Category Archives: kids

A friend was telling me the Children’s Center now has something called Book Bundles. Can you give me some more information?

Book Bundles are groupings of books, about four or five, on a particular topic. Some bundles are just picture books, and some also include simple nonfiction books as well. The Kids Can Cook bundle will get your pint-sized helper ready … Continue reading

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Diverse Materials for Kids

In light of recent events, I felt it was relevant and important for me to write about diverse materials for kids, in particular, books and movies that touch on race and sexual identity. Recently my library branch received numerous new books that … Continue reading

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My kids got off to a great start with their summer reading, but as we’ve gotten busier and there’s lots more going on, it’s gotten harder to get them to read every day. I think they’re losing interest and more excited to do other things. Do you have any tips to keep them reading?

Audiobooks are a great way to keep kids reading, especially if you’re doing lots of traveling, either on vacation or just running errands or back and forth to pool. Even though it may seem like it doesn’t count as “reading,” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

When my thirteen-year-old son told me this month that Old Yeller is “one of the best books” he has ever read, I knew I had to look at that classic work of fiction. Fred Gipson sets this story in 1860s … Continue reading

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Diverse Books for Kids – Books with Transgender Leads

I am a huge proponent for books with diverse characters. I believe kids should have the opportunity to read about other kids that look, sound, and feel like they do. Recently, I listened to George by Alex Gino and read Gracefully … Continue reading

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