Celebrate Summer with Active Reading
We have a bumper crop of summer-ready, community-friendly books this season. A great way to share books socially is StoryWalk® installations and events. If StoryWalk® is new to you, a good starting place to find out the what, how, and why is this website. You can also explore Let’s Move in Libraries, featuring sample StoryWalk® programs […]
Exhibiting 2020’s Silver Lining
While Mylo Freeman can share a trip with Princess Arabella at the Museum, from Cassava Republic, 2020 has brought the rest of us different options. Who knew this would be a banner year to discover all sorts of museums, to visit great works of art up close, delve into the natural past, find out more about […]
Happy Grandparents’ Day!
Grandparents’ Day seems extra special this year as so many of our families reach out across households to keep in touch when we can’t touch. Sharing books across generations can provide emotional comfort, whether you hold story time in the relative safety of outdoors or through video chats across the miles. If you are lucky […]
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 lover some book love today! Series can be highly attractive to the book lover, whether […]
Celebrate International Friendship Day with a Book—and a Friend, of Course!
When the United Nations first proclaimed July 30 as International Day of Friendship, the idea was to shine a spotlight on how “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.” Nine years on, we certainly want to celebrate friendship’s power in today’s world. If you can visit […]
Black Lives Matter All the Time for All Children
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 tell the wide range of interests, appearances, languages, and concerns that everyone, including Black children, […]
Grandparents Day Picks for Intergenerational Reading
Happy Grandparents Day! Whether your young readers’ grandparent(s) can be visited on a daily basis or seen in person only on rare occasions, there are books they can share that celebrate their relationship. Here are some of our recent favorites: The Tide, by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Ashling Lindsay, from Tiger Tales Books, offers […]
Turning to the East(ern) Hemisphere for World Kid Lit Month
This is the first in a series of four posts with which we ask you to join us in celebrating World Kid Lit Month (#WorldKidLit on social media). In German Calendar No December, from Cassava Republic Press, Sylvia Ofili and Birgit Weyhe combine talents to take us into the life a small town Nigerian girl […]