The Power of Trees

Trees are such an important part of our outdoor world and taking the time to look closely at them truly brings out their power. These books look at the remarkable relationships that can happen between humans and trees. 


Change can be hard. Transitions require time and energy and there’s not always a straight line from start to finish. Take a peek at the titles below and spend some time talking about how to put your best foot forward—and how to make the best of things when they don’t turn out quite how you’d have liked.

Banned Books: Children’s Books

Banned Books Week is October 1-7. As CLP celebrates the right to read, check out the list below of children’s titles that have been challenged, banned, or censored over the past few years. 

Whimsical Picture Books

Fantasy books are known for their epic battles with dragons, daring heroes, and quests to save the world. But what if you want a more calming, gentle story that still … Continued

Children’s Picture Books for Pride

Developing one’s identity is a crucial part of childhood. Letting kids choose how they express that identity is just as vital. These freedoms help kids develop interests, gain confidence, be … Continued

Best Books for Babies 2023

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s annual Best Books for Babies lists encourage parents and other caregivers to read to babies right from the start—because learning begins at birth.