Holidays

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime Titles

        Some  nonfiction and historical fiction titles to add to your St. Patrick’s Day storytime! For younger listeners: For older listeners:         Patrick: Patron...

Friends for Freedom

Who knew that two icons of the fights for civil rights, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, were dear friends? This inspiring book tells the story of how they defied...

What to Read for Thanksgiving

Turkeys and Pilgrims are important, of course, but this book speaks to another aspect of modern-day Thanksgiving: the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade. Both text and illustrations are brilliant, and will...

What to Read on Veteran’s Day

There aren’t too many Veteran’s Day picture books. You could read a book about a particular veteran, but this book is the rare one that honors veterans as a group....

What to Read on Election Day

Tomorrow is Election Day here. I’ll be going to the polls, grateful that I have the right to cast a ballot. This book is the story of Susan B. Anthony’s...

What to Read on Halloween: The Bat Scientists

Happy Halloween! Books in the Scientist in the Field series look and feel like a picture book (albeit hefty ones at 80 pages). They get shelved with nonfiction picture books....

What to read during the World Series

In honor of the World Series, here are some great recent nonfiction picture books about baseball: You Never Heard of  Willie Mays?  Jonah Winter also wrote You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?...