Posts in “children-s-books” (233)

It may seem obvious – but wordless picture books are books with no words! Since there is no text, wordless picture books are a great way to share books with children -- you… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 15, 2012    4

How do you write a children’s book about political corruption? It becomes quite simple when the real life story features a rhinoceros. Little Una by Elizabeth Olds is about a rhino that… continue reading

By Lindsay F.   May 7, 2012   

Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Your Library Next week, May 7 to 13, is the longest running literacy initiative in the United States, Children’s Book Week . Every year, we celebrate… continue reading

By Sarah S.   May 2, 2012    1

Hi! I’m Garrett Boos, the most recent archivist to join the “Milestones in 20th Century American Children’s Literature” project at the Free Library of Philadelphia. My… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   March 6, 2012   

The world of children’s literature lost an icon recently with the passing of Philadelphia native and longtime Bucks County resident Jan Berenstain, co-creator with her husband Stan of the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 27, 2012    1

You've asked for 'em, now we've got 'em: interactive, talking ebooks for children! TumbleBooks is "an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 8, 2012    1

One of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s best and brightest Children’s Librarians can be found at the Independence Branch at 18 South 7 th Street, a neighborhood rich in culture and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 5, 2012    3

The holiday season is a time for sharing, and what better gift to share with the young people in your life than books? Here are some great new holiday books for children. Look for them in local… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 5, 2011    3

  One of the great traditions of the holiday season is food shopping.   This can be a real chore with a preschooler.   Before you go shopping  try reading one of… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 19, 2011    3

New picture books hit our shelves almost every day, and two of our new favorites show how good and diverse books for preschoolers   Our first pick is Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 14, 2011    1

Our Children's Librarians recently asked each other for lists of our favorite Halloween books to share in spooky storytimes and to recommend to little goblins to take home and read with their… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 21, 2011    1

Recently, I began processing the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Munro Leaf. Having already processed the Frederick R. Gardner collection of Robert Lawson, it was a perfect… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   October 14, 2011    23

Parkway Central Children’s has recently added more than 30 brand-new books in Hindi. A few are even bilingual Hindi/English, so you can enjoy them even if you don’t read Hindi. The… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 11, 2011    2

Do you have a preschooler and live in the Northeast?  Think about stopping by the Lawncrest Library on Rising Sun Avenue.  Besides offering a wide variety of children’s books and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 5, 2011    1

This past weekend, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Rosenbach Museum and Library hosted an event for the Beatrix Potter Society . “Preserving Beatrix Potter’s Legacy:… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   September 22, 2011   

Raising a Reader--Phonological Awareness Are you trying to raise a reader? One of the key skills young children develop on their way to reading success is phonological awareness, or the ability to… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 21, 2011    2

To celebrate our extensive collection of Beatrix Potter materials and to share her magical world with children across Philadelphia, we are proud to partner with the Beatrix Potter Society to bring… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 14, 2011    1

Parkway Central Children’s has recently acquired a collection of Children’s books in French that are both classic and popular.  These beautiful books include tales from Tomi… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 31, 2011    2

We are pleased to announce that the Free Library has recently expanded its digital collection with the addition of Disney Digital Books.  This new collection features nearly 700 popular… continue reading

By Jamie W.   August 30, 2011    15

Although the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , was published four years ago, the last installment of the film series will finally be released this… continue reading

By Donald R.   July 11, 2011    1

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