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Bonjour! Al Salaam A'alaykum! Ciao! Jambo! Today’s children’s book reviews highlight kids’ books which feature multiple languages. Mostly for English language-speaking… continue reading Say Hello! Books for Kids in Many Languages

By written by Sarah S.    October 3, 2014   

The air is filled with a crisp Autumn breeze as it flips the calendar page to October. Traditional and unique holidays this month include World Smile Day the first Friday of the month, the Jewish… continue reading October 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    October 1, 2014   

Happy first week of fall! Leaves are getting crunchy, the air is getting chilly, and we're ready to settle in for a bit of cozy reading. Here are some of our favorite children's books… continue reading Fall in Love with a Great Book!

By written by Sarah S.    September 23, 2014   

Which is better? The book or the movie? We librarians love this question, and most of us have strong opinions concerning movies based on our favorite books. Here are a couple upcoming movies based… continue reading Upcoming Movies based on Children's Books

By written by Sarah S.    September 16, 2014   

We hope everyone had a great summer! The weather has been amazing here in Philadelphia with lots of fun outdoor activities, but just because we've flipped the calendar page doesn't mean… continue reading September 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    September 2, 2014   

The summer season is in full swing now and our newest Early Literacy calendar has plenty of fun activities to keep you and your young ones busy all summer long! We are so close to reaching our… continue reading August 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    July 31, 2014   

It's summer time and that means time to get in the water!  Some kids are very comfortable playing in the pool right from the start, while others need a little encouragement getting their… continue reading Splish, Splash! Fun with Water!

By written by Monica C.    July 15, 2014    1

For young ladies, a princess-themed storytime is always a hit.  But for parents (and some unnamed librarians) reading each pink-laced page can be a bit of a saccharine overload.  Why not… continue reading Winning Princess Books for Children

By written by Sarah S.    July 11, 2014   

The summer season is in full swing now and our newest Early Literacy calendar has plenty of fun activities to keep you and your young ones busy all summer long! If you haven't already, you can… continue reading July 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    July 1, 2014   

It's World Cup time and all over the world billions of people are watching (and cheering!) for their teams.  Soccer is a truly international sport, and it continues to gain more and… continue reading Books about Soccer for Little Ones - Go Team USA!

By written by Monica C.    July 1, 2014   

Do you ever feel confined by society's expectations of proper behavior? Do you ever want to just let loose and go a little... wild? Well, today's children's book review  by Lynne… continue reading Go Wild with Mr. Tiger!

By written by Sarah S.    June 13, 2014   

The calendar has flipped over to a new month so that means it's time for a new set of Early Literacy activities and links from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians!… continue reading June 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    June 2, 2014   

It's the first of the month so that means it's time for a new Early Literacy calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! The month of May is full of fun… continue reading May 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    April 30, 2014   

Today's children's book reviews feature two books by Leslie Patricelli, who seems to really have a knack for writing books for toddlers and preschoolers. Click on the titles to reserve… continue reading Great Toddler Books by Leslie Patricelli

By written by Sarah S.    April 11, 2014   

Spring has sprung! Hooray! And what better way to celebrate the end of winter and the refreshing shot of warm weather than with a new Early Literacy calendar, on International Children's Book… continue reading April 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    April 2, 2014   

Is it Spring yet?! Even if Old Man Winter won't leave Philadelphia, we can at least "Spring Forward" with warm-minded and sunshine-themed activities, arts and crafts, books, and… continue reading March 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    February 27, 2014   

Amid all the talk of love and romance, Valentine’s Day can provide an opportunity to talk with young children about friendship and kindness. Share these books with your preschooler and… continue reading Valentine's Day is for Friends

By written by Ruth G.    February 14, 2014   

When winter weather keeps you indoors and away from the playground, you and your preschooler may come down with a case of cabin fever. Fortunately, there are some great books that can get your… continue reading Who's Got Cabin Fever?

By written by Ruth G.    February 10, 2014   

With the woeful winter weather we've been having so far this year in Philadelphia, you and the children in your life may have come down with major cases of cabin fever. What better way to… continue reading February 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    January 31, 2014   

This week, one of the most exciting and prestigious events in children’s literature took place right here in Philadelphia. The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are a… continue reading Youth Media Awards have been announced!

By written by Sarah S.    January 28, 2014