Children’s Fiction for Black History Month
From board books that celebrate the many shades of Black skin to novels that recount the history of struggles past and present, the stories below offer glimpses into the lives … Continued
Sharing Stories, Sharing Cultures
Research shows that children begin to develop an awareness of race at an early age. As they grow, they become familiar with—and participate in—family and cultural traditions. Finding ways to … Continued
Hello World and Other High Contrast Board Books
At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we are dedicated to promoting the idea that learning begins at birth. Reading out loud to your baby is a great way to support developing … Continued
How do you feel? Learning to identify emotions is an essential skill for young children. When children can understand their own feelings, as well as the feelings of the people around them, they are able to thrive socially. Having well developed emotional awareness will eventually prepare children for success in a classroom setting, so here are some CLP “feelings favorites” to help support this important learning.
Best Books for Babies 2022
The Best Books for Babies Committee has been meeting for over 20 years and some members have participated since the beginning. Our goal is to identify books that are … Continued
Best Books for Babies 2021
The Best Books for Babies selection process looked a lot different this year. No surprise, right? But we’re happy to report that we still came up with a list of … Continued
Toddler Booklist: The Pittsburgh Ready Project
The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with child care providers to share robust early literacy resources. If you are looking for a wonderful title to share with a toddler, check out some of the titles on this list.
Baby Booklist: The Pittsburgh Ready Project
The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with child care providers to share robust early literacy resources. If you are looking for a wonderful title to share with a baby, check out some of the titles on this list.
These books celebrate Black kids–from babies to middle schoolers–being kids.
African American Identity & Everyday Life: Books for Babies & Toddlers
When babies and toddlers feel connected to racially diverse characters, positive racial identity development can begin.