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Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian Book List

The Bronx Library Center is one of several libraries hosting an initiative to develop reading and discussion programs for veterans, as well as their families, friends, service providers, and caregivers.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Judaism

The event was hosted by Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Specialist, and it featured Marjorie Ingall from Tablet Magazine, Joanna Sussman from Kar-Ben Publishing, and Barbara Krasner from the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.Read More ›

Booktalking "Dear Wandering Wildebeest" by Irene Latham

African animals grace the pages of this thoughtfully illustrated book.Read More ›

Booktalking "Animal Stars" by Robin Ganzert

Everyone on the crew falls in love with canine and feline film actors. The human actors, fans and crew alike love walking around holding cuddly animals.Read More ›

Booktalking "Otto the Book Bear" by Katie Cleminson

Otto is a book bear. He loves books, and he also lives inside one. Read More ›

Booktalking "Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile" by Gloria Houston

Dorothy missed librarianship, but then the people had a town meeting in which it was brought up that they used to have a rolling library. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Incredible Book Eating Boy" by Oliver Jeffers

Henry has a voracious appetite for books, and he cannot stop consuming them. One day, he gets bored, so he sneaks a taste of a single page, which leads to a chapter, and eventually an entire book.Read More ›

Mango Languages: Travel the World

Want to learn a new language? Do you know that we have a service that provides visual and auditory instruction for 64 different languages?Read More ›

Kentucky Horse Park: Museums and More

Lexington, Kentucky is the "Horse Capital of the World." While Louisville hosts the Kentucky Derby, horse farms abound throughout the state. For me, Lexington's prime asset is the amazing Kentucky Horse Park, which I was fortunate enough to visit. I participated in 4-H Horse Bowl, which is a jeopardy-like game involving trivia questions. Our team received 1st place in New York State in the 1990s, so we were invited 

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Booktalking "Get Real" by Mara Rockliff

Cheap stuff wreaks havoc on the environment. Read More ›

Booktalking "Smart Boys" by Barbara Kerr

However, gifted males can face social isolation from their peers due to their intellectual differences. They often feel pressured to choose between excellence and normality.Read More ›

NYC Teen Author Festival, March 2015

This two-day event is a terrific forum for allowing new authors to present about their work. Many authors, teachers, librarians and teens attend this event.Read More ›

Get to Know Jason Reynolds

On March 19, the Bronx Library Center had the honor to host Jason Reynolds. Jason is the winner of the John Steptoe Award for his book, When I Was the Greatest, and author of the critically acclaimed The Boy In the Black Suit. I had the opportunity to interview Jason after his event and learn about his writing style, fashion sensibility, and more.Read More ›

Booktalking "5 Levels of Gifted" by Deborah Ruf

Gifted kids are characterized by intensity, creativity, precocity, perfectionism, and idealism.Read More ›

Booktalking "Genius Denied" by Jan and Bob Davidson

Gifted kids are often bored in academic classes with their age-mates, and they do not share similar interests. Therefore, they can feel lonely and get depressed or angry if their educational and socio-emotional needs are not met. Luckily, there are some solutions. Read More ›

Booktalking "Why Smart People Hurt" by Eric Maisel

Natural psychology is a 21st Century invention whose basic tenet is that a sense of meaning and purpose in life provides gratification and well-being. The author discusses one billion, or 15% of the 7 billion people who currently populate earth, as being intellectually bright. Certain challenges face these individuals.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Accuracy in Illustration on March 7, 2015

Authors Mara Rockliff, Brian Floca, Sophie Blackall and editor Nicole Raymond sat down with Youth Materials Specialist Betsy Bird to discuss the idiosyncrasies of kid lit pictures. But first, they each gave a presentation about illustration and their books.Read More ›

Booktalking "Daisy to the Rescue" by Jeff Campbell

The stories go on and on about animals that go out of their way to rescue sick and injured people. This book is inspirational.Read More ›

Booktalking "Rotten" by Michael Northrop

Jimmer Dobbs (JD) returns home at the end of the summer only to discover that his mother has acquired a new housemate, a rescued Rottweiler. Read More ›

Booktalking "Buddy" by M. H. Herlong

Twelve-year-old Lil'T, aka Tyrone, meets his best friend, a dog whom he christens Buddy, on his way home from church one day. Read More ›
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