Posts in “children-s-books” (183)

Looking for some great books for your children? Our children's librarians are excited to share their expert reviews with you. For this month, we focus on African American history for… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 4, 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

By Sarah S.   January 28, 2014   

Looking for some great books for your children? Our children’s librarians are excited to share their expert reviews with you.  First in our series of monthly children's book… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 8, 2014    2

Baking cookies is a great activity to share with your little one.  It involves so many aspects of learning disguised as complete fun!  Literacy, mathematics, and fine motor skills are… continue reading

By Megan W.   December 19, 2013   

What’s the best thing about October? All together now… HALLOWEEN! Get ready for some spooky fun with these frighteningly good books, CDs and DVDs.  Available right now at the… continue reading

By Monica C.   October 16, 2013   

Did you know? October is National-Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month , so if you’re thinking of adding a new furry member to your family, now is the perfect time to do it.  Of course, bringing a… continue reading

By Monica C.   October 2, 2013   

It's the "Back to School Edition" of the Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians!  We’ve been quite busy preparing… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   September 13, 2013   

The month of September happens to be the birth month of many children’s book authors and illustrators who have created wonderful books for preschoolers. Celebrate their lives and classic… continue reading

By Ruth G.   September 9, 2013    1

It’s back-to-school month! Your young child may be starting preschool for the first time this September. Help your preschooler get excited, or calm his or her worries, with these books… continue reading

By Ruth G.   September 4, 2013    2

Is your child expecting a baby sister or baby brother at any minute? Are you wondering how to bring up the topic with a preschooler, or is your first or second grader wondering how babies are… continue reading

By Joel N.   August 12, 2013   

July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with your favorite “scoop” of Children’s books all about ice cream. Here are a few suggestions: Infants and toddlers will enjoy… continue reading

By Susan B.   July 24, 2013    1

July is a month full of celebrations. In the United States, the most popular day in July is Independence Day, July 4th, when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the… continue reading

By Susan B.   July 1, 2013   

Summer is here!  Did you sign your child up for the Summer Reading Game ?  Take a trip to the library and be sure to sign up.  Have you been using our literacy calendar with your… continue reading

By Megan W.   June 22, 2013   

Today marks what would have been acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak’s 85 th birthday. Check out today’s whimsical Google Doodle that celebrates… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 10, 2013   

Did you know that last week was Children’s Book Week, the longest running literacy initiative in the US? Fear not, Free Library staff has curated “Oh, the places you’ll go”… continue reading

By Kate E.   May 22, 2013   

May is here with its blossoming trees and warm, elongated days that make for the most enjoyable bike rides. Did you know that May is National Bike Month? It's a great time of the year to… continue reading

By Kate E.   May 5, 2013    1

April is National Poetry Month! Sharing poems and songs with your preschool-aged children helps get them ready to read. Nursery rhymes and nonsense verse are especially great in the way they… continue reading

By Sarah S.   April 8, 2013    2

"Be not inhospitable to strangers, lest they be angels in disguise."   So reads the memorable inscription above the door of Shakespeare & Company , one of my favorite… continue reading

By Nani M.   April 3, 2013   

Did you know? April 2 nd is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday -- he would have been 208 years old this year.  Happy Birthday, Hans! It is also International Children’s Book Day ,… continue reading

By Monica C.   April 2, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Pennsylvania’s eight annual One Book, Every Young Child selection, The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom ! One Book, Every Young Child is a… continue reading

By Rachel F.   March 28, 2013    1

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