children’s books Tag

Once a year, librarians across the country eagerly await the announcement of the Youth Media Awards, hosted by the American Library Association. Committees select the best books and media for children and young adults in many categories. People speculate about what will win and even...

Snow! Snow! Numerous wonderful books have been written about snow, and PGTPL owns a variety of them. Here are a few favorites. Picture Books About Snow Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert is joyfully, beautifully illustrated. In the story, snow falls at night, and the snow people gather...

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s nice to take a moment to look over the books we’ve read during the year. While everyone’s list will be different, here are a few titles published this year that we enjoyed. Picture Books [gallery columns="5" ids="21140,21139,21138,21137,21136"] The Balcony by Melissa...

Saturday by Oge Mora Oge Mora is a contemporary picture book author who has published two books so far. Her first book, Thank You, Omu!, received a prestigious Caldecott Honor Book award and made numerous annual Best Book lists. Her second book, Saturday, has already been...

If you’ve ever wanted to run away from home, you’ll sympathize with Clayton Byrd. He just wants to make music with his grandpa, Cool Papa Byrd--but his mother won’t let him. And then Cool Papa dies and Clayton has to choose: give up on music,...

Whenever I spot similar themes in more than one book, I always want to compare them. One theme in multiple picture books is animals making space for others until it's too much, too full, or too tall...

Merci Suarez is used to her close-knit family, who lives in a row of houses Merci’s mother calls Las Casitas. She’s used to playing soccer with her dad’s team and she’s even getting used to the fancy new school she started attending the year before....

Here's a recommended book and activity to do with older toddlers and preschoolers! Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins is a beautifully illustrated story. In it, bird gathers sticks and twigs to make a nest, weaving them into place, then finding grass and feathers to...

If you missed our Wonderful Ones storytime this week, don't worry! Here are some suggestions for a great storytime you can do at home. Of course, you can also attend one of our other storytimes at the Library, every Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. Suggested...

It's time for a refresh of the neighborhoods in the Children's Room! A 'neighborhood' is a handy collection of books that are in high demand and otherwise would be cataloged by author and format all around the room. There are various  Concept, Popular Character and...

We are reopening on Monday, May 18 with reduced hours and limited access to the building. Read details here. You can continue to access our digital collections here. As always, if you have questions, send us an email!