Kids Tag

Ghosts in Youth Fiction Review by: Angela Dubinger During Black History Month, the library is featuring displays in the Teen Zone and in the Youth department that highlight black lives and experiences. In the midst of honoring this rich and important history, I wanted to highlight books for...

Fun with Snowflakes By: Julie Armstrong There is just something magical about a snowflake. From the delicate design of each individual flake to the beauty of hundreds floating down on a cold winter day, snowflakes captivate us. Children especially love them, and for good reason! Here are some...

Great Adoption Books for all Ages By: Julie Armstrong Having adopted two of my children, this topic holds a special place in my heart. Here are some of my family’s favorite books about adoption. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza is a delightful picture book about a...

Or Would You Rather Be A Fish? By: Connie Boomer While eating dinner last night my husband was telling me that there were eight squirrels in our back yard that afternoon.  He described how they were all jumping around, chasing each other, and generally having a party...

Libraries: A Homeschoolers Best Friend By: Julie Armstrong If you’ve homeschooled for any amount of time you know that libraries can be a homeschoolers best friend for one obvious reason-stacks and stacks of books. Our shelves are packed with interesting and informative books to help with science,...

Welcome to TrueFlix! By: Julie Armstrong Non-fiction books often get overlooked when we talk about reading. Everyone wants to tell you about the last good mystery or adventure book that they read, but what about the last book on colonizing Mars or about habitat loss for the...

Say What? By: Connie Boomer At my first job after graduating from college I had a co-worker who was fond of saying "all you'll see is elbows and heels" as she was heading out the door at the end of the day.  At my next job my...

Staff Book Review: Wolfie & Fly by Cary Fagan Review by: Angela Dubinger Renata Wolfman likes facts, reading, and being by herself. She's not sure why she needs to have friends, as her parents suggest, and she is perfectly fine with her own opinions. Livingston Flott, on the other hand, loves...

Leggo my Legos! By: Connie Boomer We all love those colorful little bricks called Legos. Well, maybe not so much when you find them with your bare feet in the middle of the night! I learned from the Lego website that Lego toys were invented by a carpenter...

Let’s Turn STEAM Into STREAM with some Great Picture Books By: Julie Armstrong Picture books are beautiful, vibrant glimpses into the world around us. Snuggling up with a small child to read a favorite picture book is a magical experience filled with exploration and wonder.  But as...