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Early Readers

Keeping Your Cool Going Back to School

This list of lower elementary titles encourages readers not to look at school as something scary, but as a new adventure full of new friendships, mischief, and learning. “The first day of school” by Margaret McNamara Can a dog go to school? A great book for beginning readers, this book tells the story of one little boy’s dilemma of going back to school with or without his dog. “I got the school spirit” by Connie Schofield-Morrison What does it mean to have school spirit and how can you find it…

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LOVE for Little Ones

Have you ever thought about "Love?" What does it mean and how far can it go? This list of children's books explores these questions with humor, attention, and beautiful pictures. "Love" by Matt de la Peña Can love mean more than one thing? This book explores the different ways that we experience love, from our earliest days to life's rough patches. "Robot in Love" by T.L. McBeth In this funny tale of love, can one little robot find the courage to follow his heart? Find out in Robot in Love. …

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Hair Love Reads

After attending our Hair Love 101 program be sure to check out some of these amazing books that help you teach your little one to love their hair and themselves. Hair Love It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hairstyle. I Like Myself Exuberant rhymes and wild illustrations celebrate self-acceptance. Happy to be Nappy Celebration of the beauty and joy of nappy hair. My Hair is a Garden A young girl learns the best way to care for her hair to keep it beautiful and healthy is to treat it like a garden. Crown: An Ode…

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Getting Started with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading classic childrens books is a grat way to get started on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Here are Hailey's picks for the best classic picture books that little kids love. Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel Although is book was published in 1939, it is recommended because of its bold illustrations and story of the power of friendship The Very Hungry Caterpillar This book's bright colors and story are sure to delight young readers interested in the transformation of a very hungry simple caterpillar. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers https://catalog.tln.lib.mi.us/?section=resource&resourceid=31185500 Aside from its award winning illustrations,…

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