MLK_WHNew! How They Made History

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Executive Director Deborah Pope recommends  an assortment of picture books that tell the stories of Dr. King and others who fought for civil rights in the 1960s. These different stories depict that heroic era on a wonderfully human scale.

January is Snowy Day MonthTSD_WH

Celebrate with us! As a great children’s book, The Snowy Day stirs young readers’ imaginations and empathy. The solitary boy at the story’s heart is their friend, and a reflection of themselves. The artwork rouses the eye, the sound of the words perks up the ears—and there’s more to discover, if you care to look. Ezra’s masterpiece is a first step toward a book-loving life.

snowyday-190Fun & Games

Chilly January is the perfect time to share the story and remember when you first encountered Peter. Then go beyond the book and watch our animated beatbox read-aloud…play a bracing round of our popular, snowy game…and browse our book activities for snow-day crafts and videos.

Quotes on KeatsDanaAl_wh

When The Snowy Day turns 50 a few years ago, some famous folks told us why it was their childhood favorite and why it still resonates for them. During Snowy Day Month, we are reminded about about what makes this book so special.


WH---mgMini-Grant Moments

The public library in rural Gorham, New Hampshire, created a children’s art program based on Keats books. It began with reading a story, led to a public art show and will become a popular event on the library’s calendar.
Reminder: Mini-Grant applications are due by March 15!


MC_BoodDayMulticultural Children’s Book Day

Mark your calendars on January 27, a national celebration of diversity, with the mission “to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries.” Click through to learn about the MCCBD, co-hosts and events.