WFPL Children’s Book Awards 2020

Winter is an important season when it comes to literature for kids and teens! The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are announced annually in the new year (they’re the children’s literature equivalent of the Oscars), including the Newbery and Caldecott awards. Here in the WFPL Children’s Department, we also announce our very own award… Continue reading WFPL Children’s Book Awards 2020

Best Children’s Books of 2019

One of my favorite things about a year wrapping up is browsing through the myriad of Best Books lists for children! It’s always fascinating to see which titles make more than one list, which titles I haven’t seen yet, and to gain inspiration for our library’s collection, gifts for friends and family, and, of course,… Continue reading Best Children’s Books of 2019

Children’s Books for Spooky Season

Spooky season is upon us! With that crisp, chill, overcast weather and Halloween decorations abounding, what better time to curl up with a spine-chilling read? The Children’s Department has a robust collection of Halloween-themed picture books, and of course we have creepy classics like The Wolves in the Walls, Coraline, and Scary Stories to Tell… Continue reading Children’s Books for Spooky Season

Books Without Words

One of our favorite things here in the Children’s Room is something you might not expect from a bunch of literature lovers: wordless picture books!  Wordless picture books are totally underrated, and they’re amazing for a multitude of reasons: They encourage the development of visual literacy They foster observational skills They foster storytelling in folks… Continue reading Books Without Words