Frederick County Public Libraries

Springtime for Families: 11 Books to Celebrate the Season

Spring is traditionally recognized as a time for growth and renewal, especially in the natural world, with flowers in bloom and melting snow revealing green shoots underneath. As you welcome spring with your children and teens, reflect on these books about the environment and growth—both the kind you can see and the kind within yourself. Picture Books “Snowman – Cold …

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A Giving Spirit for the Holiday Season: 10 Tales of Kindness and Generosity

With the holidays comes a season of giving–whether its gift-giving among family members and friends or charitable giving to spread joy in the community. In that spirit, encourage young readers to think about all the ways they can give with these books available at Frederick County Public Libraries about expressing love, offering a helping hand or coming together as one. …

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Summer Begins with a Good Book

Summer adventures start with stories. Explore these dynamic reads for babies, children and teens. Board Books “Baby Loves Summer!” by Karen Katz Celebrate summer with this fun, bright board book. Children will love the interactive lift-the-flap pages. Play a game of peekaboo as you read this story with your little one. “Chu’s Day at the Beach” by Neil Gaiman and …

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Get Reading, Get Moving!

Discover stories to nurture your child’s healthy body, mind and spirit. Board Books ‘Bathtime for Little Rabbit’ illustrated by Jörg Mühle Make taking a bath fun for your little one. This interactive book encourages good hygiene routines. Your child will delight in helping rabbit get clean. ‘My Art Book of Sleep’ by Shana Gozansky Sleep is essential for everyone to …

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13 Books to Read During Teacher Appreciation Month

Young children to teens will enjoy reading and sharing these tales about teachers. PICTURE BOOKS “Teacher” by Lucy M. George, illustrated by Ando Twin This book is part of the Busy People series about people with different careers. The story introduces readers to a busy teacher and how she goes about her daily routine. She has to get everything ready …

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Books Bring Artful Discoveries

Cultivate your children’s creativity with these stories about the arts. Picture Books “Norman’s First Day at Dino Day Care” written and illustrated by Sean Julian It’s Norman’s first day at Dino Day Care. Surely that’s enough reason to feel shy. Norman does what he does best: He makes himself invisible. Eventually, he manages to find his courage with a little …

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Books for Gifting: 10 Books Readers Will Welcome This Holiday Season

Discover stories that uplift and empower kids and teens. Baby and Toddler Books “Sleep, My Baby” by Dr. Lena Allen-Shore with Jacques J.M. Shore, illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle This endearing bedtime story celebrates caregivers and babies all over the world who love lullabies. “One Patch of Blue” by Marthe Jocelyn Cuddle up with this wordless board book that follows the …

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Scary Stories and Thanksgiving Tales

Cozy up to fall with a good book in your hands. Board Books “Mouse’s First Fall” by Lauren Thompson Enjoy this classic story about Mouse and Minka as they explore this special season with great examples of counting, shapes, colors and autumn fun. “Pumpkins” by Gail Gibbons It isn’t fall without pumpkins! This book shares basic information on how pumpkins …

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Head Back To School With Books

Ease the return-to-school jitters with stories about schooltime adventures. Board Books “Rosie Goes to Preschool” by Karen Katz Get your little one ready for preschool with this beautifully illustrated picture book. Go with Rosie throughout her day to see what school is all about and learn little “Rosie Tips” along the way. “Lola Goes to School” by Anna McQuinn Join …

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Stories to Warm Your Heart This Winter

Explore your child’s feelings of belonging and believing with the following books. Board/Toddlers ‘Mama Loves You So’ by Terry Pierce Can’t put into words how much you love your little one? This beautiful book will help you do just that. Its rhythmic text will soothe the littlest of ears. This book is one of many within the New Books for …

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