The Top 6 Reasons to Read Aloud to Kids

It may come as quite a shock to some, but far too many children start school without ever having a book read aloud to them.  I always assumed that the read-aloud was a right of passage for little ones and parents.  My mother read to me voraciously from the time I was born.  Not only did…

Book Review: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

As a children’s librarian, I read lots of books from early readers through the Young Adult genres.  On rare occasions, I come across a book I believe is marked for greatness.  The Wild Robot is one such book.  Juxtaposing science fiction with a nature adventure story, Peter Brown creates a character that exudes more humanity than…

Legos in the Library?

I remember my first Legos back in the 70s.  The bricks weren’t part of a set to build something specific.  In fact, the only instructions were one’s own imagination.  I played with them much like I played with my Lincoln logs and erector sets.  I made structures in which my action figures could battle.  I…