Pet (Book Collection) Giveaway!

Fact, fiction, fantasy—all about pets…and we’re giving away more than half a dozen to the commenter who explains best how they are going to use them to promote responsible pet ownership in children’s lives. The Dog Patrol, by Rob Laidlaw … Continue reading

Book Lovers Day for Middle Grade and Teen Readers

We’re guessing that if you are reading this post, you indeed are a book lover! How many young book lovers do you know?  We hope you’ll share these recent and forthcoming books to love.  Show your tween and teen book … Continue reading

Wild about Wildlife

July is a wildly great time to celebrate wildlife! We’ve seen lots of pictures and reports about one side effect of social lockdowns in many locations giving urban dwellers more up-close visits by wildlife who generally steer clear of busy … Continue reading

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

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

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

Lots of Winning Titles for Multicultural Book Day

January 31 is Multicultural Book Day and that arrives this year on the heels of the American Library Association’s 2020 announcements of youth media awards.  Among the rich array of picture books, novels, youth audience nonfiction, audiobooks, and apps, authors and … Continue reading

Curiosity Reigns in Titles for Older Kids During Children’s Book Week

Books for kids in middle grades and into their tweens and early teens engage audiences by invoking curiosity. This occurs in both informational and imaginative narratives. And we’ve got some excellent suggestions to help independently reading kids celebrate this year’s … Continue reading