By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.
Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us. New books are always being added to the collection. You can find more Here to Help booklists on different topics by clicking here.
Young readers learn about the human body and how the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems function.
Doug prefers not to be hugged, but there are a variety of other ways his loved ones can show him affection.
Yoga helps children learn how to focus, relax, and both self-monitor and self-soothe. “Good Morning Yoga” instills these four skills and more, enabling children to jumpstart the day with excitement and meet the adventures that come with mindfulness and perspective.
Now kids can build confidence about accepting and rejecting physical contact from others.
A love bird who doesn’t like kisses? Rissy’s friends and family wonder if she’s sick, confused, or rude. But kisses make Rissy uncomfortable. Can she show everyone there’s not one right way to share affection. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla, as eBook with audio on Hoopla, as eAudio on Hoopla, as video on Hoopla or as video with read along on Hoopla.
By not covering his mouth or washing his hands, Simon spreads his cold to his teacher and classmates, much to the delight of three germs named Virus, Protozoa, and Bacteria.
Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake visit their community garden before shopping at the farmer’s market and grocery store to gather healthy ingredients that they help prepare for a picnic, in a story that explains the role of nutrition in health.