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Midwife's Apprentice

Traveling Through Time

Historical Fiction books that won the Newbery Medal

Strap on your backpacks because it’s time to travel back in time with today’s Read Feed! As we celebrate 100 years of the Newbery Medal, let’s look back at some of the historical fiction books that have won the award in the past century. Historical fiction books are great because they transport us back to another time -- maybe a few decades ago, and maybe centuries before.

Crown

Celebrating Black Newbery Honorees and Winners

In 2022, we are celebrating 100 years of the Newbery Medal! The Medal is given to an author who wrote an excellent book for children the previous year. The award has been given 100 times, and the recipients of the award have changed over time. Today, in celebration of the Newbery centennial and Black History Month, we are highlighting ten Black authors who have won the Newbery or a Newbery Honor! 

Girl Who Drank The Moon

Fantastic Reads

Fantasy books that won the Newbery

2022 marks the centennial of the Newbery Medal! That means that for 100 years, the Association of Library Services for Children has given a special award to an author that wrote a great book for children that year. Winning the Newbery Medal is a big deal; it means more people will read your book, and it is a recognition of your hard work!

Alabama Spitfire

Literary Ladies for Littler Readers

Exploring Female Authors Through Picture Books

Who are the women behind some of our favorite books? How did they get their start in writing, and how have their words and stories transformed our bookshelves for centuries? 

Ocean Speaks

Science in the Summer

STEM Picture Book Biographies

Let’s get scientific! One of the best ways to get excited about science, technology, engineering, and math is to read about pioneers in STEM fields. Biographies are a great place to start! Whether you’re dreaming of becoming an astronaut, excited about biology and DNA, or just curious about coding, these biographies are a great source of information and inspiration!

Big George

Happy Birthday George Washington

Books for Children on the First President

Every year on Feb. 22, we celebrate the birth of the man who would become our nation’s first president. George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He would go on to live a fascinating life--as a farmer, a surveyor, a military leader, and then the first president of the United States of America. He would also set many precedents our country still uses today--including term limits--and is a frequent topic of study in schools. 

In a Holidaze

Time is of the Essence

Romances That Play With Time & Space

Who doesn’t love time travel, a second chance at first love, or a chance to see what life would be like if you’d have made a different choice?  Time comes into focus in these five novels of romance, personal responsibility, and growth, and if you want to get lost in time and lost in love, these are the perfect books to pick up at your neighborhood branch or online. 

The Founding were Spies

Easy Reading: The American Founding

Looking for ways to get new and emerging readers interested in history and the founding of this country? Check out these easy readers--ranging from step one to step three--that introduce readers to facets of the American Revolution, the American presidency and some of the most well-known monuments in the country!

A is for Anacostia

Exploring Our Nation's Capital

Washington, D.C. For Young Readers

Welcome to Washington, D.C. little ones--where there are monuments, museums, legislators and history everywhere you look. Whether you’re born and raised here or move here from near or far, there’s so much to learn about this city we call home. The library is a great place to start! Check out these ten books for young readers (babies, toddlers and elementary school ages) about our nation’s capital. 

Queen of Physics

Women in STEM

Picture Book Biographies to Inspire

Are you looking for some inspiration? Picture book biographies are a great place to start! They provide concise, interesting looks into the lives of fascinating people--some household names and some new discoveries--and they feature artwork that draws you into the story too! Biographies for younger readers can be found in the JUV 92 section of your local public library--but these picture books are great introductions to women excelling in science, technology, engineering and math--and can be read no matter your age! There is something to be learned for everyone!

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