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. 

Judy Garland

There is no one like Judy Garland. The voice, the glamour, the tragedy. Garland was a hero to many and her voice –on and off screen–still touches people. 

Folktales & Legends

As the days become shorter, the nights grow longer. Autumn evenings are perfect for sharing folktales and ghost stories.

Nature Writing

Autumn is a beautiful time of year to spend outdoors, but it’s also a perfect season to curl up with a book. Whichever you prefer, you can reconnect with nature, ponder your place in the animal kingdom, and immerse yourself in the rhythm and routines of the wilderness around us with these pieces of nature writing.


How do you feel? Learning to identify emotions is an essential skill for young children. When children can understand their own feelings, as well as the feelings of the people around them, they are able to thrive socially. Having well developed emotional awareness will eventually prepare children for success in a classroom setting, so here are some CLP “feelings favorites” to help support this important learning. 

Honoring Indigenous Peoples

U.S. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is recognized and celebrated on the second Monday of October. This day is an opportunity to commemorate Native American peoples and their history, and recognizes the … Continued

Curious Conversations

What keeps us from really seeing each other, and how do we get it out of our way? It is so much easier to talk about people who disagree with us than with them. But there’s … Continued

Rise & Reign of the Mammals

The following list includes books that take a wholly scientific (and eminently readable) approach to the time in and after the fall of the dinosaurs.