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Parklands-Turner Junior Comic Book Club

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Each month, library staff will select a popular title for you to enjoy. Children are encouraged to visit and read in the library, or check out the selected comics on display.  Better still, kids can select any comic titles from any library across the city and have them delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you!

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Autumn's Tough Topic: Emotional Resiliency

At the start of a new school season, children’s emotions can run the gamut. Although many children feel excited and confident about beginning school with new clothes or new supplies, some may display a bit of anxiety when it’s time to say goodbye to a parent at drop off. Early in the school year, returning students may feel reticent and unsure about interacting with different teachers and classmates, or their assignments may seem intimidating.

book cover for "The Manny files" by Christian Burch.

Kids Support #OrlandoUnited

“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” – U. Thant Children are the key to a safer and more tolerant future for our nation. Only through education and understating will our future leaders be able to lead a nation full of promise, diversity, and freedom.  Chapter Books:

Diary of Anne Frank

Injustice

Concentration and Internment Camps

My mother was recently reminiscing about her travels in Europe.  We got to talking about Amsterdam and the Secret Annex.  (See below for the web address.)  She has been there as both a teenager and an adult, and the experiences proved to be very different from each other.  That conversation led me to explore books about the experiences of children and teens in concentration and internment camps.

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The Beauty In Me

Picture Books that Celebrate Children of Color

Growing up my parents made it a point to provide me with books and toys that were a reflection of me. Although there was not a ton of options they found them. Mainstream media has come a long way when it comes to showing diverse imagery but there is still work to do. These featured titles celebrate black children and give them a chance to see themselves represented beautifully through literature. Suggested for ages 3-8. 

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Books for the Artsy Child

Fiction for children ages birth - 6

Whimsical, artistic, original... there are lots of ways to describe a creative child. However, when it comes to finding material to engage this type of reader, where does one start? Here are a selection of books that suggest various topics to inspire your little one.

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Books for the Imaginative Child

Not every child is comfortable expressing themselves, as some may prefer to internalize their fantasies by using their imagination. For the young reader who is creative and likes to think outside of the box, finding reading material may be challenging. Offering options that stimulate a child’s inner world – the space populated by their fantasies or desires – might be a good place to start, but this raises the question: how? How about trying options that encourage children to envision thinking in new ways.

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Cool as a Cucumber

Books to lower your temperature in the dog days of August

Has the sweltering heat and the stifling humidity been getting you down? A tall glass of ice water accompanied by one of these chilly reads will be sure to keep you cool! For Young Readers (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)   Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

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Mermaid Reads

Splash into underwater fantasy

Summertime always gets me dreaming about mermaids. They’ve swum through my imagination since I was a kid, coming to the surface (pun slightly intended) every time I stand on the beach, watching waves crash and hoping to spot a long, finned tail. Or even when I’m at the pool, and the trick of the light glinting off the too-blue waters maybe tricks me into seeing something I wish was there.

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ICEBERGS -- Upper Elementary (4th-8th Grade) Children's Summer Reading List

In partnership with National Building Museum

Through September 5, 2016, the National Building Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination with ICEBERGS, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Representing a beautiful, underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall, the immersive installation emphasizes current themes of landscape representation, geometry, and construction.  

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