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School's First Day Of School

School Here We Come!

 It is that time of year again, the beginning of a new school year. For some parents and children this tradition has become routine, and for others it is the very first stage of growing and going to school for the very first time.  This joyous list of  books is sure to help parents calm children of their first day jitters and show them how much fun they will have on their first day of school and onward.  

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Interactive Picture Books

You can do more than just read along with your picture books!

One day, a dog will need your help convincing a dinosaur not to steal his ice cream! Or farm animals will want you to jump on a poor chicken's sofa! Or the zoo might send you mystery animals in the mail! Don't believe me? Well it's possible, with interactive picture books!Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

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Tough Topics Read Feed: Peace and Conflict

When reflecting on the 2017 Summer Reading theme “Build a Better World" in the context of current events, the tough topics of “Peace” and "Conflict" come to mind. Why does it seem so difficult to grasp, embody and maintain? Ideally the books from this display will prompt family discussions about peace and the ways in which you can help to nurture and share it.

Faster, Higher, Smarter

Sports History for Teens and Tweens

Batter up!

Did you know that women and girls couldn’t always play sports like men and boys could? That African-Americans weren’t allowed to play major league baseball? That sports equipment used to be a lot less safe than it is now? Check out the following books about sports history for teens and tweens - and while you’re having fun, you might learn a thing or two!

Real Sisters Pretend

Celebrate LBGTQ Literature

Looking for picture books featuring diverse types of families? DC Public Library System has inclusive reads for everyone!

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Singable Picture Books

more read-aloud and sing-along favorites

Singing is one of the most important ways to help children develop early literacy skills. In song, people slow down their speech, which makes it easier to hear the sounds in words. But also, singing is fun! Here are some of my favorite picture books which can be sung.    Baa Baa Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera

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Friendly Monsters

While most monsters have earned a reputation for being creepy, frightening, dreadful creatures, the following collection of books portrays monsters in an amicable fashion. Treat the little ones in your life (ages 2-6) to a mystical world of imagination, friendship, and colorful tales. Animate your voice, and let the adventures begin.

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...And All That Jazz!

(Jazz-inspired stories that beg to be listened to!)

Every year when April rolls around, I look forward to Jazz Appreciation Month! Jazz is a style of American music and culture that credits its birth to the 19th century African-American musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jazz music is characterized by a strong, but flexible rhythmic structure with solo and/or ensemble improvisations on basic tunes and chord patterns. Jazz has evolved so much throughout the years, but some things remain the same...the rhythm is the beat!

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Trees, Please!

Picture books about trees

As a child, I spent lots of time reading under trees. But there were things to consider. You had to get the right spot - the roots of the tree had to be large or small enough for you to sit comfortably, you needed shade, the type of tree was important too. But once you found the sweet reading spot, you found a spot you could call home as you read away the afternoon.

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Pig Tales

They're round, pink and curly-tailed.  Pigs as main characters have appeared in children's literature for decades - think Piglet, Wilbur, and Babe. Kids today find them just as adorable as their parents did and fortunately, these newer characters are plentiful. Here is a mini selection of "Pig Tales" for young children, so go hog wild and get acquainted with some darling pigs. Board Books (Ages Birth-3)

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