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Ever since Nancy Drew roared into my first-grade life in her little blue roadster, I’ve been hooked on mystery books. And not just any mystery books—I’ve found myself… continue reading A Cozy Yet Mysterious #FLPNoShameNovember

By written by Alix G.    November 5, 2015    1

This year marked the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War. With this sectarian conflict firmly 150 years behind us, one might think the divide itself (if not the… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Viewing Cold Mountain from The North

By written by Julie B.    November 4, 2015   

The Civil War never ceases to fascinate storytellers. Hollywood filmmakers, historians, novelists, journalists—all continue to find new angles, new meaning, and unheard haunting accounts to… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: The Enduring Allure of the Civil War

By written by Julie B.    October 28, 2015   

Caitlin Goodman, one of the librarians in our Rare Book Department, writes a column for  City Paper  in which she gives a book recommendation based on reader submissions of two books… continue reading The Grumpy Librarian: Book Recommendations with Attitude, take 2

By written by Samantha M.    September 4, 2015   

Back to School Jumpstart Camp is a summer learning program for children entering first through third grade. They attend a  three-week camp-style academic enrichment program designed to… continue reading Back to School Jumpstart Campers Practice with the Experts

By written by Joel N.    August 25, 2015    1

Three Award Winners to Check Out You might ask your dentist to recommend a good toothpaste, buy a sneaker endorsed by a professional basketball player or pick a veterinarian-approved pet food for… continue reading Three Book Award Winners for Children to Check Out

By written by Sarah S.    August 10, 2015   

Caitlin Goodman, one of the librarians in our Rare Book Department, writes a column for City Paper in which she gives a book recommendation based on reader submissions of two books they liked with… continue reading The Grumpy Librarian: Book Recommendations with Attitude

By written by Caitlin G.    July 3, 2015   

Post written by Mary W. Most of us have read, or at least heard of, Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell, which was recently reissued this year. In addition to… continue reading Helpful Books about Gender Identity for Children

By written by Michelle S.    June 12, 2015   

Need another place to find book reviews for great new children’s books? Well, good news! The Free Library of Philadelphia has an exciting new feature in The Notebook , the newspaper for… continue reading Children's Book Reviews now in The Notebook!

By written by Sarah S.    June 9, 2015   

Now announcing a great opportunity for rising 5 th  and 6 th  graders! The Library of Congress is holding a writing contest entitled “A Book That Shaped Me.” This will… continue reading “A Book That Shaped Me” Writing Contest

By written by Sarah S.    May 29, 2015   

This month's children's book reviews are written by Stephanie Bujak, Children's Librarian at the  Cecil B. Moore Library , who loves to share chapter books with her son. Some… continue reading Great Chapter Books for Preschoolers

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered… continue reading Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

We've seen mistletoe and holly, heard the cha ching of unhinged commerce, seen jolly elves hustling parents in the mall, noticed a marked increase in the number of John Hughes' movies on… continue reading 2014 in Reading - Staff Year End Favorites

By written by Jamie W.    December 23, 2014   

This winter break, the Free Library of Philadelphia encourages you to spend some quality time with your children reading some great books together! Shared reading time is great way for your child… continue reading Read with your children this winter break!

By written by Michelle S.    December 18, 2014    2

It's December! Let's make lists! With the recent additions to our popular Zinio digital magazine service, it seems we've been all about magazines this year. And why not? While… continue reading 2014 in Reading - Our Favorite Longform Journalism from the web

By written by Jamie W.    December 17, 2014   

This week marks 30 years of celebrating Banned Books Week . Well, maybe celebrating isn't the right word. I do think the message of "celebrating" something like the idea of banning… continue reading Banned Books Week 2014

By written by Peter SM    September 26, 2014   

Going on vacation this summer? Can’t get to your neighborhood library? You can still play Online Summer Reading! Online Summer Reading is available all summer for everyone to participate!… continue reading Summer Reading - Online!

By written by Rachel F.    May 29, 2014   

Sync is a new summer reading program, sponsored by Audio File Magazine , that offers two free audiobooks a week from May 15 - Aug 14. The audio titles are chosen specifically for teen readers, and… continue reading Sync Free YA Audiobooks to Your Earphones

By written by Jamie W.    May 13, 2014   

Welcome to this month's Children's Book Review! This month's installment comes from one of our wonderful Free Library of Philadelphia Children's Librarians, Chris Brown from the… continue reading What do I read after Riordan? - May Children's Book Reviews

By written by Sarah S.    May 8, 2014   

For the longest time I loved reading series. The bigger and more epic the better. But I succumbed to series fatigue years ago (just in time for all my favorite genres to decide that series were… continue reading What Dena Reads: When Good Series Go Bad

By written by Dena    May 7, 2014    3

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