Posts in “children-s-books” (190)

Hi! I’m Garrett Boos, the most recent archivist to join the “Milestones in 20th Century American Children’s Literature” project at the Free Library of Philadelphia. My… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   March 6, 2012   

The world of children’s literature lost an icon recently with the passing of Philadelphia native and longtime Bucks County resident Jan Berenstain, co-creator with her husband Stan of the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 27, 2012    1

You've asked for 'em, now we've got 'em: interactive, talking ebooks for children! TumbleBooks is "an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 8, 2012    1

One of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s best and brightest Children’s Librarians can be found at the Independence Branch at 18 South 7 th Street, a neighborhood rich in culture and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 5, 2012    3

The holiday season is a time for sharing, and what better gift to share with the young people in your life than books? Here are some great new holiday books for children. Look for them in local… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 5, 2011    3

  One of the great traditions of the holiday season is food shopping.   This can be a real chore with a preschooler.   Before you go shopping  try reading one of… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 19, 2011    3

New picture books hit our shelves almost every day, and two of our new favorites show how good and diverse books for preschoolers   Our first pick is Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 14, 2011    1

Our Children's Librarians recently asked each other for lists of our favorite Halloween books to share in spooky storytimes and to recommend to little goblins to take home and read with their… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 21, 2011    1

Recently, I began processing the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Munro Leaf. Having already processed the Frederick R. Gardner collection of Robert Lawson, it was a perfect… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   October 14, 2011    21

Parkway Central Children’s has recently added more than 30 brand-new books in Hindi. A few are even bilingual Hindi/English, so you can enjoy them even if you don’t read Hindi. The… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 11, 2011    2

Do you have a preschooler and live in the Northeast?  Think about stopping by the Lawncrest Library on Rising Sun Avenue.  Besides offering a wide variety of children’s books and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 5, 2011    1

This past weekend, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Rosenbach Museum and Library hosted an event for the Beatrix Potter Society . “Preserving Beatrix Potter’s Legacy:… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   September 22, 2011   

Raising a Reader--Phonological Awareness Are you trying to raise a reader? One of the key skills young children develop on their way to reading success is phonological awareness, or the ability to… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 21, 2011    2

To celebrate our extensive collection of Beatrix Potter materials and to share her magical world with children across Philadelphia, we are proud to partner with the Beatrix Potter Society to bring… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 14, 2011    1

Parkway Central Children’s has recently acquired a collection of Children’s books in French that are both classic and popular.  These beautiful books include tales from Tomi… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 31, 2011    2

We are pleased to announce that the Free Library has recently expanded its digital collection with the addition of Disney Digital Books.  This new collection features nearly 700 popular… continue reading

By Jamie W.   August 30, 2011    13

Although the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , was published four years ago, the last installment of the film series will finally be released this… continue reading

By Donald R.   July 11, 2011    1

Scarcely a day goes by in the Rare Book Department without a visitor asking about our Beatrix Potter Collection. It's not surprising since we have the largest collection of her… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   June 27, 2011    4

We are excited to present a new exhibit featuring Robert Lawson’s original illustrations for Mr. Popper’s Penguins , on display on the ground floor of the Parkway Central Library,… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   June 15, 2011    1

The Rare Book Department at the Free Library is lucky to own the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Robert Lawson, donated by the rare book dealer and collector Frederick R.… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   May 31, 2011   

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