Posts in “children-s-books” (227)

Tomi Ungerer (November 28, 1931 - February 8, 2019) was a complex man. His artwork reflected that complexity.   Ungerer’s work has often been called subversive for its themes of war,… continue reading

By Chris B.   February 11, 2019   

It’s Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday today, February 7, and like many people born in the 1970s and who grew up in the 1980s, I read (and by read, I mean devoured) the Little House on the… continue reading

By Rachel F.   February 7, 2019    4

February is Black History Month – an annual commemoration that recognizes and celebrates the heritage, culture, contributions and achievements of African Americans to American history and… continue reading

By Monica C.   February 6, 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

By Monica C.   January 31, 2019   

The newest batch of must-read titles for children and young adults has been chosen once again to receive the Youth Media Awards ! The American Library Association's yearly event , held this… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 29, 2019   

We are excited to share the news that the Free Library will be at the African American Children's Book Fair again this year! Founded and organized by Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, the African… continue reading

By Molly B.   January 25, 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

By Monica C.   January 23, 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

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

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

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

By Monica C.   December 17, 2018   

On a recent Monday morning,  Paul L. Dunbar School’s kindergarten storytime got a special guest—librarian Kayla H. from the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood library . Dunbar… continue reading

By Jess P.   December 13, 2018   

December is here and that means it’s time for the  Winter Reading Challenge ! Adults, parents, and students can create accounts online to track reading minutes, practice writing book… continue reading

By Molly B.   December 5, 2018    2

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

By Monica C.   December 4, 2018   

Today marks 100 years since the birth of children's and young adult author Madeleine L'Engle , and some of our resident book lovers are pondering her legacy – and her best-known… continue reading

By Kate C.   November 29, 2018    2

On Tuesday, October 30, Parkway Central Library ’s Skyline Room was abuzz with the cheers of sixth graders, the sound of buzzers and music, and the roar of applause. The cause? A "Book… continue reading

By Jess P.   November 28, 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

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

By Monica C.   November 15, 2018   

Growing up in New Jersey, I was super aware that I was what my family calls a “halfie” – half Jewish, half Lutheran. There are tons of different ways to be a halfie, and that was… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 14, 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

By Monica C.   November 9, 2018   

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