Here's an easy equation: science fiction + comics = fun. Summer is a great time to pick up a colorful graphic novel with lots of action and a creative premise. In these books you'll find action-packed epic battles and thoughtful questions about the universe. Here are six to try: 1. One Trick Pony Enormous creepy aliens […]Read More from 6 Super Sci-Fi Graphic Novels for Kids
Yes! They do! Every spring I visit elementary schools to tell kids about Summer Reading at KCLS. I urge kids to use our reading log to keep track of the minutes they read over the summer. And then I tell them EVERY KIND OF READING COUNTS. Still I get asked, "What about magazines?" "What about […]Read More from Do Wordless Books Count as Reading?
Testing & Education Reference Center is an amazingly useful resource. It's especially great for students, job seekers, and anyone preparing to take a big test. You can use it to build résumés, take online practice tests, read Peterson test prep ebooks, and more. It's definitely in my Top 5 Favorite Premium Databases. (Side note: You know you're […]Read More from The Best Database You’re Not Using
What is a Stuffed Animal Sleepover? Kids bring their stuffed animals to the library for a special story time, then leave the stuffed animals overnight for a sleepover party (under close librarian supervision). When the kids return the next day to pick up their stuffed animals, they find pictures of what their stuffed animals did at […]Read More from Stuffed Animal Sleepover!
Beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has died at the age of 51. She leaves behind two sons, a daughter, a husband, and many beautiful books for children and adults. In a last flash of brilliance, Amy wrote a Modern Love article for the New York Times that went viral: You May Want to Marry My Husband. […]Read More from Remembering Amy
Expecting a new addition to your family? If so, you may be inclined to hit the books to prepare yourself for parenthood. The library is here to help! Here are five categories that parents-to-be can explore. 1. Books about different parenting styles. It's certainly not necessary to devote yourself to one specific school of parenting, but it's […]Read More from Must-Reads for New Parents
(via GIPHY) Is it true that boys only want to read books about boys? Or that girls only want to read "girl" books? Of course it's not true. Gender alone does not determine our taste in books (or toys), right? And yet this happens all the time: someone holds up a children's book and asks, "Is this a […]Read More from Not Boy Books. Not Girl Books. Just Books.
Many parents rejoice in documenting their child's milestones. First tooth! First steps! First day of school! Did you know that reading and talking about first experiences before they happen can ease a child's anxieties and help them process new experiences? Here are some fun books about those great leaps forward that make us grown-ups proud […]Read More from “Firsts” for Kids
Kid lit superstar Raina Telgemeier is in some hot water for her depiction of California missions and Día de los Muertos in her new graphic novel Ghosts. This book is already a bestseller and has a huge holds lists at KCLS. Many, many kids will read it. And what will they learn about Día de los […]Read More from More Controversy in Kid Lit
The 2017 KCLS Mock Newbery winner is... The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Congratulations to Mr. Brown and thank you to everyone who participated in Mock Newbery this year by reading, discussing and voting. The real Newbery winner will be announced on Monday January 23. What is Mock Newbery? Each year, a committee of KCLS children's librarians […]Read More from Announcing Our Mock Newbery Winner!
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