Talking With Children About Elections, Violence and Current Events

Coping with the flood of information available these days can be challenging, even when utterly unexpected events aren’t overtaking us. Talking calmly and comfortingly with children about current events may feel like it’s almost impossible. But whether difficult conversations are smooth or tricky for your family, sharing a book can be a good starting point.

Get Your Hands on Books for Braille Literacy Month

World Braille Day, honors braille’s inventor, Louis Braille and the whole month of January brings awareness to this tactile writing code. To learn a little more about reading braille, check out these hands-on and/or braille board books or biographies of Louis Braille.

Wordless Picture Books

Wordless picture books offer an opportunity for readers to dream up contexts, motivations and dialogue. Check out these books for stories worth a thousand words–or as many as you like. 

Picture Book Month

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. Celebrate by reading some to your favorite person today! 

Alphabet Books

Check out these playful alphabet books to get your child off to a great start.

Now Hear This

The world around us is full of sounds. Some are pleasant, some are noisy, and some are just plain fun to make or hear. Check out the titles below to explore all different kinds of sounds.