Fun books and activities for kids from our children's librarians.

Inspire Young Inventors with STEM Picture Books

Posted in BKLYN Kids by Ellen Weaver on Jan 18, 2017

Each of these titles focuses on a different element of STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These work best as books to read aloud or read together for children ages 3-9. Explore Nanobots with Chris Gall, or follow Max through his adventures in Max Speed, before having your own adventure in STEM. View our events calendar to attend a STEM program at your local branch. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors, everyone knows—autumn is on its way! Join a young girl as she...

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5 Historical Fiction Books For Winter

Posted in BKLYN Kids by Sarah Johnson and Emily Heath on Jan 6, 2017

These five titles make excellent picks for readers interested in historical fiction: made up stories that take place during real historical times or events.  Ideal for readers aged 7-12, these books transport readers to Depression-era Key West, the 1860s Great Plains, and 1970s California, among others. Paper Wishes by Lois Sephban When 10-year-old Manami and her family are suddenly ordered to move to a prison camp just because they're Japanese, Manami loses her voice and can only speak through her drawings.  Pair with Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata or Remembering...

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