Tagged Picture Book Highlights

Picture Book Highlights | 18 Great New Latinx Picture Books

It's time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place this year from September 15 through October 15. We'd like to celebrate by highlighting the amazing work of Latinx authors and illustrators in recent…

Picture Book Highlights | Grandparents Day

Here in the United States, Grandparents Day is celebrated one week after Labor Day. And what a lovely day it is! Grandparents are caregivers, teachers, comrades in play, and a time machine to the past. They can offer time,…

Picture Book Highlights | Back to School!

It's hard to believe summer is almost over, isn't it? But the good news is that a new school year is about to start! There's something exciting about beginning fresh another year of learning. Perhaps you're going back to…

Picture Book Highlights | Summertime

We've got a few more weeks of sweet summertime to warm up our days and bring with it all sorts of fun outdoors activities! I'm very keen on summer, as you can see here and here . So what do I have for you this year? Check out…

Picture Book Highlights | Water

Did you know that water makes up 71 percent of our world and is a vital component of all forms of life on Earth? Look at a globe and you’ll see our continents surrounded by oceans. When seen from space, our planet looks blue due…

Picture Book Highlights | National Ice Cream Month

Here's one more reason to love July: it's National Ice Cream Month! There's something special about having ice cream in the summer -- a cool, delicious, creamy treat for the hot days of the year. Here are some picture books…

Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month

Celebrate Pride month with these new picture books, where you will find stories of love, family and joy, told with humor and tenderness. And there's more — be sure to check our booklist for additional titles available at your…

Picture Book Highlights | Father's Day

Father’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways – with a day full of activities or as quiet day filled with longing and memories.  For all those celebrating Father’s Day, together or apart, here’s a…

Picture Book Highlights | Mother's Day

Mother’s Day can be so many things! For some it is a day for celebrating together as a family, for others it may be a phone or zoom call from far away, and for others still it is a day of remembering. Picture books are…

Picture Book Highlights | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ! As part of the celebration, let’s again dive into recent picture books created by Asian authors and/or illustrators. This is just a small sample – for many more titles, be sure…

Picture Book Highlights | National Bookmobile Day

It should come as no surprise that libraries are one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! Wherever I go, I always have to check out the local public library! I always feel welcomed and lucky to be in a…

Picture Book Highlights | Gardening

Happy spring, Philadelphia! It’s time to go out and work on our gardens – in our yards, balconies, or community gardens! Let’s all get our hands dirty with soil and bring beauty and sustenance into the world…

Picture Book Highlights | Talking about War

It is impossible to escape the news of war since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Children hear about it too, and may need help understanding such large scale conflicts and its effect on people: the humanitarian crisis it creates…

Picture Book Highlights | Purim

Are you getting ready to celebrate Purim? We have books for you! Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the bravery of Esther and the salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian empire against Haman. A traditional Purim…

Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month

This February as we celebrate Black History Month, we want to recommend some pictures books published in 2021 that were written and/or illustrated by Black creators. In the following list, you’ll find books about history, love of…

Picture Book Highlights | National Pizza Day

Can you guess what one of the world’s favorite foods is? It’s pizza! Whether you bake it your own, eat it in a restaurant by the slice (or the whole pie!), or buy it frozen from a supermarket—pizza is a popular choice…

Picture Book Highlights | Year of the Tiger

Happy Lunar New Year! 2022 is the Year of the Tiger . While we wait for the big day, which this year falls on February 1, how about we read some books with this beautiful and fearsome animal as a character? In these stories, tigers are…

Picture Book Highlights | The Nutcracker

It’s a well-established tradition at the end of the year that ballet companies everywhere offer performances of The Nutcracker . The Philadelphia Ballet presentation of this seasonal performance is for all ages and a perfect…

Celebrating in December | Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa

December is chockful of celebrations, with windows filled with lights and decorations, and a communal feeling of anticipation and joy.   Find picture books for the holidays you celebrate and learn about other annual…

Picture Book Highlights | Thanksgiving

Sharing a meal is at the heart of Thanksgiving. Be it with friends or family, with new neighbors or with those in the larger community, the act of cooking and eating together brings us all together in gratefulness... just like these…