About Francisca Goldsmith

librarian, professional development trainer, writer

Father’s Day Picture Books and Books with Pictures

Gobblechops

Fathers receive their special day of public (and family) recognition on the third Sunday of June. To celebrate, we’ve gone to our stacks to show off some books featuring stories (and pictures) about dads. The Haircut, by Theo Heras and illustrated … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter All the Time for All Children

Hair, It's a Family Affair interior

At a time when many people around the world find themselves willing to focus on the material truth that Black Lives Matter, we want to make sure that all kids—regardless of identity—have plenty of access to books that show and … Continue reading

Read Your Way into Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

We’re always on the lookout for books that reflect authentic cultures and come from voices that are authentic reflections of the cultures about which they tell stories.  May is a month designated for celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander roots in … Continue reading

Fresh Air Science Fun – and Giveaway!

Springtime offers so many inviting ways to explore and celebrate nature that we’ve decided to offer the chance to teachers and librarians to win a nature exploration picture book shelf!  The collection includes seven different books, one for each day … Continue reading

National Library Week at Home

Find the Library at Your Place

This year National Library Week falls in the midst of a time when most public and school library buildings are necessarily closed. However, in many communities, library services and online collections are very much available. In 2020, celebrate the library … Continue reading