Blogs: Kids

  • Graphic Novels for Kids: Comics in SPACE!Star Wars: Jedi Academy

    Graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers to pick up books. Finding graphic novels appropriate for kids can sometimes be challenging, however. This blog series is designed to help kids, parents, and caregivers find a variety of titles perfect for children in elementary and middle school.
    Posted by: Megan Hicks on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 4:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everyday Places: Bathtime Fun!Early Literacy in Everyday Places

    Scrub a dub-dub, time for early learning in the tub! Bathtime is a key transition time for young children. It is the bridge signaling the end of playtime and the start of bedtime in most cases. But with one foot still in the playzone, bathtime can be a great opportunity for early learning activities for your toddler or preschooler. This is a time of undivided attention from their primary caregiver, and it is a time when you have their undivided attention. So what can you do?
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, November 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Graphic Novels for Kids: Based on a StoryA Wrinkle in Time

    Graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers to pick up books. Finding graphic novels appropriate for kids can sometimes be challenging, however. This blog series is designed to help kids, parents, and caregivers find a variety of titles perfect for children in elementary and middle school.
    Posted by: Megan Hicks on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • A Recipe for a Great Halloween Cover image for "A Halloween How-To" book

    As Halloween draws near, you may be thinking of throwing a party to celebrate the occasion. If you are looking to serve something besides candy, then try these books with Halloween food and drink recipes in them. You may also get ideas for do-it-yourself decorations and costumes or even learn about the history behind this occasion.
    Posted by: Jessica Chung on Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • YA Authors and Two Fangirls

    Have you ever been to a convention? How about a movie or book event? No? Then you might be not familiar with the crazy that accompanies it. I have been to enough signings and events to understand that no matter what, there is no force that can stop the passion a person feels about something when they're in their prime. Despite the crazy, those are the experiences you will cherish for lifetimes. For Alyssa, another San Jose Public Library blogger, and I, we had the privilege of attending two book signings featuring three amazing Young Adult authors we fangirlishly adore: Josephine Angelini, Holly Black, and Cassandra Clare.
    Posted by: Enna Penglin on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:15 AM | Comments: 0