To Vanessa, With Love

Neurodiversities refer to different ways people experience the world. Check out the following books to immerse yourself in children’s author, Vanessa Brantley-Newton’s kind and vibrant world.


Lots of things can make us bloom. Family, friends, nature, love. Check out these titles for 3 to 5-year-olds about things that bring us joy and help us grow!

Books of Threes

Did you know November 29th is the 333rd day of 2021? To mark the occasion, learn about a list of “books of threes” perfect for early learners ages three and up.


The following titles can remind your child of things to be thankful for: walking in the woods, giving a gift or simply being with the people we love. Reading books with children is a wonderful way to bring some sunshine into your home, illustrate different ways to show appreciation and remind them that they can help to make the world a better place. 

Welcome to Pittsburgh: Eid Al-Adha!

Here is a list of books for children, teens and adults that celebrate Muslim-American experiences, immigrant experiences and the diversity within Islam—including one that takes place in Pittsburgh! 

Savoring Summer Reads

This list for kids includes titles that celebrate summer activities like going to the beach and going to camp. 


Change can be scary. And confusing. And hard. Change can also be exciting and wonderful. Check out these and other changes in these featured books. Or change things up and find a different story about transformation, growth and possibility.