Celebrate DÍA, Children’s Day/Book Day!

Spanish version / Versión en español  Join KCLS in celebrating children, multiculturalism, and the importance of reading during the 8th Annual DÍA – Children’s Day/Book Day! In 1996, Mexican-American author Pat Mora founded an initiative that celebrates children, reading, and honors cultural diversity.  This initiative is called DÍA– Children's Day/Book Day, ( Día de los…
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Enduring Dickens

There are numerous adaptations of the beloved Charles Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol. Almost 175 years after the book's publication, its selfless moral and message of goodwill remain as relevant as ever. Among the most recent book renderings is the seek and find version by Sarah Powell. The whole family will love this highly detailed and beautifully illustrated picture…
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Best Reindeer Picture Books

You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen, but do you know Olive the Other Reindeer? Borrow these fun and heart-warming picture books from your local library this season, and remember, there would be no gifts under the tree without reindeer! Best Reindeer Picture Books List created…
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Gear Up for Salmon Days!

The weather has turned a bit chilly, and fall is in the air. This means the return of Washington salmon to local waters! To welcome our fishy friends home, we will be celebrating them and their spawn at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival 2017.   Related Reading Use the time before the festival wisely to…
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Mock Newbery!

Each year we invite readers young and old to join us as we ask: What new children's book will win the Newbery Medal? We call it Mock Newbery. Online voting is now open for Mock Newbery! Vote by February 8 to help choose this year's winner.  Last year, our KCLS Mock Newbery winner was The Wild…
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Genre-Love at First Read

Do you remember the first book that made you fall in love with a genre? Here are 5 childhood classics of speculative fiction that made us lifelong fantasy, horror and sci-fi readers. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark With their truly terrifying cover art and macabre tales contained inside, this spooky book series was…
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