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March is Women's History Month! The biographies below feature women who made strides in the various STEM fields. Celebrate by learning about one of these groundbreaking women today!

Mae among the stars by Roda Ahmed

In the astrological Zodiac, Aries, the ram sign, runs from March 21-April 19. Aries are known for being passionate trailblazers. The authors of these works are Aries; celebrate their astrological signs and birthdays with these reads. 

Bonus: each year the editors over at POPSUGAR hold a reading challenge -- in 2021, one of the challenges is to read a book by an author under the same Zodiac sign as you. Are you an Aries? It's the perfect time to give one of these reads a go!

1st to die by James Patterson
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Prolific author James Patterson's birthday is March 22, 1947.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
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Kate DiCamillo's birthday is March 25, 1964.

In the astrological Zodiac, Pisces, the fish sign, runs from February 19-March 20. Pisces are known for being empathetic and compassionate. The authors of these works are Pisces; celebrate their astrological signs and birthdays with these reads. 

Bonus: each year the editors over at POPSUGAR hold a reading challenge -- in 2021, one of the challenges is to read a book by an author under the same Zodiac sign as you. Are you a Pisces? It's the perfect time to give one of these reads a go!

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Amy Tan's birthday is February 19, 1952. 

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Jeff Kinney's birthday is February 19, 1971.

Kermit Versus Thorndyke Smackdown

 

Hey Kids,

Ever wondered whether a mosquito could take on a great white shark? Me neither. But now that you're thinking about it, how do a mosquito and a great white match up? If you're curious about this and other animal matchups, check out some of the books below. 

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

This title has lots of different matchups, if you just can't make a choice.

Who doesn't love a great story. Fairy Tales and Folktales have been passed down from generation to generation, and this February 26th, which is Tell Me a Fairy Tale Day, cuddle up in a favorite spot at home and read your favorite Fairy Tale or Folktale with someone you love.

Folktales by Cyril Bassington

The drive to pass down stories from generation to generation is a trait that cultures across the world have in common. Some of these fascinating stories are called folktales, and many are still beloved hundreds of years after they were first told. Readers will learn the characteristics that folktales across cultures share. They'll discover that fables, fairy tales, and tall tales all fall within this category, and they'll learn famous examples of each--such as the Tortoise and the Hare, Paul Bunyan, and Cinderella --accompanied by appealing artwork.

Keeping our teeth clean and healthy is so important! During the month of February, be sure to spend some extra time with those chompers because it is National Children's Dental Health Month. Be sure to brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly!

Dentist's office by Adeline J. Zimmerman

Dentist's Office takes emergent readers on a trip to the dentist while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Dentist's Office includes Tools for Teachers and Caregivers and a Let's Review! question and image, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

The following picture books affirm Black lives, bodies, experiences, and culture, and offer opportunities for discussion about racial injustice among parents and children of all races.

Picture Books

A is for activist by Innosanto Nagara

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. 

Created by the nonprofit organization, LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day has been going strong in over 173 countries and is in its 12th year. Scholastic provides some great resources for you to use to participate.  Also, enjoy their list of all the books selected for World Read Aloud Day 2021. We have many of them, so be sure to come check one (or 20) out! If you do participate, be sure to use the hashtag #WorldReadAloudDay or #WRADChallenge. Happy Reading! 

Will ladybug hug? by Hilary Leung

Ladybug reveals the things she will and will not hug.

The American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2021, including the Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Medal. This award goes to the most distinguished Non-fiction titles  for children each year.

To find past award winners in our catalog or to check availability, do a title search for Robert F. Siebert. For more information about this award and its current and past recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2021 Medal Winner

 

Each year the American Library Association announces the top youth books and media, including the Mildred L. Batchelder awards. The Association for Library Service to Children has issued this award since 1968 to outstanding books from countries outside of the U.S. that have been translated to English.

For more information about this award and its recipients, including past winners check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today. Below you will find a selection of current and past books that have been recognized by this award.

2021 Batchelder Award Winner and Honor Book

Telephone tales by Gianni Rodari

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