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Storytime with Nadia Booklist

This month, DPL was proud to present a special storytime featuring Nadia from the YouTube channel, Ramadan Books in Nadia’s Nook. Nadia is a high school student in the process of earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. Her service project aims to increase Muslim representation in her community through books. In 2020 she started her… Read More

Staff Picks: When Aidan Became a Brother

The gorgeously illustrated picture book, When Aidan Became a Brother, is about understanding and appreciating oneself and making space for others to feel unconditional love and support.  “When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl.” He hated the sound of his name and he would “accidentally-on-purpose” rip and stain his clothes. Not everybody… Read More

We love picture books!

When I first started working at the Deerfield Library, I read an article in the New York Times decreeing the demise of the picture book. Well, almost 11 years later, our shelves are still stocked with picture books full of beautiful prose and excellent art! Picture books haven’t gone away because they are wonderful for children… Read More

Reading Digital Picture Books with Your Child

When it comes to interactions with your child, reading is one of the best things you can do with them – whether you’re reading board books, picture books, or even a grocery list, this activity is important to their early literacy development. The physical acts of sharing print books – including reading, touching, smelling, and… Read More

Picture Book Month: Celebrate!

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month? Picture Book Month is the celebration of the print picture book during the digital age. Picture books are wonderfully crafted and illustrated books made for sharing, telling, and re-telling stories. For children, picture books help shape their childhood. They create a world where a child can… Read More

Best Children’s Books of 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, it seems that every newspaper, magazine, and blog features a “best of” list. It is no different in the realm of children’s literature. Several children’s books are at the top of these lists and first in our minds when we think of our favorites from 2014. Our favorites are:… Read More

Picture Books: Dead or Must-Read?

A few years ago, The New York Times ran an article about the demise of the picture book.  The article put forth that bookstores were seeing parents move away from picture books and toward chapter books for their young children.  Ironically enough, that same year, Education.com posted the “50 Books Your Child Should Read Before Kindergarten”.  … Read More

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