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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your children is the best way to prepare them for Kindergarten!

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES

Every child. Every parent. Every day.

We Support We Need Diverse Books™

Literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people

Parenting Resources

KPL staff-selected resources for parents and caregivers

RSS Staff Picks: Books for Parents & Kids »

Samira and the Skeletons

Today, Samira learned that there is a skeleton inside her!  Yes, a real skeleton with bones and everything.  Her teacher says, “Just look at your lovely teeth!  That’s your skeleton peeping out of your mouth.” Yikes!   This is a terrible situation . . . that skeleton even goes to gym class with her, where Samira has to “run here, run there, jump and hop around and climb and do a somersault—with a body full of bones!”  Samira and the Skeletons is a great blend of humor and science; you can find it in the “Growing Up” neighborhood of picture books....


Party in the Park
Party in the Park

Celebrate Early Childhood Literacy!

June 1, 10 am, Bronson Park. Sign up now!

Global Reading Challenge
Global Reading Challenge

2016 Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to all teams and participants!

RSS Tips for Parents & Caregivers »

Picture Book Neighborhoods

Your library's picture book collections are now organized into Picture Book Neighborhoods. If you're looking for books about cars, trucks, boats, etc, you'll find them all together in the Things that Go neighborhood with a red spine label. Books with yellow spine labels are Concept books. They're all about letters, numbers, opposites, and other basic concepts. Other neighborhoods are:...

Award-Winning Children
Award-Winning Children's Books

Newbery, Caldecott, Printz & more

See this year's award winners and finalists!

Homework Help
Homework Help

Got homework? Get help!

Homework websites, topic guides, & more.