Author: Sherry Thompson

07 Sep How To Read To Your Child

We can all agree reading to your child is very important. But have you ever thought of how you read to your child? Here are some helpful tips on how to read to your child. Ages 0-3  Try to read at least 15 minutes a day to...

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23 Jan 2017 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards. Congrats to all the winners!  For ALA's complete list click here. Here are some highlights: John Newbery Medal...

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27 Dec Just For Kids!

This winter don't get stuck inside listening to your child's same ole obnoxious television shows. Our library has some wonderful online resources for children. Go to our website where we have a place Just For Kids! and take a look-see at all the fun games, stories, songs we...

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19 Dec Christmas Around the World

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to visit the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit evolved from one tree in 1942 to more than 50 decorated trees and displays depicting holiday traditions from across...

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08 Nov New Media Recommendations for Children

This month the American Academy of Pediatrics released their updated media recommendations for children. The new recommendations are more practical. The revised recommendations help parents manage screen time with their own family's schedule. Jenny Radesky, coauthor of one of the new policy statements, says, "We want them to focus...

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26 May Gearing Up For A June Family Roadtrip? Here Are My Audiobook Recommendations

Escape Boredom and Stop Fights Between Siblings Check out my audiobook recommendations: Junie B. Jones collection How to Train Your Dragon Series The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Chronicles of Narnia Series Peter and the Starcatchers Series The 39 Clues Series Roald Dahl' s Charlie...

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14 Mar Our Whole Nation is Celebrating!

March is National Women's History Month. Let's all celebrate great women in history! (There are books for that!)    Children Amelia to Zora: Twenty-six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh I Am Rosa Parks A Woman in the House (and Senate) : How...

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