The children of Missouri have spoken, selecting Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons as the winner of the 2013 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award.
Multiculturalism is a complex concept, and a seven-syllable word, to boot. Little kids might not be able to say it, let alone understand it. How does a kid in preschool wrap his or her head around it? Luckily, there are a few books that take this abstract idea and make it really accessible. Here are three that I like.
I made some of these adorable gingerbread man ornaments with the kids and for our Christmas book displays. Gingerbread man crafts are very fun to make and they made great gifts for the holiday season. Joanna (in the photos below) gave one to Nancy Stegeman (our Central youth services staff) and one to her brother and sister.
Anna Francesca Garcia, Education Librarian, demonstrates with photos of her child how the library is more than just a place full of books. Priceless!