Staff Picks

'Twelve Kinds of Ice'

Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

In Twelve Kinds of Ice, author Ellen Bryan Obed delightfully describes how a summer garden turns into a magical winter wonderland.  Twelve Kinds of Ice Book CoverThis short series of vignettes occurs on a family farm in the children’s favorite season — “ice” season.  The book is filled with the beauty of the cycle of winter and the ice skating that comes year after year.  Obed poetically tells the tale of the first ice to the last and all the ice skating adventures in between. 

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cover image of Amber HouseOver the holiday break, I had the opportunity to get some reading done. Amber House, a new young adult fiction book written by a mother-daughter team, seemed like it would be just the thing to read while I was snowed in at my parents' house. It did not disappoint. 

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Seven stories to share with your child

Published on Monday, December 31, 2012


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Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Monday, December 31, 2012


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Angelina Ice Skates
By Katharine Holabird
JUV E HOLABIRD

Angelina and some other mice are preparing for a New Year's Eve ice skating show, but the hockey players keep getting in the way until Angelina gets them involved.
 

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianIn honor of the newly announced winners of the National Book Award and the DC Public Library's Goodreads focus on Young Adult literature this month, we present 2007 National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Living with Mom and Living with DadLiving with Mom and Living with Dad, by Melanie Walsh, is a lovely book dealing with a hard subject for children.  The young girl in a book has parents who are divorced, and sometimes lives with her mom and sometimes lives with her dad.  The book uses lift-and-flaps to contrast the difference her two homes. 

Seven yoga stories to share with your child

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

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Seven knitting stories to share with your child

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

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