Tag Archives: children’s books
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.
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
What do Cinderella and a vampire have in common?
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
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
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.
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
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