“Firsts” for Kids

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 […]

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More Controversy in Kid Lit

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 […]

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Summer Reading Champion Favorites

It's such a joy to see so many kids finishing our Summer Reading Program! Naturally, these young readers have discovered some excellent books this summer. Here are some favorites from Burien Library patrons:       Stanley's Garage 2-year-old Mirah cannot get enough of Stanley the industrious hamster. Besides owning a garage, Stanley also has […]

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Talk With Your Hands

I started watching Baby Signing Time! DVDs when my baby was about four months old. I'd learn the songs and signs from the videos and then sing and sign them to my daughter. I liked it so much, I made American Sign Language songs (like Apples & Bananas and Baby Needs a Diaper Change) a regular […]

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3 Amazing Adventures at Sea

When I was in 5th grade, I obsessed over The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, a high seas adventure about a proper young lady who transforms into a tough-as-nails sailor. I turned to the classic Treasure Island next, but didn't like it -- I was back to being a literary landlubber. Lately, I've rediscovered my love of seafaring fiction. Here […]

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