Tag Archives: children’s books

Happy Reading Is Funny Day!

April 1 isn’t just a day for telling jokes; it’s a day for reading them, too. On Reading Is Funny Day, check out some books that make you laugh.

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Quick review: Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander

One of the most frustrating things about kindergarten, for me, was trying to tie the teacher’s shoe. If we could do that, we got a pair of bright orange shoelaces. I and another kid couldn’t and didn’t, despite our best … Continue reading

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Vampirina Ballerina

What do Cinderella and a vampire have in common?

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Rare birds: Alex the Parrot by Stephanie Spinner

People have always been fascinated by whether–or what–animals might be thinking. So you have pet psychics, Garfield‘s deadpan snarky thought bubbles, Martha‘s cheerful verbosity, and any number of other talking animal stories. But thanks to some dedicated scientists, we know … Continue reading

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We’re proud of our local authors! Baby Parade by Rebecca O’Connell

We’re so proud of our local authors (and librarians)! Rebecca O’Connell, author of The Baby Goes Beep and Danny Is Done with Diapers, has written another fun book for busy babies.

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Tuesday Tales: The Storytelling and Folk & Fairy Collection

The Storytelling and Folk& Fairytale Collection in the Children’s Department contains both circulating and historic reference books that beckon children, parents, caregivers, students, and educators.  It is a vast resource for anyone interested in a fascinating story.  Our department has … Continue reading

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Remembering a wonderful neighbor: Fred Rogers

Even as an adult, I find the common sense of Mr. Rogers tremendously comforting and wish we grownups wouldn’t forget it so quickly. We have his books, though, giving gentle guidance on topics from divorce, adoption and step families to … Continue reading

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Review: Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen

A fitting read for a Monday morning. Humans aren’t the only creatures who need a nudge to get up in the morning, but when you’re Waking Dragons, it’s more like a heave.

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Hello world!

Technology is getting younger every day; gadgets for many kids are a given, and books and literacy apps abound. But what happens when we’re too focused on a screen? In this clever interpretation of the most famous line in computer … Continue reading

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Night shift: review of The Insomniacs

Many creatures are happily nocturnal, making the most of the dark. Raccoons, bats, owls (unless they’re being hypnotized), and the list goes on. But humans… well, it depends. Humans are big on lullabies. We explain the difference between night and … Continue reading

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