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  The Brooklyn Public Library has a great collection of new comics and manga for kids. But before we get into that, let’s see how much you already know. . .                The Brooklyn Public Library’s Ultimate Comic Trivia Quiz! Loading... Point Breakdown: 0-1 points: Total newb 2-3 points: Budding nerdist 3-4 points: Respectable comic connoisseur 5 points: Ultimate comic maven         Looking for new comics? Here are some our favorites. . ....


Our friends at Seattle Public Library shared an article which includes a curated list of recommended children’s books by Indigenous authors and illustrators. The list was curated by The Conscious Kid Library and American Indians in Children’s Literature, in partnership with Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The article opens with a statistic that should sound the alarms in children’s publishing offices across the U.S., and shines light on the extreme disparities in Indigenous representation and authorship in children’s books: Only 1% of the children’s books published in the U.S. in 2016...


Spooktacular Stories

CFerrari
Thu, 2017-10-26 15:08

Ask a Librarian Pumpkin (Courtesy of CliffLandis) When I was a kid, I was obsessed with scary stories. One of my favorites? Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark . Those illustrations haunt me to this day! Scary stories can help us deal with our fears in a safe environment, and experience the adrenaline / excitement of those fears without being in any real danger. As a shy, reserved child, they served as an exciting outlet for me. I think Horror gets a bad rap - often dismissed as a lesser genre, purely there for our entertainment. In reality, the best...


You are YOU-nique!

Ssinn
Wed, 2017-09-27 14:56

Sometimes creating your own path or doing things your own way is difficult but it is ultimately rewarding. These picture books caught my eye not only because they are fun and quirky, but they also inspire individuality and encourage kids to embrace their differences. All make for great read-alouds and are suitable for kids from pre-K to about first grade. More and more inclusive, diverse and mindful books are being written for children these days. Most of the books on this list are fairly recent publications. For more suggestions, check out these other lists by Brooklyn Public Library...


Storytime is my absolute favorite time of the week in the library. I love discovering weird, wonderful, beautiful, baffling books and then getting to share them. And I've found that some of the weirdest, wonderfulest, most beautiful and baffling books are those that have made their way into English via translation from another language. I'm excited to share some of my recent finds with you!   A Most Mysterious Mouse written by Giovanna Zoboli, illustrated by Lisa D'Andrea, translated by Antony Shugaar From Italian. An industrious cat spends all his time thinking of...


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...


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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