Category Archives: Book Recommendations

Graduating from readers to chapter books: 13 Suggestions

All that phonics instruction has finally paid off! Your child knows the sight words and can breeze through a Fly Guy book in one sitting. They’re ready to head out of the Reader section and into Younger Fiction. The move … Continue reading

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Audiobook Picks for Your Summer Road Trip

One of my top five favorite things to do in the summer months is to take road trips, and I especially love visiting National Parks (although a nice warm beach is never a bad idea). Last year I visited Acadia … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is a time for remembering and  honoring those who have served our country. Looking for some book titles to share with the family on this day? Give these books a try: Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Martin Golding A … Continue reading

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Learning Shapes & Colors with Felt Boards

Our Makerspace will feature 8″ x 10” felt boards until the end of May. There are a number of skills that children learn from using felt boards (also called flannel boards) for story telling, and the following website provides a … Continue reading

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Little Yoga: Exploring Poses with Picture Books

Many of us, both children and adults, live in a busy world full of screens around every corner, schedules for every minute of our day, and plenty of stress. We might often not stop to think about how this hustle … Continue reading

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Celebrate Día – Diversity in Action

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for … Continue reading

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Children’s Books to Understand the Refugee and Immigrant Experience

Immigrants and refugees are a much discussed topic in the news recently, and often the stories shared are of families fleeing war-torn or oppressive countries in search of a safer place to call home. How can we talk to children about … Continue reading

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World Read Aloud Day 2017

February 16, 2017 is World Read Aloud Day! Readers of all ages are encouraged to celebrate literacy and the “pure joy and power of reading aloud.” The World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by readers in more than 100 countries … Continue reading

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Five Books for Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, often referred to as MLK Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. This year the holiday will be recognized on Monday, January 16th, 2017. This special day celebrates the life … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Happy Reading!

There were many great books published in 2016! I am looking forward to the 2017 Youth Media Awards ceremony at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibition on Monday, Jan.23, in which the Newbery Medal Award and the Caldecott Medal Award … Continue reading

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