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I See Me: Kids from Working Class… I See Me: Kids from Working Class…

By Racheal
I was so excited to check the hold shelf the other day and see Love, the newest picture book by Newbery award winner Matt de la Peña,…
I was so excited to check the hold shelf the other day and see Love, the newest picture book by Newbery award winner Matt de la Peña,…
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Tell Me a Story Tell Me a Story

Learn rhymes and songs from story time to share with your child.
Learn rhymes and songs from story time to share with your child.
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I See Me - We Need Diverse Books I See Me - We Need Diverse Books

recommended by KCLSKidsDiverse
All children should see themselves in books!Titles are in order by age.#weneeddiversebooks
All children should see themselves in books!Titles are in order by age.#weneeddiversebooks
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Comforting Reads for Difficult Times… Comforting Reads for Difficult Times…

recommended by KCLSSocialMedia
Books chosen by the Association for Library Services to help adults talk about trauma, death, and violence with kids, via ala.org.
Books chosen by the Association for Library Services to help adults talk about trauma, death, and violence with kids, via ala.org.
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Stress & Anxiety Help for Kids & Teens Stress & Anxiety Help for Kids & Teens

recommended by AuburnLibraryTeen
These books can help kids and teens learn to manage stress and anxiety.
These books can help kids and teens learn to manage stress and anxiety.
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Books for Children About Death and Dying Books for Children About Death and Dying

recommended by KCLSKidsSpecialTopics
Designed to encourage understanding and acceptance, these books also offer opportunities for conversations with children. For ages 2-12.
Designed to encourage understanding and acceptance, these books also offer opportunities for conversations with children. For ages 2-12.
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Diversity & Tolerance in Picture Books Diversity & Tolerance in Picture Books

recommended by VashonChildrensLibrarian
These books portray the struggle for equality in an honest but hopeful way and show families of all types in a positive light.
These books portray the struggle for equality in an honest but hopeful way and show families of all types in a positive light.
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Books for Children Learning to Read Books for Children Learning to Read

recommended by KCLSKidsGradeLevel
Includes level one beginning readers and picture books with large font size, repeated text, rhyming, and prediction.
Includes level one beginning readers and picture books with large font size, repeated text, rhyming, and prediction.
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Preschool Math Preschool Math

recommended by KCLSKidsBabyToFive
Find fun books to share with your child and explore concepts such as counting, shapes, sorting, and pattern.
Find fun books to share with your child and explore concepts such as counting, shapes, sorting, and pattern.
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STREAM Learning for Kids STREAM Learning for Kids

recommended by KCLSReads
Resources for parents and teachers to introduce science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math to young children.
Resources for parents and teachers to introduce science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math to young children.
Blogpost

African-American STEM Heroes! African-American STEM Heroes!

By Racheal
I do a little internal happy dance every time I get a reference question that directly relates to what I'm reading at the moment. This…
I do a little internal happy dance every time I get a reference question that directly relates to what I'm reading at the moment. This…
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Various
Join an organized play group for newborns to age 5 and the people who take care of them. Available in multiple languages.
Join an organized play group for newborns to age 5 and the people who take care of them. Available in multiple languages.
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Books to Grow On Books to Grow On

By Maren
A Service to Bring Young Children and Books Together Books to Grow On are theme kits filled with wonderful books to read aloud, music, vide…
A Service to Bring Young Children and Books Together Books to Grow On are theme kits filled with wonderful books to read aloud, music, vide…
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I See Me! Artwork in Children's Lit I See Me! Artwork in Children's Lit

By Rowena
Books with diverse characters weren't very prevalent when I was growing up. While I’m glad to see that there are more examples of…
Books with diverse characters weren't very prevalent when I was growing up. While I’m glad to see that there are more examples of…
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You Don't Scare Me! You Don't Scare Me!

By Sharon
There are lots of books out there for kids that talk about bullying but the discussion is a tough one to have with younger kids.  How do yo…
There are lots of books out there for kids that talk about bullying but the discussion is a tough one to have with younger kids.  How do yo…
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