Need to find the latest of your kids’ favorite early chapter series? Here are some titles published in 2016 with varying reading levels that may already be on the wish lists for your first, second, or third graders.
On display in November as a nod to gratitude and Thanksgiving, but relevant all year-round, here is a list of about 30 children’s books about kindness. Stop by the display in the Lafayette children’s area, or visit this collection in the catalog to place a hold.
This month is the Lafayette Community Read – our community is reading The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Enriquez. On December 7 we will host a community-wide “book group” where we welcome all to sit down together and explore what the book brings up for us.
But what does immigration mean to our children? Is it part of your own story, your family’s story, or a friend’s story? Are there stories for our children to read that might help them see “immigrants” as people, as friends we haven’t met yet?
Our friends at Brightly have assembled a great list of books to inspire us all to think deeper about our fellow Americans, their stories, and experiences. And this month we have our own display in the children’s area, of books that tell the stories of immigration and immigrants. Our lives are all richer for the different-ness new people bring to our lives – different words, names, smells, tastes, clothing, and ideas. Continue reading 15 Books for Kids About the Immigrant Experience in America
I chose to read this book after reading a synopsis of it in Book Page. I vaguely remembered hearing that Thomas Jefferson had a long standing and intimate relationship with one of the female slaves he owned and I was intrigued to learn more.
Election Day is officially over, but there’s still time to vote for favorite children’s book character at the Lafayette Library. Voting has been extended until Monday, November 14, so come in and exercise your literary and democratic rights by selecting either Llama Llama, Pete the Cat or the Pigeon.