Parenting

 

December is here. It’s the time for family, friends, and festive sweaters. Don’t forget about the library as you and your family settle in for some cozy nights in between holiday parties and family traditions! Here are some wonderful picture books to read with your family – maybe you will even find a new tradition among them.

Fall is finally here. The weather is a little cooler and it is the perfect time to curl up and share a book with your favorite little person. In the world of small people there are cuddlers and those who seem to be in perpetual motion. If you find it challenging to keep the attention of your toddler or preschooler long enough to read a book cover to cover, fear not, I have a list of interactive books guaranteed to keep the wiggliest toddler and the most rambunctious preschooler engaged and asking for more. Best yet, all are available at Beaufort County Library branches.

 

‘Tis the season to be spooky! October is all about enjoying the beginnings of fall (let’s dare to dream of 70-degree days), pumpkins, ghosts, and so much more. Here’s a handy list of books you can read together as a family for those that love the season, but aren’t keen on being scared:

 

 

The joys of sharing and caring are common themes in these gorgeous picture books. Here are some of our favorites. 

Maybe Something Beautiful How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

Written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Rafael Lopez was not the only the illustrator of this book, but his artwork and murals are the inspiration for the story.

In a drab and gray city, young Mira realizes she can add color by filling her room with colorful art. She then starts sharing her colorful pictures with her neighbors in the community and sees that even a little color helps brighten the city. When Mira meets the artist Rafael, the murals start going up. Friends join in and the city is changed and full of color!

 

Graphic novels are fun and engaging for readers of all ages. They also help with comprehension and new vocabulary, inference skills, visual literacy, and can be a gateway to reading for children with learning differences. Here are some fantastic graphic novels available through the Beaufort County Library.

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