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Dave Crawley and the Thinkier

Local poet Dave Crawley, author of Cat Poems, Dog Poems, and Reading, Rhyming & Rithmetic, won the March Madness poetry contest at Think Kid Think. But according to this video at CBS Local, his Thinkier trophy might’ve thought a little … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day with Author/Illustrator Anne Lee

Enjoy a storytime featuring Anne’s newest book, When You Are Camping, and outdoor-inspired activities. Even if you’ve never gone camping (or wanted to!) you’ll love this story about splashing in puddles, chasing fireflies, and other outdoor delights.

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Happy Birthday, Margaret Hodges

Librarian, professor, storyteller, and award-winning author Margaret Hodges would have been 100 years old today.

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Tales Filled with Sibling Rivalry & Bonding

Kathy Maron-Wood’s review in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette looks at new books by  Megan McDonald, Jeanne Birdsall, and Jenny Han.

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The Tellin’ o’ the Tale

We celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with “the wearin’ o’ the green” and “the tellin’ o’ the tale.”

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Xante Day in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council honors Xante, a “special dog with an important mission.” Read more about guide dogs and The Seeing Eye in Mom’s Best Friend  by local author Sally Alexander.

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Pittsburgh vs Green Bay

They’ve got Cheese Heads; we’ve got Terrible Towels. They’ve got Mr. Rodgers; we’ve got Mister Rogers. They’ve got the Cooperative Children’s Book Center; we’ve got the first organized Children’s Department in the country. They’ve got Kevin Henkes.We’ve got Sharon Flake. … Continue reading

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PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest Kickoff Event

Write and illustrate your own creative stories for the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. Monday, January 31,  2:00-3:30 (Pittsburgh public schools are off that day.)

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Listening Counts as Reading, Too!

Come to the Winter Read-a-Thon Read-In on Saturday, January 8 and hear local authors read their books aloud. If your friends and neighbors have pledged to support you in the Winter Read-a-thon, coming to this program helps you help the … Continue reading

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Advice to Aspiring Illustrators

“Become a children’s librarian.” That’s what illustrator Anne Lee recommends to children who want to be illustrators.  At the Meet Your Neighbor program yesterday, Anne explained that becoming a children’s librarian is a great way to learn about books, illustration, … Continue reading

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