Mock Newbery 2018-19

Awards season is coming! While some may care most about the Oscars, the Super Bowl or the Westminster Dog Show, I am all about the Newbery. It's the award every children's author dreams of winning. It's difficult to predict the winner, but fun to try. We even pick our own local winner -- we call it…
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Pacific Northwest Indie Bestsellers

Each week, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association shares a list of the top titles sold in independent bookstores around the region. Curious about what your neighbors are reading now? Here are this week's hardcover fiction and nonfiction bestsellers.   PNW Indie Bestsellers Lethal White A Gentleman in Moscow TIME'S CONVERT Depth of Winter There There…
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Online Games for Kids

Looking for online games for your child? Here are some options hand-picked by your local children's librarians. ABCya! Educational games and apps. BBC Bitesize – Dance Mat Typing An introduction to touch typing. CBeebies Preschooler games, clips, songs, and things to make with your favorite CBeebies characters. Design Squad Nation Engineering and science activities, games, videos, and…
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School Is Back in Session and KCLS Is Ready to Help

It's fall and a busy time for teachers, students, and parents. It is also a great time to remind residents that King County Library System (KCLS) has a host of programs, services, and resources to make the back-to-school transition easier. KCLS has long collaborated with schools to support education and bolster learning, and our Student…
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Discover Yuyi Morales

If you are unfamiliar with Yuyi Morales' work, her picture books are definitely something to experience— colorful, dreamy illustrations combine with charming stories to create that special magic that happens when an artist has a true gift for the medium.  Over the past 15 years that gift has been recognized by readers and book awards…
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Pukwudgie House Recommends

The Pukwudgie was the first magical companion to the founder of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Isolt Sayre. The Pukwudgie is an independent creature with penchants for cunning tricks and mischief. It is said to represent the heart of a witch or wizard, and students of Pukwudgie House are often known to be compassionate healers and lovers of nature.  If you…
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Cardboard Challenge

Don't just recycle cardboard boxes -- play with them!  You can get together with friends and host a Cardboard Challenge using resources from the Imagination Foundation. Their official Day of Play is on October 6 this year. Or search for library events that include cardboard crafts and construction.  If you don't have a lot of…
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Pacific Northwest Indie Bestsellers

Each week, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association shares a list of the top titles sold in independent bookstores around the region. Curious about what your neighbors are reading now? Here are this week's hardcover fiction and nonfiction bestsellers.   PNW Indie Fiction Bestsellers A Gentleman in Moscow Little Fires Everywhere Depth of Winter There There…
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