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Looking for a good kids book to give for a holiday present?

Are you wondering what children’s books to buy for Christmas? Here are a few of Julie’s picks. For more suggestions, stop by the library and we will show you more:   Picture Books   Once upon an alphabet. Jeffers, Oliver. Philomel   The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don’t they all!) and 112 pages. From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in

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November is Picture Book Month

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will celebrate the picture book during the month of November as a partner of Picture Book Month. Founded by author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book in an increasingly digital age. Celebrate Picturebook Month!  Listen to authors and illustrators answer the question : "What is a picture book?" What's your favorite Picture Book? 

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Looking for a good Non-Fiction Book

Here is a list of 10 recommended Non-Fiction books at the library.   The Good Spy : The Life and Death of Robert Ames      by Kai Bird     Liar Temptress Solider Spy : Four Women Undercover in the Civil War    Karen Abbott   The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brillant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs     In the Kingdom of Ice : The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette    by Hampton Sides     Five Days at Memorial  : Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital   by Sheri Fink     Empty Mansions :

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PBS Learning Media is a great resource for parents, students and educators- check it out!

PBS Learning Media is a great resource for parents, students, and educators. Explore the 87,000 plus research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences, aligned with National and Common Core State Standards. You'll find short clips, interactive activities, images, audio files, self-paced lessons, and professional development.   October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Here are a selection of resources you’ll find on PBS LearningMedia to bring awareness to what constitutes bullying; how to prevent it; and what to do if you witness or take part in it.   Pump Your Pistons & Listen | Thomas & Friends | PreK Martha Walks the Dog | Martha Speaks | K-5 Not in Our Town |

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