Posts in “children-s-books” (244)

Robert San Souci (pronounced "san soo-see") passed away on December 19 th , leaving a large hole in the world of children’s authors.  Many people will recognize San… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 2, 2015   

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

By Michelle S.   December 18, 2014    2

As a children's librarian, I frequently get asked for books and resources that parents can use to help explain current events to their children, especially troubling events. Here is… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 25, 2014   

Children's Books Starring Children with Disabilities The authors of these three coming of age stories seem to be heeding the advice of, “Write what you know,” attributed to… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 7, 2014   

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

By Sarah S.   October 3, 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

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

By Sarah S.   September 16, 2014   

August 15th marks the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of The Wizard of Oz at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. To say that the story, both the original L. Frank Baum novel and… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 15, 2014   

Today is the last day of the Free Library of Philadelphia Summer Reading program, and it’s been quite the whirlwind of fun! Between story times, camp visits, movies, LEGO clubs, art… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 8, 2014    1

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

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

By Sarah S.   July 11, 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

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

By Sarah S.   June 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

By Sarah S.   May 8, 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

By Sarah S.   April 11, 2014   

To celebrate Women's History Month, Wadsworth Library's Children's area is focusing on one very popular woman: Cinderella. Cinderella is more than a quick bedtime story or Disney… continue reading

By Chris B.   March 25, 2014    1

We're so pleased to announce that we've expanded our ebook and digital audiobook services with two new platforms! First, we have a new digital experience just for kids. The… continue reading

By Jamie W.   March 17, 2014    3

Looking for some great books for your children? Our children's librarians are excited to share their expert reviews with you. Today's reviews feature books that encourage us to be thrifty… continue reading

By Sarah S.   March 7, 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

By Ruth G.   February 14, 2014   

Today's children's book review is a real heartbreaker. Poet Daniel Beaty performed a piece of slam poetry called "Knock Knock" about his relationship with his father. When Daniel… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 10, 2014    2

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