Posts in “picture-book-highlights” (29)

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

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

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

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

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

By Monica C.   August 6, 2018   

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

By Monica C.   July 9, 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

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

By Monica C.   April 5, 2018   

I was so excited when I heard the announcement that Matthew Cordell had won the 2018 Caldecott Medal for Wolf in the Snow . While not a retelling of the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood , the… continue reading

By Monica C.   February 20, 2018   

When I go for a walk or ride on a bus through the city streets as night begins to fall, I can’t help but look at windows. As I pass each townhouse or apartment, I get a glimpse of a… continue reading

By Monica C.   January 18, 2018   

When we hear the words "Picture book," we often think of young children, storytimes, and simple stories. This isn't the case, however. Even though children may be off to school,… continue reading

By Chris B.   November 28, 2017   

Picture books are fun reads, but they're also fantastic tools that support emergent literacy skills. We have to keep in mind though that simply having books in the home is not enough. To… continue reading

By Chris B.   November 21, 2017   

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

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

By Mary W.   November 7, 2017   

And we're back, for a new Picture Book Hightlighs , a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a new picture book that has been ordered for all agencies. Years ago, we wrote a blog post… continue reading

By Monica C.   October 26, 2017   

Looking for a book that will help get kids moving? We have a good one for you! Our new selection for Picture Books Highlights – a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a brand-new… continue reading

By Monica C.   June 20, 2017   

Reading a book can be a very tactile experience: holding the book in your hands or lap, turning the pages, feeling the paper, pouring over the art and text. With electronic readers, one can carry… continue reading

By Monica C.   May 9, 2017   

Farming in the city? Well, yes! And it is happening right here in Philadelphia: in community gardens, parks, backyards, and plots. There is Farm Philly , a program by Philadelphia’s Parks… continue reading

By Monica C.   April 18, 2017   

City living can be noisy. And sometimes, neighbors can keep you up at night. For our next Picture Book Highlights – a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a brand-new picture book… continue reading

By Monica C.   March 13, 2017   

Philadelphia is home to the nation’s first Mint facility , and it is here that the largest number of U.S. pennies is manufactured. Pretty cool, right? Which links nicely with our next… continue reading

By Monica C.   February 17, 2017    2