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
Black History Month Children’s Nonfiction
The lives of Black people, past and present, real and imaginary, are illuminated in the appealing titles below. Whether you choose the straight-forward biography of a contemporary activist, an alphabet … Continued
Try Something New
The new year is a wonderful time to try something new. These picture books will get kids talking about the possibilities of doing something they have never done before.
Middle Grade Books for Younger Readers
Some middle grade fiction tackles mature topics that younger kids may not be ready for. Books written for younger kids avoid those topics but might be too easy for an advanced reader. Each child is different, and you know your young reader best. With that said, you may find this list of gentler middle grade titles helpful.
Check out this wonderfully weird and original graphic novel that’s full of humor and heart.
Hidden Historical Fiction Gems for Tweens
Check out these six eye-opening titles focused on historical events that have been less covered in youth literature.
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
Crack the Code
As the weather turns colder, it is the perfect time for puzzles and games. Puzzles help children build necessary skills, like problem solving, concentration, and reasoning. Filled with secret codes and puzzling mysteries, these titles will keep aspiring spies and coders busy for days.
Folktales & Legends
As the days become shorter, the nights grow longer. Autumn evenings are perfect for sharing folktales and ghost stories.
Not-So-Scary Ghost Stories
These picture books are great for young kids who are interested in scary books. Books are an excellent way to deal with things that might scare us. They have the power to expose children to powerful emotions and allow them to grapple with their own fears in safety.