2019 Picture Books: Neighbourhoods and Homes

Houses, apartments, dens, nests, planets – all of these are types of homes. This list features books about the places we live, both big and small, and the neighbourhoods we create with others. Don’t miss the other lists in this series: Books Featuring Babies Biographies of Women Feelings and Emotions Outer Space Mythical and Magical… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: Neighbourhoods and Homes

LSC Journal Club Summer 2019: Summer Reading Clubs

Coming in a bit late with this recap but it’s been a busy summer! Here’s what we discussed at our summer meeting for the Library Services for Children Journal Club. What better time to discuss summer reading than in the summer. Summer Reading Clubs, also known as Summer Reading Programs, Summer Learning Programs, Summer Learning… Continue reading LSC Journal Club Summer 2019: Summer Reading Clubs

Early Literacy Research is Not Neutral: A Critique of Every Child Ready to Read

We’re going long form today, folks. At our Winter 2019 Library Services for Children Journal Club meeting we read an article by my friend and former colleague Tess Prendergast where she cites a 2011 article by Stooke and McKenzie called “Under Our Own Umbrella: Mobilizing Research Evidence for Early Literacy Programs in Public Libraries.” I… Continue reading Early Literacy Research is Not Neutral: A Critique of Every Child Ready to Read

2019 Picture Books: Technology, Computers, and Robots

I wanted to create a technology booklist as many libraries create STEM booklists for kids. Definitely check out my Outer Space list for even more books about science. I tried not to duplicate titles here. This list has a good mix of fiction and nonfiction. Don’t miss the other lists in this series: Books Featuring… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: Technology, Computers, and Robots