The first day of school can bring up all sorts of feelings for brand new Kindergarteners—and their parents. Picture books are always a great way to talk through big feelings. Here are some books Bringing Books to Life (BBTL) loves, perfect for sharing before the first day of school.
Although it is the oldest known celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth was only officially declared a national holiday in June 2021. Children's literature is a great way to expand our knowledge of this important day.
This year's Mildred L. Batchelder Award, given to an outstanding children's book translated into English, is the wonderful Italian middle grades memoir Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II. Sensitive and age appropriate, this standout book is an ideal shared read aloud for older children.
On January 30, the American Library Association (ALA) presented their annual Youth Media Awards, celebrating the best in literature for young people. Check out what NPL Children's staff have to say about this year's winners of the Caldecott, Newberry, and more!
Through simple premises, picture books can serve as the starting point for nuanced conversations on complex topics. My Uncle is Coming Tomorrow/Mañana viene mi tío is a very simple book that addresses the forced disappearance of citizens by repressive governments.
December is a time of holiday celebrations for many families. For families with a parent currently incarcerated, however, the reality is very different. Picture books about incarceration can help children and parents talk about a complex topic that affects millions of children and families in the United States.
Many of us are gearing up to celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of the month. But how do teach what is actually a complicated story of conflict and colonization? Learn about books from our collection and online resources that can help us teach a more accurate history.
During Hispanic Heritage Month we intentionally recognize the many contributions made by persons of Latin American, Hispanic, and Latina/o descent to every part of U.S. American life. Check out these picture book biographies about Hispanic and Latino trailblazers, strivers, and justice seekers.
At Kat Hats Incorporated, cats are trained to serve as hatsfor people looking for maximum warmth. Who is the warmest cat, however, and how will he rise to the challenge when his skills are called upon?