Tagged Picture Book Highlights

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Picture ebook Highlights | Float

Today we start a new series of blog post where we will highlight an ebook – a picture ebook, no less – that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. The library is here for you and your little…

Picture Book Highlights | Germs Are Not For Sharing!

One of my favorite things about children is how they ask big questions. When adults have the same questions themselves, it can be hard to figure out how to answer in an age-appropriate manner. Library books to the rescue! Here are some…

Picture Book Highlights | Spring is in the Air

It’s early March and the Philadelphia Flower Show has just opened – a clear sign that spring is near! The spring equinox, which will arrive on March 19 this year, marks a new season, one that is all about new beginnings and…

Telling Her Story: Picture Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

March of 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of our country’s nationally proclaimed Women’s History Month ! This year’s celebration is dedicated to the " Valiant Women of the Vote ," those who fought for the…

Picture Book Highlights | Brown: A Deep and Varied Joy

Magnificence sometimes appears in the most commonplace observations. In the poetic celebration of self and nature,  Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration is a series of young brown girls admiring the many different browns…

Picture Book Highlights | Mmm, Mmm, Soup!

It’s that time of the year. where winter has just started and with it more cold days and colder nights. Looking for something to warm up your heart and tummy? How about soup? Making soup together is a bonding experience: gathering…

Picture Book Highlights | Thanksgiving Edition

It’s all there in the name: Thanksgiving is about gratitude, it’s about paying attention, noticing all the good things in our lives and in the world, and choosing to be thankful. Thanksgiving is also about sharing and…

Picture Book Highlights | One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller

We’re back for another edition of Picture Book Highlights – a series where we put the spotlight on a book that has been ordered for all neighborhood libraries . This time we have a perfect book for storytime – a book…

Spend Some Quality Time This Grandparents Day with These New Picture Books!

It's September—time to celebrate National Grandparents Day ! And what better way to celebrate than to share a picture book with your very special grandpa/grandma? Below are three new picture books just added to our…

Picture Book Highlights | Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets

We’re back for another edition of Picture Book Highlights – a series where we put the spotlight on a book that has been ordered for all neighborhood libraries . Earlier this year we did a series of blog posts on concept…

Picture Book Highlights | Winter is Almost Here!

Winter is almost here... and I’m NOT happy about it! There, I said it. The truth is, winter is my least favorite season. I don’t like the short days, I don’t like the cold, I don’t like wearing layer upon layer…

Picture Book Highlights | The Truly Brave Princesses

In traditional fairy tales, princesses are usually the ones in need of rescue. That’s one way to think of princesses, but certainly not the only one! There are new princesses in town: they have agency, they have choices, and they…

November is Picture Book Month!

November is Picture Book Month – a whole month to share and celebrate the awesomeness of the mighty picture book! The advent of ebooks changed the publishing landscape. In those early days, there was some concern about picture…

Picture Book Highlights | Thank You, Omu!

Summer is over, fall is in full swing, and the weather is beginning to turn cold. Some days it almost feels like it’s winter already! That’s when we start thinking of warm comfort food, something hearty and tasty to fill our…