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What better way to celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day than with bright new board books from two different publishers! Both Child’s Play and Barefoot Books have new board book series inclusively featuring energetic and engaged toddlers. There are kids wearing glasses, kids of African heritage and Asian heritage, books in Spanish as well as English, and books with kids who have Down Syndrome. From Child’s Play, a brand new series of board books includes a little finger puppet in each title, durably bound to the back and poking through dye cuts on each page as well as the cover. … Continue reading
Pi Day (3/14) approaches, so bake a pie and pull up a good book that features more fun with numbers! An award-winner from Toon Books, Ivan Brunetti’s 3 X 4 offers both a fun and fascinating look at multiplication that is accessible for readers as young as three. How many ways can you sort 12 things into even amounts? You can use socks, spoons, or other common household objects to give the ideas here a spin. As the kids in the class show, paper and crayons work well, too! Arriving soon from Tilbury House Publishers, Is 2 a Lot?, by … Continue reading
First celebrated after women gained suffrage rights in Russia, in 1917, International Women’s Day was recognized by the United Nations in 1975. In recent years, an increasing number of books for children feature strong women and girls that make excellent stories to share with young readers. Visit your library or book store today to add to your own International Women’s Day collection with some of our favorites. From Nunavut’s Inhabit Media, celebrate with Nalvana, a little girl discovering her possibilities in What’s My Superpower? by Aviaq Johnston and with cheerful and universally appealing illustrations by Tim Mack. Nalvana’s superpower is one to … Continue reading