Indigenous Literature Booklist

This list, written with #OwnVoices, includes stories of everyday life, of special occasions, and of boarding schools and their long-lasting effects, all representing a variety of experiences of Indigenous people and tribal nations. PICTURE BOOKS Nipêhon = I Wait by Caitlin Dale … Continued →


Hispanic Heritage Month | Book List for Kids

  Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Youth Services librarians put together this book list to highlight works from Latinx and Hispanic authors and illustrators. The following books are considered #OwnVoices, a term used to describe books where the author writes from their own experiences and perspectives to create characters that share their marginalized identity.  … Continued →


Fairytale Extravaganza Booklist

Classics The Three Bears by Byron Barton Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall Hansel and Gretel by Rika Lesser and Paul O. Zelinsky Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney … Continued →


Books with Letters

Do you have a favorite word? I have several. I love the word viscosity (especially when it refers to chocolate milkshakes). I also love the word epistolary. It means “related to the writing of letters.” When paired with novels – … Continued →


Imagine Your Story | Reading List for Kids and Teens

  Check out our fantasy adventure reading list to fit this year’s summer reading theme, Imagine Your Story! Picture Books    Another by Christian Robinson   Book | eBook  Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination by Emily Winfield Martin   Book  Journey by Aaron Becker   Book   Little Barbarian by Renato Moriconi  … Continued →


Summer is Here! | Books for Kids and Teens

    Picture Books A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin Book | eBook Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt De La Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson Book | eBook Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis Book | eBook How … Continued →


Art Break | Writing Letters & Postcards

Hey all, it’s Eva with another “Art Break.” We are collaborating with Spark Central to present a program called “Stay Home and Correspond.” I’ve always written letters and postcards, and while working from home I’m taking more time for this than ever before. Social … Continued →


Tips for Reading with Your Baby

While I eagerly await the return of Baby Storytime to the South Hill Library, here are some recommendations for reading at home with your littlest one! Reading with your baby is all about enjoying a snuggly good time together. You … Continued →


Out West in Washington State

I loved the Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart, so the moment I saw Some Kind of Courage on the shelf I grabbed it. It was totally different, but so good. The story still takes place in Washington State, but in the … Continued →