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6 Book Recommendations for Teens – Get Reading this Summer

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Just in time for summer, the 2022 Flume Book Award Nominees for 9-12th graders were just announced. Whether you have the passionate reader in your home or the reluctant teen reader in your home, there...

5 New Picture Books to Celebrate Moms for Mother’s Day 2021

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Looking for some new picture books celebrating moms? 2020 and 2021 did not disappoint! From stories of gentle everyday home life to those of inspiring women, we've got you covered. Check out these five...

The Best Potty Training Books for Kids – Curated by a Children’s Librarian

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POTTY TRAINING. These two simple words release butterflies in the stomach of every parent of young children. Even 7 years out, a flood of memories arrive- sitting on cold bathroom floors, emergency pull-overs on...
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Books About Puberty for Kids Recommended by A Children’s Librarian

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We all know it is going to happen: the questions, the observations, but first the body changes... "The Talk", "The Birds and The Bees", whatever you call it. The time will come to all...
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The 5 Best Young Adult Fiction Books of 2020 from A Librarian

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Happy New Year everyone! Did you make a resolution to read more this year? I used to set a reading goal  (a book a month, for example) but that was not a successful project. ...

Gift-Worthy Wordless Picture Books for All Ages: A Librarian’s Gift Idea

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It's almost gift-giving season (check out our extensive 2020 Holiday Gift Guide). Of course, as a librarian and huge bibliophile, my go-to gift is always books - easy to wrap, mail, and hide in...

Children’s Books About Kindness: 10 Titles to Read with Your Kids

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Whether this September brings homeschooling, remote schooling, hybrid schooling, or in-person schooling, we all need more stories of kindness. Rather than launch into my traditional back-to-school book roundup, I want to share some empathy-building,...

10 Children’s Books About Self-Care and Gratitude (For All Ages)

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Times are seriously WEIRD. I'll be honest - our family is feeling the strain. We're totally fine. But it is wearing on us. As my neighbor just posted in a group text, "I feel like...
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Diversify Your Library: Picture Books from Black Authors & Allies

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Some books are windows, some are mirrors. This is a phrase I've repeated so often (including in my last post). There's an addition I am hearing more recently and love: Some books are sliding doors....
Diversify your library: 13 great books from authors of color for older kids

Diversify Your Library: 13 Great Books from Authors of Color for Older Kids

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It is hard to express my heartbreak, anger and confusion for George Floyd and his family. But this isn't about me. This is about friends and neighbors who worry that their husbands, sons, and...
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