Tagged Children's books

Picture ebooks Highlights | The Old Truck

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. This time we are going to talk about a book published back…

Discover Black Folk Musicians

Although many people associate the term "folk music" with white musicians like Pete Seeger , there is a long tradition in the United States of Black folk musicians. In fact, without the spirituals sung by enslaved people, the…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

In this time of self-reflection and evaluation of our own and our society's biases and attitudes around race, our suggestions include new titles in which race is a central theme, as well as a primer on voting and why it matters. We…

Picture ebook Highlights | Author and Illustrator Jan Thomas

Some authors / illustrators have a special talent for creating stories perfect for storytime, for audience participation, and plenty of belly laughs. Today we will talk about one of them: Jan Thomas and her deceptively simple but…

Celebrating Families During Pride Month

Families come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. These wonderful ebooks can help you celebrate the richness and diversity of families today:   Baby’s First Words written by Stella Blackstone ; illustrated by Christiane Engel…

Picture ebook Highlights | Celebrating Juneteenth!

Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney has declared Friday, June 19, 2020 a City holiday in recognition of Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the most popular annual celebration of Emancipation, and commemorates June 19, 1865, the date when Union…

Stories to Share for Father's Day

What are your plans for Father’s Day this year? Even if you’re not able to be out and about, there is something you can do right at home – cozy up and share a good book together! Celebrate as a family with these fun…

All of the Magic, None of the Hate

Hello library world friends! You have no idea how much we miss you and how much we miss recommending titles for you and your children! On the subject of recommendations, I have a few for kids who want to hear all-new stories of…

Picture ebooks Highlights | Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlights , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And this one is a winner: It’s Click, Clack, Moo,…

Picture ebooks Highlights | Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. This time our selection is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by…

Picture ebooks Highlights | Dog Loves Books

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlights blog, a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And this time, it’s a book that has two of my…

Magazines for Kids on RBdigital

Like me, you may already use RBdigital for its great selection of magazines for adults. But did you know that all four magazines in the Highlights family are available to read online? With kids unable to access the latest issue of their…

Picture ebooks Highlights | Dancing Feet and Farmyard Beat

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight, a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And bonus: we will actually be talking about two books…

Digital Comics and Graphic Novel Series for Tweens on Hoopla

If you’re like me, you already love Hoopla for streaming movies, music, and audiobooks. But did you know that Hoopla also has a great selection of comics and graphic novels? I particularly love the range of graphic novels…

Three Wishes for the Days Ahead

Wishes have been on my mind more than usual these days. Wishes for family to be safe and healthy, wishes for friends to keep in good spirits, and a wish to be able to visit my favorite bakery, look through the display case, and pick a…

Picture ebooks Highlights | Llama Llama Red Pajama

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal . In 2005, author and illustrator Anna Dewdney introduced an…

Stories to Share for Mother's Day

Although most of us will be staying home this Mother’s Day, what better way to celebrate than by enjoying breakfast in bed and cuddling up to share stories with the ones we love? The Overdrive Kid’s eReading Room has great…

Shake Things Up with Baby at Home!

There’s no doubt that this pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. For those of us with young kids, it means interrupted routines and the increased need for at-home stimulation and entertainment. My daughter Yuri is a…

Wildlife Webcams

I remember way back in 2016 when the American Eagle Foundation set up a webcam at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., which is home to a bald eagle couple appropriately named Mr. President and The First Lady. The webcam captured…

Talking to Children About Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in ways big and small. We are all having to adjust to and cope with uncertainty and lingering worries.  That is true for children as well. School has moved to online learning and suddenly…