Online encyclopedia filled with facts and information on many subjects. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities for kids, students and adults.
Check out this post for some background on this research, and why I put it together. Here’s a breakdown of the book awards and prizes I surveyed, with pie charts! There are so many ways to look at these. By format: what were the most popular nonfiction titles? Graphic Novels? True Crime books? By country: Exactly how […]
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!
Whether you are heading back to school online or in a homeschool setting, it is time to move beyond the famous figures shared in conventional history textbooks. One great way to learn about innovative people is to explore a stack of picture book biographies.
As librarians, we mostly believe that almost any problem can be solved—or at least better understood—through reading. The current pandemic is testing that belief (along with lots of others), but we are still searching for and sharing good resources as much as possible. If you also turn to books to help make sense of the world and you are trying to figure out how to explain the new reality to your kids, consider sharing some of these very recently published online titles with the children in your lives.
With schools closed right now, it’s important to know that the library has many resources to help with online learning. Students can explore our expanded World Book Online collection. We now have access to World Book platforms for the youngest of learners through to high school-aged student. All of the Gale in Context resources are […]
If you’ve never participated in a book club, you’re really missing out! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is proud to offer an extensive array of book clubs to our community. In libraries throughout the city, you can find vibrant clusters of readers getting together to chat about books. The benefits of attending a book club are […]
Biographies George Benson, guitarist, vocalist Benson, George with Alan Goldsher Benson: The Autobiography Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2014 Art Blakey, drummer Gourse, Leslie Art Blakey: Jazz Messenger New York: Schirmer, 2002 Paul Chambers, bassist Palmer, Rob Mr. P.C.: The Life and Music of Paul Chambers Sheffield, UK: Equinox, 2012 Kenny Clarke, drummer Hennessey, […]
I chose World Sight Day to bring to your attention a new partnership between Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Free Library of Philadelphia and Bookshare, a service that greatly enhances access to books and information for Pennsylvania’s print disabled patrons.
The world can be an ugly place. We are reminded of just how ugly with tragedies like the mass shooting in Orlando that left 50 people dead and more wounded. Hopefully this book list will help you heal.