books
November 12, 2018

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books.

According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.

October 31, 2018

How we read to preschoolers is as important as how frequently we read to them. Children learn most from books when they are actively involved. One technique that encourages children to participate is called dialogic reading.

Dialogic reading is an interactive technique developed at the Stony Brook Reading and Language Project and is based on the extensive research of Grover J. Whitehurst, Ph.D

Author: Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst
Source: Reading Rockets (article) and GetReadytoRead.org (video)
Estimated time to read: 06:00
Time to watch: 00:57

October 5, 2018

The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them. Explore their collection of books for ages 2-18, with 53 titles to date.

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September 19, 2018

Reading with your child everyday prepares them to read, write, and learn. Use the videos and book recommendations put together by Children’s Museum of Manhattan to make reading together fun!

Author: Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Source: Children’s Museum of Manhattan 
Estimated time to read: N/A

August 30, 2018

The Denver Art Museum has out together a list of books that take a creative approach to viewing the world. For each recommended book, they provide few questions to spur creative conversation.

Author: Denver Art Museum
Source: Denver Art Museum 
Estimated time to read: N/A

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July 18, 2018

Explore books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, handpicked by the New York City librarians.

Author: The New York Public Library Staff
Source: The New York Public Library
Estimated time to read: N/A

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June 12, 2018

Check out Publishers Weekly‘s (the magazine of the book publishing industry), picks for the picture books to read this summer. 

Author: Publishers Weekly 
Source: Publishers Weekly
Estimated time to read: 02:15

June 4, 2018

In this article Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty members provide research backed, age-appropriate tips for parents to motivate their child to read.

Author: Mary Tamer, Bari Walsh
Source: Usable Knowledge, Graduate School of Education
Estimated time to read: 08:00

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May 16, 2018

In this article, Maria Russo, the NY Times children’s books editor of the Book Review, recommends new picture books for little kids.

Author: Maria Russo
Source: The New York Times
Estimated time to read: 04:00

May 7, 2018

This guide outlines the reading and language skills that children develop at different ages and suggests activities to help develop these skills.

Author: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Source: Reading Rockets
Estimated time to read: 10:53

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