Reading stories about gardening, talking about what to grow and progressing through the growing process can help to expand a child’s vocabulary. The following books are a great way for children to learn a bit about gardening and to start a conversation about what would be fun to grow in your own garden (real or imaginary).
Autism is one type of neurodivergence. These titles, ranging from picture books to middle-grade novels, feature nuanced autistic characters solving mysteries, navigating school and family life, and just being kids.
Spring is the perfect time to cuddle with your little one near a sunny window to share books and stories–especially those featuring bunnies.
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 preschooler, check out some of the titles on this list.
In the best of times, it’s hard to wait. That’s especially true when you are waiting for something you want. Whether it’s a tasty treat or a longed-for experience (hugs, anyone?), it can be challenging to find ways to spend time productively until you finally get what you want. Sharing a book, or encouraging your child to page through a story on their own, is a great way to pass the time. Check out these stories featuring characters who learn the value of patience.
These books celebrate Black kids–from babies to middle schoolers–being kids.
This list shares stories, tales, and a title with games and songs as well! With a focus on Black authors and artists, these titles give a chance to begin or to carry on storytelling traditions.
Some penguins live in cold places, while others prefer warm beaches. Luckily for us, many of them can be found in books!
Caregivers and educators can use these titles to promote positive racial identity development in Preschoolers.
Caregivers and educators can use these titles to add positive messages about race into a world where negative messages can persist.