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Who’s Raising the Kids?: Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children

Kids are having fewer and fewer experiences that are unmediated by corporations. Big business and big tech are training kids (and perhaps us all) to believe we need endless products Read more...

Posted by on September 28, 2023

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

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

Nick and Nack Make Music

This book for beginning readers is a Highlights Puzzle Reader, combining a simple story with the fun addition of seek and find puzzles. Nick is a brown skinned boy who Read more...

Posted by on April 14, 2022

Celebrate Gardens with a Reading List for Children and Families

In celebration of Gardening Week at the Westmont Public Library, enjoy this selection of picture books and more that share stories about nature, gardens, and community building.

Posted by on April 19, 2021

Hobbies for the Holidays

Time off, whether it's for school breaks, shutdowns, or much needed R&R, is a great time to explore your interests or pick up something new. With this list of instructional Read more...

Posted by on December 22, 2020

Baby’s First Books

It's never too early to read to your baby. Even before they can focus on the pictures, they are listening to the rhythm and cadence of your voice. Reading promotes Read more...

Posted by on September 24, 2020

Steam Train, Dream Train

A train moves steadily through the night heading for a station. Once it arrives a fantastical crew of animals load each car with freight. This train is more than just Read more...

Posted by on April 16, 2020

People Share with People

Author Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Molly Idle’s address one of the building blocks of friendship in their new book, People Share with People. Using a lyrical rhyme scheme filled with humor, Read more...

Posted by on March 12, 2020

Peek-a-Bruce

Reluctant new parent Bruce returns with his gaggle of goslings in this board book, Peek-a-Bruce. Black Bear Bruce is looking for a place to spend a quiet moment away from Read more...

Posted by on January 9, 2020

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship by Kelly Light

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship tells a lighthearted story about the importance of respecting each other’s artistic perspectives, and finding the beauty in collaboration.  Louise is over the Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2019

Let’s Go, Ted!

Ted uses his imagination and a cardboard box to zip around in a race car, explore the oceans, and visit the moon - all before lunch. Whimsical details add depth Read more...

Posted by on August 28, 2019

People Don’t Bite People

This book on manners tackles the issue of biting with a playful and positive approach that encourages young readers who are “tooth-inclined” to use their words and own their actions, Read more...

Posted by on March 19, 2019

Loose Parts 2 : Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers

Loose Parts 2 offers numerous ideas for ways caregivers of infants and toddlers can support their child's development using materials that are readily available and often free or inexpensive. The Read more...

Posted by on February 19, 2019

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