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Earth Day is April 22nd, a day the world has marked as Earth Day since 1970. Here are some of our favorite books for younger kids about our planet, the ways humans are affecting the climate, and what we can do to keep the world healthy and beautiful. Click on the image to put theContinue reading “Saving Earth: great books for Earth Day”
Throughout history there have been many amazing women who have stood against oppression and prejudice. Women who have dared to stand up for women’s rights and break from traditional gender roles. Women have fought hard over centuries and this being an especially monumental year, considering our first female vice president was recently sworn into office!Continue reading “Empowering Women: Women’s History Month (Picture books-Middle grade books)”
The Gale Free Children’s Room is building our parents collection. Here are some of the newest titles — click on the image to go to our catalog, where you can read a book summary and put the book on hold. If you have a favorite you’d like to see in our collection, let us knowContinue reading “New Parenting Titles at Gale Free”
There is a tremendous amount of great fiction out there about being Black in America. Here’s a list of some of our favorite books, written by some of the greatest children’s writers. Perspective is important: only by knowing how others experience life do we truly understand our own place in this world. Click on theContinue reading “Black History Month: Middle Grade Books”
February is Black History Month, when we reflect on the struggles, movements and people involved in securing the equal rights of all people in this country. Here are just a few of our favorite picture books that feature historical stories and important figures. These books are appropriate for 2nd grade and up. Click on theContinue reading “Black History Month: Picture Books”