Category Archives: kids

Mysteries for Tweens

by guest blogger Amy Priour Sometimes a good mystery is hard to find, particularly for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Here are three, fairly recently published, that are smart, engaging and sure to be a hit. Under the Egg by … Continue reading

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My 3rd- and 9th-graders are having trouble with their homework. I have tried to help them as much as I can, but they need more assistance. Does the library offer any type of afterschool tutoring?

Yes, we do! The Dallas Public Library is pleased to offer Homework Help through Brainfuse. Homework Help provides a unique blend of one-to-one homework help for students in grades K-12, as well as state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing … Continue reading

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Book Review : Wild Sea Creatures by Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt

“Go, Creature Powers!”  Readers may recognize the authors, Martin and Chris Kratt, from the PBS television show Wild Kratts, in which the Kratt brothers inform children about animals in a hands-on way.  Wild Sea Creatures: sharks, whales, and dolphins! is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

For Black History Month, I want to highlight a novel written by one of my favorite children’s fiction authors. Christopher Curtis is the winner of numerous book awards including the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author award.  In … Continue reading

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I’m a teacher, and I used to bring my class to the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library every year for a tour. We always had fun exploring everything in The Children’s Center, and it was a great way for my students to become familiar with the public library. Are there any plans to make this service available again?

YES! With the increase in hours and staff, The Children’s Center is once again offering tours, and we are so excited! Teachers, or other group leaders, can schedule a tour for a day and time that best fits their schedule. … Continue reading

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