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Reading about Hurricane Katrina with Kids and Teens
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Reading about Hurricane Katrina with Kids and Teens

These books and DVDs are a great way to help kids learn about an event that is all over the news, in age-appropriate ways:   Two Bobbies: a True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery, illustrated by Jean Cassels Ages 4-8. Bobbi (the dog) and Bob Cat are […]

The Storm That Claimed More Than 1,800 Lives
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The Storm That Claimed More Than 1,800 Lives

Remembering Hurricane Katrina As we mark the storm’s 10th anniversary, learn more about the devastation wrought in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and the people and places affected by the storm and its aftermath. And check out our suggestions for kids and teens who want to learn about Hurricane Katrina.   Breach of Faith by […]

Waiting for "The English Spy"?
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Waiting for “The English Spy”?

Daniel Silva’s latest novel features legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon tracking down the killer of the a beloved and iconic member of the British Royal Family. Whether you’re still waiting to read “The English Spy,” or already read and loved it, we think you’ll also enjoy these authors of character-driven espionage thrillers:   Plum […]

Storytime on Break Aug. 9 - Sept. 14
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Storytime on Break Aug. 9 – Sept. 14

Fall 2015 Storytimes Start Monday, Sept. 14 In the meantime, check out these end-of-summer picture books to share with your little ones:   Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.     Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís A little boy […]

Helping Kids Cope with Bullying
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Helping Kids Cope with Bullying

Has Your Child Had to Deal with a Bully? Kids aren’t born knowing how to handle bullies – or a friend who turns into a bully.   If you know a child struggling with another kid’s bad behavior, these stories can help him or her feel less alone – and help you both talk about […]

Back-to-School Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Kids...
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Back-to-School Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Kids…

And Parents! Summer is drawing to a close, and we know some kids need a little encouragement about starting school (or going back):   The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after […]

Cruise Into the New School Year
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Cruise Into the New School Year

It’s Almost Time to Shake Off Summer… These collection spotlights and websites can help ease your back-to-school transition, and offer year-round educational support:   Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Students Because some kids need a little encouragement to go back to school.     Books For New Friendships For little one filled with anxiety about […]

Books About Friendship and School
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Books About Friendship and School

Will You Be My Friend? Is your little one anxious about making new friends this school year? These books can help calm those fears:   You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown Lucy is an incredibly energetic bear with a seriously cute tutu and bow. She has decided that she will make a friend […]

Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady
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Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady

Memorably Scrumptious for Everyone Where does a former-librarian-turned-baker turn when she needs a good recipe or a new idea? The Library, of course. The owner of Noshy (the cookies we serve at Late Night Recess) shares some of her favorite cookbooks:   The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham, illustrated by Lauren Jarrett Everyone should own this, […]

Race in America, 2015 Edition
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Race in America, 2015 Edition

Confronting Our Past, Shaping Our Future In light of ongoing American turmoil over the issue of race and how it shapes our experiences and expectations, we suggest these books as a starting place for anyone who wants to better understand how our history – shared but often unrealized – has brought us to this place […]