Kids

Vote for the 2014 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award!

Cast your vote here. To cast a vote, a child must have listened to at least 5 of the books on this list. Voting is open to children in kindergarten and younger.

Please vote for one title. One vote per child is allowed. Voting ends December 31, 2014.

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Friends from Around the World

Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora

One of my favorite pastimes nowadays is to relax in a local Korean café sipping delightful boba tea and munching on savory mochi buns. As I enjoyed my meal and snacks, I usually watched people coming in and out of the restaurant speaking many different languages.

Mama at Work

I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusacks/ illustrated by Pricilla Burris

My daughter complained the other day, "You're working all of the time.
I never get to spend time with you!" Ouch. Seriously, is this what all kids with working parents think? I'm a single mom. There have to be others out there in the same situation as me.

Put a Poem in Your Pocket

April is National Poetry Month. We are all familiar with the classics like Where the Sidewalk Ends, The New Kid on the Block, and A Child's Garden of Verses, (if you've never heard of these titles, stop right now and check them out!).

Remember the Ladies: Females Who Forged the Way for Future Generations: Part Two

Inspiring women run the gamut. There are artists, politicians, and athletes-- among others. We conclude March-- Women's History Month-- with a tribute to more books about some of our fantastic female forebearers. >

The books listed below are for elementary-school-aged readers. They all include authors’ notes in the back for those who are curious to learn more.

Women Pioneers: Females Who Forged the Way for Future Generations: Part One

Girls, we have a legacy. A century ago, women in the United States of America marched at the White House in Washington D.C. to demand the right to vote.1 This month, we recognize their actions and those of other women who have made our lives better. March is Women’s History Month. However, these books about female trailblazers are available all year long at the Kansas City Public Library.
The books listed below are for elementary-school-aged readers. They all include authors’ notes in the back for those who are curious to learn more.