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Category: Kids

Kids

Children’s Book Review: Mel Fell

Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor From Miss Jennie at the Ontario Branch Library This new picture book came across my desk in mid-February. This book caught my eye because the title, author, and the picture on the front cover are all sideways. You have to turn the book to the right in order to

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Educators

Ohio Animals

Students start learning about Ohio Animals in elementary school.  Here are some free library resources to help children learn more about the animals that reside in Ohio: Books Amazing insects and spiders by George C. McGavin  This book discusses the life cycles as well as physical characteristics and behaviors of spiders and bugs including praying mantises

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Kids

Book Review: Digging for Words: Jose Alberto Gutierrez and the Library He Built

Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Builtby Angela Burke Kunkel and illustrated by Paola EscobarFrom Miss Brindi at Madison  This beautiful picture book is based on the true life story of José Alberto Gutiérrez, an uneducated garbage collector in Bogotá, Colombia. During his nighttime shifts, he keeps his eye open for little treasures—books others have thrown

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General

2021 Youth Media Awards

January is one of our favorite months because that’s when the Youth Media Awards are announced. Along with the John Newbery Medal and the Randolph Caldecott Medal, the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults are recognized at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. While this year’s titles were announced virtually, we have physical

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Kids

Exciting New Children’s Books

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library receives new children’s books weekly. Every branch has books that children can be the first to crack open. I selected two to review that recently came out and looked fun!The Grumpy Monkey books are a hoot! This isn’t the first book with this character, but it is a great place

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Kids

Story Time Starter: Pets

Try this fun story time about Pets!Read:    What Pet Should I Get? By Dr Seuss Sing:      Tiny Tim I had a little turtle              His name was Tiny Tim              I put him in the bathtub             To see if he could swim       

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Kids

Book Review: Counting Creatures

Counting Creatures by Julia DonaldsonFrom Miss Melia at Main Library Here at the library, we have a bunch of concept books–that is, books about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.These books are wonderful for teaching and enforcing early learning skills! And once in a while, we receive a true gem like Counting Creatures written by Julia Donaldson! Counting Creatures is a well-written and gorgeously

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