children’s books Tag

Planet Protectors Series Is your child interested in helping the environment? The Planet Protectors series of picture books introduce topics in a breezy, child-friendly voice. Each book has a positive approach to small steps kids can take. They are written at a 2nd-3rd grade level, with...

Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure by Camille Andros, illustrated by Brianne Farley Charlotte is a rabbit who lives in the woods with her family, where everything is good. She enjoys science and even has her own lab to do experiments and research. Her grandpa, a...

The Bear Books by Bill Martin and Eric Carle Do you know the classic picture book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle? The words in the book make a pattern, which is a great chant to do with...

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....

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