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Celebrate World Music Day 2024!

Dolly Parton began singing professionally at age 10, and has gone on to write and perform almost 3,000 songs. Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly founded the Imagination Library to give books to children ages 0-5 years. Since 1995, the Imagination Library has gifted more than 200,000,000 books to children! In honor of World Music Day 2024, learn more about musicians like Dolly Parton by checking out these great books: Read More

June Is Pride Month 2024

Learn about the meaning behind the other colors of the Pride flag and celebrate Pride Month 2024 with these great titles about important moments and people in LGBTQ history. Read More

Celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23, 2024!

All tortoises are turtles. But not all turtles are tortoises! Tortoises like to live on land, while most turtles like to live in water as well as on land. Tortoises are shaped a little differently than most turtles, because they have thicker back legs and shells that are dome-shaped. And tortoises are herbivores (vegetarians) while most turtles are omnivores – they eat both plants and animals.  Celebrate World Turtle Day 2024 with these wonderful books about turtles (including tortoises) and other reptiles! Read More

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month 2024

Exercise not only releases tension in our muscles, it can also help relax our minds, by releasing endorphins that trigger positive feelings, and regulating cortisol levels that help us respond to stress. In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month 2024, enjoy these inspiring stories centered around our feelings. Read More

Celebrate National Poetry Month This April, 2024!

A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry frequently written in three lines – the first and third lines often have five syllables, while the second line has seven. Another type of poetry (much longer than a haiku) is a novel in verse – a multi-paged story told in poetry instead of prose. Enjoy some beautiful poetry – from shorter poems in picture books such as Like So, to longer novels in verse like Louder Than Hunger – to celebrate National Poetry Month! Read More

Celebrate National Unicorn Day on April 9, 2024!

Unicorn stories don't just include traditional "unicorns" anymore -- you'll also find kitty-corns, nerdy-corns and mermi-corns! And there are even more mythical creatures to discover. Celebrate National Unicorn Day on April 9 with some of these stories about dragons, yetis, pegasi and phoenixes! Read More