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7 Creative Children’s Books All About Artists

Inspire your budding artist with these picture books about renowned art figures and their influence on the way we see the world... Read More

Floyd Cooper

The Floyd Cooper Collection

Floyd Cooper strove to share Black experiences rooted in history not typically taught in U.S. classrooms. While Cooper may no longer be... Read More

Music Blog Post

7 Picture Books for Kids Who Love Music

These picture books will bring the exciting world of music to life for your child. Learn more about musical greats like Dolly Parton and... Read More

Women in STEM

4 Bold Picture Books about Women in STEM

This list of trailblazing, inspirational women in STEM jobs is one that we're wildly proud of! We celebrate the women who paved the road for the children who will be tomorrow's pioneers. Read More

8 Books about Unions

Better Together: 8 Books for Kids about Unions and Organizing

The recent Amazon union victory is a reminder of the power people have when they work together for the common good. Here are eight books... Read More

Easter Bunnies

7 Picture Books the Easter Bunny is Bringing in 2022

Baby bunnies, little chicks, nests with eggs, sprouting flowers—these picture books for preschoolers and early elementary readers have all the joyful hallmarks of spring! When the Easter Bunny brings books,... Read More

Teach Peace! Picture Books about Peace

Teach Peace, Not War! 4 Picture Books for Peace

Teaching peace is one of the most powerful gifts that we can give the next generation. When we integrate empathy, kindness, and forgiveness... Read More

A Party at Ramadan

6 Picture Books to Celebrate Ramadan and Eid

In these picture books, young readers can learn about Eid and Ramadan, religious holidays celebrated by Muslim families every year... Read More

Best Graduation Gifts 2022

Great Gifts for 2022 Grads: Books to Celebrate Achievement

Whether a student is receiving a diploma for completing preschool or grad school, their graduation day is sure to be a joyful celebration... Read More

Libraries are the Source of Magic

Libraries Are the Source of Magic, by Maya MacGregor

When I was growing up, often in rural areas, getting to visit bookstores was always a special treat, but libraries were where I would thrive. Read More

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