Author Archives: Karyn

Bea and Mr. Jones
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Bea and Mr. Jones

isour “Bea and Mr. Jones” is our Book of the Month pick, as it is a heartwarming tale that transcends generations! It has a timeless message of empowerment and the importance of believing in oneself. Written by Amy Schwartz, this picture book presents a unique twist on the classic swap story. A child steps into Continue reading

Dream Street Cover
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Dream Street

“Dream Street” by Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes is a delightful picture book that transports readers to a vibrant neighborhood bursting with joy, hope, and dreams. Inspired by the real-life experiences of the author and illustrator growing up in Roxbury, Boston, as cousins, this book celebrates the magic of community and the power of Continue reading

Henry At Home
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Henry At Home

Henry At Home by Megan Maynor and Alea Marley is a heartwarming children’s book that invites readers to explore the great joys and growth capacity of sibling relationships. The narrative follows a brother and sister – Liza and Henry. They explore the world together – from climbing trees, attending parties, reading together, rescuing animals together! Continue reading

Across the Bay
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Across the Bay

Our book of the month Across the Bay is simultaneously a visual celebration of Puerto Rican cities and a heartfelt human story about Carlos and his family. Author and Illustrator Carlos Aponte created a book based on the memories from his own childhood in Cataño, Puerto Rico.  Little Carlitos lives in a happy home with Continue reading

Children's Mystery Books
Unveiling Enigmatic Adventures: Delving into the World of Children’s Mystery Books

Children’s literature has long been a captivating realm, offering young minds an escape into enchanting worlds and narratives that spark their imagination. Within this vast literary landscape, mystery stories stand as enigmatic treasures. These stories engage young readers in tales of intrigue, suspense, and crime-solving. Children’s mystery books uncover not only the entertainment they provide Continue reading

World of STEM Books
Nurturing Young Minds: Exploring the World of STEM Books

In today’s world propelled by scientific and technological breakthroughs, instilling a robust foundation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines among young minds has transcended from a mere educational endeavor to an imperative for societal progress. While hands-on experimentation and interactive learning tools have their undeniable merits, the role of literature, often understated, has Continue reading

Distance Learning
Impact of COVID 19 on Children’s Reading

The COVID 19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences on various aspects of children’s lives, including their education and reading achievements. Extended school closures, disrupted learning environments, and limited access to educational resources have impacted children’s reading progress. As we navigate the long-term effects of the pandemic, scientific research suggests that book subscription services can play Continue reading