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Today we start a new series of blog post where we will highlight an ebook – a picture ebook, no less – that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. The… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Float

By written by Monica C.    April 17, 2020    1

While everyone is stuck at home, boredom may already be setting in. One way to alleviate boredom is to read or reread a book series (the more volumes, the better!). If you don't have a full… continue reading Middle Schoolers + Epically Long Series = Match!

By written by Chris B.    April 16, 2020   

It can be hard being a big brother or a big sister. It can also be hard being a little brother or a little sister. When you’re older, the arrival of a little sibling brings both joy and huge… continue reading Celebrate Siblings Day with These ebooks!

By written by Monica C.    April 9, 2020   

The gleam in her eyes reveals her spunk as she stares up at me. She always had more courage than I did – completely unafraid to speak her mind to grown-ups, to ask questions, and to actually… continue reading Happy 104th Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

By written by Karen O.    April 9, 2020    10

April is chock full of religious celebrations: Passover starts on April 8, Easter Sunday falls on April 12, and Ramadan begins on April 24. As always, you can find books to share with your little… continue reading Celebrating in April | Passover, Easter, and Ramadan

By written by Monica C.    April 7, 2020   

We read books for a lot of different reasons; to escape to another world, to learn something new, to be entertained, to invoke emotion. Children read books for the same reasons. I had a middle… continue reading Happy Children's Book Day: Middle Grade Feels!

By written by Mary W.    April 2, 2020   

Tomie dePaola (1934 - 2020) knew how to tell a story. In person, he could keep you spellbound with his stories. His eyes would twinkle and he knew just the right moment to pause and let… continue reading Remembering Tomie DePaola (1934 - 2020)

By written by Chris B.    March 31, 2020    1

While many will be embracing their Netflix accounts for the foreseeable future, this is a great time to check out its intellectual counterpart for kids from Scholastic called BookFlix ! Bookflix… continue reading Step Aside Netflix, BookFlix Rules!

By written by Sara M.    March 27, 2020   

What is the Equinox? The word "equinox" comes from a Latin root meaning "equal night", and describes the days of the year when daytime is roughly equal to night. The equinox… continue reading Welcome Spring! How to Celebrate the Equinox with Kids

By written by Emily S.    March 19, 2020   

Have a genuine interest in reading about women who have influenced history from the Martha Washingtons and Madame Walkers to the Curies and the Clintons ? Don’t have time to get into a… continue reading Women's Work: Biographies of Women Well Worth Knowing for Young Readers

By written by Jeff B.    March 10, 2020   

It’s early March and the Philadelphia Flower Show has just opened – a clear sign that spring is near! The spring equinox, which will arrive on March 19 this year, marks a new season,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Spring is in the Air

By written by Monica C.    March 5, 2020   

March of 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of our country’s nationally proclaimed Women’s History Month ! This year’s celebration is dedicated to the " Valiant Women of the… continue reading Telling Her Story: Picture Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

By written by Emily S.    March 2, 2020   

Have you been on the lookout for children’s books with little faces like the ones you love? This booklist offers ten of our favorite children’s books, from Coretta Scot King Book Award… continue reading Black History Month | A Boys Booklist for Toddlers!

By written by Gennifer R.    February 19, 2020    1

Magnificence sometimes appears in the most commonplace observations. In the poetic celebration of self and nature,  Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration is a series of young brown… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Brown: A Deep and Varied Joy

By written by Jeff B.    February 12, 2020   

Back in 2018, Denene Milner, children’s book writer and publisher, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times lamenting the scarcity of children’s books that "celebrate the… continue reading Celebrating Everyday Experiences of Black Children and Families

By written by Monica C.    February 6, 2020    6

It’s that time of the year. where winter has just started and with it more cold days and colder nights. Looking for something to warm up your heart and tummy? How about soup? Making soup… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mmm, Mmm, Soup!

By written by Monica C.    January 22, 2020   

I’m excited and intrigued by the upcoming release of the new Doctor Dolittle movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. — Dolittle ... The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was one of the first novels… continue reading The Doctor is In: Doctor Dolittle Revisited

By written by Jeff B.    January 17, 2020   

Grab your honey pot, ‘cause it’s National Winnie the Pooh Day this upcoming Saturday, January 18! Author Alan Alexander Milne ’s birthday is also January 18, and for good reason,… continue reading There's a Rumbly in My Tumbly

By written by Gennifer R.    January 16, 2020   

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a strongly celebrated day in Philadelphia. People of all ages come together to support their communities and uplift the values of MLK’s civil rights leadership… continue reading MLK Day of Service | When the Youth Lead

By written by Gennifer R.    January 15, 2020   

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