Poetry Month!

From lyrical picture books and nursery rhymes to novels in verse, here is a list of poetry books for you to share with your readers.

For the Birds

The literature surrounding birds is always growing, whether scientific studies or celebrations of the personal connections that one can find with animals that are, largely, at a distance. 

Food Memoirs by Women 

Food—as sustenance, as cultural artifact, as vocational calling—is intimately explored in these memoirs, all written by women. In one way or another, each of these writers has been deeply affected by food, displaying how food can deepen familial connections as well as provide self-empowerment. 


Some children may be interested in learning about the senses by reading informational texts, and some prefer reading picture books centered on a character’s experiences. There are even books with sensory experiences like different textures to touch. Here are six books that explore our senses, all available through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Graphic Novels by Black Creators

Graphic novels remain an incredibly popular format among young readers. Their rich, vivid imagery supports reading comprehension. The text often includes challenging vocabulary. Reluctant readers can find them more approachable … Continued

2023 Celebration of Seeds Book List

It’s planting season! For the eleventh year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has partnered with Grow Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to bring you the Celebration of Seeds. We’re … Continued