Celebrating Kids’ Choices for Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

Our Children’s Services team is excited to feature book comments written by children, for children, about children’s literature as part of our celebration of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros, during the month of April. For example, see what Jonah and Zarya have to say about a magical favorite: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone It has […]

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There are not enough words to describe how much I love wordless books!

I'm always excited when new books arrive at the Library, and I'm always very excited to discover a new wordless picture book that I love, like Float, by Daniel Miyares. I find it fascinating that a book with no words can convey such a moving experience for the reader. With the digitally rendered illustrations in Float you are […]

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The six traits of writing your kid’s teacher wants to see

Encourage your child to become a writer For beginning writers of any age, the blank page can be daunting. To support your child's first writing assignments, we made lists of picture books that match up with the six traits that teachers in Arizona look for in children's writing. They'll give your child a great start, with examples of how to […]

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Every Child Ready to Learn (and Teach) … Youngster Science

Young children are like scientists who have a definite curiosity about what goes on around them. They ask questions, form hypotheses, and find ways to prove their theories by touch, taste, smell, listening, and using the same techniques that allow scientists to learn about the world. Child development expert Andrew N. Meltzoff writes, Babies and […]

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