Mid-Autumn Festival Resources

Mooncakes by Loretta Seto Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin Celebrating Chinese Festivals by Sanmu Tang When: Sunday, September 27, 2015; celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month What: One… Continue reading

Spotlight on an Author/Illustrator: Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora has been writing and illustrating children’s books since she created the baseball and ballet-loving boy, Max, in 1976.  She has contributed to over 150 children’s books.  Her text and art vary… Continue reading

Book Review: Drita, My Homegirl

New York public elementary schools are often the first place that city kids interact on a deeper level with people of different ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.  As a New York public school… Continue reading

Introduction to the Library for Kindergarten

Three of my favorite books to introduce kindergarten students to the library: We are in a Book! by Mo Willems I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss Roller Coaster by… Continue reading

Let’s hit the ground running!

New school.  New year.  First things first.  What does a new librarian need to do when she arrives on her first day at a new job? Meet the students!  Come by the library… Continue reading

Five Children’s Books (Ages 2 – 4) My Kids Can’t Live Without (Today)

1. A Wonderful Year by Nick Bruel 2. Colors by SAMi 3. Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman 4. Slide and Find Trucks by Roger Priddy 5. Draw Me a Star by Eric… Continue reading

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Book Talk by Gili Warsett   Dear Dante, There are a million things I would say to you if only I was better with words.  It should be easier… Continue reading

The Rock and the River

By Kekla Magoon Book Talk by Gili Warsett   Sam isn’t trying to make waves, not until he watches an innocent friend being beaten by the cops while he stands by, terrified and… Continue reading