Celebrating All Mothers

We see moms in the children's library on a daily basis—reading books, serving snacks, cleaning runny noses, performing puppet shows and creating masterpieces with their petite Picassos. Sometimes these "moms" are actually grandmas, caretakers, aunties and even men. Whoever they are, moms do what they do best—give love.   This year celebrate Mother's Day with…
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Who’s the Boss?

Who’s the boss? Well, baby’s the boss, that’s who! The Boss Baby is a hilarious romp of a picture book detailing the exploits of an infant whose parents cannot keep up with his demands. From crying tantrums (and more tantrums) to midnight feedings, the boss baby has many needs his parents just can’t keep up…
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Tale As Old As Time

Why is a fairy tale that was recorded nearly three hundred years ago so popular? Maybe because the lessons that it teaches never get old: love others for who they are, not how they appear; be brave; be kind. The version that most of us know today comes from France, but from China to Sweden, West Africa to the Americas, versions of the Beauty and the Beast story…
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, We See You’re Turning 50!

A family favorite across generations, Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle's classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is celebrating its 50th year delighting readers. The bright, colorful illustrations and rhythmic repetition of the text draw in young listeners, often followed by refrains of "Read it again!" Brown Bear, Brown Bear is available in multiple formats. Originally…
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Celebrate 50 Years of Kwanzaa: Books for Kids

Share in the 50th annual celebration of Kwanzaa! Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa celebrates family, culture and heritage. While it is rooted in African traditions, all people are invited to join in. Kwanzaa starts on December 26 and lasts for seven days, one for each of the Nguzo Saba ("seven principles" in Swahili). Learn more about Kwanzaa and…
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National Day of Listening for Kids

Ah, the day after Thanksgiving. It's the perfect time to sprawl out on your couch with a heaping plate of leftovers and catch up with the whole family. That's why StoryCorps and families across America celebrate the Friday after Thanksgiving as National Day of Listening. While you have your loved ones together, why not take turns asking questions like: What was life…
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Find Fun Kids Books with Dory!

Our favorite forgetful fish swims back onto the big screen in Finding Dory on June 17. Read more about her in Dory's Story and other Finding Dory titles. Dory's not the only animal who forgets stuff. Peedie, a sweet gosling with a bad memory, loses his favorite red cap. Some friends join his search to get it back. Will they succeed? Peedie…
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