Crane Jane by Andrea Zimmerman, Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Calling all young truck and transportation fans! Author Andrea Zimmerman and illustrator Dan Yaccarino do it again with this vibrant new picture book. Crane Jane is a tough crane operator Read more...

Posted by on February 8, 2024

Faith Based Reads for Children & Families

Explore a diverse selection of thought-provoking picture books that delve into matters of faith and spirituality. Wherever You Are by Glenys Nellist  In simple, rhyming text, encourages children to notice God Read more...

Posted by on January 12, 2024

Recommended Read Alouds

Discover a captivating collection of read-aloud picture books for young readers. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how Read more...

Posted by on September 14, 2023

Mister Kitty Is Lost!

A little girl has lost her kitty! Can you help find him? Search along with her and her dog as she describes her kitty. This Greg Pizzoli picture book for Read more...

Posted by on August 17, 2023

Finding Family: The Duckling Raised by Loons

Mallard ducks and loons do not get along and do not like to share the same territory, but somehow a mated pair of loons adopt a mallard chick.  The chick Read more...

Posted by on July 27, 2023

LGBTQ+ Voices and Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

Celebrate Pride Month with books highlighting LGBTQ+ characters, experiences, histories, and voices. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of gender and sexuality from Read more...

Someone Builds the Dream

This Monarch 2024 winner is an ode to trade workers everywhere. There are people who come up with great ideas – like how to build a skyscraper or a bridge, Read more...

Posted by on May 18, 2023

Milo’s Monster

The latest in the Big Bright Feelings series by Tom Percival deals with the feelings of jealousy. Milo and his best friend Jay were always together but when the new Read more...

Posted by on May 4, 2023

Poverty & Hunger: A Reading List for Children and Families

Living in poverty means that people are often going without basic needs such as food, clothing, and adequate shelter. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue Read more...

Posted by on January 6, 2023

Indigenous Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to educate, celebrate, and encourage dialogue on the diverse nations, cultures, and experiences of Native peoples throughout North America. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month—and continue Read more...

Posted by on November 4, 2022

Right to Read: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections serve to celebrate not only the joy, importance, and impact of reading but also advocate for the essential right to read, emphasizing the value of knowledge Read more...

Posted by on September 2, 2022

Own Voices: A Reading List for Children & Families

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2022

Mathical Book Prize Winners

Math is fun and more than just numbers!  All of these books won a Mathical Book Prize between 2015 and 2022.  Mathical awards books that introduce mathematical concepts found in Read more...

Posted by on April 28, 2022

Social Justice in Poetry and Verse: A Reading List for Children and Families

We hope these selections of poetry and books in verse serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of social justice.

Posted by on April 2, 2022

Black Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Children and Families

Celebrate Black History Month with books by Black authors and writing focusing on Black voices, characters, history, and culture. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue Read more...

Posted by on February 4, 2022

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