Grandparents come in all shapes and sizes and ages and personalities. Although National Grandparents Day isn't until September, why wait to celebrate?
Check out a grandparent story to share: there are suggestions below. Or take a few minutes to call or write to your own grandparents, reach out to a friend who happens to be a grandparent, or spend some time remembering the grandparents you've known.
Lou visits his two grandfathers--Grandad, who is interested in technology, and Pops, who loves rock and roll--every Saturday, but things change when Pops falls and will have to use a wheelchair, so Lou comes up with an idea.
Honesty is a challenging skill for children to learn. Sometimes it is hard to tell the truth while other times telling the truth can hurt someone's feelings. Here are some picture books that help introduce the concept of honesty for children.
As we come to the end of the summer, things can get busy. Maybe you don't have time to concentrate on longer books, but you don't want to sacrifice your reading time, or high-quality content. The following picture books are all intended for children, but hold appeal for adult readers as well. They won't take you as long to get through, but still offer some laughs or plenty to think about.
As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress. We could all use this refreshing take on mistakes.
Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this book encourages positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.
The American Library Association announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults, including the Randolph Caldecott Award. This award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
To find past award winners in our catalog or to check availability, do a title search for Caldecott Medal Winner.
For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.
Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.
Presents the life of the artist, who was inspired as a child by a book of anatomy given to him by his mother after being injured in a car crash and who went on to become a celebrity in the art world before his early death at twenty-eight.
Juana Medina's ingenious illustrations nearly pop off the page in her new counting book, ONE BIG SALAD. One avocado deer saunters across the spread, two radish mice scurry by, until finally ten watercress seahorses swim onto the scene - all of the ingredients in one big salad!
This stunning and innovative alphabet picture book will dazzle little ones and engage the adults who share it with them! Each page is dedicated to a letter, and clever alliterations are packed into each ink-and-watercolor spread.
It's Gratitude Day at school! Gerry is ready to be grateful and kind all day long. She's excited to give her best compliments, she's donated a beautiful painting to her class's art gallery, and she even has the perfect jar contribution ready for the food drive. But when disaster strikes, it's tough to stay grateful--even on Gratitude Day! Can Gerry prove that a fairy princess always has the right attitude of gratitude?