Children

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Home: The Other School

When you think of going to school, what do you picture? Smooth desks in neat rows? Bright, gleaming whiteboard? The rubbery smell of new sneakers? Curling up on the couch in your pajamas? Wait. What? 

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Happy Birthday!

When you glance at your calendar, does it strike fear in your heart to see that a child in your life is having a birthday? Never fear! Books make great gifts - and I'm not just saying that because I'm a librarian!

Toon Books Mouse says "Toon into Reading!"

Toon Books: Great Graphic Novels for the Youngest Readers!

Graphic novels appeal to many readers, but are not always appropriate for young children. Luckily, TOON Books are here! TOON books are high-quality comics for children ages 3 and up. They are especially leveled for developing readers in grades Kindergarten through third, and are fun to share at any age!

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Teaching Toddlers Good Habits

We all want our children to learn good habits. But how do we teach them? Here are some simple, practical ideas to help you teach your toddler how to incorporate healthy, happy habits into their daily life!

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Children's Books to Celebrate the 1963 March on Washington

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom called on the United States to hold to its promise of freedom and justice for all, not just for the few. Though we have come far, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of freedom and equality, proclaimed that day, remains to be fully realized. The books below are a good place for preschoolers and other young children to begin learning about the March on Washington, MLK, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement.

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