2

Mar

Storytime Anytime: Blocks

Storytime Anytime is a simple storytime experience that parents and caregivers can recreate at home. Each storytime focuses on a book about a specific interest, a song, rhyme, or fingerplay that complements the story, and then a few, simple extension activities. Storytime doesn’t just happen in the library, storytime can be anytime!  READ: Moving Blocks by Yusuke […]

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Dec

Favorite Children’s Books About Winter

Since this autumnal booklist for kids ended up being quite popular, I’ve assembled another seasonal list of favorite children’s books about wintertime just in time for the snowy, blowy winter season. You’ll find handfuls of lesser known titles, a splash of new books, as well as tried and true familiar stories that I hope you and yours enjoy […]

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Sep

Best Books to Give at a Baby Shower: The Librarians’ List

When you’re invited to a baby shower, the prospect of giving a gift can be daunting ($$$$), but it doesn’t have to be! You see, you can give the perfect gift ever without having to spend a ton of money — GIVE BOOKS! Reading to baby from the moment they’re born has outstanding benefits not only […]

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Dec

Reading Together

***Reading Together is a sampling of books I’m currently reading aloud to my 3-year-old toddler, Lorelei, and newborn baby, Mira. I work in the children’s room of a public library and am always bringing home stacks and stacks of books to share together. Old and new. These are our current favorites. Some of which have been […]

4

Nov

Reading to the Bump: Tips & Books for Expecting Parents

Expecting a little bundle of joy soon?  Research suggests that babies listen and learn in the womb, and a breakthrough study has found that babies can learn to recognize words in utero. But don’t go running out to purchase headphones and an audio recording of Webster’s Dictionary or Rosetta Stone for your growing belly. Baby can benefit […]

12

Mar

Review: How to Be a Cat

How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure Find it at: Your library | Amazon | Indiebound Published: Abrams Appleseed (March 12, 2013) Recommended reading age: 0-5 In a nutshell: As a long time fan of cut-paper artist Nikki McClure, and as lifetime cat-lover, I’m extremely excited about the release of her latest book, How […]

24

Aug

Reading Together

The latest and the greatest books we’ve been reading together the past few weeks! Please feel free to share what you’ve been reading— we’re always looking for recommendations! Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems Now, I’ve read Elephant and Piggie for storytime before, but they have finally found their way into our home. L […]

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Feb

Reading Together: Board Books

There have been a few… how should I say… incidences recently between L and her books. The last was of major destruction. With a library book. That we now own. To fend off future sabotage, if she wants to look at books it has to be under heavy surveillance. Or… It has to be a […]

6

Feb

Starry Night Storytime

The plan for yesterday’s Sunday Storytime was to do a theme about outerspace and to then make an outerspace starscape for the craft, but the Saturday before a patron suggested doing something with Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. Great idea! So, I ditched the books about space and selected books about stars, nighttime, and […]

18

Nov

Reading Together

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrations by James Dean I’m going to have to buy a copy of this book for LBD for xmas. Not only is it fun to read, and the illustrations hysterical, but she already knows the colors red, blue, and brown from reading it. Perfect […]