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Tales of Chills and Thrills

One of my favorite parts of fall is Halloween and everything connected with the holiday. Reading Halloween stories by myself or for storytime is always fun. Explore some of my favorites on these pages. You can check them out at…

Reading Promise Week Events

This week is for celebrating young readers in Philadelphia. Reading Promise Week is a week-long citywide family literacy festival with free events and giveaways through Sunday. Read by 4th, a…

Arts and Education Books

I love children’s books — chapter books, graphic novels, middle grade novels and everything in between. For me, the best thing about these books is sharing them with children who might love them, too! Here are some of my favorites,…

Learning Resource Center Network

The Learning Resource Centers have books & resources parents & educators can borrow to help meet the educational needs of children/students with disabilities. For a $2 yearly membership, you can borrow resource books on disability, educational kits, DVDs & more.…

Summer Reading List 2018

Picture Books Suggested grade level: PS–2 Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes; illus. by Gordon C. James (Millner/Bolden/Agate) 2018 Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Honors, Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award,…

Irresistible Reads for 2017

Prevent the dreaded summer slide and let your kids curl up with a cool lemonade and one of these books, suggested by children’s literature experts at The Horn Book.

Count Your Blessings

Don't despair about getting older! Instead, take stock of the many wonderful things and people in your life in a gratitude list.

Mom Com Comeback

Adult coloring books are all the rage. Harried moms will appreciate the humor in this new coloring book from a former MetroKids cartoonist!

Celebrate Differences

Not sure how to talk to your child about other races and cultures, or how to introduce them into your child's life? Find out what parents can do and why it's important to talk about diversity.