Category Archives: kids

Children’s Books: Three New Adventures

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Bridge and her best friends Emily and Tab have been through a lot together, including a horrific accident that Bridge barely survived. When 7th grade begins, Bridge’s world is turned upside down. Emily has a … Continue reading

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Will there be a Shakespeare summer camp at the Library this year? The pictures from last year looked like a lot of fun!

To Camp, or not to Camp?  That is the question! Calling all actors, actresses, theatre lovers, and Shakespeare fans! Have we got the camp for you! For the second year, the Dallas Public Library will be hosting Shakespeare Dallas’s Summer … Continue reading

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Book Reviews for Children and Middle Grades

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson Astrid is sure that the summer before middle school is going to be great, especially since she and her best friend Nicole are going to attend roller derby camp. When Nicole decides she would rather … Continue reading

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I visited the Children’s Center this past weekend and picked up a calendar with daily early literacy activities on it. I read lots of books to my three-year-old. How does singing help him learn to read?

Early literacy is all of the things a child knows about reading and writing, before he starts to read and write. It is wonderful that you’re reading lots of books to your child! Reading books about things he’s interested in, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Merry Christmas, Squirrels!, by Nancy Rose

Every fall I see squirrels scurry around gathering acorns for the winter.  Did you know that some squirrels make other preparations too? In Nancy Rose‘s newly-published book, Merry Christmas, Squirrels!, she tells the story of Mr. Peanuts, a squirrel who … Continue reading

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