Birth to Six
Comics-style picture books: Starting them young
Cover Art Each year I take my daughters to Free Comic Book Day, but it's often difficult to find something in the free stacks that is age-appropriate. Luckily for me, and for you if you want to pass on your love of Zap...Kaplowie...Zoom, there are picture book artists who share our desire.

Check out Toon Books, written by new and established comics artists such as Art Spiegelman. Other great picture books with word bubbles include the Pigeon or Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems, the 2011 Caldecott Honor Book Interrupting Chicken, and the Balloon Toons books.
posted Aug 26, 2013 by Larry Longard

Graduating from storytime
Cover Art Our last Family Storytime of the summer became an impromptu graduation party for our regulars who won't be with us in the Fall. These proud kids will be heading off to Kindergarten and so won't be able to attend Friday morning storytimes any longer. But if they started looking sad about that, we reminded them-- we'll see them when they have the day off school. And, even better, in Kindergarten it's storytime every single day! We also read a few books to get in the Back to School spirit. You can too. Find them on our School book list. And go buy that backpack.
posted Aug 21, 2013 by Lisa S.

Getting ready for school
Cover Art The first day of school is mere weeks away and the library is here with quality book recommendations to get a head start. For the preschool set, librarians have put together lists to help your child build skills she will use in school, such as identifying colors, numbers, and letters. Check out our Birth to Six page for other lists that enhance literacy and a encourage a lifelong love of reading.
posted Aug 12, 2013 by Anne P.

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