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Notes from a Children's Librarian

Carefully selected books according to curriculum and themes.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: In Conversation with Nature

by Julie Booker

In reading, we talk about making connections. We talk about big ideas or themes. Conversations with the natural world are the thread that binds this book …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: An April (Foolish) Book List

by Julie Booker

An eclectic list of books about pranks, hoaxes, and tricksters.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Valentine’s Day Picture Books

by Julie Booker

Special picks for Kindergarten and Grade One.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: On Activism

by Julie Booker

Children, like everyone, are all too aware of bad news and the state of the world right now. These books might give kids a sense of agency in the face …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Islamic Culture

by Julie Booker

From Ramadan to Eid, to prayer, to the hijab—myriad aspects of Muslim life are depicted in these picture books, nonfiction texts, poetry and short stories. …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: The Mooncake Festival

by Julie Booker

East and Southeast Asian families come together in mid-Autumn to celebrate the Mooncake Festival and give thanks for the harvest.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Physics with Chris Ferrie

by Julie Booker

At first glance, "The Everyday Science Academy" series, by Chris Ferrie, appears to be for very young children. But the series brilliantly simplifies …

Notes from a Children’s Librarian: Satisfying Endings

by Julie Booker

How do you create a sense of satisfaction in a story’s finale? The following books pull it off!

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books on Jewish Heritage

by Julie Booker

Compelling stories showcasing Jewish Heritage to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Stories for Asian Heritage Month

by Julie Booker

Great picture books celebrating Asian heritage.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Life Sciences

by Julie Booker

Celebrate Earth Day with these fun and inspiring picture books.

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