Tagged Picture Book Highlights

Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month: Biographies

Throughout February, in celebration of Black History Month, Picture Book Highlights will focus on books written and / or illustrated by African American authors and illustrators. Today to close out the month, we take a look at…

Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month: Hair

Throughout February, in celebration of Black History Month , Picture Book Highlights will focus on books written and / or illustrated by African American authors and illustrators. Let’s talk about hair! All these books feature…

Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month: Grandparents

Throughout February, in celebration of Black History Month, Picture Book Highlights will focus on books written and / or illustrated by African American authors and illustrators. Today we will explore books about grandparents!…

Picture Book Highlights | Happy New Year

December is coming to an end and soon we will be wishing everyone a Happy New Year.  That is always a nice feeling: a fresh new start, a new beginning. 2020 has been a difficult year in many ways, but we now have 2021 to look…

Picture Book Highlights | Mindfulness

If there’s one thing we’ve learned during these pandemic times, it's the importance of learning to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings, of the present and of the world around us. This is a great lesson for anytime,…

Picture Book Highlights | My Favorite Books of 2020

I wanted to write a blog post about my favorite picture books of 2020; all the books that touched me through their text and art... but that is not an easy thing to do. There are so many wonderful books published every year – how…

Picture Book Highlights | World Kindness Day

Kindness is a gentle, hopeful act. Being kind is one of the easiest ways to have an impact on the world.  A simple act of kindness can grow exponentially, from one person to many, many more, spreading all over the world. Being…

Picture Book Highlights | Happy Halloween

Are you getting ready for Halloween? It’s going to be a bit different this year, I know. But what never changes are the books that help us celebrate this fun (and spooky!) holiday. You will have plenty to choose from this mix of…

Picture Book Highlights | Fall Is in the Air

Is Fall your favorite season? Many people would say yes! Where I grew up, we didn’t have very defined seasons. That is, seasons would blend one into another, without any clear sign that something different was happening in our…

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latinx Authors and Illustrators

Today, September 15, marks the beginning of National Hispanic American Heritage month. As part of the celebration, we want to highlight the works of Latinx authors and illustrators of picture books. These books will entertain, teach,…

Picture Books Highlights | Books and Reading

This year going back to school looks very different than ever before. No school buses, no first day back at school, no new classrooms, no field trips, etc. At least, not yet. It will take some adjusting, for sure. But through these…

Picture Books Highlights | Let’s Learn About Birds

Have you ever gone bird watching? It’s amazing what you discover when you’re paying attention.  Birds living right in your backyard, on your street, in the park.  Once you start to notice them, there is…

Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go Hiking

In these times of social distancing and no indoor activities, what better way to spend time than venturing outside and going for a hike in the great outdoors? You don’t have to go far—here in Philly we have both Fairmount…

Picture Book Highlights | Rain

Do rainy days get you down? For some people, rain seems to spoil the day. I used to think of rainy days as gloomy and gray, but these books have changed my mind.   Rain written by Linda Ashman ; illustrated by Christian Robinson…

Happy National Friendship Day!

It’s always time to celebrate friends, but did you know National Friendship Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of August? Friends make everything better, don't they? New and old friends, young and old, from your neighborhood…

Picture Book Highlights | Let's Talk About Bees!

Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? The books below will give you a good idea – and they are so much fun to read! Beehive by Jorey Hurley   ebook available via Overdrive With just one word on each page and the…

Picture ebooks Highlights | It's Summertime!

Do you have a favorite season? I do – mine is summer. What’s not to like, I say? Long days, open windows, warm weather, shorts and sandals, water and bathing suits, reading on hammocks… I could go on and on! Here are…

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…

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…

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,…