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Category: Preschool collection

Voting Rights: Collection Spotlight for Kids
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Voting Rights: Collection Spotlight for Kids

Voting is a powerful act, but it’s easy to take for granted. Reading these books about the women and men who worked to secure the right for all Americans to take part in our governance is a great way to remember how valuable that right is.

Picture Books Make Great Gifts 2015
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Picture Books Make Great Gifts 2015

Our Youth Services staff have lots of suggestions for fun books to read with the little ones in your life:   Rachel at Central Recommends: Your Personal Penguin by Sandra Boynton Tells the story of a slightly bewildered hippo and the loyal penguin who wants nothing more than to be his pal: “Now, lots of […]

Explore Space with a Picturebook
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Explore Space with a Picturebook

To Boldly Go Where No Toddler Has Gone Before… Share these picture books with your space-obsessed kiddo:    I Want to be an Astronaut by Byron Barton A young child thinks about what it would be like to be an astronaut and go out on a mission into space.     Gravity by Jason Chin […]

Not-So-Spooky PictureBooks
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Not-So-Spooky PictureBooks

Snuggle Up with a Not-So-Spooky Story! These picture books will get your little ones in the mood for Halloween: Check out Halloween books for older kids too.   Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo, illustrated by Valeria Petrone Age 2-6. Peter finds the perfect pumpkin so that he and his Dad can make a jack-o-lantern. […]

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 […]

13 Picture Books for Spring
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13 Picture Books for Spring

Celebrate Spring with a Good Book! Join us April 10 at 10:30 a.m. for a special April showers storytime at the Shirlington Branch Library, followed by a toddler dance party.   And you can share these stories about rain and spring at any time:   Blue on Blue by Dianne White Rhyming text and illustrations […]

Celebrate Winter with Picture Books
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Celebrate Winter with Picture Books

Fall 2014 Storytimes End Saturday, Nov. 22 We will miss seeing you every week, but we’re planning great things for January! Winter 2015 storytimes will begin the week of January 5.   You can create your own seasonal storytime (at home or at the Library) with these picture books about snow and winter:   Snow Babies […]

Five New Books about Friendship
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Five New Books about Friendship

Will You Be My Friend? Is your little one worried about making new friends? These books can help:   Sophie Sleeps Over by Marisabina Russo Sophie is excited for her first sleepover with her very best friend Olive, but is taken aback when she arrives at Olive’s house to find Olive’s other best friend Penelope there […]

5 Picture Books about Turtles
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5 Picture Books about Turtles

They Carry Their Houses Wherever they Go… Summer is a great time for you and your little one to read all about turtles – and maybe you’ll meet a real one too!   Melvin and the Boy by Lauren Castillo A wonderful story about a boy who finds a turtle and tries to make him […]

Six Picture Books Featuring LGBT Families
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Six Picture Books Featuring LGBT Families

Stories About Diverse Families, To Read with your Little One   Everywhere Babies by Susan Myers and Marla Frazee Ages 1-5: Charming illustrations show loving families of all kinds, including multicultural and same-sex.     King & King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland Ages 4-8: When the queen wants to retire, she expects […]