Category Archives: Children’s Books

January Literary Celebrations

January comes with a break from the holidays, but if you enjoy celebrating and love books, here are some ideas for literary celebrations for January. We’ll start off with Tolkien day on January 3. It’s his birthday and a day celebrated by the … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Children’s Chapter Books, Poetry, and Graphic Novels of 2017

Yesterday, Children’s Services Librarians from The Seattle Public Library shared our favorite picture books of the year – and today, we want to share our ten favorites for children, in the “everything else” category!: chapter books, poetry, and graphic novels.  … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Children’s Picture Books of 2017

Children’s Services Librarians from The Seattle Public Library have selected our ten favorite picture books of the year.  Though it’s a challenge to limit ourselves to ten titles (check out our longer list of favorite 2017 picture books), we all … Continue reading

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Favorite Picture Books of 2017

The “Best Books of the Year” lists are out in abundance, and your Children’s Librarians from the Seattle Public Library are eager to share some of their favorite books of the year as well. Picture books will always be my … Continue reading

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Playing With Your Words

Patient parents, have you put up with perpetual puns and palindromes? Troubled teachers, are you tired of tolerating tongue twisters?  Sometimes growing literacy skills and an emerging sense of humor collide in a dazzling display of fondness for word play.  … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Turkey

What do you call it when it rains turkeys?  Fowl Weather (of course!) Most times, these ungainly strutting birds get no respect, not even as dinner’s main course. Take the Butterball Turkey Helpline—most new cooks are baffled by such a … Continue reading

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Tears and Fears: Making Sense of Emotions with Kids

Helping your little one recognize and respond to the tumult of emotions they may be experiencing at any given time is no easy task, especially during the full wrath of a grocery-store tantrum! Taking time to name your child’s feelings … Continue reading

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