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All Wrapped Up Hint, hint! These books make great presents

This year brought us some great reads that would also make for wonderful gifts. Check out this list. BOARD/TODDLER ‘I Am a Baby’ by Katherine Madeline Allen Babies will be engaged in this rollicking read-aloud, as they view pictures of diverse infants and everyday objects. ‘Flip Flap Find! Counting 1, 2, …

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Let It Fall 10 Books about Autumn, Football and Scary Creatures

This time of year lends itself well to the telling of a tale or two. While we tend to go for the obvious ghost story, here are some titles that welcome fall in other ways. Board/Toddler ‘Touch and Feel Fall’ This book’s lively illustrations and vivid photographs will catch a toddler’s …

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Art Around Us 10 books that show the world’s creative side

These books will inspire young readers interested in all kinds of artistic endeavors – poetry, illustration, movies, dance and more. Easy Nonfiction ‘Imagine’ by Juan Felipe Herrera Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera recalls his childhood spent traveling with his migrant farming family in this memoir in verse. Luminous …

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Nervous? Who Me? 10 Titles for Kids Not Excited about School

No one, from the tiniest preschooler to the oldest adult, ever really gets over those first-day jitters. Here are a wide variety of new books on that old topic, the first day of school. Board/Toddler ‘Lola Goes to School’ by Anna McQuinn Lola and her family are busy getting ready …

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Serial Reading Let your kids dive into these great collections

“The Universe of Stories” is the theme of Baltimore County Public Library’s summer reading program. Let your kids embrace new worlds and new characters with these series that will get them reading through the summer. BOARD/TODDLER National Geographic’s latest series of board books introduces even the youngest children to high-quality …

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Happy Birthday, Blue Balliett!

Each month, we celebrate a birthday of literary significance. “Any time you can get kids curious, they’re going to pay attention and focus in a different way,” writes Blue Balliett. Balliett is the American author of several bestselling and acclaimed mystery novels, including “Chasing Vermeer,” “The Wright 3,” “The Calder …

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