Animal Heroes for Kids

In honor of our One Book, One Chicago selection, we're celebrating heroes of all kinds. Here are some fascinating books for young readers that focus on heroic animals. Animal Heroes is a gripping and inspiring collection of rescue tales. Read about a gorilla who protects a boy who fell into her zoo enclosure, a guide dog who saved her blind […]

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Animal Heroes

Any pet owner will tell you that animals exhibit profound sensitivity to the needs and emotions of their humans. In celebration of this year's One Book, One Chicago selection (Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) here are some books that celebrate animal heroes: Man's Best Hero shares stories of ordinary dogs doing extraordinary things- including dogs who […]

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Picture Books About Mothers

Celebrate Mother's Day with young children by sharing one of these excellent books: Before I Was your Mother  This is one of my favorite books about mothers and daughters. In it, a mother shares with her child all the things she liked when she was young, including playing outside with her best friend, fighting with […]

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