Thank You, Omu!

By written by Monica C.    October 23, 2018   

The world can be a pretty rough place sometimes. Sad things can happen to you or your friends, to people close by, or to people that live far, far away, all over the world. It’s easy to be… continue reading It's Not All Bad News... There Are Helpers All Around Us!

By written by Monica C.    September 20, 2018   

Hail to families, all kinds of families! And on September 16 we'll honor a very special family unit—the blended family. Families that come together: mothers, fathers, and children to… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Happy National Stepfamily Day!

By written by Monica C.    September 14, 2018   

Did you know? The first Sunday after Labor Day is National Grandparents Day ! The relationship between grandparents and grandkids is a very special one. For grandparents, it brings back memories… continue reading Celebrate Grandparents Day with Some Grand Picture Books!

By written by Monica C.    September 7, 2018   

It's that time of year again—the start of a new school year! For all little ones, this is always a time of excitement and some nervousness. It’s only natural though, as new… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Back to School Edition

By written by Monica C.    August 27, 2018   

Have you heard the good news? There is a new baby giraffe at the Philadelphia Zoo ! His name is Beau and he was born Sunday, June 10th to Stella and Gus. Beau joins sister Abigail, born in 2010.… continue reading My Favorite Giraffe Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    August 6, 2018   

Board books are an all-time favorite—ideal for babies and toddlers, just right for little hands (and mouths)—the perfect treat to share with little ones. Here are three brand new board… continue reading New Board Books Round-Up (and Booklist!)

By written by Monica C.    July 16, 2018    2

Pressure to conform can be difficult to resist. It is hard to defy expectations, to be true to oneself, when one is facing peer pressure. It takes courage (and sometimes a friend) to find comfort… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | How to Be a Lion

By written by Monica C.    July 9, 2018   

Lamb — yes, lamb! That’s the start of the popular 19th century nursery rhyme about a girl named Mary and her faithful little lamb... It’s a rhyme, it’s a song (by Paul… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mary Had a Little...

By written by Monica C.    June 11, 2018   

Nonconforming picture books challenge stereotypes: in these books, boys and girls act and behave in a way that feels right to them rather than by conforming to expectations or conventional… continue reading Free Library of Pride | Gender Nonconforming Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2018   

We’ve all been there... Days when something goes wrong and we feel down in the dumps or maybe it someone else is having a hard time. When someone we care for is having a bad day, how can we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | The Rabbit Listened

By written by Monica C.    May 21, 2018   

We all have our favorites when it comes to picture books, and for me, one of my top ten picture books of all time is Leaves by David Ezra Stein . It is such perfect book – one very young… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Honey

By written by Monica C.    April 5, 2018