TAG: booklists

Liquid Lit: Holiday edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LiquidLitHoliday By Clarissa Fidler Reading Christmas books together as a family is one of my favorite traditions. Even though my siblings and I are all grown-up now, we still love to have my mom read us Christmas stories when we get together for the holidays. The one thing that makes story time even better—a delicious beverage. […]

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Holiday gift guide: Great kid books for all ages

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuide By Sheri Boggs The winter gift-giving season is almost upon us, so I thought I’d share some recent releases that would be perfect for giving to the young people in your life! From picture books to nonfiction to middle grade chapter books, there’s something here, I hope, for everyone. And if not, leave a comment and I’ll […]

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You don’t have to be a kid to love these picture books

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_AdultPictureBooks By Kelsey Hudson Although I am an adult (allegedly), I spend enough time working with children that it’s safe to say my personal taste is a bit more child-like than most. I love that part of my job entails digging through picture books for storytime, school visits, and other occasions. Every once in awhile though, […]

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Navigating Lexiles: Book suggestions for elementary readers

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Lexiles By Rachel Edmondson This is the time of year when the library starts to be inundated with kids looking for the “right” book. I usually define a “right” book as one that makes a kid’s face light up. I love helping match readers to books, and when a kid can hardly wait to get home […]

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5 Thanksgiving picture books that shed new light on the holiday

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ThanksgivingPictureBooks By Sheri Boggs Thanksgiving wasn’t my favorite holiday as a child. For one, no presents. But also, it meant being on my best behavior all day, staying out of the kitchen, and having to eat things I didn’t have to eat the rest of the year (green bean casserole, my grandmother’s terrifying creamed corn dish […]

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A children’s book tour of Chinese culture

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ChineseCulture By Rachel Edmondson If you haven’t noticed yet, downtown Spokane is all aglow. The Chinese Lantern Festival is lighting up Riverfront Park every night from 5–10pm, with an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights. If you haven’t had a chance to see the lanterns and enjoy the many cultural performances and activities, there’s still […]

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Librarian-inspired reads to celebrate ALA’s 139th birthday

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ALA_Bday By Kelsey Hudson On this day 139 years ago the American Library Association (ALA) was formed with the intent of making it easier and cheaper for librarians to continue their work. In honor of ALA’s 139th birthday, I decided to pull together a list of some of the most fascinating books and movies about librarians. Now […]

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On my coffee table

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

vintage books with coffee cup, grungy background, free copy spac By David Wyatt In our house, the “coffee table” is wherever our cat has no interest in lounging. Be that my desk or the entertainment center, our coffee table space is always on the move, usually one step ahead of the cat. As is true with many of my coworkers, the contents of my reading list […]

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7 Book recommendations for the discerning tween reader

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TweenReads By Kelsey Hudson In my position as a librarian, I see a lot of voracious readers from preschoolers to senior citizens. With all of those bookworms, I particularly love when a tween comes in looking for something new. Tweens can be insatiable readers but at this age, right around 9 to 12 years old, picking […]

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Cookbook recommendations for amazing casseroles and one-pan meals

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnePotMeals By Kelsey Hudson For some reason, the end of August always feels rushed, frantic, and pretty stressful for me. I have a lot of catching up to do after three months of action-packed summer programs at the library, not to mention a fair bit of planning for this coming fall. In fact, I even have the pretty lofty goal […]

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