Fang-tastic Books About Dinosaurs!
by Tricia LeMorte, Publisher Spotlight Intern Dinosaurs seem to have their claws on the imaginations of children—and adults—everywhere. Some people love dinosaurs as big, scary, prehistoric creatures that can teach us about what Earth was like before we were here. But, in the world of children’s books, dinosaurs tend to be cute, fun characters that […]
For the Love of Words
Books tell stories—both factual and imagined—and most stories need words to communicate the writer’s ideas to the reader. Words, like books, come in all shapes and sizes and can be put together in ways both traditional and creative. Let’s celebrate words with some recent picture books about them! Let’s start with Ivan Brunetti’s beginning reader […]
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 […]
Father’s Day Picture Books and Books with Pictures
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 by Renné Benoit (Pajama Press) provides a toddler and daddy bonding story of a first […]
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 American cultures, so it’s a great time to explore kids’ books that reflect the vast […]
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 of the week, and everybody can follow these links to the free web-based resources their […]
Children’s Book Day 2020
We continue to update this post as more publishers provide free resources for those impacted by COVID-19 and local stay-at-home guidance. We are living in a worldwide period of school and library closures, social distancing, and the search for activities to keep kids engaged and as active as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. AND we’re […]