Picture Books from Black Authors and Allies

Diversify Your Library: Picture Books from Black Authors & Allies

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

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...
Audiobook recommendations

A Librarian’s List of Awesome Audiobooks for All Ages

In this time of "Safe at Home", I'm finding it harder and harder to find moments alone to recharge while I social distance with my family. The struggle is real. Those precious solitary minutes...
free digital reading resources - girl and mom on ipad

FREE Digital Reading Resources from your Library!

I'm a librarian and last Sunday, our library closed because of the COVID-19 virus. Frankly IT. WAS. INSANE. It honestly felt like people were more worried about running out of books than milk or...

Should Kids Read Graphic Novels? Yes! Here are Picks from A Librarian

Imagine this scenario: you are at your local Seacoast library with your youngster: She slows down at the Mo Willems and Gerald and Piggie books (cue warm fuzzies) but makes a bee-line for ....
Early Chapter Books

Making The Leap: Early Chapter Books for Your Young Reader

This month I'm covering one of my favorite topics: early chapter books (aka transitional chapter books).  It is that wonderful time when readers are transitioning out of those (often mind-numbing) early readers and finding...

Grab the Tissues: The Best Kids’ Books for Death and Grief

According to Benjamin Franklin this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. We Mamas can add one more thing as absolute certainty - our kids will have questions. Whether...
8 Holiday Read Alouds

Stop and Smell the Pages: 8 Holiday Read-Alouds to Savor This Season

While the holidays are a time of joy and magic for our families, it can also be so BUSY!  This is your friendly librarian reminding you to snuggle in with the family and slow...

We Like Big Books and We Cannot Lie: 12 Kids’ Books for Gift Giving

I am a big fan of kids' books for gift giving, which is why I'm constantly providing kids' book ideas (and also, it's not shocking coming from a librarian, right?)! For the season, I...
best halloween books

A Seacoast Librarian Recommends: Best Halloween Books for Every Age

I have a confession to make: we love Halloween books so much that many are out all year in our home. And it is possible- just possible- that I started doing monster-themed story times...