Poetry

Caldecott Medal

Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners Announced!

The announcement of the Caldecott, Newbery, and other recipients of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards is a cause for celebration! Did your favorites win? Or what books will now be on your reading list? Check out our round-up (with links to our collection) below

new year's resolutions

New Year, New Reading Goal

A fresh new year means it is time to set a fresh new reading goal. Whether you are hoping to finally break 100 books read in a year, or you are hoping to finish at least one book this year, here are a few ways you and I can reach our goals.

Rashad Rayford

Rashad's Reading List

Rashad "thaPoet" Rayford shares his reading list for those who wish to further explore activism and civil rights in literature.

Poetry for Young People

Poetry can be just as beneficial as fiction/nonfiction books when it comes to learning how to read. Check out this series to start exploring poetry with your child!

Solo

The birthday train rolls on and the music theme continues. 

Girl at March on Washington, 1963

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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