The countdown to summer is on! These books capture the sun, the fun and the spirit of adventure (including spooky spirits and air battles) of these warm weather months. Check into your library’s summer reading program and pack a book in your bag, wherever you go this season. Board/Toddler ‘Sea’ …Read More »
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Our bodies are things of wonder, whether they are growing a new tooth, riding a bike, becoming a world-famous athlete or fighting off a disease. These books for a variety of ages celebrate all things physical. Board/Toddler ‘Tooth’ by Leslie Patricelli Baby is getting a new tooth — and there …Read More »
This month we look at all-of-a-kind families. Looking ahead, mark your calendar for one of the featured authors, Hena Khan, at the Rosedale Branch on April 30. Board/Toddlers: ‘I Am a Baby’ by Kathryn Madeline Allen Cheery photos of babies from diverse families are paired with rhyming text identifying family …Read More »
Get ready to get reading! Baltimore County Public Library’s annual month-long series of events, BC Reads, is happening now. A wide variety of programs, including author visits, community forums, film discussions, poetry workshops, book discussions and more encourages conversation and a deeper connection for residents living in Baltimore County. But …Read More »
As spring looms, now is the perfect time to simplify and be present. What could be simpler than books with one-word titles? They are easy to remember and find in a local bookshop or library, uncomplicated and entertaining. This is also the monthly theme for Baltimore County Public Library’s 2018 …Read More »
Ahhh, winter! Festive days, earlier evenings, a warm hearth or cozy blanket and a favorite book or two. We’ve culled a list of wintry reads to get everyone in the hygge spirit. With special thanks to Rona from The Ivy Bookshop and JoAnn from The Children’s Bookstore, for sharing their …Read More »
Creator of the beloved Curious George series, the German-born American writer and illustrator Margret Rey was born on May 16, 1906. The creation of the mischievous monkey for which Rey became famous began almost accidentally, when her husband Hans wrote a children’s book, “Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys,” containing …Read More »
Bookmarked: Holiday Reads The best books to cuddle up with this winter, no matter what you’re celebrating.
Books recommended by Rona Sue London of the Ivy Bookshop. There’s nothing better than sitting in front of a fire (or space heater) with a great book—and the holidays are an especially magical time to get lost in a wonderful story. Whether you’re flipping pages on the first night of …Read More »
Bookmarked: Local Authors They say the love of books starts at home. Get even closer with these locally written works.
Maryland has a long history of producing wonderful writers: Edgar Allen Poe, H.L. Mencken and Frederick Douglass, of course and, more recently, Tom Clancy, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Madison Smartt Bell, to name a few. But our great state’s authorial talent extends much further. Though perhaps not household names, countless Maryland …Read More »
Young adult fiction is having a major moment. Though the genre is intended for readers aged 12-18, adults and teens alike have recently been swept away by YA powerhouses like the Divergent and Hunger Games series, John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” and, of course, Harry Potter. It’s easy …Read More »